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Billy Graham’s Crusades, Among Others

Gobsmacked by news of political scandal and sexual abuse, we try to process the recent deaths of "America's Pastor" and 17 innocents at a Florida high school.

Peggy Cooper Cafritz: A Life in Arts and Education

Washington, D.C., is a city of some who — with ambition and originality — are champions of both beauty and justice. When we lose...

Love and Balance

During this month of love — and black history — not long after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we recall King’s words of...

DACA Recipients and DREAMers: Who Are They?

Over the next three weeks, discussions in Congress and in the media about DACA recipients and DREAMers — already heated — will intensify.

Facing Online Competitors, Stores Get Creative

As an unrepentant fan of local retail, The Georgetowner has challenged the idea that online shopping will wipe out our brick-and-mortar stores. Online and face-to-face...

GU’s Atonement for Slave Sale Continues

In the last year or so, Georgetown University has earnestly taken on the task of righting an awful wrong — if such a thing...

Predictions for Georgetown

Seems like everything is in transition right now, Georgetown included. Though some businesses — like Martin’s Tavern and Georgetown Tobacco — have become iconic Georgetown...

The Muffled Roar of Change

When we look back and look forward, change is always in the middle, the motor of any discussion. In looking back at 2017, you can...

Dockless Bikes Come to Georgetown’s Attention

Last week, one allegedly cranky Georgetown resident wrote on the Georgetown Forum, a Citizens Association of Georgetown community bulletin board, that residents ought to call 911.

2017 Georgetowners of the Year

This year’s group includes a relentless advocate for the homeless, a police officer who knows Georgetown better than most Georgetowners, an all-volunteer business group, a social and dining club and a famed journalist and author.