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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A handy guide to Valentine’s Day in the Washington area

From last-minute date ideas to a peek into what’s going on at the zoo, love is all around (and hard to ignore).

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Share your D-M-V-themed valentines

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Profess your love with a Washington-themed valentine.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:26 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/05/2013

D.C. sets new Guinness record

In driveway of National Geographic HQ, thousands of running shoes, destined for reuse

By David Beard  |  10:29 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Jesse Redmon Fauset.

Jesse Redmon Fauset, a Dunbar High School teacher and later editor of the NAACP’s “The Crisis,” was a literary critic identified with which cultural movement?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  03:49 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

What document, signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, did Thaddeus Stevens present to the House of Representatives today in 1866?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Union officer Elmer Ellsworth.

What was Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed in action in the Civil War, doing when he was shot?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Photos: Friday snow blankets the D.C. area

These pictures were posted to Twitter after light snow blanketed the region for the second time this week.

By Washington Post staff  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Al Capone.

Before turning to a life of crime, gangster Al Capone did his civic duty of registering for the draft. True or false?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Francis Scott Key.

Which item that once belonged to Francis Scott Key is now part of the DC Fire and E.M.S. Museum’s collection?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Washington bundles up for coldest weather since 2009

The low temperature was 15 degrees this morning. How are you staying warm in the depths of winter?

By Washington Post staff  |  06:53 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Green Willow amusement park.

Which neighborhood once held both the Eureka and Green Willow amusement parks?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Who served as executive architect overseeing the design of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about George Washington.

True or False: Since Washington took office, every president has been inaugurated Jan. 20.

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about which president was first to ride to his inauguration in a car.

Who was the first president to ride to and from his inauguration in an automobile?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

What was the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts originally going to be named?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Abbott and Costello

Which president was entertained by comedians Abbott and Costello at his inaugural gala?

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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Cleveland Park.

How did Cleveland Park get its name?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  02:52 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about

Which swearing-in was the first to be nationally televised?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Maryland vs. Virginia poll: Where would you rather live?

Maryland is the Free State and Virginia is for lovers, but in which state would you rather live?

By Andy Smith  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Abraham Lincoln.

Which Civil War photographer’s studio recorded this photograph of President Lincoln?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Andrew Jackson.

Which Chief Justice administered the Oath of Office to Andrew Jackson in 1829?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Elvis Presley.

Why did Presley arrive unannounced at the Nixon White House in 1970?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the presidential inauguration and the Internet.

Which president was the first to have his inauguration broadcast live on the Internet?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Titanic Memorial.

Which quadrant of the city has the Titanic Memorial?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Anacostia Community Museum.

The original Anacostia Community Museum used a structure built for what purpose?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Theodore Roosevelt.

Which of the following activities did President Theodore Roosevelt not do in Rock Creek Park?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  10:36 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the 49th state.

Today in 1959 the 49th state was added. Which one was it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the author Louisa May Alcott.

Why did author Louisa May Alcott come to Georgetown in 1862?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Abraham Lincoln.

What did Abraham Lincoln issue on this date in 1863?

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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about George Washington University football.

Why won’t the GWU Colonials be playing in one of this week’s bowl games?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 12/31/2012

D.C. Tweeps 2012: The winners

Here are readers’ picks for their favorites in social media.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/28/2012

What’s your #NewYears resolution for 2013?

D.C.-area residents who set a New Year’s resolution are hoping for a change in 2013.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a local farmers market.

At which local farmers market can you shop all year?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about downtown D.C.

In 1938, for the first time D.C. residents visiting downtown had to pay a nickel an hour to do what?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Top D.C. region stories of 2012

Take a look back at the most popular Washington Post stories and photo galleries in the Washington region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a local Tiffany windows display.

A local Tiffany windows display was commissioned for a specific space and has not been moved since. Where can you see it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/25/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about holiday mistletoe.

The holiday mistletoe that is native to the D.C. region is actually a kind of parasite: true or false?

By  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 12/24/2012

How much do you know about D.C. history?

Think you know D.C.? Prove it with this fiendishly difficult trivia quiz.

By John Kelly  |  07:35 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about George Washington.

