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Past articles by Philip:

Here's How You Can Get the Same High-End Mattresses Hotels Have

One way to pick the right mattress: Figure out what kind of hotel mattress you slept on where you had a particularly restful night. → Read More

23 Things to Do In DC This March

New exhibits, shows, and concerts you should see this month. → Read More

How to Find a Good Pet Sitter In DC

Entrusting your pets to someone else can be tough. Here are tips to put you at ease when choosing a walker, sitter, or kennel. → Read More

8 Great Florists for Valentine's Day

Will you be my…florist? Unlike the Valentine question, this one’s likely to be a yes—as long as you place your order in time, and you’re within the delivery zone. Here are eight good florists in and around DC. Little Acre Flowers Online/phone only 202-245-0812 Open since: 2014 Arrangements from: $55 A dozen long-stem roses will … → Read More

10 Great Places for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Around DC (Updated)

Where to find the best sweets for your sweet. → Read More

10 Great Places for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Around DC

Where to find the best sweets for your sweet. → Read More

Oh God, It's Already Time to Think About Summer Camp

May the odds be in your favor. → Read More

DC Veterans Associations Wary of Commenting on Trump Fundraiser

Deep sighs. No comments. → Read More

Free Things to Do in DC This Weekend January 28 to 31: Cameron Esposito Comes to the Kennedy Center

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 Chiara Izzi at Living Room Live Italian vocalist Chiara Izzi will perform a set of US and International songs from Motifs, her debut album, at The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. 7 PM. FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 Cameron Esposito at the Kennedy Center LA-based comic Cameron Esposito, who Jay Leno once called “the future of comedy,” and … → Read More

Restaurants Serving New Year’s Day Brunch Around DC

Cheers 2016 with bottomless bubbly, pajama parties, and great eats. → Read More

A Guide to Independent Bookstores in DC

Where to go if you're looking for fiction, history texts, medical manuals, lit criticism etc. → Read More

Where to Find Feasts of the Seven Fishes Around DC

Where to find Italian seafood feasts for the holidays. → Read More

Meet the Animals Who Bring Comfort to DC Area Schools, Hospitals, and Nursing Homes

If you’ve ever known a golden retriever—or any dog, really—you’ll understand how impressive it is to see one ignoring a piece of (buttery, sweet-smelling) French toast resting on his own paw. But the task appears effortless for Riley, a seven-year... → Read More

Free Things to Do in DC This Weekend Dec 3-6: Irish Christmas at the Kennedy Center

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 2015 Momentum Awards at the Carnegie Library The DowntownDC Business Improvement District will be recognizing DC visionaries who have made the group "so much more." Help yourself to a cocktail and food while rubbing elbows with city... → Read More

24 Washington-Area Nonprofits That Help Local Causes

From food and shelter to cleaning up the environment, find out how your donations can help those in need. → Read More

Free Things to Do in DC November 25-29: A Complimentary Turkey Fry

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Charm City Junction at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage If you've never heard a button accordion played live, here's your chance. Baltimore-based Charm City Junction brings their eclectic, acoustic-roots sound to DC. 6 PM.... → Read More

The ''Gig Economy'' May Be Over-Hyped in DC

Get a fuller picture of how many people in DC are self-employed. → Read More

Free Things to Do in DC November 18-22: Colombian Jazz and a Pumpkin Workout Session

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Humanitini: Washington Redskins Name Discussion at The Brixton HumanitiesDC's "Humanitini" is a once-a-month, panel-led discussion about a hot-button issue, over drinks. November's topic: the Redskins' name. RSVP required. Attendance is free; drinks are not. 6:30-8:30PM.... → Read More

Free Things to Do This Weekend November 12-15: Karen Mason at the Kennedy Center

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Spices, Flavors and Flavoring at Joe's Movement Emporium Whether your blood pressure is high or you're just health conscious, head to Mount Rainier for a 50-minute workshop led by licensed nutritionist Kathy McNeely on how to cut... → Read More

Free Things to Do in DC This Week November 4-8: A Bloody Mary Tasting at Shinola

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Architecture of the Holocaust lecture at the Holocaust Museum Paul Jascot, a professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, studies Nazi Germany's impact on post-war art and... → Read More