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The Oval Room Gets Our Vote

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
by on Dining Around

Last summer The Oval Room closed briefly for a million-dollar renovation. And while the restaurant’s brighter, fresher look certainly enhances the dining experience, the new

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Three Terrific Mysteries for a Cold Winter’s Night

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
by on Reading Around

There’s a reason certain mystery writers consistently end up on bestsellers lists. They manage to keep turning out suspenseful stories that keep readers turning the

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The Widow Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre
Focuses on Her Days After the Assassination

Friday, January 30th, 2015
by on Playing Around

During her time in the White House, Mary Todd Lincoln was often under attack. From a large, prominent Kentucky family, several of her half-brothers served

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Le Diplomate – Bistro Dining at Its Best

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
by on Dining Around

It was a dark and stormy night. After a very long walk from the U Street Metro Station, we arrived for our dinner reservation at

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Violets in Bowl

Smell the Flowers: Martine Bailey’s
An Appetite for Violets

Monday, January 26th, 2015
by on Reading Around

There’s so much atmosphere in Martine Bailey’s An Appetite for Violets that readers might feel they have time traveled back to Europe in the late

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Tim Smyczek

Tennis’ Tim Smyczek – Super Sportsmanship

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
by on Living Around

The juxtaposition of two stories in the news this week must be noted. On one side we have the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady denying

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Jane Pfitsch

“Elementary!” Jane Pfitsch Shows Her Versatility
In Arena Stage’s Production of Baskerville

Monday, January 19th, 2015
by on Woman Around Town

One could excuse Jane Pfitsch if she experiences an identity crisis. Making her Arena Stage debut, Pfitsch will play 15 or 16 different characters in

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Julianne Moore’s Performance in Still Alice Is Unforgettable

Friday, January 16th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Shortly after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) tells her husband, John (Alec Baldwin), that she would prefer having cancer. Anyone

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