Posts Tagged ‘National Mall’

District Line Daily: The Mayor With Two Biopics

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Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry is rushing to get a biopic of his life made so that it [...]

There Are No Winners in a D.C. Snowball Fight

More than 100 adults got out of bed on a day in which they were under no obligation to do so in order to pelt each other with snowballs. They gathered on two sides of an imaginary line on the National Mall and, upon someone's scream, charged. Several shy combatants stood back from the thick [...]

District Line Daily: Keep the Beat Alive

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The latest local victim of the federal shutdown is the decades-old drum circle in Meridian Hill [...]

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on the National Mall Dies of His Injuries

The man who authorities believe set himself on fire on the National Mall Friday died of his injuries later that evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Saturday.
Because of the severity of the burns, authorities have not yet been able to identify the victim and will use dental and DNA analysis to do so, according to [...]

Tourists Wander Mall Looking for Something to Do

Robert Kay served in the Air Force during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and through much of the Cold War. A resident of South Carolina, he came to the D.C. area this week for the first time in 40 years with his wife to visit the memorials honoring his friends who died in service. [...]

Government Shutdown Threatens to Kill Weddings

When the fall wedding season collides with a government shutdown, the results aren't pretty.
Twenty-four weddings are scheduled to take place on the National Mall during October, and any slated to take place while the government is shut down will be canceled, according to National Mall spokeswoman Carol Johnson. If Congress doesn't pass an agreement to continue [...]

Tourists Try to Cram in as Many Museums as Possible Before Government Shuts Down

The countdown to doom started Monday on the National Mall as tourists scrambled to jam in as many Smithsonian museums as they could before the almost certain government shutdown Tuesday that would close all of the federally funded museums.
"I've waited all my life and wasted all my money to get here," said Kayla Martin, 65, [...]

At the March on Washington, Tales From the Security Line

The garbled words of something important-sounding could be heard from the soppy stretch of grass between the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial earlier today, as thousands of people waited to cram through about a dozen security stations to get closer to the Lincoln Memorial, where three presidents and Oprah spoke on the [...]

March of Time

Head to the National Mall any weekend morning, and chances are you’ll find people walking for charity (to cure cancer, ease arthritis pain, stop school bullying) or demonstrating for a cause (pushing to do more to slow climate change, reform immigration laws, ban abortion rights, or keep them). So it’s tempting for those of us [...]

District Line Daily: Great Expectations for the Nats

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After yesterday's 2-0 Opening Day win, what's next for the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper?
LEADING [...]

Photos: Blossom Kite Festival

The Needle: Mall Mats

Grass or Cash, Nobody Mall's for Free: New orders from the Secretary of the Interior mandate new grass installation on the National Mall, and require groups holding events on the Mall to repair or replace any damaged grass. +1
Alternative to Energy: Healthy new downtown restaurant Energy Kitchen doesn't have any menu items with more than [...]

Photo: Ballerinas

National Mall, Sept. 29th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Dog Whisperer

National Mall, Sept. 29th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: March For Life

Photo Slideshow.  Jan 22-23rd.  Lafayette Square and Nat'l Mall.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

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