By Tom LeGro
A roundup of arts headlines.
Robert Hayden was the first black poet to be chosen as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress.
In other news Monday, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., died at the age of 77, and the nation's capital and much of the Mid-Atlantic remained snowbound in the wake of a weekend blizzard.
By Jason Breslow
A roundup of art headlines.
By Arts Desk
Every three years, the National Portrait Gallery holds a contest showcasing the best efforts in the country in portraiture. Out of 3,300 entries to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, an exhibition of the top 49 is now on display.
Jeffrey Brown decodes the secrets of Washington D.C. highlighted in Dan Brown's latest novel "The Lost Symbol."…
In other news, a Coast Guard training exercise in Washington caused security concerns during the nearby 9/11 anniversary services, and the world's oldest person died at the age of 115.
How do our clothes and other fabrics tell the trajectory of our lives? One woman's answer is now on display in a special two-week exhibit at the Textile Museum.
Two years into a bold effort to reform the city's school system, Washington, D.C., has seen gains in reading and writing proficiency among students. But while scores are up, critics are asking whether reforms have actually made district schools better…
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