An Embassy Chat with Albanian Ambassador Floreta Faber

November 17, 2021

Albania, a small country on the Adriatic with three million people, is little known to Americans. I was therefore particularly glad to meet with its warm and gracious Ambassador, Floreta […]

Happy Hour with the Diplomatic Palate 

July 22, 2021

A hip, diplomatic crowd gathered at the Ven Embassy Row Hotel July 9 to help launch a series of international food tasting extravaganzas featuring the nation’s capital very own diplomats. […]

‘A Mighty Woman With a Torch’: Bastille Day at French Ambassador’s Residence

July 15, 2021

It could not be more fitting for the Embassy of France to unveil a beautiful miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty which will greet visitors as they enter the […]

Fauci Honored at Italian American Gala

November 12, 2020

Viewers tuned in from around the U.S. as well as from Italy, including U.S. Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg, Andrea Bocelli, Massimo Ferragamo and Isabella Rossellini.

Nature Encounters at the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

October 29, 2020

Dreaming of travel during the pandemic is a great way to get away in our minds, but now’s the time to start planning. Here is some inspiration …

Coronavirus Report: Vietnam

March 25, 2020

Living abroad, I read the news about coronavirus hysteria in the U.S. with a feeling of separation. Reports of toilet paper hoarding, fights over bread in supermarkets, withering medical supplies […]

PostClassical Charts ‘An Armenian Odyssey’

March 12, 2020

The 90-minute musical program, on March 4 at Washington National Cathedral, consisted of a single piece, a world-premiere commission by Armenian composer Vache Sharafyan.

National Geographic’s ‘Becoming Jane’

March 2, 2020

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall will be celebrated in D.C. with a series of public events in conjunction with the immersive museum exhibition.

Chinese Tenor to Star in Tchaikovsky Tribute

December 3, 2019

Accompanied by Russian Chamber Art Society founder and Artistic Director Vera Danchenko-Stern, Fanyong Du will sing 12 art-songs of the more than 100 Tchaikovsky wrote.

A Young Pianist Plays Chopin at Afghan Embassy

November 25, 2019

On Nov. 22, Elham Fanoos came as a bearer of gifts, not just musical, but the story of his own history, which has considerable weight and twists and turns.