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BEST Kids seeks to promote better futures for youth in the District of Columbia’s child welfare system by developing and supporting one-on-one mentoring relationships between the youth and caring, consistent adults. The organization pairs DC foster care youth with mentors who spend time together exploring the Read More …

“The faint and intangible presence of place”: Fred Zafran explores “7th and H Streets, NW”

In recent years, the Penn Quarter has become the epicenter of Washington, D.C., a thriving neighborhood where convention-goers, food lovers, museum and theater patrons, and sports fans mingle by day and night. To tourists and locals alike, the intersection of 7th and H Streets, NW Read More …

Picturing D.C.: Torpedo Factory photographers see our nation’s capital anew

Colleen Henderson, “Capitol Columns”  On Monday, as crowds from across the country gather on the National Mall for Inauguration Day, they’ll find themselves surrounded by stately architecture, symbols of power, and places of solemn remembrance. Many will be experiencing Washington, D.C., for the first time—but Read More …

“Original, off-beat, rich in texture”: Jenae Michelle at the Downtown Holiday Market

If you’re strolling down F Street near the Verizon Center and the National Portrait Gallery before December 23, you’ll likely be lured into a world of live music, glittering lights, and the promise of wonderful gifts. Now in its eighth year, the Downtown Holiday Market Read More …