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In Ezekial Jalloh's cramped 12 by 15 foot dorm room at American University, it's hard to imagine living comfortably with another person, much less a visiting stranger. But over the past two years, the 21 year old has hosted 15 travelers on his small, inflatable air mattress.
It's not hard to spot a pop-up these days. The empty warehouse you pass on your commute is suddenly a vintage clothing store. The abandoned space on the corner is now a hip coffee shop. Whether they're open for one night or one month, one thing can be agreed on -- pop-ups are at the height of cool for consumers. And for retailers, they just make sense.
Local food bloggers recommend their favorite barbecue recipes in anticipation for summer.
The Asian Heritage Foundation hosted its eighth Fiesta Asia Street Festival. The festival featured martial arts demonstrations, food vendors, musical performances and a cultural parade.
For adults, gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities of summer. However, getting kids to enjoy the same activity may present challenges for some parents and caregivers. Several area experts offer advice and tips on making gardening a fun, healthy and rewarding summer activity for youth.
It's a story many women in the beauty industry have lived to tell: A beauty pageant contestant struggles with an eating disorder and enters a rehabilitation program.
When Junious Brickhouse returned to D.C. from serving in the United States Army for nearly a decade, he didn't return with war stories. He returned with dance.
D.C. is becoming a less welcoming city for film festivals. And rising venue costs, combined with the growing use of digital services for viewing films, may spell the end for one of the city's most established film festivals.
Heavy refill water jugs are a common sight on the doorsteps of many D.C. area homes and apartments. But some local businesses are taking drink deliveries a step further, catering to specialized tastes and customized requests.
Nothing welcomes the warm weather season like an outdoor festival. Whether it's arts-focused, a county fair or a parade, open air celebrations offer something for everyone, young and old.