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Arts & Culture

  • Air Force Captain Edward J. Dwight, Jr. gets a hero's welcome from youngsters at Langdon Elementary School in Washington, D.C. in 1964.
    Charles Del Vecchio
    Washington Post via Getty Images
    At the height of the space race in the 1960s, Air Force Captain Ed Dwight was chosen to attend a special astronaut training program. He tells the story of what happened next.
  • Artist Sam Gilliam, photographed in 2016 in Washington, D.C.
    Marvin Joseph
    The Washington Post via Getty Images
    The Washington, D.C.-based painter became famous for his Drape works — vibrantly painted pieces of fabric that he hung by clips and could never be presented the same way twice.