Latest from Diane Bernard

Tudors, tall trees and an echo of Old England near downtown Bethesda

WHERE WE LIVE | The close-knit Woodhaven neighborhood fends off McMansionization.
  • Jun 23, 2021

In D.C.’s Crestwood, a vibrant mix of people, home styles and history

WHERE WE LIVE | Many African American families put down roots in a once-segregated neighborhood.
  • May 26, 2021

Silver Spring’s Woodside Park: An older suburb holds on to its pastoral vision

WHERE WE LIVE | The conveniently situated, parklike neighborhood lives up to its name.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Arlington’s century-old Lyon Park holds on to its historical feel

WHERE WE LIVE | Close-knit community boasts eclectic architecture and an easy commute to D.C.
  • Feb 10, 2021

The creator of Mount Rushmore’s forgotten ties to white supremacy

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was deeply involved with the Ku Klux Klan while designing the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain outside Atlanta
  • Jul 2, 2020

A ‘gay homeland’ undone by homophobia and racism

What happened when a biracial couple tried to establish a gay community called Stonewall Park in the Nevada desert during the AIDS epidemic
  • Jun 29, 2020

In this Bethesda enclave, ’70s style lives on in midcentury modern homes

WHERE WE LIVE | Drumaldry residents enjoy a sense of privacy but also community in their airy, light-filled homes.
  • Mar 5, 2020

‘They were treated like animals’: The murder and hoax that made Boston’s black community a target 30 years ago

Three decades ago, police targeted black men with stop-and-frisk tactics after a pregnant woman, Carol Stuart, was killed and her husband, Charles, falsely blamed her death on an African American assailant.
  • Jan 4, 2020

Martin’s Additions offers village life in an urban area

WHERE WE LIVE | The Md. enclave, just north of the D.C. line, is rich in history, foliage and neighborliness.
  • Jan 2, 2020

‘No blondes allowed’: 50 years after a junior high experiment, students say it had ‘a big impact’

In 1969, blond students at Cabin John Junior High School in an affluent Maryland suburb were segregated from the rest of the student body for "National Brotherhood Week."
  • Dec 29, 2019