Thank God It’s Flugtag

Blake Hall is a former Army ranger who spent 15 months in Iraq leading a battalion reconnaissance platoon of scouts and snipers; now he’s the CEO of his own company. He’s kind of a badass, really. So of course he wanted to help build a giant eagle that will be shoved off of a 30-foot […]

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 […]

Partying Gifts

It’s a ritual repeated at parties from Georgetown to Old Town. After behaving like grown-ups all evening while greeting acquaintances (“Mrs. Obama! Nice dress!”), nibbling undersized crab cakes and quaffing cheap wine, guests dash for the goodie-bag table, grabbing and — right then or later — pawing through their gratis loot-sacks like a pack of […]

Highway to the Heavens

Jot down some wishes, because you’re about to get all the falling stars you need. The annual Perseid meteor shower — which, according to NASA, has been shooting “fireballs” our way since late July — should peak between Saturday and Tuesday. Hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky, each capable of fulfilling your wildest dreams. […]

On the Spot: Pam Taylor

Whimsical Dancer is just over 30 inches tall and very, very pregnant. Pam Taylor of Wild Acres Farm in Poolesville, Md., is the miniature horse’s breeder. She and Whim (above) plan to be at Old MacDonald’s Barn at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair starting Friday, waiting for the horse to foal. How did you get […]

The Swing Set

Miniature golf seems so simple: Use a little club to hit a little ball toward a little cup. If you do it right, the ball will go in. If you don’t, try again. And again. And again. Keep your language clean, because most likely there are kids around. As summer starts to wind down, we’ve […]