Philanthropist Sheila Johnson brings a taste of Sundance to Middleburg.
Did Election 2012's negative and divisive tone lead to a more informed public?
Electrifying week of parties, politics and salutes wraps up DNC convention.
23 September 2010
Muy Caliente! The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) was once again one of Washington's most vibrant fall galas.
27 August 2010
King of New York reiterates to Washington Life that he’s against the building of a mosque near Ground Zero during exclusive interview set to run in October issue.
26 August 2010
The Greenbrier opens its elegant new casino with a splash of glamour and Hollywood starpower.
06 August 2010
Washington Life magazine and stars of “The Real Housewives of D.C.” co-hosted a lively VIP celebration at Buddha-Bar DC to celebrate the premiere of the show that everyone is talking about.
20 July 2010
Washington is a flutter in anticipation of the upcoming premiere of "The Real Housewives of DC" Thursday, August 5th on Bravo. We are opening up our photo galleries to get you up-to-date on who is who!
20 July 2010
Kournikova hits the district at the Washington Kastles Stadium Wednesday July 21.
28 June 2010
Under the soft, dim lighting of Teatro Goldini's charming Italian restaurant, Washingtonians, political figureheads, writers, reporters, and film aficionados awaited the arrival of one of the most renowned, powerful, and controversial directors in Hollywood, Academy Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone.
25 June 2010
Silverdoc’s featured The Other City, a documentary which exposes the AIDS/ HIV epidemic in DC
24 June 2010
Thousands of filmmakers and fans may have occupied downtown Silver Spring all week, but now the SILVERDOCS festival kicks into high gear for the weekend.
24 June 2010
Ted Leonsis tightens his grasp on Washington Sports & Entertainment
23 June 2010
Check out what the documentary film festival has to offer on Wednesday, June 23.
22 June 2010
For the eighth year, the Discovery Channel and the American Film Institute turn Silver Spring into an international destination with their ever-growing documentary film festival Silverdocs.
18 June 2010
IMPACT Arts + Film Fund hosts prescreening of documentary GERRYMANDERING at Landmark E Street Cinema.
27 May 2010
Dazzlingly dressed guests gathered at the AFI Silver Theater to toast "Sex and the City 2" with colorful flutes of Moët
26 May 2010
D.C. United and A.C. Milan gather for a cocktail reception at D.A.R. Constitution Hall before Wednesday's game at RFK Stadium.
07 May 2010
The White House Correspondents Association Weekend has become an extended East Coast version of the Oscars – it’s chic, celeb-laden, and media-frenzied. Is this Hollywoodization a good thing or are we simply becoming the latest TMZ outpost?
22 April 2010
Hidden away in the back of the Jockey Club, four clued-in journalists discuss the ins, outs, and dramatis personae of the Washington social “A-List.”
28 March 2010
DC's 24th International Film Festival kicks off in less than three weeks.
25 March 2010
Last year, Sundance Film Festival heavy-hitters scheduled around the inauguration, this time they stayed on to become the festival’s real A-list.
24 March 2010
The kinship between the nation’s capital and its West Coast friends was apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, aka: SUNDANCETWENTYTEN.
19 March 2010
Bi-partisanship was the order of the night at the Fox News pre-party
15 March 2010
Betsey Johnson brings fashion world sizzle into disability advocacy.
13 March 2010
Films, music, sunshine, margaritas and taco stands; a few of the reasons we returned to Texas for the 2010 South by Southwest festival.
05 March 2010
The night before they were honored by President Barack Obama at the White House, recipients of the National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medal were feted at a gala dinner attended by top Administration officials and non-political VIPs of every stripe.
20 January 2010
The Salahis testify today. Meanwhile, Washington Life has been told that the Secret Service was previously warned about the couple after a previous crash attempt during the inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial.
15 January 2010
Embassy Row's Middle East A-List comes out to support screening of "Journey to Mecca" and a night of much-welcomed positive imagery.
12 January 2010
Washington Life aired it's first prime-time TV special on Jan 9th 8PM and Jan 10th 6PM on DC50TV - the CW. If you didn't get a chance to view it . Check it out here!
10 December 2009
Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, and Bruce Springsteen were recognized for their contribution to the arts at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
03 December 2009
Good political drama – "Jersey Boy's" Joseph Bwarie drops by Sen. Feinstein's office.
13 November 2009
The IMPACT Arts + Film Fund pushes art and Hollywood with "Me and Orson Welles" screening
06 November 2009
Fight Night celebrates its 20th anniversary with plenty of boxing legends, donations, Marines, cigars, eye-candy, and the inspirational Joe E. Robert, Jr.
05 November 2009
Smile for the Cameras. Meet some of the metro region's leading film, television, and video professionals.
30 October 2009
The 2nd annual IMPACT Film Festival lives up to its name with a hard hitting round table and Woody Harrelson's "The Messenger."
