David Montgomery

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Online voters tell the National Portrait Gallery to feature Roberto Clemente rather than Babe Ruth or Sandy Koufax in an exhibit designed to engage the public with the gallery in questions of art, biography and popularity.

  • Aug 25, 2015

The American Folklife Center is presenting a workshop on how to write a Mexican corrido, or tragic ballad.

  • Aug 24, 2015

The $1.24 million grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals will fund research into effective methods of preserving languages at risk of falling from common use.

  • Aug 21, 2015

These immigrant children crossed thousands of miles to reunite with their parents. But they can stay here?

  • Jul 23, 2015

For many non-Cubans, seeing the Cuban Embassy reopen was the culmination of a life’s work and a life’s wait.

  • Jul 21, 2015

“Cuban Chrome,” a new reality series set in Havana, premieres Monday night on the Discovery Channel.

  • Jul 12, 2015

Dolores Huerta, matriarch of the farm labor movement, sees her life in images at National Portrait Gallery.

  • Jul 10, 2015

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
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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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