Rockville Art League December Member Show

The art community in Rockville feels farther away from the art community in DC than the 20-minute commute might lead one to believe, and that’s a good thing. The difference is best characterized by the apparent support that individuals in the local art community offer each other, and competition appears to be a significantly smaller…

Milllennials Help Sway Va. Gov.’s Race Online, In Polls

Despite predictions of record low voter turnout by pundits and some pollsters leading up to the Virginia governor’s race between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, election day exit polling only showed small drops from voting levels in the 2009 gubernatorial election. But while most age groups experienced slips or flatlining, one came out to vote…

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Meet the Mayor: City of College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —  It’s Thursday morning at the Starbucks in College Park– perhaps the main thoroughfare for college students in this 30,000-person city. He walks in quickly. If you’re not looking up at the time, you’ll miss him. A hand shoots out. “Morning, Mayor,” says a man from a lounge chair. “Hey, how are…

Hot yoga is a hot topic in DC

Between yoga happy hours and hybrids of yoga and kickboxing, yoga as a form of exercise has gained traction in the DC metropolitan area. The thriving yoga scene of the city continues to attract more adventuresome yogis to hot or heated yoga studios. By practicing this form of movement and meditation in high temperatures, people…

Saying hello, on behalf of a senator

Every morning, Shavonne Bailey walks through downtown Dover, Del., and grabs a searing hot cup of coffee from the shop on the corner. She says hello to Rick, a retired veteran who sits there every morning,  content with his double espresso and a newspaper. In her blazer and heels, she walks into the shimmering glass-paneled…

International franchise shuts down DC branch

After four years of operation, Kababji Grill, a Lebanese food franchise, closed the doors of its D.C. location. The restaurant was the only one of its kind in the United States. Kababji serves traditional Lebanese cuisine in a modern, casual setting. The first Kababji Grill was opened in Jounieh, a city north of Beirut, Lebanon,…