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Festival Showcases Cultures of Armenia, Catalonia (photos)

At this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Catalans stood on each other's shoulders, building towers called castells as high as eight levels over the National Mall.

Weekend Round Up July 5, 2018

Asian culture is on display, with an art opening at the Korean Cultural Center on Friday, the Chinatown Community Festival on Saturday and a festival of South Asian Dance on Saturday and Sunday.

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.

Cocktail of the Month: The Vodka Martini

Though the U.S. team failed to qualify for the World Cup, you can still give a nod to the host country by making a toast with vodka while watching your team of choice.

Charles Krauthammer, 1950–2018

His passing dealt a severe blow to the barren, divisive national debate, not only on immigration (in which T-shirts are used as campaign literature and placards as potential weapons), but on most issues.       

Hess Is More Offers Respite from the Heat

What makes this type of jazz different from the traditional kind is how the Hess Is More band has no hesitation in bringing in a strongly classical influence.

Capitals Redeem Washington, D.C.

June 7 was the end of a 44-year quest by the Caps to win the big one, the Stanley Cup, that large, silvery trinket that had eluded them time after time, each time with more bitter frustration than the time before.

African Art Museum Director Speaks in Georgetown

In his work, not only for museums but as a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford has sought to overcome the centuries-long assault on and denigration of African culture.

Cultural Leadership & Cocktails: Meet Chris Whittle, June 14

Education visionary Chris Whittle will share his philosophy of the first international K-12 school concept, the Whittle School & Studios, which will grow to 30 campuses across the globe over the next decade.

To Understand Congress, Watch ‘Legally Blonde 2’

Ever since the Democrats shut down the government twice, briefly, over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Congress has been focused on what to do with the 18-to-30-year-olds known as DREAMers.