Monthly Archives: August 2012

DC Blogs Noted

Goodbye tourists! Hello freshmen! Vox Populi about #GeorgetownProblems. Eat the District says so long Tenleytown, hello U Street. RealityBites enjoys a staycation but says it didn’t work out as hoped, and writes: Next time I will just suck it up and spend the money to go somewhere to escape reality and my really horrible, boring, […]

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Gosh Gee Golly begins: I submit that there’s nothing that can make you feel like more of a jerk than forgetting your mother’s birthday. Even if you don’t drink beer after a bike ride, or don’t ride bikes or drink beer, you may still find this post interesting for its declious detail: Radler – The […]

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It’s been 15 years since Sassy Marmalade arrived in DC for school. She reflects on the transition, including the hard part. Interesting stories and photos by Laurie Writes from the road and the middle of somewhere. Going to Charlotte! Pundit Mom gets ready for a trip. Ok, aside from having the strangest name for a […]

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This might be the tourist encounter story of the year: The Karma of Screaming at a Metrobus Operator. Malnurtured Snay Tysons Corner is about to see a radical makeover that may turn it into a destination. With maps, the Aesthetics of Everywhere explains what’s in store. Your political discourse on crack. Glaa Forum. Another read: […]

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Red Nose gets personal about the dangerously misinformed, in the post: Where I stand. DC is apparently eliminating librarians at many schools. Perhaps Mayor Gray has some left over campaign funds to prevent this from happening. Maybe there’s someone with a blank money order or two. One can only hope. The snark is ours. Washington […]

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Remembering comedian Phyllis Diller. She thought a lot about our local history museum. National Museum of American History Blog. Curator Dwight Blocker Bowers visited her home and writes: The pièce de résistance resided in an adjacent room. It was a large Steelmaster filing cabinet containing 48 drawers holding over 50,000 index cards, each of which […]

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The reaction to Friday’s violent attack in a part of a neighborhood considered somewhat safe. The Hill, which writes: Many, including irritating and trolling commenters on local blogs, will say we need to remember we live in a city, in a neighborhood that was seen as anything but safe less than 20 years ago. While […]

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Manifest Density jumps out of an airplane. An excerpt: As I said, this wasn’t physical bravery. I think such a thing exists, and is necessary for someone to become a great athlete or dancer or even just to photograph well. This was more about embracing blankness, ignoring anxiety by focusing on the task at hand. […]

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DC Zena begins her travel report with a colorful opening sentence: The middle of America has a heart of darkness that I am fascinated by. When the opportunity first came about to go west to Omaha, Nebraska, I immediately said yes. After the flights were booked and I began to speak about my plans, I […]

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Best post ever about a stolen bike rack. (In fact, a really good blog post). Cycle Jerk. The writer of Homicide DC, Laura Amico, has won a fellowship to study journalism innovation at Harvard. The plan is to continue the blog as a student reporting lab and funds are being raised to accomplish that. Thank […]