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REBOOT. We’re entering 2023 with a renewed sense of purpose for District Fray. My editorial team and I spent the last few months reimagining how we want to tell stories, both narratively and visually, for our readers. Everything we do is through the lens of what we believe resonates with locals, from highlighting individuals making an impact on our community to providing insight into our burgeoning creative scene. While we’re bringing back some of our favorite annual themes, like arts & culture and style, we’re also playing with some new ideas. From a camp-themed adventure issue in June to a celebration of all things spooky in October, we’re really excited for this year’s editorial lineup.
We’re kicking the year off with our Reboot Issue, delving into personal, professional and even community transformation. Chad Kinsman interviews cover subjects Dawson Saint Jour and Mona Laviñia Garcia about exploring fitness that fits your lifestyle, Laura Silverman walks us through the basics of mindful drinking, Annie Agnone deep dives into non-monogamy’s cultural moment and how to transform your personal space, and Alice Hu shares tips for unlocking your intuition. Nearly every piece in this issue touches upon the idea of embracing change and accepting who you are and what you need to be the best version of yourself.
On another note, February is my seven-year mark as editor of the magazine, and I readily admit that I still have so much more to learn. I’m constantly soaking up the knowledge and fabulous ideas of the talented minds around me, and I can’t wait to see how we continue to evolve and where we go next. As always, thank you for supporting local journalism and staying on the ride with us for another year.
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great.”
In addition to impacting how we spend our time and energy, everything in our space can be seen as a symbol that tells a story about our lives.
Non-monogamy seems to be everywhere.
Whether you’re a whiz with a whisk or have never cracked open your oven, these tips from five bakers and pastry chefs in D.C. will help you impress with your desserts.
The four-seat, red accented back booth at Capitol Hill mainstay The Monocle has hosted countless political luminaries.
“There is this huge underground community of home bakers across the country that feels very much like a family.”
As a first-generation Mexican immigrant, searching for connection to my identity proved difficult, but food became a tether to my past.
You’re going to go out to eat and drink. You might as well go where the pros eat and drink.
What is mindful drinking, you ask? It’s essentially the practice of being aware of why and how much alcohol one drinks.
It’s always a good idea to go to a show. It’s an even better idea to go do a new type of show.
“Music is an outlet for me. I write as if I were writing in a diary, and it’s all very fast.”
Just before Kaleb Metaferia’s mother passed away in 2016, she imparted the DJ better known as K-Meta with advice he already knew, yet still needed to hear.
Every night in D.C. (and some afternoons), you can catch a limited release screening at world class museums, libraries and art house theaters.
These are the stories Durrett tells through her art: hyperlocal histories of the DMV, the tribulations and triumphs of Black women, stories of exhilarating joy and excruciating pain.
Sarah Renzi Sanders and Angie Meche Kilcullen look forward to building on the success of their Kensington, Maryland-based gallery.
“Art therapy helps us engage the whole body and expression going past words. Art making helps us tap into that less conscious material and create something tangible.”
For Igor, this is a normal Monday and his little slice of heaven, a chance to leave his literal fingerprints on exotic automobiles and museum-worthy pieces by adding intricate pinstripes and funky lettering.
We asked Bold Fork Books owner Clementine Thomas to recommend some cookbooks she’s most excited about for 2023.
While Columbia Heights isn’t the geographical center of Washington, D.C., I like to think it’s really the heart of the District.
Three women of D.C. talk how accessing your intuition is to have a deep understanding of yourself.
Becky Waddell, owner of Take Care, offers tips to set you on the right path for an attainable, wellness-focused skincare routine.
I champion the businesses I care about and believe in to get them the recognition they deserve.
The following D.C. podcasters capture this sound in their individual niches, interviewing and highlighting the people, things and thoughts that make the District what it is.
“I’m very interested in decolonizing wellness and creating more accessible and inclusive means to wellbeing.”
We feature flag football superstar Thomas Emerick, who fills us in on everything from team nicknames and football strategies to his favorite post-game bar.
The team has plenty of exciting events happening on and off the court.
“The team has been doing great and after our long Western Canada road trip, we really came together and started playing a lot better.”
I’ve hit a sustainable cold weather stride mainly revolving around attire.
It’s not that damn difficult.
However you might change this year, we hope this crossword remains a constant.