What nativity scene animal did George Washington pay 18 shillings to bring to Mount Vernon for Christmas in 1787?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the film ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’

Which federal entity delivered the crucial pieces of evidence in Kris Kringle’s trial in “Miracle on 34th Street?”

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Commerce Department.

In 1932, the Commerce Department received a reptilian gift. What was it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Anderson House.

Which patriotic organization is headquartered in Dupont Circle’s Anderson House?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Taste test: Which energy drink is the best?

We compare five popular energy drinks based on taste. Take our poll and tell us your favorite.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the National Zoo.

What type of music did performers once entertain polar bears with at the National Zoo?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA is the “youngest” agency located in the Federal Triangle: true or false?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

5 reasons to smile this week

We thought there had to be something joyful in a week that generally had bad news.

By David Beard and Tim Richardson  |  07:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about ice skating in D.C.

Where can artsy Washingtonians go to ice skate during the winter months?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a former amusement park.

At which former amusement park could one swim, ride donkeys, canoe, and glimpse the Washington Monument from across the river?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Nobel Peace Prize.

On Dec. 12, 1906, America received its first Nobel Peace Prize, for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Who won it?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the IRS.

The IRS used a special machine to calculate the excise tax on what commodity in 1937?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the National Menorah lighting ceremony.

Who was the first president to attend the National Menorah lighting ceremony?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Pearl Harbor.

Why did FDR decline to attend a White House luncheon the day of the Pearl Harbor attack?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a D.C. holiday tradition.

What lasting D.C. holiday tradition did the Coolidges begin in 1923?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about prohibition.

Was the 18th Amendment responsible for closing D.C.’s breweries?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Foggy Bottom.

From the 1890s until the 1970s, what was the function of the Foggy Bottom rowhouse at 21st and G streets?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. residents warming to fall weather’s late-season encore

Are you wearing flip-flops in December? The unusual winter warmth was mostly welcomed in D.C.

By Tim Richardson  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Today in D.C.: Four things to watch for

Vote on D.C. speed camera fines; Wizards vs. Heat; winter returns.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Which building did Nathaniel Hawthorne believe should be considered the “center” of Washington?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Poll: What’s the best book you read in high school?

What is your favorite book that you read in high school?

By Andy Smith  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Freer Gallery.

What is the name of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s bird-inspired space, on view at the Freer Gallery?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/30/2012

D.C. Tweeps 2012

Readers can nominate and vote for their favorites in local social media.

By Andy Smith  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about former Postmaster Amos Kendall.

Land donated by former Postmaster General Amos Kendall is currently the site for what?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about ‘the man who killed Jim Crow.’

Which black lawyer, nicknamed “the man who killed Jim Crow,” called the Strivers’ Section home?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about D.C.’s first African-American YWCA.

For which poet is the city’s first African-American YWCA  named?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Powerball jackpot: Tips for buying lottery tickets with a group

Many are teaming up to better their chances of winning Wednesday’s $425 million Powerball jackpot.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Round House.

The Round House is in which D.C. neighborhood?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Black Friday.

In the 1940s,  Black Friday shoppers might have scoured the aisles of which sprawling downtown department store, fondly known as “Woodies?”

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Thanksgiving.

Why is Thanksgiving celebrated on the last Thursday of November?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about President Truman.

 How did President Truman cope with the post-war “poultry-free-Thursday” restriction when it came time to celebrate Thanksgiving in 1947?

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a Thanksgiving presidential pardon.

Who will receive a presidential pardon on Thursday?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the ‘year of two Thanksgivings.’

Why did FDR move Thanksgiving up one week in 1939?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a D.C. health organization.

Which D.C. health organization, closed since 2002, drew young debutantes to attend a fundraising benefit in 1924?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about an historical U.S. document.

Which document, adopted today in 1777, served as the United States’ first constitution until it was replaced in 1789?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens

Which cereal heiress’s elegant gowns

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the D.C. suburb Silver Spring.

For what is D.C. suburb Silver Spring named?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/12/2012

How was your commute today on Metro?

Metro riders who had to work on Monday found out they weren’t alone.

By Washington Post staff  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the USAF base at Bolling Field.

In the picture below, what was this man doing at at the USAF base at Bolling Field in 1921?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about presidential history.

Which U.S. president was a veteran?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the World War II Memorial.

Who controls the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Robert E. Lee.

