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Monday Arts Roundup: Infinity Rooms Edition

What’s happening in D.C.’s arts and culture realms? Songbyrd gets grants, Yayoi Kusama’s infinity rooms return to town, queering space, and Oh He Dead plays with NFTs.

The major arts-related headlines, news stories, and wins you may have missed […]

So Popular: A New Podcast Dissects D.C.’s Gay Culture

Hosted by William Keiser and released by the Gay & Lesbian Review, the three-episode series investigates the “middle school bullshit” in the District’s LGBTQIA community.

The most progressive iteration of the pride flag suggests a united queer front. The traditional bright rainbow stripes we’re all familiar with are still there, representing folks who identify as LGBTQIA (or any other letter under the sun). For added inclusivity, a triangular formation of stripes comes in from the left—pastel pink, blue, and white…

Jack’s Gift Combines Feminism With Fairy Tale

Dorine Andrews’ latest book is a women’s liberation story set at a time when there was little liberation to be had.

A novel, set in 1944, about loss, an unwed pregnancy, and succeeding as a multiracal career woman, might seem, at first, improbable […]

All Roads Lead to the Birchmere

Gary Oelze and Stephen Moore’s new book captures the magic of Alexandria’s musical landmark over five decades of history.

Sometimes, the best moments are unplanned […]

Desmond Dunham Reflects on His Unlikely Path to Cross-Country Success

In his memoir, Running Against the Odds, the running coach details how cross-country changed his life for the better and how he hopes to pass on that passion to kids who may not be exposed to the sport otherwise.

Desmond Dunham thought he was going to be the next Michael Jordan. He played basketball while growing up in his hoops-obssessed hometown of Gary, Indiana, and was an All-Star Little League baseball player. But it was cross-country that changed the trajectory of Dunham’s life. While competing for the cross-country team at Horace Mann High School,…

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