Author Archive for Sarah Kaplan

Alison Baitz Debuts Her “Delightfully Pointless” Zine, On Flora

When Alison Baitz started working on her new zine, On Flora, she may have been a little out of her depth. She bought props on a whim, wasted $100 taking photos with disposable cameras (none of which came out), and set overly ambitious goals for how fast her product would sell. “I think I was a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Free Jazz at Chez Billy! Pickle Shots! Adams Morgan Day!

Chris Grasso, pianist and mastermind of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's weekend Jazz Series, which was cancelled  in July, lost no time returning to the bandstand. The second edition of the series premieres tonight at its new venue, Petworth bistro Chez Billy. The event features Grasso on piano, a yet-to-be-named bassist, and Lena Seikaly (shown), one [...]

D.C.’s Artist Exchange Asks Local Creatives to Pool Resources

Last fall, dancer Emily Eakland found herself in need of new professional photographs for her résumé. Rather than pay for a photoshoot, she recruited two friends—a photographer and a stylist who needed samples for their own portfolios—to work on the project. "The three of us got together to take the photos of me, and we all [...]

ToDo ToDay: Photographing Shaw! Sidecars! Homegrown Bands and Beer!

With its sparkling new library, revamped community center, new eateries, and pending town center project, Shaw looks radically different than it did at the beginning of this century—and it's likely to keep changing. So for its “Investigating Where We Live” program, the National Building Museum invited some of Shaw’s youngest residents to explore and document [...]