Archive for July, 2012

This Week’s Page Three Photos

Lafayette Park, July 23
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No More LivingSocial Remorse: Coupon-Trading Site CoupFlip Coming to D.C.

There'll soon be a place for your impulse-buy LivingSocial and Groupon deals. CoupFlip, which buys and resells unused social deal coupons, is opening a Washington site later on July 30.
To offload a coupon, sellers download a PDF of the deal from their coupon site, then upload it to CoupFlip. Payment then comes via Paypal or [...]

District Line Daily: Hail to the Redskins

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Happy Friday, readers. In Redskins news, new quarterback Robert Griffin III started training camp with [...]

Photo: A Place To Bury Strangers

Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street, NE.  July 26th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Neighborhood News Roundup: Squirrel Chasers Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
SIX (6): On the FairlawnDC email list, a member writes, "A few months back, there was a discussion on the board about DC deploying more speed cameras. Some people supported the increased number of them as traffic calming [...]

The Needle: Ward Six Nix Traffic Pix

An Early Mayoral Run: Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells is creating a task force to study whether the District charges too much for tickets from traffic cameras. Wells is asking Mary Cheh—who received the transportation-committee chairmanship after former Chairman Kwame Brown bounced Wells from the top spot—to co-chair. What kind of power move is this? +2
Pancake [...]

Post Memo Changes Policy on Draft Sharing, Quote Approval

Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli is finally lowering the boom on draft-sharers and the paper's quote approval policy. In the aftermath of a Texas Observer story about how Post education reporter Daniel de Vise shared story drafts with college officials, as well as the New York Times' story about the Post and other publications allowing campaign operatives to [...]

Report: Russian Spy Ring Targeted GWU Sophomore

George Washington University students: They're not just about bad basketball and fake IDs anymore. They're also spies, who may know sexy other spies!
Or so says the Wall Street Journal. That busted Russian spy ring is back in the news, two years after it gained notoriety for operative Anna Chapman—who, the Journal demurely writes, "garnered the most [...]

Internet Commenters Not Insightful Enough for D.C. Gov

Sorry, City Paper commenters: your shot at the big time has come and gone. Earlier this week, the D.C. government announced the first round of grades from grade.dc.gov, which scans reviews and social media to see how the city's departments are doing. Comments on Loose Lips—along with DCist, the Post's District of DeBonis, and a [...]

“Everything Here Is Negotiable”

As of last night, the Washington Post has tightened its policy on the sharing of drafts after one of its reporters, Daniel de Vise, showed a version of a story he was writing to some of its subjects. "Everything here is negotiable," de Vise wrote to a spokesperson at the University of Texas. But that's apparently [...]

District Line Daily: Twilight Mayor

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If it's Thursday, it's City Paper Day. Pick up your copy today and read the [...]

Photo: Red Whistle

Lafayette Square, NW.  July 24th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Neighborhood News Roundup: Very Worrisome Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
A Murder: "Today in the early afternoon, my husband and I noticed a large black crow lying dead in the street (on 28th Street between Military Road and Newlands) as we drove by. We both commented on it, and [...]

The Needle: Union Station Overhaul

Re-Union Station: A new $7 billion vision for Union Station looks super futuristic, and will double the number of trains in the station. +3
The Dish on Fish: Speaking of Union Station, Yo! Sushi opened there today. Also for lovers of raw food: Hank's Oyster Bar opened its Capitol Hill location this week. +1

Post‘s Brauchli Wants Draft Sharing Policy Tightened

Apparently somebody's still in charge at the Post! While the paper remains silent on whether it lets political campaigns to edit its quotes, Post editor Marcus Brauchli has decided to put a stop to—or at least a leash on—any draft-sharing going on at the paper.
Following a Texas Observer story about how Post education reporter Daniel de Vise shared [...]

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