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There Be Lions Here: Typical postings on the Cleveland Park neighborhood message board deal with urgent matters like where one can find "electric adding machines." A recent update had something a bit more urgent—reports of a mountain lion loose near McLean Gardens. Hide your kids! Or at least keep them indoors with their adding machines. [...]
Walk This Way: When a cop in Toronto said young women shouldn't dress "like sluts" if they didn't want to be raped, activists got both mad and even; they launched Slutwalk, a protest/mockery movement, where participants are encouraged to dress like, well, sluts, to send the message that they still have the right not to [...]
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© 2011 Michael W. Hicks
Thirty-five years ago this week, Metro started operations on its first rail segment, the Red Line between the Rhode Island Avenue and Farragut North stations.
On Saturday, March 27, 1976, the subway opened to much fanfare, offering free rides to the more than 50,000 people who showed up to see what was considered at the time [...]
Cherries Blooming: The news out of Japan gets bleaker and bleaker, between nuclear reactors (in worse shape than originally believed) and the death toll from Friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami (likely much higher than estimates so far). Word that the National Park Service is sending back cuttings from the original cherry blossoms Japan [...]
© 2010 Michael W. Hicks
The Sky is Falling!: Mark down today's date, Nov. 18, 2010, as one to remember. For it turns out that the latest absurd problem in the Metro system—the chunks of concrete falling from the ceiling onto a platform at the Farragut North stop on the Red Line—was not the transit agency's fault! District Department of [...]
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1000 Block Connecticut Ave, NW. © 2010 Matt Dunn
Like a lot of public-transportation-taking Washingtonians, Rusty McAndrew was running late this morning. He'd gotten on Metro at his neighborhood station in Columbia Heights, then transferred at Gallery Place for the Red Line. He called the salon where he works, VSL Hair Design in Dupont Circle, to let them know he was on his way. [...]
A man who called himself King John was on the Red Line on his way to the Medical Center Metro stop—headed to Briana's Hair Spa in Frederick, where he's a master barber. He was in the third car. It just stopped. "It was a slight bang," he said. "It wasn't major."
There was uncertainty, the flickering [...]