Author Archive for Andrew Beaujon

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Morning Roundup: Breaking Away Edition

Fellow cyclists! I salute you on this morning when our power gathers like grime on an 0ver-lubed chain! Hey America: We are on your Google Maps! Your grand historic boulevards—why yes, we'll take those, too, thanks (hey, even the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue is safer than bike trails, apparently). If we need something shoveled, we [...]

Morning Roundup: Broder’s Gonna Work It Out Edition

This time, it's not about a charticle. In today's Post, David Broder takes on Dana Milbank, Jason Horowitz, and "journalists who fancy themselves great campaign strategists." Our video guy is standing by.
HEY SPEAKING OF THE POST: One of the paper's boldface names stinks up the joint with a widely ridiculed column, the paper's executive editor [...]

Dear Good People of the Omni Shoreham Hotel: Thank You for Shoveling That Part of the Bike Path

Paul Sharp of the Omni Shoreham e-mails about the snowy path I blogged about yesterday. "We'll take care of the path," he writes. "My chief engineer is a rock star." I stopped and spoke with a rock star this morning, who confirmed he'd cleared the path and was doing a little tree care while he [...]

Dear Good People at the Omni Shoreham: Please Shovel This Part of the Bike Path

This trail's functionality is almost certainly not your responsibility, but it's difficult to portage past this stuff, and it was the only weak link on my first ride to work in three weeks. Thank you for your consideration of what many would consider a mitzvah.

Bad Names for That Allbritton Local Thingy

Look, we get it. It's coming. But we don't have to be enemies! Last night a couple people in the office (mostly Cherkis) thought up some free branding ideas for the as-yet-to-be-named local site that's poaching City Paper's boss. And here are some riffs on those jokes!

Morning Roundup: Mystery Edition

All I'm saying is it would make a great frame for a mystery novel. Local art school announces it won't be using that extension campus after all, thanks, and is selling it to a family that will turn it into an art museum/boutique hotel. The same educational institution then announces it's presenting an exhibition of [...]

Erik Wemple to Leave City Paper, Will Edit Startup Local News Site

Erik Wemple, the editor of Washington City Paper, announced to the staff this morning that he will leave the paper in mid-March. He will edit the Allbritton Communications Company's as-yet-unnamed D.C. news Web site, which is planned for a spring launch. Wemple, 45, started freelancing for City Paper in 1994, eventually moved into a staff [...]

How Many DCists Can This Town Hold?

The answer is two! I think. Karen Hart,'s guide to Washington, D.C., travel, Twitters under the name washingtondcist. This was a surprise to Sommer Mathis, editor of popular local blog DCist.

Why Did Style Weekly Fire Chris Dovi? 1) He’s Bad at Sending E-Mails. 2) It Was Spineless.

Autocomplete wasn't the only thing that screwed Chris Dovi. Sure, the now-former reporter at Richmond, Va.'s Style Weekly did himself no favors: Instead of telling a persistent flack "no thanks" when pitched a half-dozen times about an upcoming seminar by blind motivational speaker Will Weeks, he punted to his editor, Scott Bass. Unfortunately, when typing [...]

Lindsey Vonn, Lindsey Vonn (A Morning Roundup)

Lindsey Vonn! Lindsey Vonn! So nice I had to bold it twice! Hey, Michael Phelps, been great to know you, but you'd look like a dork in the swimsuit issue! America has a new sweetheart, and it's not Arlington native Sandra Bullock, it's the gold-medal winnin', bruised-shin-havin', Twin Cities' own Lindsey Vonn! I DID IT [...]

Photo: Do These Flowers in a Trashcan the Day After Valentine’s Day Make You Sad?

Day Seven With the Kids in the House: How Some Parents Are Filling the Time

Before la tormenta, I'd never seen my kids turn off the TV because they were sick of watching it. That may have been the most interesting thing that's happened in my house all week. God, we are bored. My wife IM'd me a catalog of some of the stuff she's done with the kids.

Should Students Make Up Snow Days on Presidents’ Day?

Fall Church and Manassas  say yes. Alexandria and D.C. say no.
But why does anyone get Presidents' Day off in the first place? The holiday's name is bogus: You may think you're honoring all presidents, or maybe just the three or four everyone likes, but the feds consider the third Monday in February Washington's Birthday.

Morning Roundup: Suck It, Chris Matthews Edition

CHRIS MATTHEWS PLAYED HARDBALL last night with the District, pounding Fenty like back-to-back snowstorms. D.C., said Matthews, has "the weather of Buffalo with the snowplowing capability of Miami." LL dispatched Matthews nicely last night; for a more nuanced take check out yesterday's Kojo NnamdeNnamdi, on which I heard DDOT head Gabe Klein remind people that [...]