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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brandi Carlile: What a Glorious Sight

To sing un-miked in front of 6,000, the audacity. Brandi Carlile and her longtime collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, stepped out from behind their mikes...

Mia’s Coffeehouse Closed

After two and a half years on the Hill, Mia’s Coffeehouse (101 15th St. NE) owner Jeff Lee announced that the cafe would be...

Chuck Hawthorne Shows His American Roots

What if the soul of Townes Van Zandt found expression in the songwriting genius of Guy Clark? What if that expression was delivered, replete...

Capital Candy Jar Opens Storefront in Northeast

The new Capital Candy Jar Shop (201 15th St. NE) is a joyful place. The store's owner, David Burton, stands in his new storefront, describing...

Artist Rayhart Paints When Inspiration Comes

When I take a photograph of artist Rayhart on my phone’s camera, he asks to see it first. He takes the phone and adjusts...

Tales from Behind the Bar: The Best Worst Dates

His photos were boyish and cute, he was tall, and he looked a little nerdy.  We had exchanged pleasantries over an online dating app,...

Peru Is More Than Machu Picchu

Returning from Peru I was peppered with: “How was Machu Picchu?” I was apologetic in my answer. “I’m sorry, I don’t know. I didn’t...

Art and the City

The beauty of light and clarity, water and life, draws your attention to the center of the painting, “Nine Dragon River Delta.” Look again,...

The Poetic Hill – September 2017

Michael Shindler is a DC writer whose work has been published in outlets such as Townhall, Washington Examiner, The Hill, and Real Clear Defense....

Art and the City – October 2017

Spontaneity. It’s all about action and reaction. Tory Cowles turns visual ideas loose on the canvas. She lets her hand and eye reach back...