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Books that Make President’s Day Meaningful

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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It doesn’t matter what your politics are. Our presidents, all of them, deserve our respect. We all revere Washington and Lincoln. But even our less

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Benjamin Franklin’s Pride & Joy: Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Philadelphia is the home of the Eagles, the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ and of course the notorious cheesesteak rivalry. Yet, most people forget that this

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Trains, Trivia, And Tradition: Notable Non-Fiction

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Non-fiction can encompass so much; there’s history, geography, sociology, and lots more. Here are some of the best non-fiction books on the market right now.

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Walk the Arts in D.C. This Weekend

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Washington is a museum town, drawing millions of people to the Smithsonian each year. Yet there are many smaller museums off the beaten tourist track

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The National Archives: A Perfect Setting
For Brad Meltzer’s Presidential Thrillers

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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“There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work at the National Archives, I find those stories for

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Mount Vernon: Looking Back As We Look Forward

Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Washington D.C. was a flurry of inaugural activity this past weekend, with balls, parties, lectures, and tours, leading up to the swearing in of Barack

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Man Around Town: Logan Beirne
And the Lessons of George Washington

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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Much like earlier generations, Generation Y is certainly proving that they have aspirations too. There’s no better example, than Logan Beirne, whose most recent accomplishment

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Alexandria’s Farmers’ Market:
More Than Fruits and Vegetables

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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There are farmers’ markets, and then there’s the Alexandria farmers’ market. Farmers and artists begin to arrive in the early morning to set up their

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