Rev. Robert F. Drinan, S.J., the first Catholic priest to be a voting member of Congress died on Sunday at the age of 86. Drinan was a member of the Georgetown Jesuit community.
Development in the District is looking like all fun and games since last Saturday, when city officials unveiled a new set of plans to build a D.C. United soccer stadium directly across the Anacostia River from the new Nationals stadium. Washington now has three stadiums in the works.
The wind was heavy, it was too cold for a tee-shirt and I was scared my nipples were going to show up in the shot. It’s not a normal concern for me, but Ross has a damn nice camera, and he assured us this was being filmed in HD. Every detail, every blemish, would show up on the projection screen in his basement when we were finished, from the discontinuities in my hairstyle to my potentially cold nipples. Cinema!
Carrying On, a rotating column by Voice senior staffers
Home rule is still a relatively new concept in the District of Columbia. In 1974, a new era dawned as the first popularly elected Mayor and City Council took office, beginning the District’s experiment in limited autonomy. Now, 32 years later, the pending retirement of Mayor Anthony Williams means next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the de facto election in a city where almost three-fourths of residents are registered Democrats, will see the election of D.C.’s fifth unique popularly elected mayor.