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Naming and Renaming


When I was in kindergarten and first grade, I attended an elementary school with an alcoholic beverage in its name. A few years later, a student group successfully pushed for a name change that would instead invoke nature’s bounty in … Continue reading

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Thematic Artomatic


This year’s Artomatic (running from March 24 to May 6 in Crystal City) features the art of some 600 artists, each adorning their own parcel of wall, floor, and ceiling. As such, there are some 600 individual exhibits, some 600 … Continue reading

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The DC Region’s Medical History


DC, Maryland, and Virginia have a number of museums that deal with the history of health, medicine, and drugs. Below are examples from each of the three jurisdictions: District of Columbia The building on 7th St. NW in the heart … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017


As I visited the Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017 exhibit, I kept returning to the question, “Who is this for?” Initially, this question was mostly logistical, as I tried to visit not just museums and outdoor installations, but also … Continue reading

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Lilycove at Shady Grove


Lilycove is not actually a real place anywhere near the Shady Grove Metro. Lilycove is a fictional city (with an art museum called the Lilycove Museum) in the imaginary world of Pokémon. The imaginary world of Pokémon, meanwhile, has recently … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Hope


Just before Christmas 2012, I visited Mount Vernon, which was sparkling with holiday trimmings – themed Christmas trees everywhere, a camel who makes an appearance each year during the holiday season, poinsettias, free hot chocolate samples. But there was also … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Lights!


Holiday lights in Old Town Alexandria (Virginia).

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