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Emily Hoosier

Articles by Emily Hoosier

The Anchorman Exhibit at the Newseum, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C. museums look to movies to expand their audience

Film props and iconic pop-culture artifacts have drawn audiences to exhibits for years, but some area museums are going a step further, linking collections with new movie releases to tell real-life stories or capitalize on audience interest. Published March 30, 2014

Various pipe and drum troops march in the Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Celebrating all things Irish

It's almost that one day each year when everybody suddenly is Irish — and looking to be kissed for it. Published March 13, 2014

SNOW DAY: Workers shovel snow off the steps of the U.S. Capitol building in the District on Wednesday. A second blizzard in a week pounded the region creating near-whiteout conditions that dumped record levels of snow at area airports.

Snow emergency! Winter weather pummels D.C.

A major snowstorm forecast for Monday had winter-weary residents of the D.C. area bracing for as much as a foot of snow just a day after temperatures cracked the 50-degree mark. Published March 2, 2014

Have a Heart, have a Ball

If you're looking for a date night redemption because you blew it on Valentine's Day last weekend, the American Heart Association might just have the ticket for you. Published February 20, 2014

A funny thing happened: "As much as I want money for the store, I really want ladies into comics," says Esther Kim, manager at Fantom Comics in Union Station. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

It's Ladies Night for comics: Fans of superpower break down walls

It's Ladies Night in the District — but it's not being held at a bar or at a concert club. It's at a comic book store in Union Station, and the women in attendance on a recent weekend night indulge in a shared enthusiasm for one of the last markets that typically excludes them. Published February 13, 2014

Ocean City residents report feeling tremors

Ocean City residents reported feeling tremors and hearing a loud boom Thursday, but officials say they're not sure if it was an earthquake. Published February 6, 2014

Dr. Francis Collins (AP Photo)

NIH, drug companies will partner to expedite new medication

The National Institute of Health on Tuesday announced a partnership with a handful of major drug companies on a project to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create and market medications that treat debilitating diseases. Published February 4, 2014