Posts Tagged ‘cicadas’

The Needle: Go Read a Book Edition

Art Attack: Jia Mei Tian, the 58-year-old woman charged with vandalizing the National Cathedral, is in policy custody without bond. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said today that MPD believes the cathedral vandalism and three other incidents involving paint or human feces are connected. -2
Hit the Books: After suspending Sunday operations in 2009, D.C. Public Libraries are [...]

Photo: Cicada

600 block R Street NW. June 3. © 2013 Matt Dunn

Hey, Where Are the Cicadas?

Where are the cicadas? For all the talk about cicada cocktails and cicada po' boys, this year's heralded cicadas emergence in D.C.—"a massive, boisterous grand entrance," as predicted by NPR—has been a flop. Except for portions of Maryland and Northern Virginia, there are no cicadas to be found. Were we lied to about the sex-crazed [...]

Trade in Dead Cicadas, Get a Computer Discount

With Brood II cicadas set to make cicada love and die all over the area, residents are faced with a choice. You can ignore them, you can cook them, or, thanks to a new offer from Washington-area technology refurbisher PC Retro, you can trade them in for a discount on a computer.
In an ad in [...]

District Line Daily: Food Truck Regulations Fiesta

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All the debate over allegedly food truck-killing vending regulations comes to today's D.C. Council hearing over [...]

The Needle: Brood Boys

Brood II: Cicada Boogaloo: The Washington area is about a month away from cicada season. This year, we'll be visited by Brood II—not the biggest batch of cicadas, but not the smallest, either. Cicadas are a tough one for the Needle to judge. On one hand, they're reminiscent of dusk in Washington and hot summer [...]