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Neighborhood News Roundup: A Prayer for Kwame Brown Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Holy Kwame: Ward 5 Democratic Committee chairman Robert Vinson Brannum wrote a message to the Brookland email list about recently resigned Council chairman Kwame Brown. “Our prayers go out to him, his family, his former council colleagues, and to [...]

Live from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear!

Today is the day !  Keep this post open for live updates from Washington City Paper staffers at the rally on the Mall. Also, follow us on Twitter at @wcp for more.

VIDEO Snowpocalypse 2010: Taking Stock at the Safeway

If you said there'd be hell to pay at the Safeway in Adams Morgan, you were right! There isn't a bagel to be found in the place. It's a maelstrom, people—looting and other acts of outrage...rolls of toilet paper flying, kitty litter strewn athwart aisle 7, sausage casings used to garrote innocent children...we'll let the [...]

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 9 and 10

And our final two resolutions for 2010:
9. Make more videos. City Paper's silver screen reenactment of the scuffle between Post Style section staffers Henry Allen and Manuel Roig-Franzia was, inarguably, one of the high points of amateur theater in 2009. What a loss it would be if we did not disseminate our thespian talents more [...]

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 7 and 8

7. Ignore Metro and transportation issues, no matter how many more accidents and track-suicides there are. Why tinker with a long-running and successful strategy?
8. Become the 200,001st sap on the Redskins' ticket waiting list. Dan Snyder claimed this year that the list was "200,000" names long, yet for Sunday's home game against top rival Dallas, [...]

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 5 and 6

5. Attend couples' counseling with Peter Nickles. The attorney general, quite simply, does not like us very much. The District's top lawyer—the man who called Councilmember Mary Cheh an "angry woman"—seems kind of angry himself, if you ask us. He won't speak to certain members of our staff (i.e., Jason Cherkis), whom he recently dubbed, [...]

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 3 and 4

3. Find a new picture of Cathy Lanier for our stepped-up coverage of Pershing Park (see Resolution No. 2). The ol' smiling-Lanier-with-her-head-and-arms-sticking-out-of-the-car-window photo has gotten quite a bit of rotation on our blogs of late (and even before that). The repeated use yields the impression that we don't have a deep archive of Lanier shots [...]

Washington City Paper’s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 1 and 2

Successful individuals ring in the New Year with a set of resolutions that lay out upgrades to behavior and personality. Successful organizations must do the same, and that's where Washington City Paper's 2010 New Year's resolutions come in. Though we did some good things in 2009—including the feat of continuing to exist—there's so much more [...]

Tonight: The City Paper Tweetup at the Big Hunt

What happens when you get 140 characters from the D.C. area in a room together? [Tweets gone wild, that's what! Lots of hot tweets! -Ed.]
Our @wcp twitter account has surpassed 2,500 followers, and those of you who care way too much about twitter are psyched.
To celebrate this little milestone, we want you to come to [...]

DCist Turns Five

Congratulations to everyone at DCist, which celebrated its fifth anniversary last night with a hilarious cake.
Photo by woodley wonderworks / CC BY 2.0

Farewell, G Fine Art

This is not a eulogy. Just because G Fine Art, the anchor gallery of the 1515 arts building on 14th Street, will be shutting its doors at the end of its current show, it doesn't mean that its influential director, Annie Gawlak, will disappear forever. But even though G Fine Art has a little more [...]

Banita Jacks Guilty; Convicted of Four Counts of Felony Murder

HAPPENING NOW: Judge Frederick H. Weisberg has found Banita Jacks guilty of the murder of her four daughters. The Post reports:
Weisberg convicted Jacks on four counts of felony murder in the girls' deaths. Weisberg also found Jacks guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of the three youngest girls but acquitted her on the [...]

Tonight at AFI: 28 Days Later

AFI'd out after Silverdocs? Let Cillian Murphy resuscitate your interest. His work in the British zombie film 28 Days Later, which kicked off the Unholy Zombie Cinema Revival, is cutting edge even by George Romero's indeterminable standards. City Lights contributor Matt Siblo digs a little deeper in his pick for tonight, arguing that the movie's [...]

Video of the Red Line Metro Crash Scene

NBC 4 Washington has the live video.

Red Line Trains Collide Near Fort Totten: Deadliest Crash In Metro History

Comes this dispatch, via Dr. Gridlock:
A Red Line Metrorail train derailed at 5:10 p.m. approaching Fort Totten in the Shady Grove-bound side. Trains are turning back at Brookland and Takoma....Metro says that shuttle bus service has been requested to bridge the gap between Takoma and Brookland.

There are reports of injuries. Developing.
UPDATE, 5:35 P.M.: This seems [...]