Posts Tagged ‘Snow’

The Snowquester: An Etymological Debate

Jonathan L. Fischer: Lots of people seem to be taking umbrage with the Washington Post's unilateral naming of this week's potential snowstorm. These people are wrong. Although I tend to oppose premature declarations of memes, this time the Post's Capital Weather Gang is on the right track: If there is massive snowfall this week, it [...]

The Needle: Sexy Crystal City

Crystal Mess: With its somewhat-undeserved reputation as an overgrown office park, it's hard to imagine anything especially sexy going down in Crystal City. But now a March sexuality conference featuring someone who describes herself as a "kinky boobisexual" could change that, at least temporarily. +3
Snowed Out: Looks like we won't be getting snow tonight after [...]

Is D.C. Snow Safe to Eat?

The snowfall expected for this afternoon has started, and you might be tempted to get whimsical and eat some snow. But is catching snowflakes in your mouth, especially in an urban area, safe?
We're not talking about sludge on the ground here. This is poaching snowflakes out of the air, or if you like to live [...]

The Needle: Drum Major Edition

Turn Out The Lights: It always feels a little Christmas-y in Adams Morgan, thanks to the illuminated martini glass, music note, coffee cup, and shoe that have been hanging from lightposts in the neighborhood for the last decade. But like a tree that's dropped all its needles and needs to go out to the curb, [...]

The Needle: Vs. Edition

The Post vs. Its Staff: The Post will be offering staff buyouts in an attempt to get rid of 48 employees, including Metro section staffers. Though the Metro staff is huge and covers a large region, we really hope the staff cuts don't mean stories about Falls Church dads who can't build treehouses go [...]

The Needle: More Winter Is Coming Edition

Dead Groundhogs See No Shadows: The little town of Punxsatawney, Pa., has a nice racket going with its Groundhog Day celebrations. So now the District is trying to get in on the act, too. Today marked the inaugural D.C. Groundhog Day festivities, complete with Potomac Phil, a stuffed, dead groundhog. Officials determined (perhaps by consulting [...]

Never Mind The Weather

Gather 'round, because we're about to talk about the weather. The Post's Petula Dvorak writes a typically meandering column about missing snow:
The skis are leaning against the wall, forlorn, cornered by the bikes.
The tulip bulbs are popping up in January, the Occupiers stayed outside way longer than anyone thought they could.
And the only thing sliding on [...]

The Needle: Virginia is for Stoners Edition

Yes, Virginia, You Put Your Weed In There: In the near future, Virginia may no longer just be the place to buy legal guns and cheap tobacco. It'll also be the place to go buy pot! Legislators in the Old Dominion are studying whether to allow marijuana sales at state-owned liquor stores. Prediction: This won't happen. [...]

The Needle: You For President Edition

You For President: Normally we stay as far away from presidential horse race politics as we can, but today was a weird day. First up, the guy everyone was so fired up about six months ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race (even though he's on the D.C. ballot). Erik Wemple ranks [...]

D.C. Voting Rights Don’t Stop for Snow!

Snow in New Hampshire may have stopped a delegation of high-profile District pols. But it hasn't stopped artist/ex-hunger striker Adrian Parsons. Mayor Vince Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown, Councilmembers David Catania, Michael Brown, Mary Cheh, Yvette Alexander, Vincent Orange, and Marion Barry and a slew of activists were slated to fly up [...]

Photo: Uptown

Connecticut Avenue NW, January 9

Photos: Top 10 Snowflakes (on Washington City Paper’s Parking Deck)

Photo Slideshow: Top 10 Snowflakes on Washington City Paper's Parking Deck

Snow in January—it's not just a good sign that yes, indeed, it really is winter out there, it's also a good opportunity to gin up some web traffic. Don't take our word for it, though: Ask Huffington Post D.C., which featured a slideshow of Twitter [...]

The Needle: IRS Set Him Up Edition

I Can't Pay My Taxes: Being on the D.C. Council comes with a few perks—the chance to weigh in on important matters of public policy, the ability to use donations from powerful business interests to buy things to make your constituents like you, free Lady Gaga tickets. And oh, yes, also an average salary of [...]

The Needle: Winter Is Coming Edition

Oh, Good, Wintry Mix: Late November and early December were downright California-esque around here. Those days are officially over: The cold, heavy rain that's been drenching the District all day is expected to turn to some sort of sleety, slushy snow before ending. When it's over, it'll be in the 40s, instead of the 60s. [...]

The Needle: The Weasel With The News Edition

Now Hear This: For years, tuning your radio to 99.1 FM meant one thing, and one thing only—alternative rock. Lately, of course, it's meant bachata, merengue, bomba, and other Latin pop, as the former WHFS became El Zol on Jan. 12, 2005. The station's changing formats again at the beginning of next year—to all news, [...]