Archive for May, 2014

The Needle: Get Ready, Millennials!

 
 The Apocalypse: In case you misplaced your calender, next week is the long-awaited D.C. Millennial Week. Check out the list of events here so you can plan ahead and maximize your schedule to learn all about this mysterious generation. -2
How Bazaar: A D.C. blogger traveled to Istanbul and now wants D.C. clubs to be more like those in Istanbul. [...]

Yogis Go Mad Over Proposed Yoga Sales Tax

The peace has temporarily been disrupted in yoga studios throughout the District, as the D.C. Council mulls passing a proposal that would levy a sales tax on gyms, yoga studios, and health clubs.
Although the proposal doesn't just target fitness studios, the tax has been dubbed the "Yoga Tax" by people who oppose it. The Council gave preliminary approval this [...]

D.C. Rapper/Con Man Gets Catfished

A corner of the DMV's hip-hop scene got the prime-time treatment on MTV's show Catfish Wednesday night. Er, kind of. Kidd Cole, a self-proclaimed hip-hop artist who's better known around town for being, well, a con man, was the main subject of this week's show, which typically helps track down people who are duping fake love interests through online dating.
This [...]

District Line Daily: Mr. Brown Goes to Jail

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Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced to 39 months in prison, a federal judge ruled [...]

The Needle: Bureaucratic Impostor

 
 
Government Outreach: What seemed to be a WMATA Twitter account cheerfully engaging with riders was actually a well-informed impostor with no affiliation with the transportation agency. The account was only alive for 24 hours before it was shut down. -2
And Another One: The latest in trendy beer garden news: Work starts today for Town's summer beer garden on 8th [...]

The 12 Least Helpful Tweets for Dan Snyder’s Team’s Hashtag Game

The Washington football team sent out a tweet this afternoon enlisting fans to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what the team's name means to them, using the hashtag #[Pigskins]Pride. The campaign came in response to a letter from Reid and 49 other Senate Democrats to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging him to pressure team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's "usually offensive" name.
The [...]

District Line Daily: The Sacraments of D.C. Punk Band Priests

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D.C. band Priests is about to have a moment that the local punk scene hasn't experienced in [...]

No New Leads in Violent Capitol Hill Robberies

D.C. police have no new leads in their investigation of a string of violent robberies on Capitol Hill, a Metropolitan Police Department commander told more than 100 residents during a meeting at the Hill Center.
In all three robberies, the victims were female and walking alone. Two of them occurred near the Eastern Market Metro station [...]

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The Needle: Pump It Up

 
City of Jocks: The D.C. area is the fittest in the nation, if you believe this study from the American College of Sports Medicine. +1
Work It: The Murry's grocery store closed on H Street NE to make way for a new Whole Foods. But one Murry's employee tells Frozen Tropics that she'll be able to work at the [...]

Booze Delivery Service Launches in D.C. This Week

A new service is hoping there are enough lazy people in D.C. unwilling to leave their couches for booze to sustain its business of delivering liquor to residents in less than an hour.
Ultra, which already operates in the New York City area and Chicago, is launching in D.C. this week, and will deliver any amount of booze to [...]

D.C. Basketball Powerbroker Curtis Malone Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison

Curtis Malone, who was once nationally recognized for his success with area Amateur Athletic Union basketball program DC Assault, was sentenced to 100 months in prison today for his role in a network that distributed large amounts of cocaine and heroin in the D.C. area.
Malone was arrested in August as part of a year-long Drug Enforcement [...]

District Line Daily: Streetcar Battles

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Ahead of today's Council budget vote, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is proposing to modify the streetcar [...]

The Needle: Controversial Times at Wilson High

 
Predicable Protest: I've heard of everybody wanting to go to Wilson High School, but this is ridiculous! The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church will protest the school's Pride Day next month. Students are already planning a counter protest. -4
You Otter Know: Asian small-clawed otters play the keyboard at the National Zoo. Because why not! +2

Washington Monument Elevator Breaks Yet Again

In the two weeks that the Washington Monument has been open following a lengthy restoration, its single elevator has broken at least four times. The latest outage occurred Saturday and lasted for 32 minutes, according to National Mall and Memorial Parks spokeswoman Carol Johnson.
This time, the visitors stuck at the top of the monument didn't have to walk down the 896 [...]

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