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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
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    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
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    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.