30 Nov 2012

Welcome Back George-or-Capitol Hill Holiday Tree: Lighting Scheduled for Saturday Evening

George, the 20-foot evergreen tree, in the park in the northwest quadrant of the Eastern Market Metro plaza, will festively be “brought to life” on Saturday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m. This will be the sixth year George, with his red and gold ornaments, will be lit in honor of George Didden III The event, other […]


10 Dec 2009

Satin Doll Goes on the Block for the Guys in Blue

Halfway into the first Clinton administration (lifetimes ago, no?) I moved to Washington, shirked my journalism degree, and took my first job in the press office at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. That was before many tourists ventured off the mall; and instead of bourbon bars and chain retail, Penn Quarter was home to wig […]