We love the long and storied history of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church — they gave women the right to vote in parish meetings a full eight years before the U.S. Constitution recognized women’s suffrage. In 1957, their congregation was first to be racially integrated in the District, and the progressive church was an early home to DC’s iconic hardcore punk scene (Fugazi played there in 1987). Alas, now Josef is the first person to be photographed semi-nude* in this hallowed sanctuary.
Just got home to a huge package of documents from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities — I’ve been asked to serve on their final selection committee to determine the future U Street’s historic Lincoln Theatre. (The nerdy arts organizer in me is beyond excited to start poring over these proposals before our all-day deliberations on Tuesday.)