19 Oct 2020

New Hill East:

Goodbye, Wisdom, after 12 years in Hill East

Beloved Hill East bar Wisdom is closing after 12 years. Wisdom has been a personal favorite of mine and Erik became a friend over the years. When I asked him what he wanted to say, all he offered was, “Thank you.” Send us your best Wisdom memories and to Erik, right back at you. Your […]

19 Oct 2020

New Hill East:

Three Pizza-Related Questions with Rachael Marie of Slice Joint

By now, many of you especially in Hill East have tried the newest pizza joint around the Hill, Slice Joint at The Roost. Rachael Marie, who developed the Slice Joint concept for The Roost, has spent over 12 years working in and out of pizzerias, earning the title of Pizza Queen, so I assume she […]

19 Oct 2020


Lost Capitol Hill: The Old Hall of the House of Representatives

A month ago, I began writing about the state of the Capitol in the mid-19th century, starting with a look at the state of the floor at the time Charles Dickens visited. The Capitol was, doubtlessly, far less clean than it is today. It was also, as we will see today, far more of a […]

18 Oct 2020

Election 2020:

ANC Candidate Statements: Christine Healey, ANC 6C01

It’s 16 days until election day and most of you have probably made up your minds about whom you will vote in the general election. However, when it comes to local elections, most people have no idea how their District, Ward or advisory neighborhood commissions are divided or affect them. Local outlets such as Greater […]

17 Oct 2020


Obituary: Jim Zinn (1964 – 2020)

You probably saw him around the Hill, pedaling a bicycle with an enormous black box on the front, a box from which he would remove all manner of equipment that allowed him to fix whatever had gone wrong in Capitol Hill row house. Or maybe you even were one of the lucky ones whose house […]

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