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Archive for August, 2010

Sex and the Single Strawberry — Part II

In Part I, an American fruit, the Virginian strawberry, arrives in Europe, while the Continent’s nobility embraces their own strawberry. In this second part, the story is continued. The rich feasted on strawberries and cream. England’s Cardinal Wolsey, who first tried the dessert after a banquet of porpoise, popularized the treat. “Raw crayme undecocted, eaten […]

Kushi’s Sushi = Kushi Izakaya & Sushi

If you are plugged into DC’s dining scene, you’ve heard of Kushi Izakaya & Sushi over in the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood. You may have even eaten its superlative sushi. But if this is one dining experience you’ve missed, take note: make a reservation for dinner — especially on weekends. Crowds line up at the […]

Alexander Graham Bell and His Close Connection to Dupont Circle

[Photographs accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF] Noted American telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) built his house at 1331 Connecticut Avenue beginning in June of 1891 at an impressive cost of $31,000. Like many inventors, he integrated new technology and experiments into the design, including what was one of […]

AS PRIMARY DAY NEARS, WHOM SHOULD WE ELECT? – PART II

[Note: Part I of this multi-issue commentary which appeared in the July issue is appended below for the convenience of our readers.] On the cover page of the July 30th edition of the City Paper it is stated that Vincent Gray “is a creature of process,” followed by the question, “Is that what DC’s government […]

Opening of State of the Art New Branch Library in Shaw Acclaimed for its Design and Collections

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF.] A crowd of over 100 neighborhood and nearby residents, DC Public Library trustees and staff, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, DC Council Chair Vincent Gray, DC Council Members Evans, Thomas, and Graham, ANC commissioners galore, Library Friends and […]

Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival Plans Complete; Set for September 12

By Kristen Barden* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF.] Eagerly awaited is the 32nd Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival on Sunday, September 12, from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening. Visitors and locals can choose from a plethora of diverse offerings: five stages and […]

U Street’s Revitalization Finally Extending East to 9th Street as Area Grows

By Ben Lasky* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF.] If you walked down U Street 15 years ago and walked down the same street today, you might not recognize it. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the neighborhood fell apart. After the riots, many businesses […]

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