Author Archive for Ally Mutnick

Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later

The only thing that could get in the way of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Wednesday was the media.
Led by veteran marchers of 1963, hundreds of activists, schoolchildren, and other participants gathered on the 600 block of New Jersey Avenue NW to re-create the events of Aug. 28, 1963. En route to [...]

Six Degrees of Variation

D.C. may be the nation’s capital, but local universities are teaching more than just political science. Feel like you aren’t making good use of your free time? Want to learn how to cure cancer? Check out these programs that are creating some unique young professionals.

Program: Major in Leisure Studies
School: Howard University
Description: Prepares students for a [...]

District Line Daily: The Beer Issue

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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It's almost Beer Week in D.C., and in this week's Washington City Paper Beer Issue, we've got [...]

Georgetown Mascot-in-Training Drops Out (Updated)

It looks like there will be one fewer Hoya on Georgetown University's campus next year.
The university confirmed today that Jack Jr. or "J.J.", its canine mascot-in-training, will not be returning to campus in the fall.
"J.J.’s caretaker and walkers have worked to orient him to campus and train him for mascot duties," Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh [...]

District Line Daily: Cathedral Spruce-Up

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A woman was arrested in connection with the mysterious green paint splatter that was found in [...]

WMATA Scolds Form Advocacy Group

Look out, WMATA. One of your most persistent Twitter scolds created a lobbying group — even though he won't be around to lead it.
Chris Barnes, the watchdog behind the FixWMATA Twitter account and blog, co-founded the Metropolitan Transit Advocacy Group this month, an advocacy organization that promises to be even more persistent reminder of everything [...]

District Line Daily: Hot Hot Hot

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Today'll be another scorcher—bad news for as many as 100,000 people in Prince George's County, who [...]

District Line Daily: Barry’s Ethics Slipup

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Marion Barry was censured and fined $13,600 by the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability for [...]

District Line Daily: The Livable Walkable Mayor?

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This week's cover story: A long look at mayoral candidate and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, from [...]

District Line Daily: D.C. on TV

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This week's cover story: How Washington insiders consult on shows like Veep and House of Cards to create [...]

District Line Daily: 50 D.C. Eats

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In this week's special Food Issue, we've got 50 D.C.-area dishes you've got to try, from salted [...]

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