19 October 2009
GQ takes a shot at listing top influencers and launches its 50 Most Powerful People in Washington issue on Pennsylvania Ave (but not at that address).
13 October 2009
The President makes a historic keynote address and the crowd goes Gaga for the First Lady of pop at the Human Rights Campaign Gala.
12 October 2009
The W Hotel Washington and John Legend put on a grand opening performance, Pollywood style.
02 October 2009
Jeffrey Wright gathers DC's African American power players to support Taia Peace Foundation and Maxwell.
30 September 2009
During a Hay Adams Rooftop Luncheon, John Grisham describes his D.C. roots and how Kindle is changing the book industry.
16 September 2009
Bailamos! The NHFA hosted their annual gala celebrating Noche Musicál Tuesday night at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
01 August 2009
Location: The Newseum Photos by Tony Powell THE EVENT: Four years after breaking ground on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Newseum finally opened with a party every bit as impressive as the $475 million building. Lines stretched down the block, but once inside, the more than 1,800 guests were treated to the cuisine of Wolfgang Puck, opportunities [...]
24 July 2009
Location: The U.S. Capitol Building WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Kyle Samperton ONE FOR THE GIPPER: “This place never looked better,” Ronald Reagan Foundation President Fred Ryan proclaimed, summing up prevailing sentiments the night Nancy Reagan celebrated her late husband’s historic enshrinement in bronze in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. AN “AMERICAN GIANT”: During [...]
22 July 2009
Location: Luxe Studio, Home of Fendi Casa WL SPONSORED – Photos by Tony Powell and Zaid Hamid TOP OF THE HILL: Is there anything Hill Harper can’t do? The Harvard- educated star of CSI: NY is the author of two inspiring books, Letters to a Young Brother and Letters to a Young Sister, and a [...]
16 July 2009
From stars to champs, troll movies to fashion mags, and international artists to famed former mayors, this year’s AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS spanned the whole spectrum
01 July 2009
A reception to celebrate Julianne Moore's new children's book "Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully"
01 July 2009
Actor, advocate, and author Julianne Moore speaks her mind on Save the Children, Freckleface Strawberry, and why children shouldn’t act
16 June 2009
Location: Residences of Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Jim Kimsey, and British Ambassador Sir Nigel and Lady Sheinwald WL EXCLUSIVE - Photos by Joseph Allen, Carrie Dorean, and Kyle Samperton HOME SWEET HOME: Since the UN Foundation Board of Directors’ annual meeting brought some of the world’s most influential philanthropic leaders to the District, it [...]
12 June 2009
Location: Embassy of Italy WL SPONSORED - Photos be Betsy Spruill Clarke CELEBRATING 30 YEARS: A major anniversary honoring Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) for their Congressional refugee protection efforts and CNN founder Ted Turner, who was “interviewed” by the network’s ace foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour about his savvy news sense [...]
11 June 2009
Location: Tammy Haddad Residence Photos by Tony Powell Click here for the full gallery of photos
11 June 2009
Location: Teatro Goldoni Photos by Kyle Samperton Click here for the full gallery of photos
11 June 2009
Location: L2 Lounge WL SPONSORED – Photos by Betsy Spruill Clarke and Stirling Elmendorf GETTING STARTED: Impact Arts + Film Fund teamed with Funny or Die and Washington Life to launch the WHCAD week-end at a celeb-packed “First Amendment” party where President Obama’s wunderkind speechwriter, Jon Favreau, was spotted cozying up to actress Rashida Jones, [...]
10 June 2009
Location: The Kennedy Center WL SPONSORED – Photos by Joseph Allen, Luke Christopher, Daniel Schwartz, and Margot Schulman WONDER WOMEN: This year’s gala celebrated women in the arts with an all-star A-list that included First Lady Michelle Obama (who made a surprise appearance), Vera Wang, Annie Leibovitz, Patti LaBelle, K.D. Lang, Midori, Chita Rivera, and, [...]
01 May 2009
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts WL SPONSORED – Photos by Kyle Samperton HONORED VOICES: Over one thousand guests gathered at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the eighth annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, first over cocktails and then in the Eisenhower Theater. The star-studded evening was dedicated to five honorees from [...]
01 May 2009
Location: Kuwait Embassy Residence WL EXCLUSIVE – Photos by Lynn Hornor Keith, Vicky Pombo. and Kyle Samperton GLAMOUR FOR A CAUSE: Only 144 very select guests made the cut for this year’s dinner, hosted on Earth Day by Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah and his wife Rima (glamorous in a chiffon leopard print by Dior) to [...]
01 June 2008
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Photos by Tony Powell THE EVENT: The star power factor was enhanced by the super protected presence this year of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who came to support close friend Steven Spielberg as he co-hosted “The Art of Film Music” along with fellow directing [...]