Chocolate City: More Than Just The Capital

Here’s a question: Chocolate City is: A) An album by the funk band Parliament and the lead track on the record. B) A term used by comedian Chris Rock, Cornel West, the mayor of New Orleans, La., and others to refer to a city with a predominantly black population and/or political leadership. C) The title of a […]

Give ‘Em The Finger: 2017 Local First Awards at Blind Whino

 As veteran DC entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Andy Shallal said, “Give ‘em the finger!” The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success—conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, and makers that invigorate our local economy. On Thursday, Nov. 9 more than 300 […]

Season’s Greenings: Roadside Attractions at the U.S. Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden at 100 Maryland Ave. SW is a museum different—its artifacts living plants from all over the world, which continue to grow, flower, and display fruit. Christmas is always a special season at the Botanic Garden with its traditional display of DC landmarks made from plant materials in the Garden Court. This year, there will […]

16 Songs, One Amazing Night: LCD Soundsystem at The Anthem

There is only one constant when LCD Soundsystem takes the stage: dancing. That held true Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the eight-person band brought their mix of electronic, rock, and up-tempo melodic beats to The Anthem at The Wharf. “We are very happy to be here. We’re psychologically adjusting to this size [venue],” said frontman James […]