Visitors furious over National Zoo's decision to close invertebrate exhibit

A collection of blue crabs, sea anemone, butterflies and other creatures will need to find new homes after the National Zoo announced it would close its invertebrate exhibit beginning Sunday. But many visitors and volunteers are furious.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 11:07am EDT

'Life Itself' turns lens on Roger Ebert at AFI Docs

Movie critics are like Roman emperors, holding their fists out to command a chanting crowd with the drama of a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. But the cinematic arena is no Coliseum; it's a movie palace. And our beloved Caesar, the purveyor of so many thumbs, was Roger Ebert.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 10:12am EDT
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From Russia with love: Journey to citizenship takes 20 years

Sarah's long and winding road to citizenship began 20 years ago, when she was adopted by an American journalist traveling in Kazakhstan.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:30am EDT

Forget cupcakes: D.C. gets its first frozen yogurt ATM

D.C. has been waiting years for its cupcake ATM from Los Angeles-based Sprinkles, but it looks like a local company has beat them to it when it comes to dessert-dispensing vending machines.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 08:46am EDT

Gym in Northeast to be named for Cecil Mills

Cecil Mills was a District government employee for decades, working in the Parks and Recreation Department. And now he'll be commemorated in Northeast.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:59am EDT

DC to suspend test scores in teacher evaluations

DC public schools to pause use of test scores in teacher evaluations because of Common Core

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:40am EDT

Kennedy Center opens revived 'Side Show' musical

Kennedy Center opens revival production of 'Side Show' musical after 1997 debut on Broadway

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:29am EDT

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

From billions to zero: Humans killed off passenger pigeons but may try to bring them back

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Marriott, Quadrangle propose apartments, two new hotels at the D.C. convention center

Quadrangle Development Corp., as QC 369 LLC, has submitted a planned-unit development application to construct a 570,000-square-foot, 12-story building at Ninth and L streets NW, adjacent to the new Marriott Marquis. The $230 million project will contain a hotel (really, two hotels, both Marriotts) and multifamily residential.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:15pm EDT

No, you haven't had one too many: D.C. bars are getting bigger

Urbana is just the latest in a string of D.C. restaurants either rejiggering space to create bigger bars or opening with much larger bars than they might have in the past.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 02:21pm EDT

Petworth and Brookland: Buy, fix, flip

The District has two of the three most profitable neighborhoods for property flipping.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:57am EDT

Man convicted again in 2005 DC beating

A man accused of beating and robbing an elderly vendor near George Washington University in 2005 has been convicted for a second time in the case.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:54am EDT

Couples opt for 'pop-up' weddings, D.C. company delivers

D.C. chefs have embraced the pop-up concept for a few years now; artists and retailers have also welcomed the model. And now, couples looking to tie the knot can join the pop-up trend.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 08:48am EDT

Burying of power lines takes a step forward

The plan to bury the District's most vulnerable power lines took an important step forward this week.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:35am EDT

Roanoke federal building focus of D.C. hearing

Congressional panel to conduct hearing on $65 million renovation of Roanoke federal building

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:22am EDT

Bicycling in D.C.: Where are the women?

It's said that women compose just 24 percent of the overall ridership in the D.C. region, and a number of issues help explain the disparity.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:07am EDT

Jay Leno to win nation's top humor prize in DC

Jay Leno to receive nation's top humor award, the Mark Twain Prize, at Kennedy Center in DC

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 06:12am EDT

Dogs at risk of overheating too on hot days

Dogs can easily overheat if left in a car on a hot day or left in a backyard with no shade.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 09:23pm EDT

DC leaders praise ruling on Redskins name

DC leaders praise decision to revoke trademark for Redskins name

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 02:30pm EDT

D.C. opens spray parks early

The District has opened its 19 spray parks a week early to help kids stay cooling during the heat wave.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 01:38pm EDT
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