Posts Tagged ‘Morning roundup’

Morning Roundup: The ‘Braveheart Knows No Burnout’ Edition

Good morning, City Desk, and welcome to the day you have all been waiting for. Friday, I mean!
Did you get fooled yesterday? Jason Cherkis did. His brother texted him that Brian Wilson had died, and Cherkis was actually so distressed he all but hung up on the person he was interviewing, and then started sobbing [...]

Morning Roundup: The Redskins May Sign a Native Edition

Sam Bradford, a Cherokee quarterback from Oklahoma, may become a Redskin. Tom Boswell loves this prospect. Some others don't. Is this really the conversation we need to be having in this country right now, especially when Chief Zee is facing retirement? And while we're at it, was Beattie Feathers a real name?

Morning Roundup: The ‘Dyed In the Wool Homey’ Edition

Good morning, City Desk!
Good morning, Mayor Vincent Gray!
Just trying that one on for size, given the BIG NEWS in the mayor's race! What does everyone think: "Can We Do Better"? How could we not, with a "dyed in the wool homey" at the city's helm? (How do you spell that word anyway? Backed up by [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Gilbert Arenas Judgment Day’ Edition; Bonus: It’s Friday!

Happy Friday!
I just want to say that last night was City Paper's Best of D.C. 2010 party, at Lux Lounge, and there were drag queens serving waffles there and I didn't have one and I now regret that.
It's Judgment Day, Gilbert Arenas!
Today is the day we learn if popular professional basketball stars who bring four guns [...]

Morning Roundup: Unhappy Pranksters, Unhappy Racists, Unhappy Guinea Pigs Edition

IT'S BEST OF D.C.! Hey, pick up a paper! It weighs, like, 2 pounds this week and is filled with the usual mix of staff picks (the stuff no one cares about) and readers poll results (precisely the opposite). And in that readers poll, Best Wizards Player honors go to...Gilbert Arenas, for whom today is [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Boring Pot Clinic No. 1′ Edition

Well, our new Web site has been live for more than 24 hours now—plenty of time for you to have decided what you like, what you hate, and what you really, really hate. So let us know. We might even listen!
Are you excited for our Best of D.C. 2010 issue, out in print tomorrow? Pick [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘How Ruined Is Your Bracket?’ Edition

Good morning, Friday lovers. It's amazing how, if you just keep working for four straight days starting Monday, the fifth one that comes around is Friday. Every single week!
Just so you know, there will be no references to Alex Chilton in this Morning Roundup (except for an indirect one at the end).
There will, however, be [...]

Morning Roundup: If He Died in Memphis, Then That’d Be Cool Edition

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Alex Chilton is dead. Avoid conversations with middle-aged ex-indie rockers today. We will be morose and more unbearable than usual.
Other stuff happened yesterday:

Morning Roundup: Broder’s Gonna Work It Out Edition

This time, it's not about a charticle. In today's Post, David Broder takes on Dana Milbank, Jason Horowitz, and "journalists who fancy themselves great campaign strategists." Our video guy is standing by.
HEY SPEAKING OF THE POST: One of the paper's boldface names stinks up the joint with a widely ridiculed column, the paper's executive editor [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘They Can’t Take My Dignity’ Edition

Morning, all!
Big news of yesterday: Marion Barry was censured.
Big news of today: Marion Barry was censured yesterday.
Big news of tomorrow: Marion Barry was censured earlier this week.
And not only censured. The D.C. Council also voted to strip him of his committee chairmanship and refer the findings of the Bennett Report to a criminal prosecutor. Can [...]

Morning Roundup: Mystery Edition

All I'm saying is it would make a great frame for a mystery novel. Local art school announces it won't be using that extension campus after all, thanks, and is selling it to a family that will turn it into an art museum/boutique hotel. The same educational institution then announces it's presenting an exhibition of [...]

Lindsey Vonn, Lindsey Vonn (A Morning Roundup)

Lindsey Vonn! Lindsey Vonn! So nice I had to bold it twice! Hey, Michael Phelps, been great to know you, but you'd look like a dork in the swimsuit issue! America has a new sweetheart, and it's not Arlington native Sandra Bullock, it's the gold-medal winnin', bruised-shin-havin', Twin Cities' own Lindsey Vonn! I DID IT [...]

Morning Roundup: Suck It, Chris Matthews Edition

CHRIS MATTHEWS PLAYED HARDBALL last night with the District, pounding Fenty like back-to-back snowstorms. D.C., said Matthews, has "the weather of Buffalo with the snowplowing capability of Miami." LL dispatched Matthews nicely last night; for a more nuanced take check out yesterday's Kojo NnamdeNnamdi, on which I heard DDOT head Gabe Klein remind people that [...]

Morning Roundup: One Less Panda Edition

Sometime around 8, Tai Shan entered a FedEx container and headed out to Dulles. I hope he took 123 to the Toll Road, rather than stay on 66, which is a killer! He will be flying back to China as part of a deal under which they sell us cheap power tools for the foreseeable [...]

Morning Roundup: SOTU Edition

Obama called for comity! Alito mouthed "You are a liar!"* Around the one-hour mark, I started looking at snow shovels on acehardware.com! THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
During his speech, the president decried Washington's "perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other [...]

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