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The Buzz: May, 2011

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Hope anew: Toward war’s end, a cleaner river, better oysters and bagels

The news this morning makes us hope for war’s end, a cleaner Anacostia and better bagels.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Save the Frogs group rallies in D.C.

The Buzz headed to the Save the Frogs rally to learn more about endangered amphibians and where to see frogs in the DMV region.

By James Buck  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Lunchline: Wedding first, prom second

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest stories: watching the royal wedding in D.C., redistricting Washington, the Redskins draft and more.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Calling all Washingtologists

Think you know everything about the nation’s capital? Take Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz to find out.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell takes the plunge

Virginia’s first lady, Maureen McDonnell, is jumping out of a plane this morning.

By Anita Kumar  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

What are your five favorite D.C. places? Lauren DeSantis, Capital Cooking’s host and producer, shares her thoughts.

By Kyle Balluck  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Save the MLK dedication date, run with the brides and avoid certain flash mobs

Save the MLK monument dedication date, run with some brides and avoid certain flash mobs.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/29/2011

After the royal wedding, D.C.’s ‘Running of the Brides’

The annual event at Filene’s Basement draws hundreds of brides-to-be eager to find the wedding gowns of their dreams.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding watch party-goers at D.C.’s Ritz celebrate ‘the Super Bowl of royal obsession’

D.C.-area residents got up before dawn to watch the royal wedding on the big screens at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Foggy Bottom.

By Annie Gowen  |  07:07 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz | Tags:  Royal Wedding

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Royal wedding: What’s happening in Washington

PostLocal.com helps you celebrate Wills and Kate’s big day with live coverage of D.C. area events.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Rats surface at Hagerstown school

Thirty rats were found over the weekend on the grounds of Western Heights Middle School in Hagerstown, Md. They were apparently pets.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Lunchline: Tornadoes certainly not up my alley

Clinton Yates breaks down Haynesworth’s plea deal, the latest from the National Zoo stabbing, Friday’s Caps game, and more.

By  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Lunchline: Haynesworth is one gutsy dude

Clinton Yates breaks down Haynesworth’s plea deal, the latest from the National Zoo stabbing, Friday’s Caps game, and more.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/28/2011

How green is your government? Put your local eco-smarts to the test.

Test your knowledge of local efforts to make your neighborhood more eco-friendly.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard, Christy Goodman and James Buck  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011

A.M. Buzz: Storm warnings, wild cow, nerd prom

As Washingtonians nervously eye the stormy skies, they might also want to check out the grocery store milk aisles for free-range cows.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Lunchline: Which corner is The Donald in?

By Clinton Yates  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Where to get cheap gas in the D.C. area

These are the cheapest filling stations price spotters could find.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: Sing a song of Metro, Redskins, D.C. election and Costco

On your commute this morning, did a tune spring to your lips? It did for a musician who’s writing songs for each Metrorail station.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/26/2011

D.C. using Twitter to tell the story of voter turnout

If social media activity is any indication, voter turnout is meeting low expectations

By Katie Rogers  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Lunchline: What does cilantro taste like to you?

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s buzziest stories — Dan Snyder vs. Washington City paper, the at-large D.C. Council race, and the inner workings of our taste buds.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/26/2011

A.M. Buzz: Elections and lawsuits

A D.C. election today isn’t expected to draw many voters; Dan Snyder says he’ll refile a lawsuit against the Washington City Paper; and a moving company sues Gilbert Arenas.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Lunchline: D.C. election on Tuesday

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest news stories — from Tuesday’s District special elections to royal wedding “haters.”

By Clinton Yates  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Easter Monday at the National Zoo

While hordes of people with connections are on the White House lawn looking for Easter eggs and listening to Willow Smith, many of Washington’s African-American families are celebrating a local tradition: African-American Family Day at the National Zoo.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011

A.M. Buzz: Easter eggs and snake-caused power loss

The annual White House event is under way. Also: A snake-caused power outage and a good reason to avoid New York Avenue.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Lunchline: Wizards finally moving out of dark ages

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest news stories — from the fate of Wheaton’s Costco to the prevalence of D.C. paparazzi.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Virginia considers composting roadkill

It’s no secret that cars hit cuddly woodland creatures such as squirrels, foxes and deer. Now, the Virginia DOT is considering a way to put their carcasses to good use.

By Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

Think you know everything about the nation’s capital? Take the new quiz from Cultural Tourism D.C. on our Washingtology page and find out.

By  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper shares his five favorite places.

By  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

A.M. Buzz: Get free coffee, and wave to the papparazzi

Bring your mug to Starbucks today for a free Earth Day refill. Also: A popular coach may be relocating.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Lunchline: Playoff hockey can be bad for your health

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest local stories — from the Capital Bikeshare expansion to paying for parking via cellphone.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/21/2011

College professors: Who are your heroes? (#standoutprofs)

Use #standoutprofs to tell us on Twitter.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Lines at Bethesda’s Georgetown Cupcake spark food fight

The long lines at Georgetown Cupcake’s flagship store are no secret — but now the lines outside the cupcakery’s Bethesda location are growing in infamy, too.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. water, sex professor, and parking meters

The entity formerly known as WASA launches a PR campaign, a sex professor wins a big prize, and parking gets easier.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Lunchline: A strange day around the world

Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest stories — tonight’s Caps game, the Dulles Metro battle, and what he has against cupcakes.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011

420 and D.C.: Marijuana legalization supporters meet in Washington

Marijuana legalization supporters will meet in Washington today — the unofficial holiday that celebrates cannabis consumption and culture — for rallies.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/20/2011

A.M. Buzz: Shad planks at the ready

It’s spring, so it’s time for that rural Virginia political tradition — a shad planking.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Oklahoma City wasn’t the only casualty of April 19

It’s a date with real historical relevance, and it became a battle cry for anti-government militia groups in the 1990s.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Lunchline: The Violent Torpedo of Truth has arrived

Clinton Yates breaks down the stories you want to read but don’t have time to search for.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Charlie Sheen brings his #winning style to D.C. tonight

Charlie Sheen promises to tell "the real story" during his month-long, 20-city variety show tour. The Violent Torpedo of Truth hits D.C. tonight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/19/2011

A.M. Buzz: Pepco dissed, Sheen to be seen

A new survey shows how much we dislike Pepco — almost as much as Charlie Sheen dislikes his old producer.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Tax Day survival guide: Free food, post office hours and more

Free food, post office hours and more.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Lunchline: Yates in your face, all week long

From Tax Day and guns in Virginia to safaris and the 1,160-calorie Meat Monster, Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s news.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Bethesda man running his 44th Boston Marathon today

Runner Ben Beach of Bethesda has the second-longest streak in history.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Going Out Guide Happy Hour: Meet the Peeps contest winners

Meet the Peeps Show V finalists over drinks tonight at the Going Out Gurus spring happy hour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Lunchline's Clinton Yates breaks down the day’s biggest stories

Catch up on all the latest local buzz with The Lunchline’s Clinton Yates.

By Buzz bloggers  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

By Clinton Yates  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2011

A.M. Buzz: Love as a puzzle

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Schools race for solar supremacy

It’s another kind of “race to the top” as American University joined a number of other Washington area schools in announcing the installation of solar power systems

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Lunchline: Uncle Sam is in the building

News junkie and pop culture fanatic Clinton Yates brings you all the stories you want to read but don’t have time to search for.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Royal wedding dress contest finalists include locals

Designs by Annie Drury of the District and Jennifer Hart of Arlington vied for votes in the contest

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

Go to our Washingtology page for a new batch of questions from Cultural Tourism DC.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Record store day is Saturday — and here’s a map!

Here’s your guide to local stores peddling exclusive releases from hundreds of artists.

By Chris Richards  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Capital Fringe co-founder Julianne Brienza shares her five favorite places.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: New racing president, silent mayor

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Tina Fey in D.C. tonight

The comedienne extraordinaire is in town promoting her new book, “Bossypants”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011

PM Buzz: Get outdoors!

