Steve Jobs & Shakespeare
from the Bizarro Comic archive
In the premiere of Cosmos, his contemporary continuation of the Carl Sagan classic, the inimitable Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to history’s finest definitions of science.
Cosmos airs Sundays at 9/8c.
I never liked springing ahead until I had a toddler. But a post-8:00 am wake up is a true delight. #DayLightSavings
Fun times at the Legwarmers show last night at the State Theatre. 80’s-tastic!
Just enjoying a blueberry muffin on campus with Batman. (Uncommon Grounds, Georgetown U.)
DC Metro trains coming and going.
The Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side won’t see its U.S. premiere until next week at SXSW, but we are giving you a first look at Andre 3000 as the guitar god in an exclusive clip, where Hendrix’s manager attempts to convince him to move to London, where guitarists are playing music inspired by the blues.
Have you wondered what the impact of 2013 sequestration was on the government? Here are a few findings. (Larger image available at US GAO)
Had a delicious lunch today at the new-ish Silo in Mt. Vernon Triangle—919 5th Street NW.
This salad was quite tasty, but the kohlrabi soup was outstanding, though not pictured, because it disappeared so fast. It was like a cross between a French Onion soup and a vichyssoise, with the kohlrabi standing in for potato. I would go back for that soup alone, although the place also looks like a great happy hour or dinner spot.
Women’s History Month:
Eleanor Roosevelt’s First Press Conference - March 6, 1933
On March 6, 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt held the first of her 348 women’s only press conferences. Before this time, First Ladies had little contact with reporters. Eleanor recognized that holding regular conferences could enhance the public role of the First Lady - a role she transformed during her 12 years in the White House.
About 35 women attended Eleanor’s first press conference which was held in the Monroe Room on the second floor of the living quarters in the White House. The press conferences were attended by the major female reporters of the day - including Lorena Hickok, Ruby Black, Bess Furman, May Craig, Emma Bugbee and Martha Stayer.
Eleanor used these press conferences as a way to not only announce her schedule of activities but also as a platform to publicize the work of women leaders, answer her critics, and entertain questions on a variety of subjects. Topics covered everything from domestic issues like social programs, race, youth activism, etc. to international politics and the role of women in war and peace.
Cold March Morning at the Capitol by USCapitol on Flickr.
Great shot from the Architect of the Capitol
Get your pizza pairings down.
Great sunrise shot of Federal DC on a too frosty morning.
(via Twitter )
Farragut Square, with crunchy snow on Flickr.
The morning after the snow view: Georgetown