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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 26, 2004
Never mind the frosty winter chill: Inside Firefly, it's eternally summer. Inspired by what its creators say are "memories of summer nights spent lazing in the backyard," this Washington restaurant, bar and lounge has become a haven for simple, unhurried pleasures. "We're not formal, not stuffy," says John Wabek, a Salisbury native who juggles dual roles as general manager and executive chef. "It's someplace you can be comfortable." Much like its name, Firefly's decor suggests casual fun and the relaxed, leisurely days of summer.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Visitors to the Phillips Collection, the exceptional modern art museum near Washington's Dupont Circle, may do a double-take when they stop to admire El Greco's "The Repentant St. Peter. " The bold painting of the apostle, made around 1600, is currently positioned between round archways. Behind them are two blowups of sections in the El Greco work - Peter's hands, a small detail from the corner of the original. These works, large archival inkjet prints of digital photographs by Baltimore-based artist Bernhard Hildebrandt, are blurry, as if seen through the wrong side of thick glasses.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | October 26, 1997
The triangular area between Connecticut and Massachusetts avenues northwest of Washington's Dupont Circle provides an especially pleasant place to walk on a fall day. The neighborhood welcomes strollers, with dignified townhouses clustered on quiet, intimate streets.Equally pleasant, though not so obvious at first, is the area's role as a mecca of art. Oh yes, the Phillips Collection at Q and 21st streets is well-known. It has one of the great assemblages of modern masterpieces by the likes of Renoir and van Gogh, Braque and Rothko.
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By Ashley Halsey III and Ashley Halsey III,The Washington Post | February 6, 2010
After hearing hype that rivaled the Super Bowl, after sweeping the supermarkets clean and stockpiling enough food for a winter's hibernation, the Washington region braced Friday for a storm that was expected to leave at least 20 inches of snow on the ground by late Saturday. The District of Columbia declared a snow emergency, ticketing cars parked on emergency routes and changing traffic signals to handle an early evening rush hour. The school systems that bothered to open at all - in the District and the Maryland counties of Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Anne Arundel - sent everyone home early.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | November 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- On one heavily traveled street in the Dupont Circle area, three panhandlers crouch in the grass beside the sidewalk, asking passers-by for money. On another, a man sits on the steps of a rowhouse, rattling the change in a paper cup. On a third, a man threads his way through a noonday crowd, meekly extending a tin can.To several merchants, to the police and even to some panhandlers, the docile, even polite, behavior of those asking for alms on a recent weekday is the result of last spring's Washington law banning aggressive panhandling -- a law that is very similar to legislation being considered by the Baltimore City rTC Council.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | November 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- On one heavily traveled street in the Dupont Circle area, three panhandlers crouch in the grass beside the sidewalk, asking passers-by for money. On another, a man sits on the steps of a rowhouse, rattling the change in a paper cup. On a third, a man threads his way through a noonday crowd, meekly extending a tin can.To several merchants, to the police and even to some panhandlers, the docile, even polite, behavior of those asking for alms on a recent weekday is the result of last spring's Washington law banning aggressive panhandling -- a law that is very similar to legislation being considered by the Baltimore City Council.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 25, 2003
IN PHILADELPHIA, where Adam Goodheart grew up, he heard stories of police rounding up gay men, shaking them down for bribes, blackmailing them to keep their secret. In Chestertown, where Goodheart lives now, he can proclaim his sexuality to the world without serious worry. On such differences do we measure a nation's sensitivities. But now comes a generation's newest test. In Massachusetts last week, the state's Supreme Judicial Court gave approval to gay marriages and sent reverberations across the country.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | April 22, 2001
"Independent Eye," the MPT showcase for independent film, makes its season debut tonight with a documentary focusing on one of the leaders of the ill-fated Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989. Washington-based writer-director Mary L. Flannery's "Freedom Fighter: The Story of Lian Shengde," mixes new interviews with rare archival footage to tell the story of Lian, who now lives in the U.S. after being prosecuted and jailed in China. He remains involved with the freedom movement.MPT received 250 short films and documentaries for inclusion in "Independent Eye" this season.
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July 22, 2007
TRENDS Get ready for some mom time Last year it was "mancations." Next year it could be "seniorcations." But, for this year, the "cation" that the travel industry hopes will catch on is the "momcation." Billed as "the revenge sequel" to male-bonding "mancations," the "momcation" targets mothers seeking a break from screaming infants and frustrating adolescents. According to Josh Lesnick, founder of the Web site I'm in!.com (imin.com), groups of women with names such as the Hard Working Moms, the Book Club Babes and the Runaway Mamas, are using the site to plan getaway trips.
