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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 31st, 2013 by dcblogs

A street photographer shares his work. Arlo Perez

A 5,850-square-foot single-family alley house and former frat house sells for nearly $2 million. Urban Turf.

The 42 has a nice shot of the big screen at The Reef that’s taken from the sidewalk.

Chocolate City Beer: Small Yet Formidable DC Microbrewery, writes Borderstan.

The benefits of being a slug. Grist.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 30th, 2013 by dcblogs

DC has a $417 million surplus, says the mayor. But the District is also turning away the homeless, and this is just wrong, writes the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless: This is a defining moment for the District of Columbia. DC should be a just community that is committed to the inclusion and well-being of all District residents, not one that fills its coffers with unprecedented riches while leaving its residents in harm’s way.

When I get nervous, I twirl my hair. Tales from Washington DC.

Rose Marie Berger writes about her efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline and her reasons for doing so.

Welcome to the French Embassy in DC! French Twist.

DC issues on gallery walls, reports Arts Desks, which provides a listing of exhibits with local ties at DC galleries.

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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 29th, 2013 by dcblogs

After five years, Hannah, just breathe is leaving the blogging world. She writes: I am trying, at 32, to pick up the ax and use it, with good aim.

Lemmonex writes about her life in DC since moving here in 1999, but now wonders if it will be her forever home. The post is called On Unsettling.

In our post Fifty Shades of Grey world, Mean Louise takes an anthropological look at an old break-the-bed Ikea advertisement.

If you feel that people are standing too close to you on the Metro, then try this footware. Blond with a bullet.

Tasty crock pot chili. Dinner is Coming. How to make it better.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 28th, 2013 by dcblogs

The Ghosts of DC explains how he goes about getting content for the site in the post: Behind the Scenes at Ghosts of DC.

Poly Purpose writes: Having a job in this economy is quite the luxury. So, I feel truly terrible about even bitching and moaning about it.

DC is seeing a ramen revolution, writes DC Wrapped Dates. The latest addition to this scene: Taan Noodles.

Zagat: 5 Best Thai Restaurants in DC Metro.

DC Rocks has been in mourning ever since the news last week that all of the Magruder’s stores have been sold.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 24th, 2013 by dcblogs

Benghazi Hearings: Now With a Dose of Sexism! PunditMom.

The Lincoln Séance at a House in Georgetown. The House History Man.

For those who do want to do a little research on the workings of District government, the DC Open Government Coalition has scored a victory. The post: FOIA covers DC Council private emails about public business.

This is very touching. not so linear.

What is appropriate when it comes to social networking? Cloture Club.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 23rd, 2013 by dcblogs

Curious District writes: I photographed Joe Biden on the parade route like he was a supermodel walking a runway.

Orange Hoodie, who lives 10 blocks from the Capital and stayed at home on inauguration day, writes: I’ve grown to really like inauguration day.

I live a double life, writes Jodifur. It begins: For years, no one close to me except my husband knew I had a blog.

An invitation that only a runner would send. Courtney Runs.

Ten gross things you hope your kids will never do, but probably will. Scary Mommy

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 22nd, 2013 by dcblogs

The writer of PHNX65 flew with Jimmy Carter to DC, and says he’s a class act.

You might mistake this coffee cup collection for art. Really amazing photo. DCist.

Ari is learning all about dog parks and is making new friends. Looking2Live. Photos.

Occam’s Razor could have sat in the viewing stand to watch the parade. He writes: I used the holiday instead to remove wallpaper from our downstairs bedroom.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 18th, 2013 by dcblogs

This post, Monument to a City, is a rich read. It’s by Dinaw Mengestu. Opinionator. It begins: My wife and I began to unconsciously prepare ourselves for living in Washington, D.C., long before we actually moved to the city.

The writer of Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog recounts the time he was robbed.

Rangerettes in DC Day 1. The Flare Excerpt: As our plane made its descent into the Washington D.C. area, clouds enveloped the entire aircraft. It looked as if we were drifting through snow. When at last the clouds broke, the aerial view was breathtaking.

For clarity sake, the car thing on the Metro isn’t a car, as Malnurtured Snay points out.

Have you ever used Metro’s power outlets? Greater Greater Washington.

This looks good: Shrimp & fennel stew. Passion Fruits.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 17th, 2013 by dcblogs

Congratulations to all the DCist Exposed photo contest winners. Truly excellent selections.

Hopefully, this photo will be entered in next year’s contest, titled: Car on side in canal. HNBP.

The good of public education. Rude Cactus.

Check out this photo of a smartcar-like ‘Mobility Device’ that boarded Metro. Huffington Post.

The critics have fallen hard for Tryst, and it seems audiences agree, writes DC Theater Scene. The show has been extended. Here’s the review.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on January 16th, 2013 by dcblogs

The new kittens. Video. HNBP.

A rum bar, Hogo, is reviewed with plenty of photos by Two DC.

A proponent of American democracy believes Australians our are closest cousins and has the stickmen to prove it. Cloture Club.

I am DWJ writes about bookstores. It begins: Despite how much I adore the digital age (I go few places without my iPad) I am one of the people who mourns the loss of bookstores

Photo of the first Metro train on the Silver Line, Beyond DC.