Latest from Holley Simmons

How WPGC radio host Poet Taylor found her career path

“At any given time there are a lot of ears listening to me — that’s a lot of power,” says Taylor, host of "Midday Shenanigans."
  • Nov 12, 2018

The one problem that keeps me from cooking: I hate grocery shopping

The mazelike layout triggers my anxiety about making decisions, and I'm a notorious commitment-phobe.
  • Oct 19, 2018

Here’s what it takes to be a full-time muralist in D.C.

Nessar Jahanbin has painted murals all over D.C.
  • Oct 17, 2018

How this D.C.-area tattoo artist got her job

Deirdre Aikin has been tattooing clients for 25 years.
  • Oct 17, 2018

Two exhibits in D.C. celebrate the enduring mystery of ikat

The fabric is the focus of “To Dye For: Ikats From Central Asia” at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and “Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat” at The Textile Museum on the George Washington University campus.
  • Mar 21, 2018

Some D.C. activities never get old — no matter how many times you revisit them

Get caught in your own "Groundhog Day" with these things we could do again and again and again and …
  • Feb 1, 2018

Think D.C. doesn’t have good bread? This Shaw bakery will change your mind.

Seylou Bakery and Mill bakes loaves with such grains as buckwheat, millet and sorghum, all of which are milled on site.
  • Dec 29, 2017

This tropical plant gives foods a nutty flavor — and surprising color

FOOD TRENDS | Pandan, the so-called vanilla of Southeast Asia, is used in custards, ices, curries and more.
  • Dec 28, 2017

This new Venezuelan restaurant could be your favorite downtown lunch spot

The first bricks and mortar location of Arepa Zone recently opened on 14th Street with a lineup of arepas and patacones.
  • Dec 22, 2017

8 winter date ideas that go beyond dinner and a movie

Go ice skating on the Watergate Hotel’s rooftop, and warm up with dim-sum brunch in front of the fire.
  • Dec 21, 2017