Lunch on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C. 2007 or 2008. Credit: Callie Neylan.

    The sound of a city.

    Watching House of Cards makes me miss D.C. If ever there was an audio portrait of a city, this theme song is one. Mood and musical…

    Nina Simone.

    White sugar. White backlash.

    I think Ferguson could use a little Nina Simone right now. Less backlash, more sugar. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. The…