Not sure what to plan for Mother\’s Day? WTOP\’s got you covered.
You\’ve seen them on the street corners. They spin signs of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they do flips, or throw their signs into the air — whatever it takes to get your attention as you drive by.
Rock Creek Park Ranger Scott Einberger takes WTOP on a tour of the park. Between 4,000 and 5,000 guests visit the Washington area park every month to see the a variety of critters, trees and other living things. Visitors exercise, sight-see and bask in the park\’s natural beauty.
A stroll through Northern Virginia\’s Old Town Alexandria often entails a walk
along the waterfront, a historic tour along the uneven brick sidewalks or a visit
to a nearby cafe. And if you\’re lucky, a run-in with Miss United States.
About 1,100 athletes are heading to California this weekend for the 33rd Annual USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Los Angeles. And many of them are from the Washington region.
Washington is welcoming the largest celebration of French culture and language in the world — the Francophonie Cultural Festival.
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.
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.
Washington area dogs Jewel, 3, and Honor, 4, each won their breed and group at this year\’s Westminster Dog Show. District resident Ellen Charles, 75, calls owning dogs a lifestyle and sings her praises of the pups, from hind quarters to scruffy ears.
\”The Fifty Shades Trilogy\” is a three-credit,
300-level American Studies
course at American University focusing on
of Grey\” — the book that
inspired conversations about \”mommy porn\” and
received both praise for
dragging readers into a fantasy world and
criticism for cluttering their
minds with X-rated, erotic scenes.
For veteran D.C. mailman Daniel Giles, getting
peed on by dogs,
deciphering wrong addresses and brightening
customers\’ afternoons, is
in a day\’s work.
Red Emma\’s is a bookstore, coffeehouse and cafe in Baltimore
collectively owned by 14 workers and operates on workplace democracy — the idea that
workers can be their own bosses.
Anti-abortion activists from across the
will take to D.C.\’s streets for the 40th annual
March for Life Friday. Organizers say they hope
crowd will surpass the march\’s record of
400,000 demonstrators, and even the attendance
of 1 million people at the inauguration.
Wayne Knight, known for his portrayal of Newman on Seinfeld, walked the red carpet with his wife Clare de Chenu at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball Monday night. WTOP caught up with him to get his thoughts on the inaugural weekend.
Nearly 3,000 groups applied to perform in the 2013 presidential inaugural parade on Monday — more than twice the number that applied to march in President Barack Obama\’s first inaugural parade. From that number, four local groups got a bid to march.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.