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  • Gustave Caillebotte, 'On the Pont de l’Europe,' Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art and Kimbell Art Museum, used with permission
    Impressionist Caillebotte has impressive rare exhibit at D.C.'s National Gallery
    One of the best but least-known Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte, finally can be appreciated as he deserves, thanks to a rare and breathtaking exhibition of his greatest works that opened June 28 at Washington'sNational Gallery of Art."...
  • Kurdish women have defeated ISIS in many battles
    Local response to an open letter to ISIS
    Today, local parents gave determined support to an open letter to ISIS.John from Melvindale said, “This letter expresses what I know to be true – Washington DC has taken itself out of the game of guaranteeing our rights and safety....
  • Patriotic paintings to be discussed July 3rd at D.C.'s National Gallery of Art
    Patriotic paintings to be discussed July 3rd at D.C.'s National Gallery of Art
    To begin Independence Weekend with a flair, Washington's National Gallery of Art is hosting "Patriotic Pop-Ups: The American Story through Art" July 3.Docents will discuss 14 of the museum's patriotic paintings -- ranging from a...
  • Carmen the Corgi gussied up to grace the Bark Ball benefit for Washington Humane Society June 20
    Bark Ball June 20 celebrated Washington Humane Society's 145th anniversary
    More than a thousand humans and about 500 canine companions put on the dog June 20 at the Washington Humane Society's Bark Ball to celebrate the animal welfare organization's 145th anniversary.The record-breaking event raised about $635...
  • Jane Austen outdoor free film fest at D.C.'s Dumbarton House starts July 1
    Jane Austen outdoor free film fest at D.C.'s Dumbarton House starts July 1
    Jane Austen fans will have the "liveliest of pleasure" at the free Jane Austen Film Festival beginning July 1 on the grounds of Georgetown's historic 1799 Dumbarton House, built during the time the witty and wise woman was writing....
  • Dad walks in on daycare teacher raping his 5-year-old daughter
    Dad walks in on daycare teacher raping his 5-year-old daughter
    Police in Normandy Park, Washington, arrested a 31-year-old male daycare teacher after a father said he walked into a classroom at Kid’s Country Childcare to find the man raping his five-year-old daughter. The father said that he found the...
  • The Declaration of Independence
    July 4th inspiring declarations by signers of Declaration of Independence
    July 4's not just for fireworks and work holidays. So get Independence Day inspiration from these declarations by signers of the Declaration of Independence.John Adams termed it "the Day of Deliverance" in a letter to his wife...
  • George Washington
    George Washington and the Jews of Newport
    On August 17, 1790, Rabbi Moses Seixas of the Hebrew Congregation of Newport Rhode Island (Congregation Kahal Kadosh Yeshuat Israel) sent a note of congratulations to America’s newly elected president, George Washington. In his letter, Rabbi...
  • Plugged gun
    Did restrictive New Jersey gun laws kill Carol Bowne?
    A brutal murder case in southern New Jersey has put that state’s restrictive gun laws in the spotlight, and yesterday’s National Review fingered the “deadly consequences” of those laws as police hunted for the man they...
  • George Washington
    Farewell to Washington’s Farewell Address
    Unfortunately for the youth of America and those who study American history at the college level, Washington’s Farewell Address has been absent from textbooks for some time. This is attributed to the four religious warnings mentioned in the...
  • George Washington
    A presidential farewell
    On September 19, 1796, President George Washington bid farewell to the people of the United States with respect to being their first president. Having led the young nation through its struggle for independence, the establishment of its government...
  • Motorcycles in Nationals Park, D.C.
    Rolling Thunder XXVIII, 2015
    Another Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom has come to a close. This year's events were held from May 22-24. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA issue. I...
  • Jimi Hendrix, 1967. Photo by Linda McCartney. 'Music of Jimi Hendrix--'Run-Out Performance' by Levine Music School faculty May 29 at Strathmore near D.C.
    Jimi Hendrix revival concert will be bold as love May 29 at Strathmore near D.C.
    Jimi is back! The "Music of Jimi Hendrix -- Run-Out Performance" May 29 at Strathmoreis a rockin' revival of a sold-out way-out concert last January at D.C.'sLevine Music School.The Levine concert put such "a spell on"...
  • Daron Dylon Wint: Suspect in DC quadruple murder arrested
    Daron Dylon Wint: Suspect in D.C. quadruple murder arrested
    Daron Dylon Wint, 34, the suspect accused of murdering four people that were held captive, tortured, and killed in a Northwest D.C. mansion, was arrested around 11 p.m. on May 21 in Northeast Washington, D.C., according to an Associated Press...
  • Paul Gauguin, 'NAFEA faa ipoipo (When Will You Marry?),' 1892. The Rudolf Staechelin Collection
    Gauguin, Picasso, van Gogh masterworks that rarely travel come to D.C. this fall
    The recent headline-making $300 million Gauguin painting will be exhibited along with 60 other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces this fall at Washington's Phillips Collection, the museum announced today.Paul Gauguin's...
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