Author Archive for Caroline Jones

Seeing Red on the Red Line…Still

So on Wednesday morning, the lovely people at WMATA issued a press release stating that the Takoma station will continue to close at 10 p.m. every night until July 19th.  They amended the statement with another one this morning, stating that tonight, the station will stay open until 3 a.m., the normal closing time on [...]

Writer’s Center Wants Undiscovered Voices

With the economy still showing limited signs of recovery, people are feeling less inclined to spend money on activities that aren't necessary.  The Writer's Center in Bethesda feels that money should by no means limit the access an individual has to resources that will help them cultivate their talents, and with that, they have announced [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Busted Edition

Michael Jackson's memorial service monopolized every media outlet yesterday and seems to be the only national news event worth covering this morning.  It was poignant, it was tasteful, but what does it have to do with Washington?  Everything, according to Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), who spoke at the service yesterday and announced House Resolution 600. [...]

Ping Pong and Potato Chips at the Source Festival

Combining artists of different mediums is a tricky business, as evidenced in the first group of mash-ups at the Source Festival this week.
The point of the mash-ups is to set local artists up on “creative blind dates” for nine months, during which they create a performance, utilizing their preferred mediums, that is presented [...]

Our Morning Roundup: New Neighbors Edition

Good Morning, City Desk Readers!  It's the first day of July and the forecast doesn't call for 90 degree temperatures so it's already looking like a good one.  On the news front, the nation's capital is expecting some new residents that are already getting attention before moving in.

Minnesota has finally come to its senses and [...]

Jackson Death Souvenirs Already In D.C.

It's no surprise that all Michael Jackson memorabilia is being bought excessively around the world since he died on Thursday.  Time and Newsweek already released commemorative issues showing Jackson at various times through his career, the MJ cover band Who's Bad sold out not one, but two shows at the 9:30 Club on Friday night [...]

How Soon Is Too Soon?

The Washington Post just posted an article announcing that an elementary school in Upper Marlboro, MD might be named after Barack Obama, if the proposal is accepted at a vote tomorrow night.  The article goes on to mention that schools named after sitting presidents are not uncommon in this country, citing the examples of George [...]

Our Morning Roundup: One Day At A Time Edition

Throughout yesterday, more details about the Metro crash were released, including the names of the nine individuals who died in Monday afternoon's accident. City Desk also reported that the train that hit the stopped train outside Fort Totten was 2 months overdue for its brake maintenance service.  The train that initiated the crash was also [...]

Obama Press Conference Wrap-Up: Finally

Just when the media was about to give up on President Obama and reported that his approval ratings were dropping off, he held a press conference and turned the sinking ship around.  For the past week, Obama has been criticized for his lack of comments on the Iranian election situation but today, he finally responded [...]

When School’s Out, Outdoor Movie Screenings Are In

When HBO finally got their act together and agreed to keep funding Screen on the Green with the help of a co-sponsor, movie fans and Facebook petitioners cheered.  But there was little instant gratification when organizers announced that the first screening wouldn't occur until July 20th.  Summer officially starts on Sunday and these mild temperatures [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Truth Telling Edition

The big news in Washington this morning was already shared with City Desk readers early yesterday evening: Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) admitted to having an affair with a campaign staffer.  There's no word on whether Ensign plans on resigning but he wishes he could take it all back.  Obviously.  He was a member of the [...]

Public Transit Woes: How Safe Are We?

When it comes to public transportation, residents of the greater Washington area are relatively fortunate.  Metro trains and buses come with relative frequency, they are clean (for the most part), and they can accommodate the masses of commuters and tourists that congregate in this city.  But since Saturday, four people have died at local transit [...]

God Save the Queens!

Happy Capital Pride Festival, City Desk readers!  It's time to get out your multi-colored clothing and tie bandannas to your belt loops because this weekend will result in much revelry.  The organizers have pulled out all the stops for this year's festivities so come prepared – it might be a little crazy.
The festival's biggest draw [...]

DC Reality Shows: Worth Waiting For?

It seems that all anyone can talk about in Washington this week are the reality shows that are quickly invading the city and how excited/pissed off/ambivalent that makes them feel.  Granted, frothy TV is a much more pleasant topic than the shooting at the Holocaust Museum or what the President is going to do with [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Rainy Days Edition

Weather Advisories Are Exciting News Events: Massive thunderstorms blew through DC, spewing hail and knocking out power throughout the area.  Those who still had power took to their blogs in order to inform others that it was indeed raining.  The afternoon storm rolled in so quickly that it made for an captivating visual, as captured [...]

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