Archive for July, 2012

The Needle: A Machete for D.C. Soccer

Hack the Planet: Washington Post polls aside, not everybody wants Vince Gray to resign. Just take a look at new site Onedc.us, a pro-Gray website registered by D.C. Latino Caucus founder Franklin Garcia. So far, the site's petition in support of Gray has seven signatures. +2
Jungle Work: Presumably inspired by Michelle Rhee's famous TIME broom [...]

Competitive Karaoke Inspires Confusing Emotions

Today's Washington Post story about people who are intensely into D.C.'s competitive karaoke league is a conundrum. On one hand, people take their joy where they can in this world, and it's best to leave them alone. But on the other hand:
“This is what happens when you have young, single people with Type A personalities,’’ [...]

District Line Daily: Lottery Saga Continues

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As you watch the Olympics this week, imagine the worst: What if D.C. was hosting [...]

Photo: Mayor Vincent Gray

2700 Block 14th St., NW.  July 28th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn
 

Neighborhood News Roundup: TLC-Correct Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.

Little People, Big World: Without the context of "Fischer Price" in the subject line, a request from a member of the Georgetown email list could strike a nerve. The member writes, "If you are selling or want to get [...]

The Needle: Real Housewives of the D.C. Council

Don't Be Tardy to Muriel Bowser's Party: Mayoral aspirant Councilmember Muriel Bowser's high-powered birthday party has an unlikely name on its 221-person host committee: former Real Housewives of D.C. cast member Stacie Scott Turner. But is this all a ruse to help fellow Real Housewife Michaele Salahi gatecrash? +1
Litter Bugged: Littering and getting caught by [...]

Sorry for Party Rocking: Washington Times Exposes Vince Gray’s Son’s “Party-Boy Lifestyle”

The Washington Times' revamped local coverage has been leaning lately on an old reporting trick: The more prudish you are, the more you have to write about.
Previously, they feigned shock that a D.C. Council opposed to gun ownership would make it hard to get a gun, and that someone with a drug-dealing conviction would receive a [...]

Prince of Petworth Reader Intercepts Chinese Saboteur (or Woman With Bag)

Prince of Petworth has a letter today from someone who saw Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry (reviewed here!) at E Street Cinema over the weekend. While watching the movie about dissident Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei, the letter writer became concerned about a woman who left a bag in the theater.
Hey, people are understandably on [...]

National Bible Museum Finds $50 Million Home in Southwest

The non-profit behind the unnamed national Bible museum signed a $50 million deal last week to move into a building at 300 D St. SW in 2016, reports the Religion News Service:
The museum, which will likely open in 2016, will highlight the collection of the billionaire Green family of Oklahoma. That collection features more than [...]

District Line Daily: Smelly Metro Stations

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Welcome to the working week, readers, and what better way to kick it off than [...]

Photos: Pussy Riot Protest

2600 Block Wisconsin Ave, NW.  July 27th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Neighborhood News Roundup: Post It to YouTube Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Poop Panopticon: Dogpiles continue to plague members of the Tenleytown email list. Writes one, "We are having a major problem with people not picking up after their dogs in the alley behind our house. I just came home and [...]

Trent Lott’s Seersucker Crusade Off to a Slow Start

Former Sen. Trent Lott wants to bring seersucker back to the Senate, and he's got ammunition: more anecdotes than you could imagine about the wrinkly cotton fabric. At a "rally" to promote the fabric at downtown's Occidental Grill, Lott recalled when a visitor to the Capitol on a Seersucker Thursday asked if the senators wore a [...]

The Needle: Opening Ceremonies

Olympic Anticipation: For those of you who, like the Needle, are waiting for the U.S. broadcast of the Olympics' opening ceremonies, Twitter has become a spoiler minefield. But apparently our British pals have cooked up some weird stuff—Voldemort's involved?—that promise a good Olympics, even if that blind Korean archer has already won gold for best [...]

Video Visits Not So Popular With D.C. Jail Visitors

When Mayor Vince Gray cut the ribbon on the D.C. Jail's new Video Visitation Center last week, he said the new building would be more convenient for visitors. But when the center actually opened on Wednesday, visitors weren't convinced.
René Saunders, 41, couldn't even "visit" her fiance because his cellblock mates were protesting the new policy [...]

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