Category Archives: Barack Obama

Street Smart: What to do in Swampoodle

“Swampoodle” — whose name was derived from a journalist’s description of the area as “swampy” (because of its proximity to Tiber Creek) and awash in “puddles” — was the heart of Washington’s Irish immigrant community in the mid-19th century. Today it’s dense with city and federal government buildings and thousands of car commuters.

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Street Smart: What to do in Swampoodle

“Swampoodle” — whose name was derived from a journalist’s description of the area as “swampy” (because of its proximity to Tiber Creek) and awash in “puddles” — was the heart of Washington’s Irish immigrant community in the mid-19th century. Today it’s dense with city and federal government buildings and thousands of car commuters.

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Andrei Molodkin with ‘Crude’ is oiling for a fight

    Modern art has a century-old affinity with heavy industry, dating to the Futurists. More recently, many galleries — including such local ones as Connersmith, Long View and Industry — have snagged chic industrial spaces. Still, it’s unusual to enter an arts space whose air is filled with the scent of oil and the clacking of compressors. “Andrei Molodkin: Crude” makes the American University Museum sound and smell like a refinery.

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Kwanzaa celebrated at The Anacostia Community Museum

For many African American families, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without Kwanzaa, the week-long secular celebration based on African harvest traditions. The Anacostia Community Museum, which has been observing Kwanzaa since shortly after the holiday was established in 1966-67, has one of the largest programs in the Metro area with multiple activities between the holiday’s beginning, the day after Christmas, and it ending, New Year’s Day.

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