Our Top Stories of 2017: Part I

Looking back over our work during the past year

As of today, we’ve published 155 original articles, videos, maps and other posts on this site in 2017.

Here are some of our favorite stories published in English in 2017. Come back Friday for the best Spanish-language posts of the year.


Interviews promoting local artists & organizations

Young Playwrights to speak out for immigrants

VIDEO: Interview with Smithsonian curator Ariana Curtis

District of Love March celebrates Washington’s diversity

Hola Cultura launches partnership with Knowledge Commons DC with a free class by D.C. artist Frida Larios

Local videomaker profiles Latino musicians “United By Music”

Tango dancing in D.C.

VIDEO: Local playwright Karen Zacarías on her ”Native Gardens”


Posts about our Culinary Arts & Artists

Dreaming about the perfect corn tortilla led to a thriving business

TamalFest chef opens tamal-centric food truck

Hola Cultura launches YouTube ‘cooking show’   (Next show, buñuelos by Connie Ortiz-Johnson, posts this Wed., Dec. 13)



 D.C. Latino History

Housing costs and the Latino community
(You can read all of our 2017 Latino history & affordable housing updates here)

Mapping D.C.’s changing neighborhoods


Indigenous D.C.: Mexican, Central or South American languages & cultures

Did you know many Indigenous languages are spoken in D.C.?

VIDEO: “Alfombras de Aserrín: Una tradición de Guatemala” Colorful Sawdust Carpets: A Guatemalan Tradition

VIDEO: Grupo Sotz’il’s contemporary traditions


D.C. Latino Street Murals

VIDEO: ¡Muralismo!: Highlights from last week’s panel discussion

¡Muralismo! Interview with Flor Rivas

DC Latino Murals Chronicles: “Unity” then and now



ART: “Out of Many, One”: A new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History explores our richly layered national identity.

INSTALLATION: Borders on everyone’s minds: New festival at M.C.I.

DOCUMENTARY: Dolores Huerta documentary

FILM: Latin American Film Festival opens with a film about corruption, murder and gentrification

BOOKS: Elena Poniatowska interview


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