City Desk

The Needle: Beware of the District

The High Life: If D.C. legalizes pot, could it turn into a city of helpless stoners? Well, no, but Emily Miller's latest column somewhat dubiously warns of the perils of marijuana, anyway. -4

Danger Zone: This Australian newspaper dubbed D.C. an international "thievery hotspot," warning tourists to beware of gangs. -3

Faulty Fandom: Buzzfeed rounded up the five worst Pigskins fans: George Zimmerman, Rob Ford, Gilbert Gottfried, Tom Cruise, and Dan Snyder. -5

Riding Cycles:  This interesting interactive shows that Capital Bikeshare riders use the bikes to travel to the center of the city (presumably for work)—and that everyone is really good at returning their bikes on time. +3

Yesterday's Needle rating: 74 Today's score: -9 Today's Needle rating: 65

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