Which troops did Robert E. Lee decline to command before leading Confederate troops to defeat?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Newseum to hold Inauguration Day viewing event

The museum can’t offer live views due to security, but there will be a live video feed of Obama’s swearing-in.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Poll: Why didn’t you vote?

Why did you decide against casting a ballot this Election Day?

By Andy Smith  |  08:14 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Election Day poll: How long did you wait in line to vote?

How long did you wait at your polling place before you cast your ballot?

By Andy Smith  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Camp Meigs

What was World War I-era Camp Meigs used for?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Poll: What time are you voting on Election Day?

Before work? At lunch? On the way home from work? What time are you voting on Election Day?

By Andy Smith  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Sewall-Belmont House.

The Sewall-Belmont House is now headquarters for which organization?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a famous D.C. author.

Who wrote “Babbitt,” “Main Street” and “Arrowsmith” while living in D.C.?

By Andy Smith  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Election 2012: Are you a house divided?

Columnist Petula Dvorak is looking for families who have very different views during campaign 2012.

By Washington Post staff  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘Million Puppet March’ on Saturday to defend public broadcasting

Supporters of public broadcasting are organizing a “Million Puppet March” on Saturday, 3 days before election.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a fall holiday.

On November 1 and 2, some families might build ofrendas, make sugar skulls, or hold gravesite vigils to observe which holiday?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  05:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Washingtology quiz of the day: Halloween in the District

You can’t trick or treat at the White House. Where can culturally curious kids (and kids at heart) go instead?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Trick or treat: What D.C. area celebs are giving out on Halloween

Chocolate is the overwhelming sugar bomb of choice among Washington’s public figures. What’s your fave?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Candace Wheeler  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/30/2012

How are you holding up after the storm?

Many residents in the region were thankful the storm’s impact wasn’t more damaging than it was.

By Washington Post staff  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Rockville’s St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.

Whose grave bears this literary quotation: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:34 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Hurricane Sandy: What are you doing to prepare?

What are you doing to plan for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival early next week?

By Washington Post staff  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Marine Corps Marathon: What you need to know this weekend

From weather to Metro to the eco-friendliness of the race itself, here’s what you need to know this Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about James and Dolley Madison.

What geometric house did James and Dolley Madison live in after the White House was burned?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Martin Luther King Jr.

What did Martin Luther King Jr. discuss with President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the H Street Corridor.

Which television news broadcaster has a long history in the H Street corridor?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 10/23/2012

D.C. named ‘most affordable’ city in America... Really?

A recent study found that the Washington area places the lowest burden on middle income residents.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:20 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Hollywood personalities visiting D.C.

Why did Hollywood personalities visit D.C. in October 1947?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012

ISO diehard Nationals fans. Is that you?

If you plan to obsess over the Nationals all winter and travel to spring training, let’s talk.

By Washington Post staff  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Union Station.

What “union” does Union Station’s name refer to?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology, andy smith

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about local architecture.

What architect designed St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Capitol’s north and south wings?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about former boxer Eddie Leonard.

What did former boxer Eddie Leonard sell at his H Street shop during the 1950s?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Cardozo High School.

What is Cardozo High School’s mascot and why?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology, andy smith

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Leon Seemann: Insider’s guide to D.C.

The former deputy director of Cultural Tourism DC shares his five favorite places or events in the region.

By Andy Smith  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Pat Wheeler: Insider’s guide to D.C.

The former director of marketing for Cultural Tourism DC, shares her five favorite places or events in the region.

By Andy Smith  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about Pacific Circle.

Which once-remote area of D.C. was originally called Pacific Circle?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Height Act.

Who can alter the Height Act to allow D.C.’s buildings to shoot skyward?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, andy smith

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Komen 3-Day Walk to fight breast cancer kicks off in Southeast D.C.

The annual event raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Washington ranked 3rd most congested U.S. city, study says

Surprise! Washington area traffic is terrible. But it could be worse.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Statues of what animal guard the 17th Street entrance to the Corcoran Gallery of Art?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  03:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology, andy smith

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Residence Act.

What did the Residence Act of 1790 accomplish?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology, andy smith

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Declaration of Independence.

Which building, designed by architect John Russell Pope, displays the Declaration of Independence?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology, andy smith

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about B Street

Why isn’t there a B Street, NW?

