Petula Dvorak

08/20/2015 - 7:13pm

    The scene was chaos. There were people yelling, "Put the knife DOWN!" and others screaming, "Don't shoot her!" Smoke was billowing, fire engines were parked this way and that. In the middle of it all, a 22-year-old black woman with a knife squared off with a white D.C. police...

08/20/2015 - 6:35pm

    Washington just won the Super Bowl!

    Wait, you didn't hear? Did you miss the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue? The endless parties? Crowing from VIPs? Oh wait, that didn't happen.

08/13/2015 - 3:37pm

    It's even happening here, in some of Washington's most diverse or proudly progressive neighborhoods: "Black" is being x'ed out.

    In the past 10 days, "Black Lives Matter...

08/13/2015 - 3:06pm

    No, this absurd bit of sexism did not happen in 1963. This happened last weekend.

    Ten young basketball players just returned home to Charlottesville, Virginia, feeling pretty low after their five...

08/13/2015 - 3:03pm

    The violence has been relentless during this city's Summer of Freddie Gray.

    Three months after parts of this city burned in anguish over the death of Gray, who was fatally injured while in...

08/06/2015 - 5:40pm

    Not of Virginia or Maryland, but of the Chesapeake Bay

    Blue crabs mate in the summer in tributaries in Virginia. The next year, females release eggs and tides carry larvae to the lower bay, where...

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