DC Insider Goes Local

Portfolio of my arts, culture and other local stories

Meridian brings the magic back — safely — for 53rd ball” – November 2021

Johnny Artis, Staple of the DC Music Scene, Dies of COVID-19 Complications” – November 2021

DC Skateboarder Finds a Souvenir from His Icon, Tony Hawk” – November 2021

“Spirited Excursions: Savor the Season by Checking Out the Area’s Many Wineries” – November 2021

West Virginia Governor Would Welcome Western Maryland Counties with ‘Open Arms’” – October 2021

In Maryland, 2 Separate Redistricting Commissions Look to Redraw the Legislative Map – October 2021

Fall Is the Time to Plant Seeds of a Bountiful Spring Garden” – October 2021

‘Devious Licks’ Challenge Prompts Vandalism in DC-Area Schools” – September 2021

Hogan Says Maryland Is Ready to Deliver Boosters to Adults, Vaccines to Children” – October 2021

Statue of Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’ Comes to DC to Celebrate US-France ties” – July 2021

Metro Transit Police Failed to Investigate Thousands of Criminal Complaints, Report Says” – July 2021

AU Marks 60 Years of Peace Corps with Intimate Stories and Memories” – April 2021

Prince George’s County Selects Malik Aziz of Dallas as New Police Chief” – March 2021

Fauci Talks About His Italian-American Heritage at NIAF Gala” – December 2020

Easiest Passwords to Crack: How to Get Hacked in 1, 2, 3…” – November 2020

Unwanted Guests: Stink Bugs Set to Invade D.C.-Area Homes” – November 2020

Fairfax County Schools Set to Delay In-Person Instruction for Some Students” – November 2020

Long Before Trump’s ‘Fake News’, Artists Stretched the Truth” – October 2020

Strathmore Creates Digital Monuments to Influential Local Artists” – October 2020

Ambassadors Ball Goes Virtual to Raise Funds to Fight MS” – October 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Transforms Holiday Etiquette” – October 2020

GALA Hispanic Theatre Faces the Pandemic on Both Personal and Professional Level” in the April 2020 issue of the Diplomatic Pouch.

Graciela Iturbide Captures a More Nuanced Portrayal of Her Homeland” in the April 2020 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

Propelled by Innovation, Swedes Take Road Less Traveled in ‘Smart Mobility’” – May 2020

Federal Funding Will Reduce Costs of Howard County’s RecZone Child Care Program” – August 2020

Former Filipino Politician Uses Paint to Express both his Disillusionment and Optimism” in the March 2020 issue of The Diplomat.

‘Mind-Building’ Shows How Libraries Hold a Special Place in Finland’s Past and Future” in the March 2020 issue of The Diplomat.

‘None Swifter Than These’ Reveals Little-Known but Vital Work of Diplomatic Couriers” in the January 2020 issue of The Diplomat.

‘Radical Link’ Looks at Asylum as Both an Archaic Cage and Modern-Day Escape” in the November 2019 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

Cold, Hard Reality: Icelandic Embassy Showcases Magnificent but Diminishing Arctic Glaciers” in the July 2019 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

40th Annual Ambassadors Ball Celebrates Advances in MS Treatments” in the October 2018 issue of the Diplomatic Pouch.

At Annual Gala, Refugees International Pleads for Compassion to Help World’s Displaced” in the May 2017 issue of the Diplomatic Pouch.

‘For Better or For Worse’ Draws on Canadian Cartoonist’s Relatable Life Experiences” in the November 2017 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

Nantucket Evolves from Hardscrabble Outpost to Posh Getaway” in the April 2017 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

Bold Fashion Statement: ‘Diplomacy By Design’ Examines What Clothes Say About Us” in the December 2016 issue of The Washington Diplomat.

House of Sweden Celebrates 10th Anniversary” in the November 2016 issue of the Diplomatic Pouch.

See photos from The Washington Diplomat’s 25th anniversary party!

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