Mayor Bowser Unveils Rosa Parks Plaque at Ceremony (photos)

June 1, 2019

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, 42 year old Rosa Parks ignored a bus driver’s demand to give up her seat in the “colored section” to a white passenger after the whites-only section was filled, inspiring the African American …

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day is upon us — May 27 — and it’s time to remember.

On Memorial Day, we are admonished, urged and inspired to remember and honor the men and women who have died in the military service of our …

Apple Store Moves into Former Carnegie Library

May 9, 2019

This Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m., the new Apple Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square will officially open its doors to the public. Apple has restored and reimagined the Beaux-Arts style building, which originally opened in 1903 as D.C.’s …

This Sunday: Spy Museum’s Grand Opening in L’Enfant Plaza


I am Alli, a spy disguised as a journalist from Istanbul on my way to Guatemala City, where I’ll address modern-day terrorist threats.

This is the identity generated for me when I enter the fifth-floor exhibition space of the International …

The Georgetown Garden Tour at 91: Wiser and Spicier


Down that flagstone path to the white picket fence. Past the neat round boxwoods. Through the black iron gate in the tall brick walls. Inside. Behind the walls. To the private places that only the people who live, or are …

31st St. Bridge to Be Closed, Replaced

March 25, 2019

A “Notice to Proceed” on a year-and-a-half-long project to replace the structurally deficient, weight-limited bridge over the C&O Canal on 31st Street in Georgetown was issued by the District Department of Transportation to the Fort Myer Construction Corporation on March …

Tudor Place Lawn Torn Up for Cistern Project

March 18, 2019

The view of the vast south lawn of one of Georgetown’s most revered historic homes is a bit shocking right now. The acreage on the corner of Q and 31st Streets is almost completely torn up.

“It’s gonna be …

Our Black History … in Georgetown

February 20, 2019

Step out of your home or walk a block from your office here in Georgetown, the oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., and you are sure to pass a spot that contains history — quite likely African American history. To the …

Celebrating Dr. King’s Abiding Spirit

January 21, 2019

Sometimes we forget. Sometimes, here at the center of the world, everything happens at once.

We, the residents of Washington, D.C., are enduring a partial government shutdown. On Friday, Jan. 18, we saw the March for Life, actively in opposition …

Oldest Synagogue Building Moves to New D.C. Site (photos)

January 10, 2019

It was not a typical moving day. The oldest synagogue in Washington, D.C., was physically transported (on wheels) down 3rd Street NW on Wednesday morning, Jan. 9. This was the first major step in building the new Capital Jewish Museum, …