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Howard University alum starts design business, heads to New York Fashion Week

One Howard University student is taking her dreams of fashion design to the runway with her local D.C. business.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 07:47am EDT

Tags: Style, fashion, michelle gibson, Natalie Tomlin, Simply L3ve, emerging designer, eco-fashion, eco-friendly, slice of life

Slice of Life: Fašon Magazine editor showcases emerging D.C. designers

Former Capitol Hill staffer Janice Susan Wallace applied her passion for discovering the latest emerging designers by founding an online magazine in November 2011 to showcase local talent.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 09:03am EDT

Tags: fashion, Style, Natalie Tomlin, Janice Wallace, slice of life, arts, D.C., Fašon Magazine

Slice of Life: Lila Asher, an active artist for more than seven decades

Lila Asher's Chevy Chase, Md. house is filled with paintings, sculptures and prints that the 91-year-old artist created over nearly seven decades of work.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 11:32am EDT

Tags: Lila Asher, art, Artist, Art Cart, Chevy Chase, Md., slice of life, Hoai-Tran Bui

Slice of Life: Lisa Kathleen Graddy, putting first ladies and suffragists on display

In light of the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage parade in D.C., WTOP Living took a tour of the American History museum's new suffrage exhibit led by the head curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy.

Sunday - 03/31/2013, 09:52am EDT

Tags: slice of life, Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Smithsonian, American History museum, First Ladies, Alex Beall, women

Slice of Life: John Rider, serving burritos with a side of jokes

John Rider, 55, is the owner of Pedro & Vinny's, your standard burrito food truck. But there's not much that's normal about Rider's business. He serves burritos, and jokes, to nearly 225 people every day.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 12:49pm EDT

Tags: burrito, slice of life, Natalie Plumb, K Street, Pedro & Vinny, Pedro & Vinny, food truck

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Slice of Life: Mark Chalfant, improvising his way through life

Artistic and executive director of the Washington Improv Theater, Mark Chalfant, 42, never thought of a career in improv until his late 20s. However, he doesn't regret choosing a life of theater over foreign policy.

Sunday - 03/10/2013, 08:21am EDT

Tags: slice of life, Hoai-Tran Bui, Improv, theater, comedy

Slice of Life: Shellie Bowers, calling the shots for D.C. sports

Fans who have attended sporting events at American, Georgetown and Howard universities have likely heard Shellie Bowers' voice. It's the one blaring on the speakers, calling the shots, penalties and halftime announcements.

Sunday - 03/03/2013, 10:24am EST

Tags: announcer, Natalie Plumb, march madness, basketball, game, sport, college, Howard University, slice of life

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Slice of Life: Carylynn Larson, fighting against calorie counting

Carylynn Larson, 33, founded the D.C. nonprofit Rock Recovery to help individuals living with eating disorders after her own disorder left her looking for help that didn't exist.

Sunday - 02/24/2013, 09:59am EST

Tags: slice of life, Rock Recovery, eating disorders, health, therapy, Alex Beall

Slice of Life: Christopher Morgan, dancing to his own beat

Christopher Morgan, a 37-year-old modern dancer and Artist in Residence at American University, finds inspiration by simply watching the world around him.

Sunday - 02/17/2013, 03:53pm EST

Tags: dancing, choreography, arts, performance, American University, slice of life, Hoai-Tran Bui

Slice of Life: Delivering mail with Daniel Giles

For veteran D.C. mailman Daniel Giles, getting peed on by dogs, deciphering wrong addresses and brightening customers' afternoons, is all in a day's work.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 03:15pm EST

Tags: postal worker, U.S. Postal Service, mail, work, delivery, slice of life, Natalie Plumb

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