Roger Stone Hearing

Plea hearing on 1/29/19

There were a small number of protestors from both sides, and a huge media encampment. I got there early enough to have a good position by the microphone podium and had waited for about 90 minutes, when he surprisingly came out the other door and didn’t speak to the media, so all I got was this shot of the car that he was inside as it started to drive away.

Addendum: Scenes from outside the court at the second hearing, 2/1/19

Transits and Passages

Transits and Passages was a show at the National Building Museum on January 26th. It used dance movements and music to move the crowd around the museum and highlight interaction between the shapes and sounds of humans with the building’s architecture.

Night of 1,000 Fridas

In celebration of Frida Kahlo, artist Theodore Carter declared a Night of 1,000 Fridas on January 25th. His goal was to have people all over the world create and share images of Frida and Frida-inspired works.

I went to see the Fridas in Petworth, where the arts district and local businesses were promoting the event. Some of the Frida tributes I saw were:

Flowers in homage to Frida
Painting a Frida

There were lots of small Fridas on doors and walls:

And some projections of Frida at the Ten Tigers bar:

Women’s March

1/19/19 in D.C., along Pennsylvania Avenue, E Street, and Freedom Plaza

Batala was at the march, providing both energy and joy to the crowd.

Some marchers went by the White House. There was a barrier fence blocking off about 1/3 of Pennsylvania Avenue, and many people started to leave their signs on the fence. The police did not try to stop anyone.