How the D.C. Height of Buildings Act and the plans of many gifted thinkers created the unique cityscape we enjoy today.
It is ironic that the bastard son of the Duke of Northumberland left the family name on what was to ...
How the glorious National Gallery of Art got its start when a friend lent Paul Mellon the keys to his apartment.
Depending on how old you are, 1960 may not seem so long ago, but the world was quite a different place then.
Plato advised his students about the dangers of forming strong opinions when they were still very young and inexperienced. Duncan Phillips learned this life lesson and went on to be a great promoter of what he originally disparaged.
America's favorite belletrist — no, not Bob Dylan — was both horrified and inspired by his tenure as a nurse in Washington's Civil War hospitals.
It’s hard to believe, but true. When Grover Cleveland was president, his young wife used to pick him up ...
Washingtonians may be surprised to know that the first computers were invented right here in Georgetown.
The year was 1963, and the place was Washington, D.C. In the pop music world, Elvis was the undisputed King, and teenage girls swooned by the thousands when he came on stage. But popular music fans in this country were barely aware of a new musical group called The Beatles, who were taking Great Britain and Europe by storm.