By Andy Smith  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the D.C., Maryland and Virginia borders

Forty of which types of stones mark the borders between D.C., Maryland and Virginia?

By Andy Smith  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Puppy mill rescues arrive in Washington

Twenty-three dogs rescued from a South Carolina property arrived in Washington on Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:52 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Stacy London of ‘What Not to Wear’ hits D.C. to promote new book

The co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” is in town promoting her new book, “The Truth About Style.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a Federal Triangle building

What building in the Federal Triangle is home to private and government offices?

By Andy Smith  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/02/2012

New Nationals gear celebrates champions of the National League East

Celebratory merchandise includes T-shirts and baseball caps emblazoned with “Champions.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about a Barracks landmark

What building is being restored on Barracks Row? See if you can claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Andy Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about D.C.’s city hall

Where did D.C.’s city hall get its name? See if you can claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Andy Smith  |  02:23 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Have you visited your library lately?

Take our poll and tell us what service you use most at your public library.

By Local Living staff  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Local Living

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Anacostia takes first steps to creating a business improvement district (#DMVReads)

A five-member board has been appointed and hopes to start hiring employees in March 2013.

By Andy Smith  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know which president was the first to have running water in the White Hosut? Take the Washingtology quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Park(ing) Day around the world

In dozens of cities, including D.C., sidewalks and parking spots are being turned into green spaces.

By Emily Ingram  |  08:27 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Uber car service relies on customer outrage to fight regulations (#DMVReads)

The dispatch car service may have found a new way for start-ups to take on restrictive regulations.

By Andy Smith  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Fans line up for Apple’s new iPhone 5 in D.C. area

Eager customers in D.C. area rush to get their hands on the device.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:54 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know what style of painting Shaw resident Alana Thomas followed? Take the Washingtology quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  10:27 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/17/2012

What should the National Zoo panda cub be named? (#namethepanda)

Share your suggestions in the comments and on Twitter using #namethepanda.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks in the Washington area

Prayer services, wreath-layings, volunteer work, cultural events and blood drives will mark the day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know from which local university the football team invented the huddle? Take the Washingtology Quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Alligator on the loose in Maryland is captured

The reptile was reportedly roaming through a small Eastern Shore town before it was caught on Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Fashion’s Night Out gives Georgetown a reason to party

The annual fashion event is solidifying its place on D.C.’s social calendar.

By Cara Kelly and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Dogs rescued from Hurricane Isaac headed for Washington

Animals left stranded and homeless in the wake of the hurricane will receive treatment and shelter.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know what American treasure is not available for public view in D.C. on Labor Day? Take the Washingtology quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Zandra Chestnut: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Zandra Chestnut, co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism (CGU), shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insiders guide to dc

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Labor Day guide: Travel, weather, beaches, parties and more

A guide to the unofficial end of summer, with details on travel, weather, beaches and more.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/30/2012

National Zoo’s American Trail seeks to help visitors better connect with wildlife (#DMVReads)

The zoo’s new American trail hopes to make visitors feel like they’re in animals’ natural habitats.

By Andy Smith  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Georgetown, Johns Hopkins make Newsweek’s list of most stressful colleges

Georgetown and Johns Hopkins made the top 10 in Newsweek’s list.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Olympians from Montgomery County honored

Five Olympians call Montgomery County home. They were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday.

By Washington Post staff  |  09:55 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012

D.C. residents most likely to take vacation, according to survey

While the nation’s capital is a magnet for tourists, District residents opt to leave home for leisure.

By Malu Banuelos  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republican National Convention: Maryland delegates want focus on budget (#DMVReads)

Republican National Convention delegates from Maryland say a balanced budget is their most pressing concern.

By Andy Smith  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Panda pregnancy watch continues; ultrasound inconclusive

The National Zoo’s Mei Xiang finally cooperated for an inconclusive ultrasound today.

By Margaret Ely  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Capital Bikeshare important for Alexandria, says Greater Greater Washington (#DMVReads)

The eight new Capital Bikeshare stations make Old Town Alexandria much easier to access via mass transit.

