Most Read: Local

Get Updates:  Twitter  |   Facebook  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

The Buzz: October, 2012

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 03:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about National Airport

Whats was the original use of the two small observatories atop National Airport’s old terminal?

By Andy Smith  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology

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

 

© 2011 The Washington Post Company