06 Sep 2018


To Do: Weekend of September 6th-9th

I love a short week. It feels like we just started and Bam! Another weekend is upon us. How shall we observe it? Tonight, take in the Folger Theatre’s adaptation of Macbeth as it was interpreted by Sir William Davenport during the Restoration. The Restoration period of theatre began in 1860 when the monarchy was […]

29 May 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: LGBT Hill Pt. 2

As we continue our look at LGBT history in the runup to the Capital Pride Festival, we will look at some of the bars on Capitol Hill that catered to the LGBT community over the years. According to the Rainbow History Projects walking tour of Capitol Hill, the earliest site was 500 8th Street SE, where […]

10 May 2018


To Do: Weekend of May 10th – 13th

Warning! It is Mother’s Day this weekend and if you are reading this and have not yet gotten a card, ordered flowers or made a reservation for Sunday, stop right now and make that happen. (Psst: Do you subscribe to our newsletter? We sent you a great list of Mother’s Day suggestions from us and […]

23 Apr 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: “Exclusively for Senators”

Two weeks ago, we looked at The Hole in the Wall, a bar on the Senate side of the Capitol. As it turned out, it did not last long past its initial exposure to the public. The death knell for The Hole in the Wall came just two short years after the Saulsbury incident. On […]

05 Mar 2018


Lost Capitol Hill: The Navy Yard’s Wind Tunnel

Last week while researching tunnels, I chanced upon another tunnel here on the Hill. It’s not quite the same as those connecting the various Capitol Hill buildings, but one that came in handy in creating a new generation of Navy airplanes after the First World War: A wind tunnel. Aviation was still a new technology […]

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