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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 12th, 2015 by dcblogs

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Reports of the Ward 8 condo crisis have not been exaggerated. Congress Heights on the Rise.

My thoughts on the movie Selma. Diatribes By Joah. He writes: I truly believe Selma is one of the maybe top 10 films I’ve seen ever.

In case you missed some of DC’s live theater, here is the Washington theater year: 2014. Bohemian Yankee in the Capital.

The Man Men version of Dulles. Ghosts of DC.

Welcome. life on (and off) O street.

Adventures in Ashburn marks the 10th year of blogging.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 7th, 2015 by dcblogs

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Jimbo reports that after 160 resumes, he got a job.

Candy Sandwich has assembled a list of 40 things to do in the 40 weeks before her 40th birthday.

A review of 2014 in books. Jen Eric Generation.

Best Bites points out that you can now store $600 bottles of whiskey at Daikaya.

Jason’s View from DC is good about the snow.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 5th, 2015 by dcblogs

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Homicide Watch, which reported on violent criminal acts in the District, has shut down. The cause is financial, as the Washington Post explains. The blog’s inability to continue appears to be blamed the inability of any media organizations to take it over. But perhaps media organizations, which have cutback on local coverage because of their own financial constraints, are the least able to nurture this valuable public service. Since its creation in 2010, Homicide Watch has tracked the cases of 320 people arrested for murder. This is a large number, but only a fraction of those affected. Violent crime is a public health issue, and it would seem that there many organizations in the District that could contribute to maintaining the site. Hopefully, it will find a way to continue.

DC Free Culture offers some suggestions on things to do through Jan. 15.

District Source, which launched last year, list the top 10 performing stories on its site.

Relationship complication is described by Once in a Blue Moon, who begins her post with this request: I have a situation I want to lay out for you all, and I want your thoughts.

Why overnight layovers are not a good idea: a chronology</a> by Stories & Skylines.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 21st, 2014 by dcblogs

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There was a homeless man selling Street Sense in downtown DC who was, in a loud voice, telling no one in particular, “Hug tight the people you love.”

It’s good advice this and every holiday. Life if fleeting, but love is forever.

The live feed will be publishing over the holiday, and we will publish on the main page from time to time over the holiday period.

Most bloggers are stepping back, too busy with holiday activities, and postings in the DC blogging community have been light. That’s our cue to step back, too.

Have a wonderful holiday.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 18th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Sarah and the Goon Squad writes: 42 is a strange birthday.

DC residents pay the lowest taxes in the region. Fiscal Policy Institute.

The best new restaurants of 2014. DCist.

My 20 favorite songs of 2014. Diatribes By Joah.

The council has approved a new development at Fifth and Eye that includes a hotel. The Triangle.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 17th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Washington’s once great supper club, the Mayfair. Streets of Washington.

Sometimes house porn is interesting. This $4 million house, that was last on the market in 1965, is detailed in photos. DC Curbed.

The best thing to happen on C-SPAN this decade? Famous DC.

A sleek outfit that requires little to no thought process. District of Chic. Photos.

Regarding Montana’s dresscode for lawmakers, Candy Sandwich writes: Apparently, a plunging neckline renders a woman incapable of using her mind or maybe it just distracts the people around her so much that nobody can focus on law.

Word Perv has relaunched her blog with a focus on poetry.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 16th, 2014 by dcblogs

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The power of social media! Tales From The Sharrows.

Dramatic testimony at Homicide Watch: Witness to defense attorney: “I saw your client walk up and shoot Sandy.”

The Republic of T. weighs in very strongly on the recent Cleveland police shooting.

From landfill to Smithsonian collections: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” Atari 2600 game. American History Blog.

About recent protests: This is a movement, not a moment. New Possibilities.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 15th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Why do I work in politics? Sober Politico.

Ted Eytan, MD has been teaching himself how to create composite photos. Interesting result.

A Christmas walk in DC. Photos. Art in Life.

Funny: 29 things my toddler does that an adult would be jailed for. Scary Mommy.

Here’s your chance to own a horse farm about 20 min outside of DC for about the price of a NW townhouse. District Source.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 12th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Second Impressions of DC. Wait Just One Moment.

The Internets are never happy unless every little over-the-top Tweet isn’t followed by an apology. DCist.

It is utterly incomprehensible why anyone in DC — let alone our elected officials — is surprised that Congress is preempting marijuana legalization in the District. Vox Populi.

The early word on El Camino in Bloomingdale. DC Eater.

The news: 3 Year Old Koala Bear Available in Columbia Heights? PoP.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on December 11th, 2014 by dcblogs

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How can you not want to read this? This is how Brutalism begins her latest tale: During the cocktail hour at a bat mitzvah celebration I recently attended, I noticed some cross dressers across the cheese display.

A group of people in Dupont Circle all dressed in black is investigated by the DC Bike Blogger.

DC’s most expensive burger revealed. Best Bites.

Circulator to extend to Howard U, link Columbia Heights with H Street NE & Brookland in the next decade, reports New Columbia Heights.

If you are of a certain age, you may recall the Mattel toy Thompson Submachine Gun. Here’s a memoir about it. DC Spinster.

A top ten music list. Tulip Frenzy.