Rio Djiwandana


Beyond Borders: Undocumented and Traveling the World

I don’t know if it was my obsession with watching Pokémon or all the long nights I spent reading fantasy novels, but I’ve always had an insatiable thirst for adventure... Read more


Newseum fondly remembers John F. Kennedy’s humanity

There are certain events in history we return to again and again, the controversy and the spectacle surrounding them driving our fascination and drawing us back to look for more. The assassination of John F. Kennedy is one of them, a catalyst of unrest and one of the omens that predicated what would be one of the most tumultuous decades in American history.


Outwin Boochever Competition breathes life into portraits

While the traditional notion of a “portrait” connotes the art of creating detailed personal representations, the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition takes the art of portraiture to entirely new levels. The exhibit transforms portraits into powerful works that communicate themes of personal identity, cultural differences, and the fleeting nature of beauty—qualities the average Facebook profile picture simply cannot capture.


Daikaya forecast: It’s raining ramen

After an unbearably long day of walking from class to class in damp and depressing weather, I couldn’t wait to head to Chinatown to grab a steaming bowl of soup at Daikaya, D.C.’s latest ramen joint.


From caterpillar into cocoon, a social butterfly emerges

By now, I’m sure everyone has seen Mean Girls, considering it’s arguably the best teen movie of our generation. But for those of you who have been living under a... Read more


Epicurean owner may be indicted for criminal contempt

On Oct. 17 D.C. District Court Judge Robert Wilkins issued a show cause order for criminal contempt against Epicurean owner Chang Wook Chon for allegedly failing to comply with court orders pertaining to two lawsuits brought against him by his employees.