Archive for February, 2014

The Needle: Alt In The Family

Voiced Out: The editor of the Baltimore City Paper, which was just purchased by none other than the Baltimore Sun, wrote a blog post today explaining how its soon-to-be-former owner, Times-Shamrock Communications, has censored the alt-weekly in the wake of the purchase. Fuck. -5
Who Dunnit?: A Loudoun County Jack Russell Terrier was mysteriously (and pretty viciously) attacked [...]

What Dean & Deluca’s Health Code Violations Look Like

As Dean & Deluca has proven twice now, a Georgetown address and vermin are not mutually exclusive. The Department of Health has shuttered the upscale gourmet food shop twice within the last year or so for health-code violations "including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin," according to WUSA9.
Most recently, the shop was closed for [...]

District Line Daily: More on the Death of Medric Mills

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An internal fairs report into the January death of Medric Mills near a fire station [...]

The Needle: Cold Beer

New Beginnings: Spring must almost be here! Garden District (formerly known as Standard) is opening back up Saturday. +3
Not So Fast: Our beer gardens may be reopening, but it's still going to be a wintry mess in the D.C. area. Those outdoor heat lamps may not be enough.-3

D.C. Health Insurance Required to Cover Treatment for Gender Dysphoria Patients

D.C. health insurance providers must cover treatment, including gender reassignment surgeries, for residents who are diagnosed with gender dysphoria, Mayor Vince Gray announced today.
Gray clarified a policy that went into effect last March that prohibits health coverage discrimination on the basis of gender identity, saying today that the District recognizes gender dysphoria as a diagnosable [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Isn’t Happy About TSA License Blunder

The argument for D.C. statehood gained a colorful anecdote yesterday when the Washington Post reported that a TSA agent in Phoenix questioned the legitimacy of a woman's D.C. driver's license because it was not "state-issued," as is required by law.
The story made waves in the D.C. pro-statehood sphere and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (who, ahem, [...]

Chatter: Judgement Day

In last week’s cover story, writer Jeffrey Anderson reported that a D.C. Department of Employment Services administrative law judge had been hearing workers’ compensation cases for years without a valid law license and explored the heavy caseload—and sparse oversight—the judges have. Readers weren’t necessarily surprised by the revelation. “I did meet a judge once who really seemed on [...]

Buy D.C.: Kids

Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.
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Whether you’re trying to entertain your out-of-town guest’s kids or your own, let the tykes get their energy out with [...]

The Daily Caller Is Looking for a Sexy Bikini Model for Its CPAC Video (Correction: No, It Isn’t)

Update, 11:45. Daily Caller freelancer Mark Judge says he posted the ad, but accidentally wrote that the advertised CPAC video was for Daily Caller. The ad was actually intended to be for Liberty Island, a new publication for the "rising right-of-center counterculture." "[Daily Caller] was just on my brain," Judge, who wrote a piece for the [...]

District Line Daily: Inside D.C.’s Corner Stores

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Our latest cover package takes a look inside D.C.'s ultimate local institutions: corner stores. Learn [...]

Kimchi and Jeggings at Anacostia’s Good Hope Deli and Market

Some of the first things you notice about Good Hope Deli and Market are the leggings. Animation leggings. Cloud-patterned leggings. Gold glittery leggings. Basically-spraypaint-on-jeans leggings. A row of patterned spandex dangles above the counter of this convenience store in Anacostia, in sizes all the way up to XXXXL. And on Seres Snyder, a food industry veteran [...]

When Gentrification Rode Into Bloomingdale, Windows Cafe & Market Saddled Up

When he opened Windows Cafe & Market in Bloomingdale in 2001, Hunegnaw Abeje peddled mostly beer and chips from behind a Plexiglass window. Now, he stocks $10 organic maple syrup, and the Plexiglass is long gone.
Windows is typical of the D.C. corner stores that have upscaled in an attempt to grab hold of the new [...]

Where Are D.C.’s Corner Stores?

Sure, you know the place down the block from you, and maybe the one a couple of streets over. And the one by your friend’s house where you sometimes stop by to pick up a six-pack on your way to visit. But how many corner stores are there in the District, all told?
Defining them is [...]

One of D.C.’s Best Corner Stores Is in Chevy Chase. Why Don’t Its Residents Support More of Them?

In the back of the Broad Branch Market, tucked behind the bulk dispensers of golden flax seeds (sold out), loose teas (10 varieties, amply stocked), organic muesli (nearly exhausted), and maple almond granola (plentiful), a store employee swirls, sniffs, and swills a plastic cup of sauvignon blanc. She takes notes as the wine distributor standing [...]

In Deanwood, a Neighborhood Market Stands Up for the Good Old Days

Irvin Parker likes to sit in a chair by the window of his corner store on Sherriff Road and 46th Street NE, a particularly good vantage point to scan both the inside of his modest market and the neighborhood that has changed outside.
Parker, 69, is the second generation of his family to run Deanwood’s Suburban [...]

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