City Desk

The Needle: Rector Rebuffed

UVa President Back: With a unanimous vote, the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors reinstated President Teresa Sullivan today. Earlier, Petula Dvorak wondered whether Sullivan's ouster has attracted attention because she is facing off against another prominent woman, university rector Helen Dragas: "Is it just the woman-on-woman smackdown that makes us all keeping tuning in?" No one Dvorak quotes in her article agrees with her "Queen Bee" theory. +2

Rum and Reubens: Washingtonian wonders whether the rest of the year will be a time for "the boozy delicatessen," based on the impending opening of the Carving Room, a"gastro-deli." All these food trends can be hard to keep up with, but they sound delicious. +3

Metro's Edge: A Metro rider muses to Unsuck DC Metro about how long it will take before someone falls off a crowded Metro platform. The man writes that he and several other passengers were almost pushed off a crowded Dupont Circle platform during a morning commute. -3

Lego Man Meets Gruesome End: BikeArlington has a new PSA starring a man made of Legos. When the mini-biker runs a red light, the ad takes an ugly, but still cute, turn. +1

Welcome to Shitburger, Can I Take Your Order?: Politico White House reporter Joe Williams, suspended last week for saying that Mitt Romney is only comfortable around white people, tweeted in March that "blatant racism" is "the secret sauce in the Politico shitburger." I've heard of hellburgers in Rosslyn, but this is ridiculous! -1

Friday's Needle rating: 30 Today's score: +2 Today's Needle rating: 32

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