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Humility is a virtue that often gets a bad rap, especially when an unctuous hypocrite like Dickens' Uriah Heep lays claim to it. Moreover, living as we do in what David Bobb calls "an age of arrogance," humility can be seen as weak and passive, while "greatness seems strong and energetic — anything but humble." He quotes Muhammad Ali: "It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am." So, the basic questions are: Is it possible to achieve greatness, but be humble at the same time?
Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory said in a video message delivered to constituents — and particularly, his fellow black voters — that he's finally come to his senses and realized the Democratic Party disguises an all-consuming quest for control as concern and aid for minorities.
During awards season, the short-film nominees are never given the same attention as the best picture contenders or the gossip about who’s wearing whom. Yet, brevity is an art and deserves a look. This week, catch screenings of the Academy Award nominees for the best live action, animated and documentary shorts at area movie theaters, where screenings will group the five nominees in each category together.
This week, catch screenings of the Academy Award nominees for the best live action, animated and documentary shorts at area movie theaters, where screenings will group the five nominees in each category together.
If getting dressed up to go to a crowded bar with the entire city isn't your idea of a special evening, then Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre has the answer for a unique New Year's Eve.
I tried to do what Steven Spielberg should have done, and that's channel Frederick Douglass for a view on Abraham Lincoln and the federal city.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition, "The Civil War and American Art," which opens today, has two stars. One is the enslaved black American; the other is Winslow Homer.
For the District of Columbia, deprived of a vote in Congress, the U.S. Capitol remains a bitter place — but city residents finally are getting representation, of a sort.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the U.S. Capitol.