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Did you know the system in place that rates movies is 50 years old? 50! It’s called the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) and we sat down with the wonder woman in charge – Joan Graves – to learn about how our favorite movies get rated before they hit the …

What’s buzzing on Capitol Hill? Alex Gangitano’s scoops – whether it’s on the steps of the Capitol building or inside the halls that hold it up, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter has the news you didn’t know you needed. From covering the Congressional Baseball games and Speaker Ryan’s bad dad jokes, …

Meet Brandon Maupin. He’s the head coach at Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) in Old Town Alexandria and prior, he coached at CrossFit. Being a fitness trainer isn’t just a job for Brandon, it’s a way for him to motivate others just as he had to do for himself. He is …

Kate Bennett is a baller – that’s just one of the many hats she wears (kind of like the ones Melania wears, which you only knew about because you heard it from Kate). She’s a CNN White House Reporter, Co-author of CNN’s Cover/Line newsletter, and the only one in the press …

You’ve probably seen the Washington Life covers graced by DC power players like Louise Linton and David Rubenstein, and the popular issues featuring U.S. Diplomats, Washingtonian socialites and the annual Young and the Guest List, to name a few. You might not, however, know who’s behind the scenes making sure those …

They call him the “DC Bar King” – ok, we call him that – but it fits because he runs the DC bar scene (in addition to running the political fundraising scene). If you haven’t been to one of his spots yet, you should maybe rethink your social life, but we aren’t …

Rayshun Lamarr is one reason to tune into this season of NBC’s The Voice. After losing his hearing, his ability to sing, and beating cancer, DC’s own contestant has found his voice once again.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it’d be appropriate to bribe a leprechaun with whiskey.

Originally from Alabama, Phillip Stutts has made his mark in Washington, DC and all across the country. Two decades of political and marketing experience has rendered Phillip his own digital marketing firm, various awards, spearheading a thousand political campaign victories, making national broadcast appearances and now, his own book party …

Erin McPike and Marsha Catron have quite the resumés individually, and together, they’re taking DC by storm. Today they launched Swann Street Strategies – a communications firm comprising 27 collective years of Washington-based experience in media and government and adding one critical detail: girl power.   Where’d the name Swann …

Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen Tony Powell’s work. He’s photographed the Hollywood likes of Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Gloria Estefan – and around these parts, most everything below your feet and above – from the Arena Stage ads you walk by in the Metro, to notable figures featured …

Meet Matt Corrado – an artist and designer based in Washington, DC. Matt’s artwork can be seen across the DMV, with his latest completed community mural in the Brentwood neighborhood which was a community effort sponsored by MidCity Development as part of their work to redevelop Brookland Manor into RIA. Matt …

Meet Alisha Ramos – the young entrepreneur taking your mind off of life’s stresses and re-focusing it on everything but. The founder of the Girls’ Night In newsletter, which launched nearly a year ago in January and appears in your inbox every Friday morning, prefers the simpler things and wants …