The Buzz: d.c


Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/25/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about holiday mistletoe.

The holiday mistletoe that is native to the D.C. region is actually a kind of parasite: true or false?

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Tags:  washingtology quiz, cultural tourism dc

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA is the “youngest” agency located in the Federal Triangle: true or false?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cultural tourism dc, andy smith

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about ‘the man who killed Jim Crow.’

Which black lawyer, nicknamed “the man who killed Jim Crow,” called the Strivers’ Section home?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andy smith, cultural tourism dc

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the Round House.

The Round House is in which D.C. neighborhood?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, cultural tourism dc

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the USAF base at Bolling Field.

In the picture below, what was this man doing at at the USAF base at Bolling Field in 1921?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cultural tourism dc, andy smith

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Answer this question about the World War II Memorial.

Who controls the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial?

By Cultural Tourism DC  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz, cultural tourism dc

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Zandra Chestnut: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Zandra Chestnut, co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism (CGU), shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insiders guide to dc

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Carolyn Crouch: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Carolyn Crouch, founder of walking tour company Washington Walks, shares her five favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  insider's guide to dc

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/13/2012

How walkable is Washington?

Today in fascinating reads: What does it mean when a city is walkable?

By Katie Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c., walking

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Organizers grapple with D.C. Caribbean parade’s future

Faced with mounting debt, organizers of the Caribbean Carnival say the festivities may cease for good this year but that the event is not yet canceled.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. caribbean day

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Marion Barry: A timeline of victory and scandal

TIMELINE | How an Eagle Scout and chemistry student grew into a Washington politician.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marion barry, d.c.

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Is D.C. becoming America’s true ‘Second City’?

Could D.C. upset the much-larger Windy City on its ascension to America’s cultural “Second City” behind New York?

By Katie Rogers  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c., chicago

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Traversing the whole Metrorail system takes 7 hours. Think you can do better?

Admitted mass transit enthusiast Andrew Baker set out to travel the entirety of D.C.’s Metrorail system in one day. His latest attempt took seven hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, nerds, only in d.c.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Primary election day in D.C. and Maryland: What you need to know (#DCprimary and #MDprimary)

If you’re planning to vote, here’s what you need to know.

By Katie Rogers  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. election

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Robberies on the rise in D.C.: Using Twitter to track crime and safety activity

One Washington Post reporter turned to Twitter to follow the trail of several robberies committed in the District.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime, safety, d.c. police

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Elephant Walk comes to downtown D.C. tonight

The circus in in town, and the return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus means continuing the tradition of walking elephants through downtown Washington.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. elephant walk

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 03/07/2012

D.C. Council approves same-sex divorce bill

The D.C. Council approved a bill Tuesday that will make it easier for same-sex couples who married in Washington to get divorced.

By Katie Rogers  |  09:53 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same-sex marriage, same-sex divorce, d.c. council

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Same-sex marriage in D.C.: A timeline

Maryland may have just passed its same-sex marriage bill, but it’s not the only place south of the Mason-Dixon line that allows gay couples to wed.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington, D.C. gay marriage

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Vintage views of Washington on Pinterest

Views of Washington in black-and-white are available at The Washington Post’s Pinterest site.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc, photos

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012

D.C.: Top city to find ‘eligible women’?

Men’s Health’s “Where the Babes Are” rankings rates D.C. as the best place out of 99 other cities in the country to find the “most eligible women.”

By Katie Rogers  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. dating

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/10/2012

CPAC 2012 the newest target for Occupy D.C.

Protesters say they’ll aim to disrupt the Conservative Political Action Conference, an event drawing thousands that kicked off Thursday.

By Katie Rogers  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c., cpac

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Photojournalist arrested at Occupy D.C.

Photojournalist and McPherson Square protester Jerry Nelson was among the handful of people arrested at Occupy D.C.’s McPherson Square camp Saturday.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c.

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 02/04/2012

Occupy D.C. raided by Park Police: Live updates

LIVE UPDATES | Officers dressed in riot gear enforce no-camping regulations in McPherson Square.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:57 AM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c., occupy d.c. eviction

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Occupy D.C.: Still awake

Occupy D.C. protesters look like they’re getting by on stolen naps and outright “sleep striking.”

By Katie Rogers  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c.

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012

D.C. Trans Coalition speaks after transgender stabbing victim dies

D.C.’s transgender community is asking for help identifying a transgender person who died after being stabbed at a bus stop Thursday evening.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transgender, d.c. transgender coalition

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Occupy D.C.: A peek inside the ‘Tent of Dreams’

Take a look inside the newest — and maybe final — makeshift shelter at Occupy D.C.’s McPherson Square encampment.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c.

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Occupy D.C. eviction; body found in well identified (A.M. Buzz)

Tensions high in McPherson Square as Occupy D.C. eviction looms; body found in well identified as Alexandria community activist.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:09 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  occupy dc

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Occupy D.C. protesters are ready to defend ‘home’ — should they?

The National Park Service will begin enforcing no-camping rules at both Occupy D.C. sites Monday. What do you think?

By Katie Rogers  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy D.C., Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/09/2011

GOP declares victory in Virginia Senate; Occupy Wall Street coming to D.C. (#PMBuzz)

Our roundup of the five stories you should read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy d.c.

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Joe Paterno retiring from Penn State Football: D.C. alumni react

Immediately after Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno announced Wednesday that he would retire after this year’s football season, students and alumni offer a flood of support for the school and Paterno.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penn state d.c.

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Mayor Gray’s birthday wish; asteroid to just miss Earth (#PMBuzz)

Our roundup of the five stories you should read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  06:12 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy dc