Carl Rizzi performed in drag as Mame Dennis (center). Rizzi led The Academy of Washington, a drag organization, from 1973 until his death in 2015. Above, Rizzi sits with his "nephews."

Carl Rizzi performed in drag as Mame Dennis (center). Rizzi led The Academy of Washington, a drag organization, from 1973 until his death in 2015. Above, Rizzi sits with his "nephews."

A Brief History Of Drag In The District

When his partner died of cancer in 1997, LGBTQ activist Mark Meinke started attending drag shows nearly every night to keep himself busy. He soon became the unofficial beat reporter…
Beach reads.

Beach reads.

Summer Reading 2019

We asked a few local literary luminaries for their summer reading recommendations. Here’s what they said:   Tayla Burney’s Picks   Fiction: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston…
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