Archive for August, 2012

The Needle: Cooley’s Pottery Remains

Art Therapy: Broken up about the Redskins releasing fan favorite Chris Cooley? You can take solace in the news that Cooley's Leesburg gallery, which features his pottery, will remain open. +2
Moon to Be a Different Color: Blue Moon: not just for beer names tonight. The moon will appear blue tonight, a phenomenon that won't occur [...]

Stadium Club: For Women, Too!

Going by the buzz surrounding Ward 5 strip club/chophouse Stadium Club, you might think it's only popular with rappers and the mayor's son. But the Washington Post reports that the club is enjoying surprising success with straight women who see it not as a strip club, but a club with strippers.
Co-owner James Tru Redding tells the [...]

District Line Daily: Light Punishment for Dupont Sexual Assaulter

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Labor Day's upon us. But first, some serious news: Petula Dvorak points out that, even [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: In the Garage Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Generation Gap: "The other day a 29 year-old resident of our neighborhood was beaten so savagely that he has lost the power to speak," reports a member of the New Hill East email list. "Some citizens attended a meeting [...]

D.C.’s GOP

This is a Democratic town: There are no Republican members of the D.C. Council, the GOP is only running candidates for two seats in this fall’s election, and the city’s 30,000 registered Republicans sounds like a lot, until you realize that’s only 6 percent of all voters.
But the District, like every state and territory in [...]

The Needle: Jon Voight Joins the Green Machine

Mara at the Convention: In his convention dispatches to DCist, State Board of Education member Pat Mara is barely able to conceal the distaste he feels for most of his GOP fellow travelers (see: his reluctance to take a photo with Stephen Baldwin). But he's delighted to run into actor Jon Voight, who is [...]

Albrecht Muth Writing Jailhouse Memoir

Albrecht Muth, who's stashed at St. Elizabeths while psychiatrists determine whether he can stand trial for the murder of his Georgetown socialite wife, has aspired to many positions in his time. Iraqi general. Advisor to the United Nations' Secretary General. Intimate to Moqtada al-Sadr. And now, the Washington Times reports, author:
After his incarceration, Mr. [...]

Informer Was Outbid for Disputed Contract

The latest development in the saga of whether the Washington Informer was unfairly cut out of a city contract offers a look at how the city's newspapers compete for government ad buys.
This news comes from an affidavit filed by Joseph Giddis, the director of the city's Office of Contracts, in the Informer's contract appeal. The [...]

District Line Daily: Phone Shots

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For this week's cover, Darrow Montgomery used his phone to capture Washingtonians on their phones.
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The Needle: Cuffing Season

Publicity Shy: So much for Chief Cathy Lanier and her MPD sergeant boyfriend making a run for power-couple status. "He hates being in the press," Lanier tells Washingtonian. -2
Season's Greetings: Redskins tight end Niles Paul loves to tweet about the advent of "cuffing season." What's that, you ask? Paul explains its meaning to the Sports [...]

Post Runs Story About Kaplan Collaboration With Newt Gingrich on Front Page

Criticizing story placement in a newspaper is a tricky thing. Without sitting in on the budget meeting, you can't know what stories fell through, and absent some damning email, there's no way to prove a conscious intent to monkey around.
That said, it was awfully sketchy of the Post to give the prized center slot on [...]

Creator Cagey About Fate of Marion Barry Reality Show

You just can't keep a good reality show down! Mayor for Life, the 2010 Real Housewives-style show about Marion Barry, never made it past its pilot episode, but it's improbably back in the news. WAMU reports that May 3rd Films and filmmaker Kirk Fraser, who produced the show, have received $12,000 from Barry's Council budget [...]

Why the Swagger-Jacking Accuser Won’t Go to Busboys & Poets’ Swagger-Jacking Talk

Update appended
Busboys and Poets' discussion Sunday about whether bars and restaurants like it are co-opting U Street NW's black culture—the "swagger-jacking" coined in a Root DC article earlier this month—won't include the swagger-jacking inquisitor himself, Stephen A. Crockett.
"I have no interest in sitting in an establishment that sits underneath $500,000 loft apartments," says Crockett, who wrote [...]

District Line Daily: Designated Texter

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Apparently, the hot trend among teens is having a designated texter. On to the news:
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Neighborhood News Roundup: Very Hungry Caterpillars Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Parsing Caterpillars: In a thread titled "Parsley caterpillars," a member of the Brookland Kids email list asks, We recently got back from vacation and today I went to clip some parsely. There is barely any leaves left and [...]

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