(PHOTOS) Hidden DC

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Before redevelopment and gentrification dove dollar-first into much of downtown DC, the District was long characterized as a “sleepy Southern” town that was shielded from tourists’ views. This was especially true during the ’70s and ’80s when unemployment and crime … Continue reading

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(VIDEO) KaleidoBlossom

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It wouldn’t be springtime in Washington without marveling at the cherry blossoms. But while you’ve probably seen the trees’ veritable kaleidoscope of pink and white blossoms dozens of times over the years, we bet you’ve never seen them through an … Continue reading

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The 5×5 Project


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities pulled back the curtains on their new public arts project, 5×5, with a swanky launch party at the Capitol Skyline Hotel on Saturday night.

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DC Blows… Glass


People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, because glass houses are not easy to build. Just ask anyone at DC Glassworks, the DMV’s premier glass-sculpting studio (not to be confused with Wilson Lightbulbs). Nestled in a warehouse in Hyattesville’s burgeoning … Continue reading

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Mapping DC


Julia Lovett loves maps. So when the LivingSocial employee had to produce a vector image project for her digital art class at Georgetown last year, she studied grids of downtown DC; found the most visually appealing stretch of circles, green … Continue reading

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DC’s Great Wall

DC's Great Wall

A blank canvas can be daunting to some—especially when that canvas stretches 500 feet wide and two stories high. But for five DC graffiti artists (Chor Boogie, Decoy, Joshua Mays, Pose 2, and Quest Skinner), it was seen as an … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Fail

Father's Day Fail

Ask your dad to name the best Father’s Day present he’s been given and he’ll probably have to think about it. But ask him to name the worst Father’s Day present he’s been given and he’ll probably be able to … Continue reading

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