Category: dc

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in DC: Franciscan Monastery

It’s pretty common that when you live in DC for a long time, you tend to take its sights for granted. Smithsonian? Seen it. Monuments? Yeah, sure. White House? Walk past it all the time. And even the sights you’ve...

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food: The Baltimore Bomb

I’m not really much of a dessert person. I’ve said it before, usually to gasps or shock, but it bears repeating. Unless there’s something special on the sweets menu, I often pass. So even though I saw the Dangerously Delicious...

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DC Pride 2015: Out/Spoken

Capital Pride is just around the corner, and in case you didn’t know, it’s not just all about the parade and festival (and parties)–even though it can sometimes seem that way. If you’d rather tone up your mind rather than...

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photo: …they CAN jump!

Even though it was a warm and muggy day, it didn’t keep this guy down. Taken during a Martial Arts exhibition at the Asian Heritage Festival this past weekend.  The festival was a bit smaller than anticipated, and the food...

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food: Chef Michel Richard at Medium Rare

“This is my friend Michel.” …cut to Brian quietly freaking out. So, yeah, that happened. I already posted the photo to every. single. place. imaginable… but it also needed to be here. I figured it to be the usual epic...

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photo: gambling gnomes?

I’ve heard of garden gnomes getting up to some strange things in backyards, but nothing prepared me for finding telltale signs of a gnome gambling ring in the planters on my patio… Having a ground floor patio in a multi-story...

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in DC: National Tree Equality…

Last week I made my annual (freezing) pilgrimage downtown to get a glance at the National Christmas Tree. This year, at least, I was smart enough to stop in for a few drinks first… for medicinal purposes, naturally! This year’s...

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in DC: TIVA-DC Peer Awards

Break out your best red carpet–I mean photowall–outfits as TIVA-DC presents the Peer Awards, the most comprehensive film, video and Internet competition for media professionals in the mid-Atlantic region next Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 6-10pm at the National Press Club....

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wishes: Somewhere that’s green…

I absolutely hate moving, but while looking over a friend’s shoulder at craigslist apartment rental ads this weekend, I noticed the following house for rent that made me think, “Hm… maybe moving wouldn’t be so bad!” At $2,999, it’s a...

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metro: it is dark… again

Harkening back to a few years ago, a quick snap from Wednesday afternoon when… something was up with the power near Navy Yard. I saw the lights flicker in the office and thought I heard the HVAC reset, but no...

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42: Sacré Fromage!

Even though I’ve heard it’s impossible to get a table there and you’ll have to make a reservation weeks in advance, I decided to test my luck (with backup plans, just in case) at Le Diplomate for an early dinner....

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photo: You down with LHC?

Spotted at 18th & Willard NW while walking around early Saturday morning… Hadron Collider? I Hardly Know ‘Er. Horrible joke aside, I have to admire the readiness of this person to come across cement drying on this street corner and...

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in DC: DC Shorts Film Festival

Last month, I was invited to the Motion Picture Association of America1 for a sneak peek at some offerings from the upcoming DC Shorts Film Festival, three-time winner of “Best Film Fest” by Washington City Paper readers. I’ve attended the...

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fitness: walk for me, walk for me…

I’ll see you after the function! Hm, I may have to add that one into my walking mix. I’m trying really hard to get back in the habit of taking my weekend walks. This summer has been milder than usual,...

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in DC: MAN UP

So, um… no. Just, no. Not that I don’t think personalized license plates can be cool, nerdy, appropriate, pop cultural and all that, but seeing this on a truck on our way back from a morning walk? NO. Just as...