04 Jun 2020


To Do From Home: Week of June 4, 2020

We’ve made it to Thursday, also known in more innocent times as “Friday lite.” There is a lot of electricity in the air– from all the peaceful assembly and the empowerment and the solidarity. Don’t forget to be an ally every day! Have you supported a Black-owned business lately? How about watching Charles Allen’s Budget […]

02 Jun 2020


Hill Buzz

A little over a week ago, on the evening of May 25, 2020, a man called George Floyd paid for cigarettes with what appeared to be a counterfeit $20 bill. The employees of the Cup Store in Minneapolis, where he’d just purchased the cigarettes, confronted him but he was not forthcoming, so they called the […]

01 Jun 2020


Lost Capitol Hill: Marrying in the Capitol

In researching the story of newlyweds in Washington, I also came across indications of actual weddings performed in the Capitol itself. This was a fairly rare occurrence. Much more frequent, at least in the early 20th century, was seeing young couples coming to the Capitol in hopes of getting their marriage licenses there. In fact, […]

28 May 2020

To Do:

To Do From Home, Weekend of 5/28/20

Hey friends! Look, I know many of you are super excited that the District is reopening tomorrow, May 29. Incidentally, May 29 is the birthday of your erstwhile To Do writer, Jen DeMayo, so join me in wishing her a happy birthday. But while many of you may be looking forward to sitting outside and […]

27 May 2020


Hill Buzz

Good late morning, Capitol Hill! I hope your Memorial Day was filled with gratitude, remembrance, flags, and all the grilled foods– just because you don’t eat meat, doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy the complex flavors of a Maillard reaction well executed. It wouldn’t be an American holiday without a little assistance from the French, amirite? […]

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