“Mother nature is an artist herself, with a palette of colors that create the seasons,” says Chef Ris Lacoste. “She ...
As geniuses tend to be, Edgar Degas was a compulsive revisionist. Returning to his canvases again and again, often over the course of decades, the artist left behind a wealth of visual pathways into his process upon his death in 1917.
With the excess rain, a few seasonal treats are thriving. And one bulbous little fungus is soaking up this wet September happier than the rest. Mushrooms are sprouting in beds across forest floors up and down the East Coast.
Hemphill Fine Arts Models of Freedom
Contemporary Russian art is not usually an uplifting experience. Decades of social and political ...
There really is no Delmarva summer experience as quintessential and satisfying as digging into your very own bucket of Chesapeake blue crabs. And these days, Ttere are enough authentic crab houses in the Metro area to satisfy even the most stringent crab purists.
In the small community of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, nestled safely within the Allegheny Mountains, lies one of this ...
Cross MacKenzie Gallery will be relocating to a new space downtown over the course of the summer. She sat down to speak with us about her personal history, her experiences in Georgetown, owning a gallery in today’s economy, and the blessings and burdens of championing the sculptural and ceramic arts.
Pickling, a process of prepping to preserve for months, is not just cooking but an art. Ris Lacoste, owner and executive chef of RIS shares her thoughts, tips, and recipes to make it taste the best.
Here are some highlights from the local gallery scene, with exhibitions range from painter Ed Cooper's bucolic landscapes at Susan Calloway Fine Art, to the multifaceted and effusive group show from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts faculty at the Parish Gallery.
Nam June Paik and Lewis Baltz are not a likely association. The two artists never met in any substantial capacity or worked together, nor did they express any noted interest in one another. What they do have in common is that their works are both on display in compelling, complimentary exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art.
“Other than shad roe,” said Ris, as we walked around the farmers market on a windy Saturday afternoon, “asparagus is just the harbinger of spring.” Looking around, every vendor had buckets of the fat, twiggy vegetables, rubber-banded in bunches with their spiky pompadours pointed toward the sky. And everyone at the market that day seemed to be there just for the occasion with baggies, satchels and Radio Flyers overflowing with springtime’s most famous green.
“You might bend down to pick up a pen and hurt your back, but that’s not why you hurt your back,” says Sung Up Hong. “There is a history and a reason behind that problem with deeper roots than what you see and feel on the outside.” That is the goal of acupuncture, says Hong, a third-generation licensed acupuncturist: to find the root cause of the problem and treat the patient holistically.
In April of 2009, Elizabeth Petty was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began eating a raw food diet and, now cancer free, has merged her career with her lifestyle, creating a platform to raise awareness of this remarkable, beneficial approach to health.
On Monday April 4, DC CityCenter broke ground at the site of the former DC convention center. The project is an enormous undertaking for the city, and promises to transform the east end of Downtown. DC Mayor Vincent Gray calls CityCenter,“ one of the most important projects in the history of the District of Columbia.”
Brunch being a community affair, everyone brings some dish to the table and the meal usually becomes a wild smattering of tastes. Here are Ris' recipes for short rib hash and blueberry cheese puffs, two brunch plates you wouldn't want to go without.