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'Girls Read Comics Too': Rowan, Age 11, Writes a Letter to DC Comics

David M. Perry | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
David M. Perry

Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).

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Marcia Liss | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What D.C.'s Food Scene Can Teach Us About Copyright Law

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Eli Lehrer

As Congress prepares for another battle over copyright law, D.C. policy wonks seeking guidance need look no further than the way the local restaurant scene has developed. Though there are clear differences, the district's eating places offer some valuable insights into the intersection of intellectual property and creativity.

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.

'Dangerously Cold Air' Send Temperatures Plummeting Around The U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the s...

7 Ways To Give Without Spending A Dime

Holly Leber | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Holly Leber

Though there are many, many organizations doing wonderful work to help the less fortunate, doing good and giving does not have to be applied to only to the non-profit world. Here are (lucky) seven everyday ways to do good.

Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.

Marvel And DC Heroes Face Off In Epic Fan-Made Trailer

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment

What would happen if the heroes of the DC and Marvel worlds faced off? That's what one fan imagined in a trailer for a fake movie depicting the scenar...

The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

Rob Kampia | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Big Business Wins Again

Andrew B. Stoll | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Andrew B. Stoll

If you believe in the minimum wage, then you surely don't believe that an employer should be permitted to require time consuming mandatory procedures at the workplace every workday, without pay.

Ryan J. Reilly

D.C. Police Take A Progressive Approach To Protests. It Wasn't Always That Way.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As several dozen demonstrators began to march from the White House to Dupont Circle early Monday evening, squad cars from the Metropolit...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party with Kids

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

If you will be throwing a family-friendly holiday party this year, consider including your kids in every step of the planning process and allowing them some input on crafts, food and decorations.

Who Will Champion Child Homelessness in America?

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Recent reports show that children seem to be falling through the cracks of an otherwise strengthened system nationwide, becoming homeless at an alarming rate and with no immediate relief in sight.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

'Madam Secretary': A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

At a time of extreme animus directed against Washington, D.C., Madam Secretary, a new series on CBS, casts these hated bureaucrats -- and the cabinet secretaries they work for -- as the people of serious and constructive purpose that they actually are.

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

Comedian Tommy Davidson Looks Back On Being Adopted Into A White Family In The '60s

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly every comedian looks to personal experience to help craft a comedic personality. For “In Living Color” alum Tommy Davidson, his unique expe...

Keys to the Shelter: New Ways to Empower Women Out of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Unaccompanied women on the street and in shelters face unique challenges. Studies show that they often leave their living situations later than men in the downward-spiral process.

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...

Magic

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

Moving Day: The Search for the Perfect Apartment in the DMV

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 10.27.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

With so many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If, like me, you're an employed, childless, "millennial" (whatever that means these days), here are a few things to consider when you're planning your move.

DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 10.14.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

What's Luke Skywalker Been Up to For the Last 30 Years? A MAD Magazine Exclusive

Bryan Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Next week, the new issue of MAD Magazine hits newsstands, which is okay, I guess. More important than that (and with a decidedly higher budget), next year sees the release of a new Star Wars film.

Crawford Gratefully Celebrates a Year Off the Streets

Street Sense | Posted 10.04.2014 | DC
Street Sense

Every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to noon you are likely to find Crawford selling papers on the corner of 19th and M St NW. That is the same corner where on February 2, 2010, Crawford's luck took a turn for the better. It was there that he met Reed Sandridge.