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04/18/2017 - 9:10am
Planning and Planting Around a Finicky Season Spring for all of its beauty and wondrous renewal can be dark, often voracious. Plants have to grow at accelerated rates to please this finicky season. All the while our rapacious creditor gives no guarantee of success for their efforts. Spring takes from the delicate and quickly devours the fragile – part selection of the fittest, part only the strong surviving, with a sprinkle of Mother Nature’s twisted sense of humor. Spring can... >>more
04/15/2017 - 10:12am
Spring is finally upon us! Look out for strawberries, blueberries, and all sorts of delightful springtime favorites later this year. The frost was light and came late, so many of us gardener and farmer types have already planted our early season crops and will be ready to reap shortly. But what about those of us who just can’t wait for May? Or for us vegans who struggle to keep fresh produce in our diets during the winter months? I am one of those people and I take to indoor gardening to... >>more
04/15/2017 - 10:12am
Walls have been torn down, work stations have been erected, new floors have been laid and new equipment fills the rooms at the Sport & Health Club on G Street SE. “We’ve improved the cardio room, created a beautiful and large mind/body studio, designed a new functional training space and a multi-station functional training cage, and enlarged our weight room on the third floor,” said Chang Yi, general manager. “We’ve also installed new flooring and a mural in... >>more
04/15/2017 - 9:12am
Looking for a boutique boxing gym that is friendly and not intimidating? Are you interested in a motivating and fun place to call home for your weekly workouts? Nuboxx Fitness, Capitol Hill’s new boxing gym, offers a wide range of boxing classes for individuals of all levels and ages. You’ll receive your individualized, heart-pounding workout while focusing on technically sound boxing and training techniques that help you keep in shape and reach your personal health goals. I had the... >>more
04/14/2017 - 10:12am
With more than 100 unique objects, 200 hundred photographs, documentary films, architectural fragments, and a replica of the Center Building, visitors can walk through the National Building Museum's recently opened exhibit, “Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths, 1852-2017.” It takes you back in time and place. Outside the exhibit’s entrance is a timeline of the institution’s development that features a topographical map from 1860, site plans from 1895, and a... >>more
04/14/2017 - 10:12am
The Gentleman from Ohio Louis Stokes shined shoes in Depression-era Cleveland to help supplement his mother’s income as a maid. “We were poor as poor and we knew it,” he writes. But his mother encouraged him and his brother Carl to “get something in your head. Be somebody!” And they did. Carl became the first black mayor of a major American city, and Louis went on to become a criminal defense lawyer and a representative in the US Congress, where he served for 30... >>more
04/14/2017 - 9:12am
Artist Profile: Fierce Sonia   The hands … watch the hands. They guide you to the eyes – the compelling gateway to Fierce Sonia’s personal exploration of the mysterious forces of nature. Once you enter, the visual voices lead you to navigate the explosive colors, intricate patterns, and swirling graphic echoes that move you through the images and further into the story. It is not a literal narrative; it’s about feelings. Each work mirrors what Sonia is... >>more
04/14/2017 - 9:10am
On a blustery Friday morning, inside Mr. Gentile’s social studies room, 22 middle-school boys sit patiently at their desks waiting for class to start. Yet, this morning’s lesson will not be the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence, and Gentile will not be instructing. As they have for nearly four years, these scholars, selected for their leadership qualities, will be learning how to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual... >>more
04/13/2017 - 10:21am
‘The Sense of an Ending’ Julian Barnes’ “The Sense of an Ending” won the Man Booker Prize as the best English-language novel of 2011. It features an unreliable narrator, Tony Webster, who finds a piece of his past interrupting his unremarkable life. Whether such a novel can work as a film is a good question, and the just-released British movie that takes it on makes a decent effort. (Now in theaters, the film is rated PG-13 and runs 108 minutes.) The film revolves... >>more
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