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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 6th, 2014 by dcblogs

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I’m in a state of acute denial,” is the reaction of DC blog Poverty & Policy to election.

The size of the ‘landslide’ is shocking and shades of 1980,” Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

Don’t starve the good bloggers. Stirrup Queens.

Why I am on Wattpad. Mary Tabor.

The results after applying for several credit cards. SuperNOVAWife.

Editor’s note: We are taking Friday off, but still posting interesting links on Twitter.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 5th, 2014 by dcblogs

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What One Photograph a Day found in the rubbish.

Dating the District writes about life. Excerpt: This is where the decision to leave the hospitality industry in order to chase down my start to an actual career has taken me. I am young, [still] well-dressed, and professional. I have a marketable degree from a well-reputed university, and an extensive resume of experience. I am a progressive, skilled, and driven woman. These are all attributes a city like DC claims to desire in an applicant. I have earned and deserve my place in this society.

Best Bites says DC has a “vast burger game.” Sounds tortured, but it does carry this news: Plan B Burger Bar has just opened.

DC Photo Artist puts his best photos of the annual high heel race online.

Interesting: The fabric of the frontier: How textiles help us understand the American West. American History Museum blog.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 4th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Regarding marijuana legalization, Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six looks at the drug’s role in mass incarceration in DC.

Vanishing New York is a great blog. It has a real feel for the changes in that city, and a strong comment section. There are a fair number of blogs in DC that report on the various changes in DC, such as Ghosts of DC, the Facebook page, Old Time DC, The Ruined Capitol.

Tickle the Pear travels to Mopti, Mali. Check out the photos, especially the plane that got her there.

Real estate professionals call for change in DC affordable home ownership policies. District Source.

Whoa. Nothing to do with DC, but these photos document a lion who lives with a family just like a housecat. Seriously strange, creep-you-out, photos. Mashable.

Half of My Heart passes her bar exam.

I could not be happier for October to be ending, writes The Art in Life.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on November 3rd, 2014 by dcblogs

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The city has many wonders, but its bright lights deprives its residents of view of the greatest wonder of them all: A view of the Universe. HNBP was in Chincoteague recently and took some very good photos of the nice sky with a clear view of our little galaxy. It’s too bad we were born before the invention of warp drive.

A fight against cancer is the subject here. Sue Charen. Excerpt: In an other worldly atmosphere in the lobby of the Hopkins Cancer Center, someone was playing the Four Seasons and similar music on the grand piano, while we waited. It was only about thirty minutes till the doctor approached.

The Literary Outsider begins his tale this way: Chalk it up to it being the day before Halloween in an anxious world, the strange encounter with a man as I walked up the steep road coming out of the woods of Rock Creek Park by Dumbarton Oaks.

A letter to a son on his first birthday. My Palette.

Small town furies on Facebook. Greatest Escapist.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 30th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Tulip Frenzy takes photos of the annual high heel race in Dupont. The images were taken with a Leica Monochrom, a seriously expensive camera, but the photographer clearly knows how to use it. It’s very good and different work.

On the problem of street harassment in DC, Manda Writes Things offers her take on the woman videotaped walking around NYC who receives numerous catcalls. Excerpt: Culturally, moving from DC to Dallas, it took a lot to get used to people interacting with me in a way that is genuinely pleasant (sometimes people actually just say “hello” in Dallas with no strings attached!) versus an indicator I’m about to be mugged or harassed.

This is interesting: Scroll down to see how Uber compares with DC cabs in terms background checks and insurance coverage. District Source.

Urban Living by Alia goes inside a new Hill place, Radici, and comes back with photos.

You may not want to open this top 10 costume thingy at work. If fact, you may not want to open it all. And why we are providing a link to it is in the category of slowing down, or rubber necking, to get a look at the wreck. Hungry Lobbyist.

Dear Readers: We won’t be publishing Friday to prepare for setting the clocks back. (By the way, the homegrown live feed froze up but we we’ll have it running soon.) Thanks for reading.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 29th, 2014 by dcblogs

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This kiss wasn’t acting. Unemployed Kat. Good story telling.

What the hell is wrong with people in DC? Sexual assault while leaving a DC grocery store. Collective Action.

From the Journal of Homebrew Therapy: Emily Kate DC says that when she feels angry, sad or overwhelmed, she “dances it out” in her apartment.

Have you seen these around? They are called Alphabet Animals and deserve a name. East City Art.

When my mama comes to town. Art in Life.

DC has a reputation as being transient, and populated by an increasing number of the young and single. Developers are responding to this demographic. But that’s coupled with concern that families are being pushed out the District. District Source.

DC Film Girl reviews John Wick.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 28th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Great photo collection: Meandering Through Hong Kong. WhereaboutsPhoto.

The artist Sean Hennessey presents and explains some of this work, including She Drowns The World With Her Sorrow.

My Amused Bouche is one of the best writers in the blogosphere. The opening sentence of her latest restaurant review: It’s a rural place where I currently live and I’ve come to miss those things that just seem silly in a place like this.

Since CVS dominates DC, this post may be of interest: Why you won’t be using Apple Pay at CVS any time soon. InTheCapital.

A date at DGS in Dupont Circle. DC Wrapped Dates.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 27th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Cupcakes and Shoes, or a Georgia peach in DC, writes about the thing she never thought she would do. (It’s about housing in DC.)

Reading a “A Discovery of Witches,” on the bus, prompts a not-so-kind-or-thoughtful comment from a fellow bus rider. Half My Heart. (Tweet below).

The Yik Yak App is used for nonsense on the Hill. Post Grad Problems.

Ten of the stupidest comments left in the comment section. Scary Mommy.

More about moving by an interesting writer. And then there was Mel.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 24th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Long, long ago, when blogging was still a new thing, someone wrote that blogs will help humanize our communities. The writings will give people an opportunity to share little parts of their lives, their worries, celebrations, experiences and reactions. And that sharing might begin to change how we see our world. The anonymous people on the Metro, while still anonymous, might be seen in a somewhat different light. The intellectual realization that we’re not all that different might become an emotional realization. This post is a good example of that thought. In 2005, Occam’s Razor wrote a post imagining what his life might be like in 2015. It is close enough to 2015 for him to review what he thought his life might be like against the reality of his life today. It’s a very honest and authentic assessment.

Should cute, innocent puppies be used in toxic, irritating political campaigns? (Strike that question). Can a political candidate improve her image by holding a puppy? Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog answers this question.

Ionarts said the reviews on the Death of Klinghoffer are difficult to read.

Brock Boland writes about his plan to take a social media break.

What Mickey Eats checks out Art and Soul near Union Station.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on October 23rd, 2014 by dcblogs

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An alternative architectural vision for Washington, circa 1963. ЦARЬCHITECT.

Five reasons the DC mayoral race is over and five reasons its not. Capital Comment.

If Carol Schwartz dropped out, would David Catania close the poll gap he has with Muriel Browser? Of course, Cantania could leave as well and throw his support to Schwartz. Vox Populi. (They don’t discuss that question in this post, but the numbers invite it.)

DC needs to add a runoff element to the elections process. Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. A plan to relieve the excruciating tedium of local races.

Ben Bradlee’s Electric Glow. Very good writing. Time.