Washington D.C.

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks

<b>They were drafted in to police a summit in Hamburg next week of 20 of the world's most powerful leaders and now they have been sent home in disgrace.</b><p>The 220 police from Berlin were spotted at a barracks indulging in a variety of outdoor antics such as having sex and urinating in a group against a …

G20

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ inspires protest against Republican health care bill in Washington DC

On Tuesday, June 27, a group of protesters representing Planned Parenthood dressed as Handmaids from the Hulu streaming series “The Handmaid’s Tale” …

Handmaid's Tale

White Supremacy Flyers Surface in Bloomingdale

<b>Showtime</b>, the Bloomingdale bar situated on the 100 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW, first reported them. "Last night around midnight a group of six …

Racism

The Washington Post's New Social Media Policy Forbids Disparaging Advertisers

A new social-media policy at the <i>Washington Post</i> prohibits conduct on social media that “adversely affects The Post’s customers, advertisers, …

Journalism

The Halal Guys Close Problematic H Street Restaurant

Fast-casual chain now looking around Union Station<p>Less than two months after bringing its brand of sauce-covered gyros, falafel, and hummus to the District, New York-born chain The Halal Guys has closed a troublesome location in Northeast and is already exploring a move westward.<p>"The newly opened …

Restaurants

Together, Trump and Modi Skip Human Rights

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump in Washington DC on Monday. Both are avid users of social media and announced their …

Narendra Modi

BGR Giving Away 500 Burgers in Mosaic District, Plus More Intel

Silver Spring’s getting another brewery<p><b>Long live the free lunch</b><p>BGR The Burger Joint, a homegrown chain originally conceived by Medium Rare/<b>Community</b> founder Mark Bucher, is celebrating its grand opening in Mosaic District by giving away free burgers to the first 500 customers. The burger spot …

Restaurants

#selfies for diplomats

No matter the platform, world leaders love selfies! But what about ambassadors, embassies, and diplomats?<p>Not all selfies end up on social media — at …

Social Media

D.C. drivers get a new gender option on their licenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is giving residents a new gender option on their driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by the …

Gender

Sushi Gakyu Serves Up Rare Sakes, Chef-Guided Tastings

The upscale sushi restaurant opens June 27<p>Veteran sushi chef and restaurateur Yoshihisa "Yoshi" Ota is courting the downtown crowd with <b>Sushi Gakyu</b>, the high-end restaurant opening Tuesday just steps from the White House. Ota, who has 30 years of sushi-making experience under his belt, plans to …

Restaurants

Meet the Reporter Who Ripped Into Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The <i>Montgomery County Sentinel</i> might not be a household name when people think of White House coverage, but like many small publications, the suburban …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump stuns in $2,160 gown to meet PM Modi at White House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the US to have talks with US President Donald Trump. However, Melania Trump managed to steal some spotlight …

Donald Trump

The Early Word on Capo Deli

“The best sandwich shop in the area imo.”<p>D.C. transplant <b>Capo Deli</b> opened this month in the heart of Shaw, hoping to lure in a round-the-clock city crowd hungry for hoagies. The new neighborhood eatery is actually a longtime fixture in Florida, debuting in Boca Raton in 1985.<p>Capo co-founder Andy …

Restaurants

Sweetlife Returns To Its Roots As A Dupont Block Party

The music and salad hullabaloo known as Sweetlife is returning to its root (vegetable) as a neighborhood jam, with an evening block party in Dupont …

Music

Forget Tacos, This Artist Is Naming Today 'Tentacle Tuesday'

fullscreen<p>continue<p>view fullscreen<p>close<p>Theodore Carter does not like the city's traffic control boxes. "They're just ugly and unsightly," he says. So, …

Street Art

Modi woos the Indian diaspora in the US with a heartfelt speech in Washington DC

‘There’s no better time for you to give back to your country than now.’<p>Even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump, hugged …

India

How to Get Your Hands on a Vintage Filson Bag

Sometimes, used is better than new. That’s certainly the case for Filson bags. They’re made to be used and abused and develop patina over time that …

Vintage

The Supreme Court Won’t Hear A Case About The Right To Carry Guns In Public

The US Supreme Court has left unanswered the question of whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public, concealed or in the open.<p>The court announced on Monday that the justices had voted against taking up a public carry case out of California. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a …

Gun Control

Trump Presidency Spurs Uptick in Sanctuary City Legislation, but Few Bills Passing

An exclusive analysis shows an increase in legislative activity related to sanctuary jurisdictions, which comes as Trump has pushed back against such …

Immigration

ALERT: Free Putt Putt at CityCenter!!

Last week on Instagram (<i>thanks to @caitylovesjames for tagging us in this great shot</i>) I was lamenting CityCenter’s prices while admiring their style: …

Golf

VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription

Details & Requirements<p>VPN work with torrents or P2P<br>• See VPN countries with servers <i>here</i><br>• Use on up to 5 devices simultaneously; you can delete existing …

Unlimited

Funding: New Report Summarizes IMLS Support for Museums and Libraries in Each State

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released reports with detailed views of IMLS funding for the past six years (FY 2011 through FY …

Museums

Federalism's greatest champion is now ...

Three days after the 2016 election, I wrote that federalism had already started a big comeback among those who lionized the overuse of executive …

Conservative POV

Toned Down Sweetlife Party Returns to Its Original Location

Plus, happy hour for fried chicken biscuits<p><i>Feeling overwhelmed by all the local restaurant news? Here’s a quick digest of tidbits you might otherwise have missed. Subscribe to our</i> <i>newsletter</i><i>, which goes out every weekday afternoon and includes links to the day's top stories, and/or keep an eye on …

Robert Irvine

Look Inside Maxwell Park, Shaw’s New Temperature-Controlled Wine Bar

Brent Kroll’s triple sommelier-led bar debuts June 26<p>Brent Kroll, the wine guru who has bolstered local beverage programs from now-defunct Bardeo to 10-year-old Proof, is finally doing things his way at new arrival <b>Maxwell Park</b>, the neighborhood wine bar he’s established with the help of two fellow …

Restaurants

Where Should You Celebrate July 4th This Year?

<i>PHOTO: Fourth of July fireworks in Washington DC. (photo via Flickr/</i><i>Anthony Quintano)</i><p>Independence Day is fast approaching. Do you have your travel …

July 4th

The Bird Founding Chef Michael Bonk Hands Baton to Tracy O’Grady

Willow co-founder, Campono alum is now in charge<p>Michael Bonk, former chef at The Pig and founder of its sibling establishment, The Bird, departed the EatWell DC family of restaurants on June 24, handing over control of the months-old spot to seasoned chef and restaurateur, Tracy O’Grady.<p>EatWell DC …

Restaurants

Slapping Rainbows On Sin.

Earlier in the month, I had read about the christian wailing and gnashing of teeth over McDonald’s having the awful gall to serve up fries in a …

Gear Prudence: A Co-Worker Stole My Bike Spot

<i>Gear Prudence: I’m a longtime bike commuter and one of the very few people in my office building who used the bike racks in the parking garage over</i> …

Cycling

Southern Fried Breakfast and Boozy Milkshakes Are Now Available in Chinatown

Crimson Diner opens June 26<p><b>Crimson Diner</b>, the first piece of the Pod Hotel’s three-pronged strategy to own the Chinatown hospitality scene, is now open for business. The 3,500-square-foot eatery is designed to be “that comfortable spot hotel guests can find their way into,” nightlife guru Ian …

Restaurants