Archive for March, 2012

The New Republic Takes Down Its Paywall

In the wake of the New York Times locking its articles up even more tightly, another journalistic institution—The New Republic—is letting its own go free (mostly). The move is thanks in large part, we suspect, to billionaire and Facebook founder Chris Hughes, who recently purchased the magazine. The staff notes in a post today:
We are pleased [...]

District Line Daily: Barry v. Seegars, The Question That Shall Not Be Asked

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Wednesday. Today in 1979, technicians at the [...]

Photo: Man with Bowler Hat

1200 Block of H Street, NE.  March 25th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Atomic Edition

Drop The Bomb: Some elementary schools in the D.C. region still have Cold War-era air raid sirens outside (when we were growing up in Rockville in the 1980s, the siren tests used to interrupt after-school soccer practice every now and then). Now a new report indicates that all that preparation was—surprise!—not really necessary: A nuclear [...]

Photo: Woman in High Heel Shoe

900 Block of 14th Street NW, March 25

Vote This Way on April 3 (Continued)!

In D.C. politics, two events are fast approaching: April 3, the day of the primary elections, and whatever future date the plummeting poll numbers of D.C.’s troubled political class finally hits zero. You can’t stop the calendar, but election day might represent an opportunity to turn around the dismal view most people have of their [...]

Photo: Waitress

©2012 Michael W. Hicks

District Line Daily: Vacant Ethics Board, Nuclear Destruction

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Tuesday. One hundred years ago today, the [...]

Photo: Woman on Porch

Capitol Hill, SE, March 25th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Who You Calling Chicken? Edition

When Is A Truck Not Just A Truck?: When it's run by Chick-fil-A. The Southern fried chicken company with a cult following and a legacy of opposing gay marriage and catering to evangelical Christians plans to start up a mobile poultry operation here in D.C. That gave both people who love its chicken and people [...]

District Line Daily: Spy Dining, Pot Growing

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Monday. Today in 1982, officials broke ground [...]

Photos: Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Slideshow. 2100 block MLK Jr. Ave. SE. March 23.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: You Don’t Have To Go Home Edition

WMATA Launches Sexual Harassment Campaign: Complain enough that you're not being taken seriously and sometimes, someone starts to take you seriously. WMATA has officially announced it will be rolling out a new sexual harassment campaign that will help victims report incidents and give transit cops details to investigate. So far a new email address has [...]

Photo: Couple at Tidal Basin

©2012 Michael W. HIcks

This Week’s Page Three Photo

3100 Block of M Street NW, March 13
Page three photos are also in a big picture gallery.

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