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By GEOFFREY C. UPTON and GEOFFREY C. UPTON,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1998
WASHINGTON -- When a search team discovered Rep. Sonny Bono's body at the base of a 40-foot pine at the Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., in January, the first person they informed was his wife, Mary.Next to hear the tragic news was Geary Simon, 3,000 miles away in the nation's capital. Simon immediately caught a plane and jetted to Lake Tahoe, and then to the Bono home in Palm Springs. Over the next week, he helped with the funeral arrangements, answered reporters' questions and lent a hand to the family.
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July 22, 2007
TRENDS Get ready for some mom time Last year it was "mancations." Next year it could be "seniorcations." But, for this year, the "cation" that the travel industry hopes will catch on is the "momcation." Billed as "the revenge sequel" to male-bonding "mancations," the "momcation" targets mothers seeking a break from screaming infants and frustrating adolescents. According to Josh Lesnick, founder of the Web site I'm in!.com (imin.com), groups of women with names such as the Hard Working Moms, the Book Club Babes and the Runaway Mamas, are using the site to plan getaway trips.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 15, 2005
Sprinkled around Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood are some of the city's lesser-known museums. They are not lesser museums, by any means. But it is difficult to stand out in the shadow of the Smithsonian. So these institutions go about their daily business, relatively unnoticed by the packs of tourists that crowd the city's other museums. The staffs of these collections are far from alone, however. Residents from the area learned long ago the joys of walking through the Dupont Circle neighborhood, meandering among the embassies, art galleries and private homes, to stop and visit these small gems.
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By Beth Luberecki and Beth Luberecki,Special to the Sun | April 4, 2004
Four years ago, when Randy Kuczor and three friends bought a Victorian rowhouse in Washington's Logan Circle area, the neighborhood wasn't exactly hospitable. Drug dealers and prostitutes wandered among abandoned buildings and late-night chop shops. Restaurants and retail establishments were few and far between. But the four men persisted, sprucing up their property on 10th Street Northwest and transforming a patch of concrete into a garden. Soon, others began following their lead. "All of a sudden, gardening became a competitive sport," says Kuczor.
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 26, 2004
Never mind the frosty winter chill: Inside Firefly, it's eternally summer. Inspired by what its creators say are "memories of summer nights spent lazing in the backyard," this Washington restaurant, bar and lounge has become a haven for simple, unhurried pleasures. "We're not formal, not stuffy," says John Wabek, a Salisbury native who juggles dual roles as general manager and executive chef. "It's someplace you can be comfortable." Much like its name, Firefly's decor suggests casual fun and the relaxed, leisurely days of summer.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 25, 2003
IN PHILADELPHIA, where Adam Goodheart grew up, he heard stories of police rounding up gay men, shaking them down for bribes, blackmailing them to keep their secret. In Chestertown, where Goodheart lives now, he can proclaim his sexuality to the world without serious worry. On such differences do we measure a nation's sensitivities. But now comes a generation's newest test. In Massachusetts last week, the state's Supreme Judicial Court gave approval to gay marriages and sent reverberations across the country.
TRAVEL
By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 2003
Teeth baring. Territory marking. Chain yanking. In the dog-eat-dog world of American politics, these are all required job skills for our nation's elected officials. Yet, lately, there's more fur flying than usual in Washington. At the official White House Web site (www. whitehouse.gov), Spotty, Laura Bush's springer spaniel, gives a pun-filled tour of where he lives. And when Legally Blonde 2 opens at movie theaters July 2, what's the top priority for congressional aide Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Visitors to the Phillips Collection, the exceptional modern art museum near Washington's Dupont Circle, may do a double-take when they stop to admire El Greco's "The Repentant St. Peter. " The bold painting of the apostle, made around 1600, is currently positioned between round archways. Behind them are two blowups of sections in the El Greco work - Peter's hands, a small detail from the corner of the original. These works, large archival inkjet prints of digital photographs by Baltimore-based artist Bernhard Hildebrandt, are blurry, as if seen through the wrong side of thick glasses.
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By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 2003
Teeth baring. Territory marking. Chain yanking. In the dog-eat-dog world of American politics, these are all required job skills for our nation's elected officials. Yet, lately, there's more fur flying than usual in Washington. At the official White House Web site (www. whitehouse.gov), Spotty, Laura Bush's springer spaniel, gives a pun-filled tour of where he lives. And when Legally Blonde 2 opens at movie theaters July 2, what's the top priority for congressional aide Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon)
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 29, 2002
DRIVERS ARE going around in circles all over Howard County, and, apparently, some of you are not happy about it. It's something we're going to have to learn to live with, though. As of September, Howard County has more than 25 modern roundabouts at state-maintained intersections, in addition to the 10 or so the county has installed, not counting the mini-roundabouts on small residential streets. Given this proliferation of circles, many of you, like Charley McCullough of Ellicott City, have expressed concern.
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