Daniela Rizzi

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The Lost Cultures of Whales

Aboard the Balaena, Caribbean — I am alone on deck, my headphones filled with the sounds of the deep ocean. I have been tracking the sperm whales since 4 a.m. Now the island of Dominica imposes its dark shape in front of the rising sun.<p>“We have whales!” I shout down to Hal Whitehead, who founded …

Society is breathtakingly obtuse about beauty

Robin Givhan’s Sept. 17 Critic’s Notebook, “Hillary Clinton, fashion icon?” [Style], said designer Derek Lam had “been inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, the New Mexico artist who was so often described as ‘handsome,’ a polite way of saying that she was not a great beauty.” But O’Keeffe was a great …

Resident struck by car reinforces need for pedestrian safety

Unfortunately, a Petworth resident and teacher at EL Haynes was struck by a car on Tuesday morning on Grant Circle. While she’s okay, the collision again points out the need for greater efforts by the D.C. Department of Transportation and ANC 4C to find a workable solution for pedestrian, bicycle …

Schools should stop trying to sell expensive trips to low-income kids

I have a plan: Let’s not tell poor families about public school opportunities that are affordable only for wealthy families. We need poor folks to keep wearing the contentment mask.<p>Instead of a middle school teacher spending 30 minutes of class selling a $2,500 spring-break field trip to Florida, …

Why I'm staying put during Matthew

<b>Beaufort, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> The hardest part is always the waiting.<p>Coastal South Carolina residents have been waiting since Tuesday for Hurricane Matthew to make up its mind and move north. Hurricane season is not something to be taken lightly when you live in the Lowcountry, but it's been a …