Recent and archived articles by Brenda Benedict
St Patrick’s Day is a big deal in the US. From specially dyed rivers and fountains to centuries-old parades, Brenda Benedict joined the revelry.
Miniskirts and shorts as winter wear? Brenda Benedict looks at a fashion trend that gives her goose bumps.
Why does the American capital quake at the sight of a snowflake?
Can’t figure out American football? Neither can Brenda Benedict. But the half-time shows, advertisements and trivia of her maiden Super Bowl kept her entertained.
Jan 19 was Martin Luther King Jr Day. Brenda Benedict visited his memorial in DC and comes away wondering if we’ll move closer to his dream.
While decluttering makes for sound advice when starting a new year, our columnist is looking past the tangibles.
Columnist Brenda Benedict reflects on the vitriol, violence and conspiracy-ridden year that was 2014 and wishes that we could all agree to conspire on just one thing.
Last week, Prince William visited Washington DC for the first time, armed with a worthy cause and a call for action.
Cyber Monday today marks the culmination of a national shopping frenzy that began on Thanksgiving Day last Thursday and continued on Black Friday.
Our columnist looks at the history of Veterans Day, the commemorative offers and events, and the much-hyped ‘Concert for Valour’ in DC.