Celebrate Washington’s seminal role in the punk scene with 20 Years of Dischord, a three-disc set from Ian McKaye’s DC-centric label. Amazon, $16.68.
20 Years of Dischord Photograph by Amazon
Maryland artist Joseph Craig English captures the vibrancy of Washington—and brings it to directly to your bedroom walls—with his colorful block prints. Joseph Craig English, $60 to $200.
Joseph Craig English Photograph by Joseph Craig English
Born Yesterday, George Cukor’s 1950 film about corruption in the nation’s capital, makes us long for a different kind of Washington, full of noble journalists, dizzy dames, and hilarious, rather than nefarious, influence peddlers. Amazon, $12.49.
Born Yesterday Photograph by Amazon
Washington artist and designer Dana Ayanna Greaves produces colorful jewelry and accessories with an artistic, deconstructed edge. Artaya, $18 to $130.
Artaya jewelry and accessories Photograph by Artaya
The Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown himself, has a sprawling new box set out, including a live CD and DVD recorded at the 9:30 Club and a separate disk with five new tracks. Amazon, $24.85.
We Got This Photograph by Amazon
An homage to the Jefferson Memorial we can officially call adorable. Après Peau, $20 for ten.
R. Nichols Jefferson Memorial Notecards Photograph by Apres Peau
Ron Chernow’s new biography of George Washington takes on the first President as a general, slave owner, and Virginian, casting new light on our city’s namesake. Amazon, $22.
Washington: A Life Photograph by Amazon
Want to see Washington become more bike-friendly? Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales of the Pedal Pusher’s Club’s “Ride DC” T-shirt benefits the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. Pedal Pushers Club, $18.
Ride DC T Photograph by Pedal Pushers Club
The White House/media dynamic isn’t great, but it could be worse: Robert Gibbs could be a werewolf. The 1973 horror-satire Werewolf of Washington can serve as a cautionary tale. Amazon, $7.89.
Werewolf of Washington Photograph by Amazon
Help new parents jump-start their child’s love of Washington with this all-natural, District-shaped wooden teether. Etsy, $12.
DC Teether Photograph by Etsy