Petula Dvorak

09/30/2015 - 3:00pm

    It's just before midnight on a Friday in downtown Leesburg, and a young couple just stumbled out of the biker bar in this historic Virginia town, past the American flags, quaint lamposts and cascading petunia pots and ducked into an alley, furiously making out.


08/27/2015 - 9:35pm

    Now that two women are graduating from the legendary Ranger school, can we get back to reality?

    Yes, it is impressive that these women conquered the Army's 62-day equivalent of the men's...

08/27/2015 - 8:26pm

    "Mom? What was that lady doing with her hands?" came the 8-year-old voice from the back seat of the van as I did some reporting in Baltimore.

    "She was doing drugs, Sweet Pea,...

08/20/2015 - 7:13pm

    The scene was chaos. There were people yelling, "Put the knife DOWN!" and others screaming, "Don't shoot her!" Smoke was billowing, fire engines were parked this way and that. In the middle of it all, a 22-year-old black woman with a...

08/20/2015 - 6:35pm

    Washington just won the Super Bowl!

    Wait, you didn't hear? Did you miss the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue? The endless parties? Crowing from VIPs? Oh wait, that didn't happen.

08/13/2015 - 3:37pm

    It's even happening here, in some of Washington's most diverse or proudly progressive neighborhoods: "Black" is being x'ed out.

    In the past 10 days, "Black Lives Matter...

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