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[COOL “DISCO” DAN at Good Hope Road, Southeast Washington, 2008. Photo by Regina Teri Memolo. Collection of Roger Gastman.]
In late February, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s becomes the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of DC during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, the world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. More»
After bringing you the low-down on the secret city beneath your feet, we're going to the bottom of your cocktail glass for some Big Apple bartending history. From the Bloody Mary to the Cosmopolitan, check out these specialty drinks first mixed in NYC. And while some of these stories' origins are a bit hazy, they all seem to have at least a dash of truth (or vodka?) in them. We'll drink to that! More»
Woody Allen once said, “There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?” Woody, if you're still interested, that world may be right underneath midtown, albeit with more exclusive hours than Carnegie Deli. We went deep into the annals of urban history to find the city's best underground sites, including private tunnels, hidden art galleries, and secret subway stations. More»
Meet Miss Subways: she was once touted as smart, attractive, and driven. She may have been an aspiring actress, a hard-working student, a stewardess or secretary. And now, thirty or so years since she won her title, she and her fellow beauty queens will star in a forthcoming book and exhibition at the NYC Transit Museum. More»
Ever wonder if First Lady Michelle Obama's wardrobe was always as designer clad as it is now? Or if Hillary Clinton has always been buttoned up in pristine political attire? What about Sarah Palin's stints as a beauty queen?
While these ladies are among the District's most influential, politicized and well known, they are also consistently scrutinized by the American public for their bold fashion choices...and occasionally their faux pas! We've compiled some of the best snapshots of these leading ladies throughout the years with everything from gorgeous inaugural gowns to '80s college dorm room attire!
This week the partyers at Goldbar channeled all the stars of the past, from BC to the '90s, and every era in between. From Cleopatra and Marc Anthony to John Corbett, circa 1995, they were all there last night, partying with those timeless gold chain-link curtains. More»
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.