Maria Helena Carey

María Helena Carey has always liked to write, tell stories and take pictures but it wasn’t until she moved to the Nation’s Capital that she began exploring all three in a serious manner. She loves poking around Capitol Hill and photographing some of her favorite things: food, her kids, quirky little dogs and cats, and Capitol Hill façades. She is also a portrait photographer and you can see her work at You can contact her at

Maria Helena Carey
24 May 2018

Arts & Entertainment:

Smile Project: Carnival & Concert at RFK 5/31-6/2

The carnival at RFK is back next weekend! Now under the auspices of Broccoli City, the immensely successful event and community organizers who brought us the Broccoli City Festival back in April, the carnival, officially called The Smile Project: Carnival & Concert, will take over the post-apocalyptic parking lots of RFK for four glorious days: […]

23 May 2018

Election 2018:

Andria Thomas, Candidate for Shadow Senate Seat

I recently sat down with Andria Thomas, candidate for U.S. Shadow Senator for the District of Columbia and asked her to introduce herself and her platform. She is challenging Michael D. Brown for his current seat: You will soon be hearing Michael’s answers to my five questions. The transcript of our conversation is below, for […]

22 May 2018


Hill Buzz

Happy Tuesday! Here are some news about the Hill and beyond to catch you up! First up, CONGRATULATIONS to Mayor Bowser on her happy news. The mayor just adopted a baby and, while no more details have been released, we wish her all the happiness. She shared her addition via Twitter:   It is with […]

18 May 2018

Slightly Off-Hill:

Feeling the Light at ARTECHOUSE’s “Naked Light”

If you’re looking for a fresh and awe-inspiring weekend activity, Naked Eyes by Nonotak, the latest exhibit from ARTECHOUSE may be the weekend stop you need–especially if it’ll continue to rain like this all weekend. For those unfamiliar with ARTECHOUSE, it is a fresh and innovative museum space in Southwest DC that showcases pieces at […]

17 May 2018

Arts & Entertainment:

Hooded, or Another Must-See from Mosaic

The third season of Mosaic Theater has brought us gems like Queens Girl in Africa, Vicuña and Paper Dolls, just to mention a few. As one of the closing plays of the season, they’ve restaged a smash hit from season two: Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies. The play, as much a comedy as a […]

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