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[ 0 ] September 2, 2016

DC’s Newest (and Coolest) Museum is Opening Soon

After nearly thirteen years of planning and construction, the beautiful bronze building on the National Mall will open for the first time. The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture, which was authorized by Congress in 2003, will open September 24 with a three-day festival and a dedication

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[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

Morning Grind 8.10.16

FAMOUS FORECAST Summer is here to stay for the rest of August, that’s for sure! A high of 91 today with partly cloudy skies and some lovely humidity to make that commute home extra special. WEDNESDAY JAM Brought to you by Tazwell Jones of Bryant Row.  We don’t need to wait ’till Thursday

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[ 0 ] June 29, 2016

Take a Trip to Europe (Without Leaving the District)

Want to leave work early and jet to Europe or California? We bet. This week, you can! For free! Well, sort of… The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is here, and the six-day outdoor celebration on the National Mall will give DC a taste of Basque culture and a glimpse into the “Sounds

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[ 0 ] February 19, 2016

New Smithsonian Museum to open in September!

Thirteen year in the Making, the Smithsonian’s newest museum has announced their grand opening date- so book your hotel and flight. Washington D.C. is going to be the place to be this fall. And September 24 is the big day for the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

[ 0 ] October 20, 2015

Socially Anxious Staffer Ranks 5 of D.C.’s Most Crowded Locales

Sometimes our beautiful city can get a little, shall we say, crowded- remember that time the Pope visited? So we sent our most anxiety-prone staffer to scout out the very worst times and places for socially anxious people. Enjoy (or hyperventilate) accordingly.  Oh jeez, oh man. Okay, you can do

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[ 0 ] June 29, 2015

Brew at the Zoo!

Take a walk on the wild side! On July 23rd, the National Zoo is hosting their 11th annual Brew at the Zoo! This year’s event is pouring a collection of over 70 craft beers for the tasting in support of animal conservation. Buy your tickets here!

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[ 0 ] April 2, 2015

Why I (Still) Love DC: Ben

#WhyIStillLoveDC: Take Two (or Ten), from @bhrome. (Don’t get all weepy now!)

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

Hyper Hill: Snow Day

Snow day brunch and other specials [here by PoPville] The MPD has your nudes [and shares them] Guy goes to DC police station, asks for his pot back [and gets it] “NO SELFIE STICKS ALLOWED” [-The Smithsonian museums]   rough commute in all this snow #snowwhat A photo posted by @mdankler on Mar 5, 2015 […]

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[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

Hyper Hill: Snow Day

Snow day brunch and other specials [here by PoPville] The MPD has your nudes [and shares them] Guy goes to DC police station, asks for his pot back [and gets it] “NO SELFIE STICKS ALLOWED” [-The Smithsonian museums]   rough commute in all this snow #snowwhat A photo posted by @mdankler on Mar 5, 2015 […]

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[ 0 ] June 24, 2014

Rusty is Just Biding His Time

He’s thinking about it. Trust us. via

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[ 0 ] June 19, 2014

Hyper Hill: Melty

First they came for Rusty [then they came for the invertebrates] WWII Memorial pool dipping [adult swim] Will the Redskins no longer be the Redskins? [US Patent office denies trademarking] Apparently we’re terrible [Vice should know] Making it in this town [by this townies] Amazing photo by John Sonderman

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[ 0 ] March 21, 2014

Hyper Hill: What Season is it Now?

Sloth mom eats two of her newborn cubs [zoo saves third] NPR doesn’t like the name of the DC football team [either] José Andrés will be GW’s commencement speaker [Students: “Eh”] A visual history of colleges [that used to be in DC] Please please please don’t give me a ticket [- this truck] Old lady in Alexandria […]

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[ 0 ] January 8, 2014

What Did the FAO Schwarz Catalog Look Like in 1911?

Old photos from an FAO Schwarz 1911 catalog provide a glimpse at past holiday toys

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014

What Did the FAO Schwarz Catalog Look Like in 1911?

Old photos from an FAO Schwarz 1911 catalog provide a glimpse at past holiday toys

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014

Since the Haitian Earthquake Four Years Ago, Helping Hands Made a World of Difference

The Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture reflects on the worldwide effort to restore and recover Haiti’s cultural heritage in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake