Posts Tagged ‘weekend in review’

Weekend in Review: Summer Solstice Edition

Break out the bongos, hippies! Monday marks the summer solstice, when the sun hits its highest angle of the year. Expect highs in the 90s with a strong chance of drum circles. The annual astronomical event means summer has now officially arrived. And D.C. cops are, naturally, quite busy. Tis the season for peak crime, after all (curfew at 11 p.m., kids): WaPo [...]

Weekend In Review: Unapologetically Nationalistic Edition

WaPo's Steven Goff called it "one of the worst gaffes in World Cup play in recent memory." The British press was far less kind. "Hand of Clod," read the headline in London's News of the World. And the Sun: "Curses! New keeper cock-up as Green gifts Yanks a point." We're speaking, of course, about England goalkeeper [...]

Weekend In Review: Long Hot Summer Nights Edition

Homicide is down nearly 25 percent in the former murder capital of America. "But you know, it is still summer," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier tells WTOP. Just over the weekend, a teenager was shot dead in Anacostia, a retired D.C. cop was critically wounded during a carjacking at a Northeast gas station, and a bicyclist on Southern Avenue was [...]

Weekend in Review: CIA Soup of the Day Edition

Wet weather didn't just disrupt your balcony barbecue over the weekend. The soggy conditions are being blamed for delaying today's scheduled reopening of the Chain Bridge, WJLA-TV reports. In a cruel twist of fate, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was somehow able to reopen early.
WaPo's Howard Kurtz this morning profiles the frantic lifestyle and obsessive Twitter habits of "Chuckie T," better known [...]

Weekend in Review: Don’t Forget to Take Your Acid! Love, Mom

The Washington Post Magazine's lead story Sunday involved a twenty-something who goes to India to find his uncle, who's become some sort of Hare Krishna guru-king.
It turns out that when your uncle's a guru, he acts a little weird. He sits on a bed with the writer in silence, smirking. But I think the weirdest [...]

Weekend in Review: Diamond Stud Edition

While you scramble for left- and right-wing points on presumed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, here is some justice-related news closer to the ground.
Gilbert Arenas finished his halfway house sentence on Friday. Just as predicted, he made everyone there a better basketball player:

Weekend in Review: Days of Rage Edition

Did you rage this weekend? If not, did you get your living room spackled, sanded, and primed? Did you spend so much time listening to 105.9 the Edge that you found yourself thinking things like, On third listen, I adjudge that the bass line of "Living on a Prayer" is the most important part [...]

Weekend in Review: Snowbigdeal

Everything's closed, we got tons of snow, there's more in the forecast. Yeah, we know all of the above.
What we really want to know is what happened within the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty between roughly 5 pm and 9 pm. At the former hour, his people put out the word that the [...]

Weekend in Review

Excuse me for mislabeling the title of this blog post: How can you have a weekend-in-review post for a three-day weekend that hasn't concluded just yet?
This is the King. Jr. holiday weekend. To commemorate the occasion, the Washington Post has written an editorial.

Weekend in Review

What was it they said about road travel around Christmastime? Something about it being less intense than Thanksgiving, more spread out, less of an issue? That, anyhow, is the conventional wisdom, as parroted by this source, which claims that trips increase by 54 percent around T-giving and just 23 percent around Xmas/New Year's.

Weekend in Review

Big news of the weekend is that someone is finally standing up for Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder. Who would so such a thing, you ask? Could it be spokesperson Karl Swanson? Nah, that wouldn't merit the first item in City Desk's much-acclaimed Weekend in Review feature. Could it be fellow sports mogul Ted Leonsis? Nah, [...]

Weekend in Review: High Noon Edition

Bad weekend for the Alexandria chief of police. Not just a DUI, not just BAC of .19, not just driving a city-issued vehicle, but busted in Arlington! That's like your taller, stronger, smarter younger brother catching you smoking and totally narcing you out to your parents.
Virginia gubernatorial race: Except for the opportunity to use the [...]