Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

D.C. Bikers Set Out to Prove They’re Not Terrorists

It may have been the most law-abiding bike ride D.C. has ever seen. Cyclists walked their bikes on sidewalks, stopped completely for red lights, and even offered a wave of appreciation to city officials directing traffic. The bikers were doing everything they could to prove to Washington Post columnist Courtland Millloy that they weren't bike terrorists.
Milloy penned a column [...]

Bike Activists to Protest Anti-Bike Post Columnist, on Bikes

If the point of Post columnist Courtland Milloy's anti-"bike terrorist" diatribe was just trolling, then call it a success.
A D.C. resident started a Facebook group this morning advertising a "a peaceful, safe, law-abiding ride" tomorrow from Dupont Circle to the Post headquarters downtown. Upon arrival, the riders hope to have a conversation with  Milloy and his editors about why his column was [...]

I Survived Millennial Week

In 2013, Joel Stein wrote “The Me Me Me Generation,” a widely read cover story for Time magazine about millennials, the population of Americans born approximately after 1980 whom he called “lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents” who would, somehow, “save us all.”
Last week, millennials struck back.
I was sitting at the back of [...]

Post Editor on Violence Against Women Headline: “That Was My Bad”

The Washington Post published an article on its PostEverything opinion blog today under a headline that basically boiled down to: "Women, don't sleep around if you don't want men to hit you."
Within a few hours, though, the headline was replaced with one that was a bit more tempered. The original: "One way to end violence against women? Stop taking [...]

The Washington Post Cafeteria Has Reopened

Posties can finally exhale: The cafeteria at the Washington Post is open for business again. The eatery was temporarily shuttered after a D.C. Department of Health inspection on May 5 found that it had violated numerous health code provisions. (Among the grosser transgressions? Mold growing inside a refrigerator and rodent droppings on a panini press.)
A staff-wide email this morning [...]

Washington Post Settles Lawsuit From Circulation Contractor

The Washington Post last month settled a lawsuit filed by an independent contractor who claimed the Post welched on its promise to refund unsold copies of the paper he bought for distribution to retailers such as CVS.
In the suit, Clinton, Md., resident Ricardo Smith says that the Post also reneged on this assurance to approximately [...]

District Line Daily: Less Drunk Driving

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Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser introduced legislation Tuesday that would lower the legal threshold for drunk [...]

Washington Post Memo: Don’t Send Washington Post Memos to the Press

After the employee cafeteria at the Washington Post's office downtown was closed by health inspectors yesterday, Washington City Paper and Jim Romenesko reported on a memo that Jeff Cox, the paper's director of operations and administrative services, sent the staff. That didn't sit so well with Post editorial writer Charles Lane, who just sent an email to newsroom staffers about the [...]

Washington Post Cafeteria Shut Down After “Evidence of Some Mice Activity”

The Washington Post's cafeteria was shut down by D.C.'s Department of Health yesterday following an inspection. Jeffrey Cox, the paper's director of administration and operating services, alerted the staff in a company-wide email this morning, writing the "cafeteria will be temporarily closed due to deficiencies found during a routine inspection by the DC Department of Health that [...]

The Needle: Balls Out

Ball Gall: A Ballston cafe's logo, which is plastered on its front window, looks just like a penis. But despite ridicule from Yelp reviewers and passers-by, the restaurant is sticking by it and won't take it down. +3
Caffeine High: Today in completely arbitrary national rankings, a D.C. coffee shop was named as one of the [...]

The Needle: Readers Go Nuts

 
And They Say Newspapers Are Dying: The Washington Post hosted its inaugural Squirrel Week Squirrel Photo Contest and 400 or so readers submitted their best squirrel photos. At this point, it's unclear what this says about the paper's readers. +/- 0

Potholepalooza: Everyone's favorite holiday is finally here! Mayor Vince Gray launched this year's Potholepalooza, which will [...]

The Needle: Popping the Cherry

 
Cherry Don't Blossom: Because it is March—and still so freaking cold—experts are pushing back the expected date of the cherry blossom's peak bloom from April 9 to April 13. -4
Parking Jam: D.C. was ranked the seventh worst city in the country for parking by some study. -3

Ezra Klein Snags Three More Post Journalists

When Ezra Klein left the Washington Post to start a new venture at Vox Media, it seems he brought enough former Wonkbloggers with him to keep most of his prolific policy blogging crew intact.
Sarah Kliff, "a must-read on all matters related to health care and the Affordable Care Act," and Brad Plumer, an environmental and energy [...]

Coming to the Post: More Blogs, More Magazine

The Washington Post may be down at least two wunderkinds, but Executive Editor Marty Baron announced today that the paper still has ambitious plans for the future.
In his memo to staff, which was obtained by Poynter, Baron said the Post plans to increase its political reporting staff by five early this year, hire writers to [...]

The Needle: Putting the Broth in Brothel

Pimp My Restaurant: Bar di Bari on 14th Street NW is closing and will reopen as Red Light, which may be a brothel-themed restaurant on a street that used to serve as the District's very own Red Light district. (Though this PoPville report is based on an overheard conversation.) -5
What a Hoot:  The entire Washington [...]

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