By Andy Smith  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

Know why Eastern Market once closed for two year? Take the Washingtology quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Carolyn Crouch: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Carolyn Crouch, founder of walking tour company Washington Walks, shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide to dc

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Washington National Cathedral has been setting for many historical events (#DMVReads)

The cathedral, damaged in last year’s earthquake, has hosted prominent events like Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermon.

By Andy Smith  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/23/2012

1 year later: Memories of the East Coast earthquake

It’s been one year since the 5.8-magnitude quake struck the Washington region. How did you react?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Peter Bis, Capitol Hill homeless man, ‘always brightened my day’ (#DMVReads)

The friendly, quirky homeless man who died last week made a last impression on many of his acquaintances.

By Andy Smith  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Eight colleges in Va., Md. rank among ‘great colleges to work for’

Eight schools in Maryland and Virginia made The Chronicle’s fifth annual list of best institutions to work for.

By Malu Banuelos  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Ben Olsen: Insider’s guide to D.C.

The Head Coach of D.C. United shares his five favorite local places and attractions.

By Andy Smith  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on Jazz Week and Abraham Lincoln, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Princeton Review 2013 college rankings: How D.C., Md. and Va. schools stack up

From ‘This is a Library?’ to ‘Best Athletic Facilities,’ find out how D.C.-area schools stack up.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Washington is 10th most honest U.S. city, ties with Las Vegas

Washingtonians are as honest as Las Vegas residents, according to a Bethesda company’s rankings.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:46 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Derecho 911 problems lead to changes from Verizon, Arlington County (#DMVReads)

Verizon and Arlington County are taking precautions to prevent another 911 outage after extreme weather.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 08/17/2012

University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court

A campus organization wants the fast-food chain out, reports The Diamondback.

By Malu Banuelos  |  05:26 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Katie Ledecky, Olympians from Bethesda to be honored in ceremony (#DMVReads)

Gold medal winner Katie Ledecky highlights a list of Olympians from Bethesda who will be honored in a ceremony.

By Andy Smith  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Historic Ripken vehicle to be auctioned

The winning bidder will be invited to meet Ripken and attend his statue unveiling.

By Malu Banuelos  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Fall 2012 fashion trends: What to wear

White winter fabrics, cableknit sweaters and dark red highlight the season’s fashion trends, says local blogger Alison Gary.

By Andy Smith  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012

D.C. farmers markets full of unusual finds, says Borderstan.com

A list of some of the more unfamiliar foods found at D.C.-area farmers markets this summer.

By Andy Smith  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Prince George’s casino: Construction jobs may take time, says MarylandReporter.com (#DMVReads)

Given restrictions on when the casino can open, no construction jobs would show up for at least two years.

By Andy Smith  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012

D.C. Beer Week: Tips for the local home brewer (#DMVReads)

Inspired local beer lovers might want to look to the Internet in order to find the best ingredients for home brewing.

By Andy Smith  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Visualizing the segregation of D.C.’s housing (#DMVReads)

A new graphic helps visualize the lack of diversity in D.C.’s neighborhoods.

By Andy Smith  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Bethesda’s ‘coolest city’ ranking explained (#DMVReads)

Demographic diversity and low unemployment help explain why Forbes ranked Bethesda the 17th coolest city in America.

By Andy Smith  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Flower Theatre restoration to be discussed (#DMVReads)

Community members are being asked for their input on how to best restore the historic movie theatre in Silver Spring.

By Andy Smith  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Metro wants you to come pick up your bicycle (#DMVReads)

Metro has released photos of bikes abandoned outside stations, hoping owners will claim them.

By Andy Smith  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012

D.C. is not America’s vainest city, according to new research

There’s no shortage of egos in Washington, but according to a new list, vanity doesn’t rule in the nation’s capital.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Tommy K. Wong, slain Columbia Pike jeweler, remembered with candlelight vigil (#DMVReads)

Friends and familty gathered in a candlelight vigil to honor the Herndon, Va. jeweler killed in a robbery.

By Andy Smith  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012

The National Building Museum’s miniature golf course explained (#DMVReads)

Designers explain the inspiration for each hole of The National Building Museum’s mini golf course.

By Andy Smith  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012

ARCH Development CEO: What H Street Playhouse’s relocation means to Anacostia (#DMVReads)

The playhouse will provide a much-needed cultural presence, says a neighborhood leader.

