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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Two Dramas: One Utterly Restrained, One Relentlessly Gripping

Mothering Sunday Many English novels of the 20th C. had a restrained, guarded tone, where disclosures and motives were quietly or elliptically revealed: dramas of...

Face to Face: The Poetic Hill

Capitol Hill poet Jean Nordhaus is the author of several highly regarded poetry collections, including “A Bracelet of Lies” (1987), “The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn” (2002), “Innocence” (2006),...

Discovering Mexico’s Smokey Spirits

Mezcal’s popularity has no signs of slowing down.  This category has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past 10 years and continues to climb.  What’s...

Bart O’Rielly Asks the Essential Questions Through Art

Our perceptions of reality are ever shifting. So, what can we know? What can we understand? Anything? Bart O’Rielly wants to know, and he...

Hands-On History Lessons at the Navy Museum

Sunlight streams down from skylights onto ship models, guns and artifacts in the 123-year-old building that now serves as the US Navy Museum. The...

Friends of Southwest Library Book Sale April 9-10

It's time for a new chapter! The Friends of the SW Library are holding their first book sale of 2022 over two days --Saturday, April...

Local History Center Stage at DC History Conference

This weekend, get the backstory on the District. Local history, art and culture will take center stage at the 48th Annual DC History Conference, Thursday...

The Hundred Choices Department Store

In “The Hundred Choices Department Store,” a novel for young readers (grades 4 to 7), Ginger Park paints a bleak but inspiring picture of...

Movies: A Look at an American Prison Tragedy

Every year during Oscar season, Academy voters come up with a winning list of five films for the Best Feature Documentary category. Here are...

‘Capitol’ Crimes and Misdemeanors

“Never shall I forget my tortured feelings when I beheld that noble edifice wrapt in flames,” wrote a horrified Dr. James Ewell in 1814....
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