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Art

Makers, musicians and arts aficianados comprise the area's creative community.

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Tech

Silicon Valley it ain't, but the city's startup culture is gathering steam.

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Society

Who could feel guilty about partying all night when it's a benefit gala?

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The Hill

Working for Congress isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle.

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Activists

Some people come to Washington to make the world a better place.

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Breaking it down

Need help figuring out which social circle someone belongs to? Here's a cheat sheet.

Related: Quiz: Which scene fits you best?

Spirit animal

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Art

Edie Sedgwick

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Tech

Mark Zuckerberg

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Society

Tory Burch

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The Hill

Sam Seaborn

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Activists

Bono

Major food group

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Art

Middling wine and cheese at gallery openings

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Tech

Beer and chips from the office fridge

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Society

Brunch on dad's Visa Black

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The Hill

Canapes from lobbying receptions

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Activists

Vegan casserole at the potluck

Accessory

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Art

Holga camera

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Tech

Oddly shaped business card

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Society

Monogrammed anything

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The Hill

Fitbit bracelet

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Activists

Bike helmet

Nabe

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Art

Logan Circle

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Tech

Shaw

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Society

Georgetown (but actually Glover Park)

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The Hill

Capitol Hill

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Activists

Tenleytown

Hangout

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Art

Room 11

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Tech

Capitale

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Society

Chinese Disco

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The Hill

Capitol Lounge

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Activists

Madam's Organ

Cardio

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Art

Dancing at Rock and Roll Hotel

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Tech

Walking desk

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Society

Epic cornhole tournaments

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The Hill

Chasing the boss to subcommittee hearings

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Activists

Bikeshare to work

Published March 18, 2015. Designed by Emily Chow.