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R2L:Architects

R2L:Architects is among the area's newest architectural firms. And while the firm is a surefire up-and-comer, its founders have a wide array of experience in the Washington area. Architects and principals Sacha Rosen, Tom Lenar and Lee Rubenstein sat down with the paper to discuss the nature of architecture in Washington, the challenges of historic preservation, hidden architectural gems of our city, and much more.

Tamara Laird's "Paisley Monuments"

The Cross Mackenzie Gallery, in Canal Square in Georgetown, has kicked off their artistic season with a small but resounding triumph. “Paisley Monuments,” the gallery’s latest exhibition of DC artist Tamara Laird, brings together a playful, natural whimsy with serene elegance, offering a fittingly contemporary aesthetic in a subtle sea of history.

The Romance and Wonder of Keswick Hall

Coming up the winding driveway, just across the railroad track and beyond a horse pasture, I was greeted by a ...

The Apple of Charlottesville’s Eye

In 1998, a great barn was built in Keswick, VA on the Castle Hill estate, just a stone’s throw from Charlottesville and Monticello. Architect John Rhett has turned it into The Barn at Castle Hill Cider, a two-in-one events space and traditional cidery.

Campus Plan Meeting Brings Community Frustrations to a Boil

The heavily disputed Georgetown University Campus Plan came to something of a climax on Thursday, January 20, when a joint meeting was held between the Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall Citizens Associations, the ANC 2E Commission, and GU officials.

C&O Canal Bridges Construction Moves to Third and Final Phase

othered by the mild pandemonium brought about by the construction on the 29th, 30th and Jefferson Street Bridges across the ...

The Capital Wine Festival Returns to DC

When Chef Daniel Bruce created the Boston Wine Festival over twenty years ago, it was hardly driven by divine inspiration ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Loudoun’s Wine Country

Loudoun, VA is home to the wineries nearest the District. The wine culture is not as old as those further ...

Chris Murray on Elvis

Chris Murray, director of the Georgetown's Govinda Gallery and co-curator of the "Elvis at 21" exhibition, now at the National Portrait Gallery, talks about all things Elvis and the Washington art scene.

A Winter's Night with Ris

Tis’ the season to be fat and happy. Let’s just face it.

There are endless news articles that come ...

A Window to the Holiday Spirit

Georgetown's Annual Holiday Window Competition has been assembled again, and with the help of architect Christian Zapatka, The Georgetowner ...

Behind the Walls of Jackson Art Center

Come to the Jackson Art Center's Open Studio on Sunday, December 5, from 12 to 5pm, to see the variety of painting styles and the abundance of talent present in many media behind the walls of the Jackson Art Center.

The Taste of Conservation: Cleo's Dinner Table Revolution

Walking around Cleo Braver’s backyard, looking out onto the Goldsborough Creek as hundreds of geese acclimated to their winter stead, it was easy to get lost in the crisp afternoon warmth. The East Coast and Bay area is a place of surprising beauty, even to those of us who have lived here all our lives. But it takes a certain kind of person to grow something out of that beauty. Leaving your job to start your own organic farm and promote Bay awareness and safe farming practices may not seem to be the most practical decision for most people, but for Braver, it was the only option.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Thanksgiving Special

To Ris Lacoste, Thanksgiving should be a simple affair. The dishes featured on her restaurant’s “To Go Sides and Pies” menu are effusive and original, yet comforting and familiar. The cuisine goes beyond unique spins on old favorites, recalling brilliant tastes or textures and producing them in an entirely new context. But Thanksgiving isn’t about reinventing the wheel, as she makes clear. To her, Thanksgiving is the raw, savory, unfettered beauty of the fall harvest and family. “I dedicate Thanksgiving dinner to my mother,” she says. “I still can’t do it like she can.”

The Perpetually Delayed Waterfront Park Turns to Community for More Money

After ongoing delays and skyrocketing leaps over the original budget by over $2.2 million, Waterfront Park is still about where it has been for the past six months: over budget and delayed. Delays were largely a result of previously undetected foundation debris associated with the former Capital Traction Company Powerhouse that was located at the spot of the park. The building was demolished in 1968.

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