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Archive for September, 2010

Politics & Prose to Host October 3rd Author Event

Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age, the new book by Dr. Mark Ozer examines the extant Beaux-Arts architecture of the avenue from Union Station past Dupont Circle to Washington National Cathedral, and tells the stories of the buildings, their architects, and the socialites and the politicians who lived and played behind those grand facades. The […]

Sex and the Single Strawberry — Part III

In Part II, a French spy, Amédée-François Frézier, on a mission from Louis XIV returned home with strawberry plants from Chile. The remarkable berries, which produced fruit that dwarfed the European, surprisingly did not blossom on the Continent. What had happened? It took the farmers of Brittany to find a way to overcome the Chilean […]


With just a few days to go before the Democratic party primary election readers may question why we have waited so long to have anything to say about incumbent At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown and former Ward 5 Councilmember Vincent Orange, both of whom are seeking the nomination for chairman, which we all know would then […]

Former Slave Keith Sutherland and Life in Hell’s Bottom

[Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF] The image of a sole shopkeeper tending his roadside stand at First Street and Florida Avenue, NW at first does little more than remind Washingtonians about the rural nature of what was then still considered the edge of town, when the photograph was […]

From September 2010 Issue / Oct. issue to post on the 9th

Unlicensed and Non-DC Resident Vending in City Funded Adams Morgan Program Exposed

By Anthony L. Harvey [Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF] The visual delight of peaked, white tents below a green canopy of small trees irresistibly beckons street traffic and pedestrians to a small, triangular shaped pocket park bounded by Columbia Road, Euclid and Champlain Streets in Adams Morgan. […]

Chinese Embassy Plan to Replace Old Chancellery and Residence With New Building on Fast Track

By Anthony L. Harvey [Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF] Successfully navigating between the design shoals of a Scylla of showy signature architecture and a Charybdis of post-modern imitative style structures, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China filed an application in August, 2020 with the District’s […]

North Columbia Heights Green Nearing Completion; Opening Set for Sep. 11th

By Steve Coleman* Accompanying images can be viewed in the September 2010 issue pdf The District will gain a new, permanent public green space in September, 2010, as the North Columbia Heights Green community oasis, just off 11th and Park Road (through the alley behind Red Rocks Pizza), on Saturday, September 11th, at 11 am.   […]

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