By Andy Smith  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/30/2012

D.C. ranked second ‘coolest’ city by Forbes; Houston tops list

What makes a city cool? D.C. ranks second based on number of local restaurants, bars and more. Houston tops list.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: How ‘Apocalypse Picnic’ managed to turn a profit (#DMVReads)

A participating performer shares how his show, “Apocalypse Picnic,” managed to turn a profit.

By Andy Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/27/2012

O’Malley’s special session on gambling faces obstacles, says MarylandReporter.com (#DMVReads)

Gov. Martin O’Malley may not have enough votes to pass his desired legislation at the recently called August session.

By Andy Smith  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Christine Warnke: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Christine Warnke of Hogan Lovells shares a list of her favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Sam Edelstein: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Sam Edelstein of Cultural Tourism DC shares a list of his favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Union Station development a worthy investment, says Greater Greater Washington (#DMVReads)

The planned improvements would fix outdated infrastructure and overcrowded spaces, says Greater Greater Washington.

By Andy Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012

D.C. State Fair scheduled for September (#DMVReads)

The third annual event will include bakers, brewers and craft makers competing for the title of city’s best.

By Andy Smith  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Vincent Gray heckled by D.C. HIV/AIDS activists (#DMVReads)

The D.C. mayor was criticized while speaking at the International AIDS conference for not doing enough to curb the disease in the District.

By Andy Smith  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Georgetown University picks downtown location for satellite campus (#DMVReads)

The school has found a downtown location for its School of Continuing Studies satellite campus.

By Andy Smith  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on local music and Abraham Lincoln, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Columbia Pike streetcar construction worries bicycle advocacy groups

Local bike advocacy fear their safety concerns about track placement are being ignored.

By Andy Smith  |  05:36 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Route 29 Batman talks new car, ‘Dark Knight Rises’ (#DMVReads)

The local man who dresses as the Dark Knight to entertain children in hospitals discusses his new car.

By Andy Smith  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Georgetown University campus plan approved by D.C. Zoning Commission (#DMVReads)

The plan represents a compromise between the school and neighborhood advocacy groups.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Parks and Recreation in D.C.: Five Smithsonian exhibits for Leslie Knope (#DMVReads)

Five exhibits that the main character from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” should see while visiting D.C.

By Andy Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Extreme heat impacts roads, rails, electronics and more

Extreme heat disrupts more than just your body temperature. Read on, and share your heat gripes.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Bryce Harper and Ozzie Guillen pine-tar controversy visuals (#DMVReads)

The feud between the Nats rookie and the Marlins manager captured in screenshots from Sunday’s game.

By Andy Smith  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

By Andy Smith  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Southwest quadrant development would correct mistakes made in the 1960s (#DMVReads)

The plans to create in “ecodistrict” in the quadrant are an opportunity to improve failed 1960s urban renewal projects.

By Andy Smith  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Burying power lines in Fairfax County would come at a high financial cost (#DMVReads)

In Fairfax County, putting power lines underground might be prohibitively expensive.

By Andy Smith  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012

WMATA board leaves riders out of policy decisions (#DMVReads)

The transit agency board’s decision-making procedures fail to give adequate weight to riders’ concerns.

By Andy Smith  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Ice cream trucks on demand? There’s an app for that.

The car service Uber’s new app makes ice cream truck-chasing a thing of the past.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Ten shows not to miss (#DMVReads)

Ten shows not to miss at the Capital Fringe Festival, which runs through July 29.

By Andy Smith  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Va. ranked third-best state for business

Texas takes the top spot from Virginia for the third year, Maryland falls to 31st place.

By Malu Banuelos  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/07/2012

DC weather: surviving the heatwave (#wpheat)

The Post has collected user photos from the July 2012 heatwave that broke records.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on “The Muppet Show” and Dolley Madison, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Guest blog: DryBar brings its unique twist on blowouts to the District

A chic salon offering a unique twist on hair styling is opening two locations in the District.

By Vanessa Camozzi  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Ryan Bos: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Ryan Bos, executive director of Capital Pride shares a list of his favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 06/30/2012

D.C.’s derecho storm in photos and Tweets

From flying shopping carts to an astounding lightning show, this was the scene around the D.C. region.

By Ryan Kellett  |  12:58 AM ET, 06/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)