Week in Review – 11/22/20

Image: Couple walking in London (1954). During the past eight months there has been a strange tone in the local press covering the dining scene. While not ignoring the catastrophic impact on the industry, there has been a breezy veneer to the piece. “Check out this cool pop-up!” “The best places for takeout!” “Dr. Fauci’s […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Cézanne, Sugar Bowl, Pears and Blue Cup (Sucrier, poires et tasse bleue) (c. 1866) For the past several months we have been focusing on still lifes for our Saturday art posts. Going chronologically, at least when focusing on European painters, means you focus on the Dutch early but eventually you must end up […]

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Week In Review – 11/15/20

Image: Bruno Bernard. Sophia Loren, Berlin Film Festival, ca. 1958. With the bite of COVID returning, now we will remind you the following words of wisdom with emphasis: BUY A LOT OF STUFF FROM RESTAURANTS YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW. It might make the difference between survival and closing. Also tip big and wear a mask. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes (1887) For this week’s art post we inch closer to the beginning of the 20th Century with Vincent van Gogh (pronounce it how you wish). Van Gogh went through stretches when he would paint a certain subject or color, working through his ideas. In 1886, he […]

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Pupatella

Image: Pizza! Last Updated: 11/9/20 Current Status:  The Virginia-based mini-chain opened up an outpost in the old Rosemary Thyme spot, with abundant outdoor seating in Dupont.  They brought in a classic oven and the pies started flying out the door.  There is often a group of people waiting on pick-up orders and a few others […]

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Saturday in the museum with Norman

Image: Norman Rockwell, Elect Casey (1958) We take a break from our series on still life painting to post something that captures the moment we are living through. In this case the exhaustion of an election and its aftermath. Norman Rockwell’s original version of Elect Casey was intended to run as the Saturday Evening Post […]

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Week in Review – 11/1/20

Image: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Italy, 1932 We here at 17 Degrees follow the D.C. food scene pretty closely, but damned if we can explain what is going on. There are places that are opening right as the city girds for winter and COVID cases rise. The closures are easier to explain. The fundamental rule remains the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Nature morte au melon d’Espagne (1879) This week’s art posting does not travel far from last week’s. We go from Manet to Monet. From 1864 to 1879. From fish to fruit. And we continue our still life series. The still life of apples, grapes, and melon may be a tad out of […]

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