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Will 2020 Be America's Worst Year?

June 02, 2020 - I've seen some commentary in the last few days saying that 2020 is shaping up as America's worst year since 1968. Martin...
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Endangered Species of D.C.

December 15, 2019 - In Washington these days, one cannot avoid signs that a neighborhood is gentrifying. Some of them are obvious, like a be...
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If Frederick Douglass Really Were Alive, He'd Be Angry

March 14, 2019 - It's a measure of the way American history used to be taught that I was well into middle age before I ever heard of Fred...
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A River Runs Through It

June 11, 2018 - Rivers, I think, are an essential part of great cities. Centuries ago, I suppose, they provided water and fish to primit...
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Awesome People at Awesome Con

March 30, 2018 - I have to confess that my passion for comic books started to decline when the price of Superman's monthly adventures ros...
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Not Just "Objects of Remembrance"

August 28, 2017 - One of the (many) canards I hear in our political discourse these days is the one that says monuments to Confederate sol...
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A Summer Morning in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

July 20, 2017 - Washington has some world-renowned splendors and some that are so obscure as to be almost hidden. Everyone knows about t...
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Something Republicans Did Right

April 29, 2016 - I am not much of a nature photographer, but you don't have to be very good to get some interesting images near where I l...
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Rapists and Thieves

October 25, 2015 - I was was huffing and puffing, biking uphill toward home this afternoon when I saw that Columbia Road, NW was blocked fo...
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Gentrification Comes to My Old Neighborhood

February 04, 2015 - I was reading a review of an art exhibition in the Washington Post recently when a detail startled me. It was the addres...
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Preserving Washington's Memories, On Its Walls

November 26, 2014 - For men of a certain age, few childhood memories are as vivid as the ones created on a trip to a big league baseball gam...
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Museums and Propaganda

November 16, 2014 - I made the picture above in the National Museum of the American Indian on a sunny Saturday morning recently, at an hour...
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Street Fair in Adams Morgan

September 15, 2014 - When I moved to Washington, lo these many years ago, and needed a place to live, there weren't many options. I couldn't...
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Gun Violence and T-Shirts On Old Georgetown Road

April 29, 2014 - I took the photos here this morning on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, Md. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church. The congreg...
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American Families, Summer, 2013

September 19, 2013 - At the beginning of this summer, I tried something new in the way of marketing. I put up a deal on Groupon, offering a o...
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Where Ralph Lauren Got His Brand

June 05, 2013 - Polo is, shall we say, a sport with certain connotations. Not for nothing did the television character Chatsworth Osborn...
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Error on the Writer

May 12, 2013 - You may have seen the Washington Nationals play the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, May 11. If you did, you watched Stephen St...
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The Joys of January

January 26, 2013 - An article in the Times the other day caught my eye. Under the headline "January Is the Cruelest Month," it stated, as i...
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Buying Local for the Holidays V: Biography of U Street

December 07, 2012 - If Washington has an archetypal product, it is verbiage. Detroit produced, or used to produce, cars. Pittsburgh made ste...
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Should D.C. Have Built Nats' Park?

November 19, 2012 - Seven years ago, the District of Columbia agreed to spend $600 million to build a ballpark. I thought it was a bad idea.
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Gentrification in Washington

November 12, 2012 - Nothing I see in my travels through the city of Washington catches my eye like signs of gentrification. It seems to me t...
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The Most Admirable Athletes

September 09, 2012 - Sunday was a great day for couch potatoes. On television, you could flip channels among pro football, major league baseb...
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Welcome Back, Women's Tennis

July 30, 2012 - Professional women's tennis has returned to Washington after a long absence. Photographers, I suspect, will be very plea...
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Falling for a Baseball Team

June 15, 2012 - American writers have a tendency to gush about baseball. It's not enough that a 19th-Century childhood game has somehow...
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