March 2021

Spring 2021 cover of American magazine

Meet Delaware’s Sarah McBride, the country’s highest-elected transgender official; get the 411 on 717, DC’s new area code; hop on the Metro to NIH’s Bethesda HQ; and go wild with Sierra Club president Ramón Cruz. Also in this issue: the future of offices, WCL’s caped crusader, must-sea TV, diversity in children’s books, and look back on the 2020 election.

Inside the Beltway

Caped Crusader 

Delegate Stacey Plaskett couldn't vote to impeach President Trump, but she was handpicked to convict him

Rubbing Elbows

Must-Sea TV 

Trieu Tran showcases his acting range in Monsterland, Hulu's eight-part horror anthology


Welcome Home 

After a 324-day absence, AU men's basketball hits the Bender Arena hardwood 


The Shoe Still Fits 

A triumphant 10-miler capped off Keira D'Amato's fastest year on record 

Insights and Impact

Nobel Pursuit 

Valerie Guarnieri and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN World Food Programme work to "save lives today and change lives tomorrow”

The Spoils

Sun Roof 

Which US presidents have installed solar panels on the White House grounds? 


To the Moon and Back 

Bill Causey chronicles the story of the NASA engineer whose persistence ensured the Apollo program wasn't lost in space