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Meet Morgan Hungerford West. She’s an artist, stylist, content creator and creative consultant. She founded Panda Head Blog in 2006, and over the last nine years has forged a successful, full-time career around hands-on visuals and creative problem-solving. She is really good at making things look really good. Her newest effort is A Creative DC.

It’s hot, we know. But remember that one time you were stuck in DC’s coldest winter of the last 120 years and were wailing about whether you’d ever be warm again? Welcome to summer! But because we’re sympathetic we’ve rounded up some weekend activities with a range of outdoor AND AC enclosed events.

Jeb keeps millennials in mind, using social media to help launch his presidential campaign announcement [and an exclamation point] Greece bailout negotiations [messing with the Dow] Need a summer hobby? [Consider bocce] Stay chill, soup lovers [gazpachIT] Is there anything T-Swift [can’t do?] Photo by Nathan Jones submitted to the …

Summer is upon us, and the days are as long as Rand Paul is short, which can only mean one thing… it’s time for a ROADTRIP! Don’t be an amateur and wait until August recess to hit the road. Escape from the swarms of tacky tourists and Instagramming interns now …

Jeff Tiller Meaghan Webster Daniel Lippman Lyndsey Fifield Tim Hanrahan Kathy Morgan Michael Falcone Anna Jensen Brendan Buck

When you work on the Hill, certain tasks can take over the time you spend at the job. We put the call out to our chief of staff friends to ask how their time is spent at work. This week, we have how a Capitol Hill chief of staff’s day can sometimes be divided. Click on the preview above to see the full animated infographic.

When you work on the Hill, certain tasks can take over the time you spend at the job. We polled our press secretary and former press secretary friends to ask how their time is or was spent at work. This week, we have how a Capitol Hill press secretary’s day can sometimes be divided.

Meet Brandon Byrd. He started a vintage mobile eatery paying homage to the Rock & Roll era, serving turtle pecan sundaes, rootbeer floats, doughnut sandwiches, and other amazing treats to District Citizens out of a restored 1952 step van. Named one of the best food trucks in DC, Goodies is now also a stand at National Harbor. We caught up with him about work and life in DC.

Meet David Drucker. He’s currently Senior Congressional Correspondent at the Washington Examiner. He tackles serious issues and is a major source for up to the minute information in this town. We caught up with him briefly to talk more about his work, how he got started and where he hangs out.

This adorable shot, snapped by Richard Barnhill and submitted to the FamousDC photo pool, captures so many time-sensitive happenings at once: the U.S. Capitol’s scaffolding, the frozen reflecting pool, and of course the moment between the man and the woman here itself. It’s a beautiful bit of cheer in gloomy midwinter.

D.C.-area photographers added their 4th of July photos to the FamousDC Flickr Pool. Here are our featured favorites from the group. Relive America’s birthday and check em out.

Posted to our FamousDC flickr group, Corey Clarke‘s photo of the golden glow over D.C. last night between and during heavy rains makes the District look like something out of a movie.

A FamousDC favorite photographer, Kevin Wolf is a photographer by night (and dawn, and weekend). Check out his artfully composed portrait of a man near the Washington Monument.

Stretch out your tweeting thumbs, round up your b-cards, and grab those Crest Whitestrips because it’s finally here– it’s White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, then odds are you are a nobody — it’s #nerdprom weekend and it’s going to get a little …