04 Aug 2015


This Sunday: Capitol Hill Kids Will Sing for Statehood

The same folks who brought you #SledFreeOrDie are at it again. This time, we all have John Oliver’s epic #DCStatehood push to thank. Read on: GIVE US YOUR CHILDREN!!!! By now, you’ve seen the John Oliver masterpiece succinctly pointing out the inequities in DC’s status as a federal enclave, right? No? Goddamnit, keep up here. […]

03 Aug 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Water Witch, Part III

As it happens so often, the third time was the charm. The third iteration of the USS Water Witch had the success that eluded the previous two boats that shared its name – and some of the machinery. A few months after the Tesuque Pueblos had watched the hulk of the previous Water Witch being battered, […]

30 Jul 2015

To Do:

To Do: Weekend of July 30 – August 1

It’s too hot to exert too much energy gallivanting outside the Hill this week, and why should you? There’s lots of high and low key events going on to keep you busy. Capitol Hill Art Workshop’s annual summer of Gilbert & Sullivan is back in full –and, as always, slightly twisted– form. The production of […]

29 Jul 2015


Summertime Crime, Nighttime Action

Lately, it feels inescapable, more so than other years: everywhere you turn, there is a friend or acquaintance whose car windows were bashed in or who had a package stolen. Someone you know was mugged. Someone you know was stabbed randomly. Is crime really that much worse this summer than all others? Well, yes, and no. According […]

28 Jul 2015


Students Can Ride Metrorail Free Starting 8/17

DCPS and DC public charter school students (ages 5-21) can now get a $100 subsidy to go to school and school events via MetroRail, starting August 17, 2015, or exactly one week before the start of school, August 24, 2015. (Click here to see DCPS’s 2015-16 calendar.) According to DDOT, “in order to receive the $100 Metrorail benefit, students […]

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