How things change. On September 28, 2013, the not-yet-disgraced actor Kevin Spacey held a fundraiser at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel for his eponymous foundation, part of his long campaign to win over permanent Washington. Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages was there on assignment as a freelancer and supplies some of what she captured that day. Looking back now, it’s hard to imagine any of this ever happened, except for one potential historical echo: This event took place just before Congress was unable to agree on a bill to fund the government.
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