Latest from Sadie Dingfelder

Their dad died of covid. Now they’re trying to get the clever word he made up into the dictionary.

They hatched a plan to get Merriam-Webster to add "orbisculate," meaning when fruit squirts you in the eye.
  • Mar 10, 2021

The isolation of the pandemic caused her to form a new and intense relationship to nature. She was hardly alone.

The benefits of being outdoors for your physical and mental well-being are well documented, but in this coronavirus era, they may be immeasurable.
  • Dec 28, 2020

Mermaid mania is real, and it’s seeping into the realm of nonfiction books

A variety of books aim to make sense of our obsession with these mystical beings.
  • Aug 13, 2020

During lockdown, comics Rosebud Baker and Andy Haynes have gotten sick and engaged, plus hosted a surreal podcast

The couple started the daily podcast “Find Your Beach.” (Haynes borrowed the name from an old Corona beer tagline.)
  • May 18, 2020

At the Sackler Gallery, this Buddhist statue contains multitudes

‘Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece’ focuses on a statue of a bodhisattva.
  • Sep 30, 2019

Attention tourists: Don’t get confused about D.C.’s various African American history museums

Even if you didn't mean to wind up at the African American Civil War Museum, there's plenty to read up on while you're there.
  • Sep 12, 2019

A D.C. Dream Day with ‘true-crime royalty’ Jenn Tisdale

The director of the Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival would spend a perfect day in D.C. hot on the trail of the city's most famous murderer.
  • Sep 5, 2019

In 1979, this artist and his giant cowboy boots brought the Wild West to Northwest

Record-holding boots are a beloved San Antonio landmark, but they got their start in D.C.
  • Aug 29, 2019

Here’s how to tour D.C. like a boss

Here are the sights to see, the ones to skip and how to do it like a pro ⁠— for tourists and locals alike.
  • Aug 29, 2019

My life with face blindness

A journey toward seeing myself more clearly.
  • Aug 21, 2019