Archive for December, 2013

District Line Daily: The Year That’ll Be

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A new year means a new news year: Here's what Washington City Paper columnists predict is [...]

The Needle: Now Fire the Owner Edition

Losing Team With Vexing Owner ISO New Coach: Mike Shanahan will be paid $7 million not to coach the Washington Pigskins next year, as the team fired him and most of the rest of its coaching staff, a day after ending this year's 3-13 season with a loss to the New York Giants. Shanahan won the [...]

Ranky Panky: D.C.’s Year in Superlatives

The end of the year is a time for reflection. Which is made a lot easier by all the ranking lists published on the Internet every week. The lists run the gamut—the horniest cities, the smartest cities, the best cities. And if the rankings are any indication, D.C. in 2013 was filled with a bunch [...]

After a Week Off the Air, WPFW Restores Its Signal

2013 wasn't the smoothest year for WPFW-FM—a fraught relocation, the effective firing of its general manager, the aftershocks of last year's attempted programming shakeup—so it clearly couldn't end without at least one more micro-crisis. Christmas week delivered: Last Monday, the "jazz and justice" station lost its terrestrial signal, a problem it was unable to fix [...]

Chatter: Encyclopedia Twitannica

What you said about what we said in our "Encyclopedia of D.C."
December crested with the arrival of our exhaustive “Encyclopedia of D.C.,” and readers were very ready to relive the year that’s about to end. “Totally forgot that ‘cunt punt’ happened in 2013,” tweeted Matthew Martin, referring to Jenny Rogers’ entry on a University of Maryland student’s [...]

District Line Daily: So Long Shanahan Edition

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Washington Pigskins Coach Mike Shanahan is reportedly on his way out after three years running a Jim Zorn-esque [...]

The Needle: Battle Wounds

Gun Battle: Bullets from a gunfight early Friday morning damaged the African American Civil War Memorial right outside the entrance to the U Street Metro stop. -7
Word: D.C. food experts were asked to describe the year in food in one word, and the consensus seems to be that 2013 was marked by a lot of new [...]

Cheetahs Bite Deer to Death at National Zoo

A wild deer apparently jumped into the cheetah yard at the National Zoo this morning and didn't make it out alive.
Zoo spokeswoman Annalisa Meyer says in an email that a zookeeper heard "bleating" from the yard at around 11:40 a.m. and, upon investigation, saw a brother-sister cheetah duo biting the deer in its throat and rear.
The deer [...]

The Answers Issue Needs Your Questions!

Last winter, you wanted to know why Metro sometimes smells like rotten fish. We found out. You asked where to find South Carolina-style barbecue in the District. No problem. And you wondered what the deal is with a silly reggae song about Adams Morgan. We figured it out. (And we couldn't get the song out of our heads [...]

D.C. Cab Commission on Discrimination Allegations: “We’re Confident in Our Performance”

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells called on the D.C. Office of Human Rights this week to investigate racism allegations surrounding the D.C. Taxicab Commission and taxi drivers, who have been accused of not picking up prospective customers because of their race or disability.
Wells, who is running for mayor and previously oversaw the Transportation Committee on the [...]

District Line Daily: D.C.’s High Line

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A proposed project would build an elevated park over the Anacostia River. The planners' pitch? It [...]

The Needle: Lessons From the Youth

Setting an Example: Despite opposition from their principal, a high school newspaper in Pennsylvania has resumed its ban on the name of their team mascot—hint: it's the same as the Washington football team's—in print because it is offensive to Native Americans. May we suggest using Pigskins instead? +5
Getting Real: According to In My BackYard D.C., Ubertarians may not [...]

District Line Daily: Winners and Losers of 2013

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As 2013 comes to a close, Washington City Paper writers round up this year's winners and [...]

The Needle: Extension Granted

In the Nick of Time: President Barack Obama signed up for health insurance on the D.C. health exchange this weekend. Luckily for anyone who might have missed tonight's midnight deadline, the White House extended the enrollment deadline by a day. +5
Meta Tapas: Jose Andres is now a chef adviser to a tapas-themed art and artifact [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

3200 Block of Water Street NW, December 22
Past page three photos are in this gallery.

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