‘Mr. Brexit’ Speaks at GW

July 24, 2018

Former United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was at George Washington University on July 23, encouraging young conservatives to be “happy warriors.”

South Africa and the World Mark Mandela Centenary

July 16, 2018

July 18 is the centenary of Nelson Mandela, who, after 27 years of imprisonment, led his African National Congress to a world-changing victory in 1994.

Festival Showcases Cultures of Armenia, Catalonia (photos)

July 9, 2018

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

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

June 28, 2018

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

June 25, 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

June 20, 2018

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 8, 2018

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

June 7, 2018

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.