The Magnetic Fields got it right. D.C. is more than just the grand old seat (or a swamp of iniquity) to some of us. As I probably tell people too often, I grew up in Washington, and I feel obliged to remind people from time to time that “inside the Beltway” means something very different to those of us who actually live here.
So, in this election season, when politicians say “Washington” the way others say “child molester,” I’d like to point out a few of my favorite things about this town. I’ve added a section of D.C. links to the site–mostly literary, cultural, and historical–and I’ll add more as they occur to me. Suggestions welcome.