The Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt hearing, on March 2, drew one of the largest recent demonstrations at the Supreme Court. My rough guess was that the demonstrators were about 80% pro-choice and 20% pro-life.
It was incredibly powerful to see the recreation of the Kennedy funeral yesterday along 14th St. Natalie Portman is Jackie, and Peter Sarsgaard is Robert Kennedy. The most heart-breaking sight is Caroline Kennedy starting out the window of the limousine. Earlier in the afternoon, cast members and extras were around the Hamilton on 14th Street … Continue reading Jackie
At the opening of the streetcar on Saturday morning, Mayor Bowser spoke and people cheered and waved banners that had been distributed to the crowd. Among the cheering crowd, there were pockets of anger. I can easily understand this – I had just taken the X2 bus to get there, which has always been a … Continue reading The Streetcar Opens
Light Yards is a two-week festival of illumination at Yards Park.
My first time at a roller derby was a great experience. Here are the photos of the DC Rollergirls, at the Washington Armory.
Justice Scalia’s body lay in state at the Supreme Court today. The flags outside were at half mast. A pile of tributes were at the foot of the steps, including fortune cookies from his dissent on marriage equality (“mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie”), and applesauce from Obamacare (subsidies are “pure applesauce”). Long lines were … Continue reading Justice Scalia
In Monday’s snowstorm, media was out at the Supreme Court two days after Justice Scalia’s death. Flags were at half-mast throughout the city. The statues at Union Station were dusted with snow.
The Chinese New Year parade in D.C. celebrates the Year of the Monkey, including a smoke-filled Firecracker Dance with the lions.
Cupid’s Undie Run is a annual event benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The local D.C. run took place with temperatures around 19 degrees but that did not stop any of the enthusiasm.
The peace vigil in Lafayette Square was started in 1981 by William Thomas, and shortly after that, Concepcion Picciotto maintained the vigil daily until her death last week. Philipos, another long-time volunteer, is keeping the vigil going on after Connie’s death. RIP Connie