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2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

An Old Lockkeeper's House Points the Way to the National Mall's Future

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 12.09.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Every year, millions of people pass by a nondescript stone building situated on the northwest side of the National Mall, just inches from the bustling...

Group Gets $1 Million To Restore Oldest Structure On Washington's National Mall

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - A group planning to restore and preserve the oldest existing structure on the National Mall in Washington will receive...

Making the Case for a National Women's History Museum

Joan Wages | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Joan Wages

As a young girl sitting through history classes, I often wondered where were the women during all of that time? It was as though I was learning men's history. Where was women's history?

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.10.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

From the Washington Monument, You Can See All of America

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

In an era of increasingly tight government budgets, these public-private partnerships are critical to finance needed infrastructure projects. Such partnerships are uniquely American, and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference.

The Privatization of the National Mall: America's Front Yard for Sale

Kim D. Stryker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Kim D. Stryker

So while those VIP donors are enjoying their benefit luncheon on the Nation's Front Yard, we should all ask ourselves: should the National Mall be a manicured lawn with access limited to events with wealthy backers?

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

Taking The Long View Of The National Mall On Earth Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 06.21.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Leave no trace is an ethos that pervades society's thinking about the great outdoors, and we need to extend that thinking to urban landscapes like the National Mall.

10 Places Every American Should See

Budget Travel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.

Advocates Fasting for Families Embody the Strength and Determination of the Immigration Reform Movement

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

This week I visited the National Mall and walked into a tent with a sign that said "Day 9 of Fasting." Inside sat a group of advocates who have been fasting to draw attention to the impact of our broken immigration system. Sometimes the quietest acts of protest can be the most powerful.

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Man Set Himself On Fire At National Mall

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.05.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation's capital as passers-by rushed over to help douse the f...

Nick Wing

These Republicans Really Hope You'll Forget The Government Shutdown Is Their Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you follow any Republican lawmakers on social media, you may have noticed a popular theme on Wednesday: Blame President Barack Obama ...

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Congress Commemorates Major Anniversary

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As members of Congress marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Senate majority leader warned Wednesday that civ...

We Love Festival Season

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- African-American style and identity, endangered languages and Hungarian culture get the spotlight treatment at this year's Smithsonian F...

The Problem With the Frank Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to appr...

One Million Bones on the National Mall: A Global Movement for Connectedness, Collective Action

Jackie Bezos | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Jackie Bezos

On a humid Saturday, June 8th, one million bones created by students, educators, artists and activists were laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a visual petition to end genocide and mass atrocities.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

LOOK: 1 Million 'Human Bones' Line National Mall

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Art and activism collide in a poignant "mass grave" display of more than 1 million handmade human bones in Washington, D.C. "One Million Bones,...

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...