The performance of pantomime originates at its earliest in Ancient Greece; the name is taken from a single masked dancer called Pantomimus, although performances were not necessarily silent.

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Marek on Listening to George Clooney

One day, I was playing basketball with George Clooney and he asked me, through a friend because I didn't speak Engl...

Brianna on Being a Howard at Howard

When my professors ask me to introduce myself, and I say Brianna Howard, I always get a chuckle because of the Howa...

Herman on Being a Minority in Reverse

I look back on my life and realize that my upbringing is a little different than most. We were the only white famil...

Kim on Claiming Our History

"To me, it is incredible how Whitman spoke through the generations to people like Hughes, and so many other writers...

Paul on the D.C. Republican Committee

While I think about how much easier my job would be if I worked in a red state like, Texas, I like working for the ...

Maudine on Her Only Regret

My first perception at Howard in the 50's was that all of the young men were impoverished because they wore short p...

Isaac on Getting the Best and Worst of D.C.

I made a decision to leave the neighborhood and never move back after my sister was murdered in 2002 by her boyfrie...

David on Being a Teenage Father

While I am happy about this baby, in the back of my head, I do think about what my life would be like if I didn't h...

Jerry on Hearing Marvin Gaye on the Radio

Every Thursday night, me and some friends would join a bunch of other guys from Spingarn High School on the corner ...

Dinah on Settling Herself Down

I never rode school buses as a kid, only public buses, so this was all new to me when I started.

Imam Daayiee Abdullah on Pushing the Limits of Acceptance

This week, People's District will tell a series of stories from D.C.'s LGBT community in honor of Pride week. These...

Alycea on Punching Earthquakes and Tornadoes

I want to tell all of the kids in Washington not to worry about tornadoes and earthquakes because if they come here...

Meaza on Bringing Her Kids to Washington

The United States has been good to me, but I hope that my children will like it here. I think that my daughter will...

Jessica on Two Rivers

One of my favorite parts of what I do is standing at the door in the morning with the other administrators to greet...

Sidra on Raising Your Kids Right

I tell you, Southeast ain't nothing but corruption. I don't want to live or raise my children here. It's like every...

Kayla on Escaping the District

While people in my hood finally recognize me and know that I belong, I miss my life and friends back in Virginia. T...

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