David Montgomery

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Radio Ucamara, one example of Peruvian culture featured at this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival, produces modern music videos to help preserve traditional ways of life.

  • Jul 1, 2015

With items stuck in customs, Peruvians improvise in offerings to Mother Earth and Mountain Spirits.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Every summer, the Mall becomes a crossroads for cultural traditions — in this year’s case, of Peru’s Quechua.

  • Jun 20, 2015

A new documentary called “14” traces the battle over who is a citizen from Dred Scott to the 14th Amendment to the current debate over children born to undocumented immigrants.

  • Jun 12, 2015

A flagpole is installed on the front lawn of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, for the day when it might be an embassy again -- and fly the Cuban flag on 16th Street NW for the first time in more than 50 years.

  • Jun 10, 2015

Two distinguished Cuban poets are in town as part of a flurry of Latin American poetry events this week.

  • Jun 6, 2015

These Washington notables more share their number ones.

  • Jun 3, 2015

“Risers,” a video and photo project by Andy Fernandez, reflects becoming American without losing roots.

  • May 29, 2015

They are among the more than 14,000 children whose parents sent them to the United States following the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959.

  • May 18, 2015

Before the doors of the National Portrait Gallery opened Friday morning, the museum staff wrote new text and added an in memoriam label to an iconic portrait on display to reflect the news that the legendary bluesman had died hours earlier.

  • May 15, 2015
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David Montgomery was born in Brooklyn, grew up in suburban New York, graduated from Princeton University and the University of Michigan, and was a reporter at The Buffalo News before joining The Washington Post in 1993. He covered Prince George’s County, Maryland politics and life in the District, then became a feature writer in the Style section. He currently writes general features, profiles and arts stories for the Sunday Magazine and Style, including pieces on the Latino community and Latino arts. He is married and has two daughters.
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