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30 years later, groundbreaking book ‘Banned in DC’ still reverberates

WASHINGTON — This week marks 30 years since the public got its first view of a photo-heavy book depicting the earliest days of D.C.’s hardcore punk scene — and its author says the anniversary is both rewarding and disappointing. Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague, and Sharon Cheslow got the first copies of their book, “Banned In […]

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Brent’s Club Honors Son Lost to Drugs

For attorney Robert Shapiro and his wife, losing their son Brent 13 years ago to drugs was a horrible tragedy. But from that tragedy grew something remarkable – the Brent Shapiro Foundation for drug prevention. When Brent was a teenager, he started experimenting with drugs and alcohol and eventually going through rehab several times. By […]

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A child’s mission to help grows into a coat drive for the community

WASHINGTON — Tatiana Sweeney stood in the cold outside Bin 1301 Wine Bar on U Street in front of tables piled high with coats for the Annual Warming Hearts Coat Drive. Now in its eighth year, the event began when her son was just 10-years-old. “I went inside the store and when I came out, my son […]

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Missing Idyllwild Man Found Dead

An 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who had been missing since Nov. 26 was found dead, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. David Bradish was last seen in the 5400 block of North Circle Drive in Idyllwild. His family and members of the community conducted searches and carried out an outreach campaign to spread awareness […]

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‘Emmet Otter’ Swims for the Big Screen

What to Know Monday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 16 Select theaters Playing with “The Bells of Fraggle Rock” We’re in a pretty Muppet-y mood, ’round these SoCal parts, in 2018, thanks to “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” visiting the Skirball Cultural Center over the summer, and sassy events like “Puppet Up!,” which popped […]

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Queer Tango: A dance class where anyone can lead or follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing under multicolored lights in a Columbia Heights studio, the tango instructor told her students to find a partner and practice the dance’s basic position, an intimate embrace between leader and follower. Without skipping a beat, Dhruv Sharma turned to a fellow student and asked a question rarely spoken in a partner […]

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