The First Wingman

Most people vent about bad days or breakups in their journals. Leonardo da Vinci used his to dream up human flying machines, centuries before the first aircraft was developed. This month, da Vinci’s 500-year-old “Codex on the Flight of Birds” makes a rare visit to the States. In the notebook, on display at the National […]

Hot Hoods: Capitol Hill

D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood has evolved over the years into an eclectic mix of 100-year-old town houses and destination restaurants ­— with a dash of government gravitas thrown in. Roughly bounded by the U.S. Capitol, F Street NE, 13th Street and Interstate 695, Capitol Hill is one of the largest and most densely populated […]

The ‘H’ Stands for High-Rise

If you thought the H Street neighborhood was all row houses and basement apartments, it may be time to revisit. The Northeast D.C. corridor is evolving, and housing options are, too, with a slew of luxury high-rises opening up. The once-bustling shopping and entertainment district was ravaged by riots in the 1960s following the assassination […]

A ‘Dream’ Deconstructed

Fifty years ago this month, a massive crowd — more than 250,000 people, by some accounts — converged on D.C. by bus, train, plane and even foot for a march that made history. On Aug. 28, 1963, the throng gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, […]

Peace Together

In August 1963, thousands united for equality. Fifty years later, the District recreates that atmosphere with exhibits, talks and yes, some marching. “Realize the Dream”: The National Action Network and others will lead a rally Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial to bring attention to recent changes to the Voting Rights Act, “stand your ground” laws […]

My Achy Breaky Lease

Breakups are tough enough as is, but add a shared apartment to the equation and things really start to get complicated — and expensive. When Dion Foxworth, 32, was going through a split, the high costs of breaking a lease and starting fresh were enough to keep him and his ex under the same roof […]

Where the Rockers Eat

Your favorite band is in town and you have no idea where to begin your stakeout. Well, a musician’s gotta eat, right? We surveyed four local music venues for leads on the nosh pits and watering holes where you’re most likely to “accidentally run into” your idols. Along the way, we learned about one dish […]

There and Back Again

Angela Baker had a pretty great job in the Obama administration a few years back. Still, she was itching to break into the international policy field. So, while working full time at the Labor Department, Baker pursued a master’s degree in international conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University. As part of the program, […]

Use Rent to Invest in a Home

In the long-standing debate between renting and owning, Ashley and Matthew Klein may have found the best of both worlds. The Annapolis, Md., couple have rented a one-bedroom at Bozzuto’s Mariner Bay apartments since 2010 (1910 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis, Md.; 877-584-6145). When they decided to buy, they learned they could get credit for all […]