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Christopher Nolan Returns with Historically Significant Dunkirk

The National Air and Space Museum hosted a special screening of Dunkirk on Wednesday with director Christopher Nolan in attendance. “It took me a long time to be ready to make this film as a craftsman; I didn’t want to take it on until I had a lot of experience,” Nolan said, answering a question…
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A Summer Tradition: 311 Brings Annual Caravan to Silver Spring

For 311, it’s a family affair. The multi-platinum, alt-rock band just embarked on the Unity tour, with a two-night stop at the Fillmore Silver Spring on July 24 and 25. In a recent phone interview with On Tap, bassist P-Nut, born Aaron Wills, told us that the band had just practiced their new song…
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A Day in the Life: WeWork's Alissa Avilov

Today, cult classic Office Space is nearly obsolete, and the plotlines in The Office feel like they were plucked from 30 years ago, rather than the past decade. The reason these office-centric themes are no longer relevant to the way we work? We don’t congregate around the watercooler anymore. Instead,…
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Sax Player Elijah Jamal Balbed Embraces DC Music Scene

Nearly two decades ago, a sixth grader left his saxophone at a Maryland bus stop on his way to school. Elijah Jamal Balbed was sure his mother had taken his sax with her, and that he would practice upon returning home, but he was wrong. Instead of it awaiting him, it was seemingly lost forever. What…
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Mountain Biking the DMV

On an early summer Saturday at Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a half-dozen early risers congregate in a parking lot, stretch their limbs, and strap on helmets and gloves before climbing onto brightly colored mountain bikes. Moments later, excited hoots and hollers pierce the muggy…
July 2017