Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Put a lid on it

A display of coffee lids at the new food exhibition at the Smithsonian.

Julia Child in the house

Julia Child's kitchen preserved at the Smithsonian.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Malcolm X quote in Barbara Kruger installation at the Corcoran.

Chinatown, DC style

I'm here in DC for a lifelong learning conference-- just a stone's throw from Chinatown. But this is a Chinatown unlike any other. You won't see noodle shops or dive restaurants or import stores. But you will find all the chains you've come to know and love--Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Ruby Tuesday. And, lest you forget where you are, each sign includes Chinese text.