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The past year’s isolation has brought with it a sense of obligation to explore new creative outlets. How many of us have sat at a desk, pencil or paintbrush in hand, staring helplessly at a blank sheet of paper? In an upcoming virtual workshop series, Canadian comics artist Georgia Webber offers us a way out of our uncertainty. […]
At the beginning of 2020, Michelle Busch was focusing on building client relationships and making her company, Event Solutions DC, a go-to for everything from PR to event planning to travel management. Then the coronavirus pandemic shut down the D.C. region in March and nearly all her revenue evaporated. Busch has been getting by on […]
Poverty is a common theme in Ramin Bahrani’s films. His debut, Man Push Cart, follows an immigrant street vendor in New York City, while Chop Shop is about a boy eking out a living in a scrapyard. The empathy in these films is unusual; they show people at society’s fringes who rarely get the star […]
Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet to ever read at a presidential inauguration, left CNN’s Anderson Cooper speechless. “Wow, you’re awesome,” he told her during a recent interview. “I’m so transfixed.” Much of America feels the same. Gorman, 22, earned universal praise and became an instant star after reading her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at Joe Biden’s inauguration yesterday. Her message of hope and healing brilliantly captured the historic moment, and it was one shaped by the horror she saw and read about during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. […]
Exposed DC Photography Contest There is no denying that D.C. looked different in 2020. Many residents swapped crowded morning commutes for isolated walks and weekend brunches and museum visits for virtual events and socially distanced gatherings. However, the businesses, monuments, and buildings of the city remained (mostly) accessible. Now, Exposed DC wants to see how […]