Ah, spring. Good weather makes us want to spend our days and nights outside.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Lunchline: Cardiac Capitals start off fast

By Clinton Yates  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/14/2011

How much rockfish is safe to eat?

Three times a month is fine, up from two meals a month under the old guidelines, say state officials

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Wolf Trap announces 40th summer concert season

Wolf Trap celebrates its 40th anniversary this year — and the pressure is on.

By Chris Richards  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 04/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Caps, taxes and sunshine

Good morning. The Caps won their first playoff game last night, and it’s going to be sunny and warm today. The day’s off to a great start.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:21 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Danish chef wins Embassy Challenge

After a furious night of cooking, we finally have winners in the Embassy Chef Challenge.

By Tim Carman  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/13/2011

John Wall has Blake Griffin beaten in one area

Wizards rookie brings a rookie jersey-sales championship to Washington.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Lunchline: Peeps, Capitals and the breast milk donations

By Clinton Yates  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Student sings a waitlist plea to Harvard

When you’re waitlisted by your dream school, you have to get creative.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Metro police sweep Prince George’s stations

By Robert Thomson  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Q&A with D.C. mayor on his arrest

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will answer questions from our users about his recent arrest

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Competition showcases top embassy chefs

After a furious night of cooking, we finally have winners in the Embassy Chef Challenge.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Peeps and perps

It’s a busy day in D.C. We’ve got Virginia perps, D.C. green buildings, and The Post’s long-awaited Peeps contest winners.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011

State of NoVa: Live with Tom Jackman

Post reporter Tom Jackman chatted live today about his native state of Northern Virginia — and its mind-shattering traffic, diverse people and quirky customs that he can’t help but love

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden call for support for military families

First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife, are calling on Americans to show their support for military families.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Smithsonian’s new blockbuster exhibit: Discovery space shuttle

NASA officials announced today the D.C. area will get one of the spaceships.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Chandra Levy documentary will air on TLC this May

Slain federal intern Chandra Levy is the subject of a new docu-drama airing this spring.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Lunchline: Live chat with Clinton Yates

By Clinton Yates  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Reactions to Mayor Gray’s arrest swirl around the local Web (#grademayorgray)

Did Gray’s arrest change your perception of him?

By Katie Rogers  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Unpaid bloggers plan to sue HuffPo, AOL

A freelance writer plans to sue Huffington Post for not paying contributors.

By Paul Farhi  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Quiz: Test your Peeps knowledge

Put your marshmallow savvy to the test with our special contest-inspired quiz.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s today

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:44 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. mayor jailed, Civil War on Twitter

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Ducklings rescued by National Geographic employees

After jumping off a 10-foot high wall into an alley used by trucks, a brood of newborn ducklings was rescued -- for now.

By James Buck and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Peeps Show: Movie and TV classics, remade with Peeps

Because elaborate dioramas just aren’t enough, we’ve rounded up some elaborate videos featuring Peeps.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and James Buck  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Lunchline: D.C. weather, the census and Wal-Mart

Weather won’t stay warm. Wal-mart coming to D.C.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Chesapeake crabs: Will it be a good year?

Everyone has a different marker signaling warm weather ahead. But for many locals, one symbol beats the rest: Crabs! Chesapeake crabs to be exact.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Royal wedding guest list doesn’t include Obamas

While palace insiders are staying mum on the guest list, one British newspaper claims to know who’s in and who’s out

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Eleanor Holmes Norton rants over budget compromise

D.C. delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton goes off on a local TV interview about the impact of the budget compromise on Washington residents.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/11/2011

A.M. Buzz: The week ahead

The A.M. Buzz looks at the week ahead.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 04/11/2011

No shutdown, but free burger deal still on

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:28 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/10/2011

Q&A: ‘Peeps Show’ through the ages with Holly Thomas and Dan Zak

In its first three years, the Peeps diorama contest was helmed by Style reporter Dan Zak. Holly Thomas, current ‘Peeps Show’ ringmaster, talked to Zak about the contest’s evolution.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Peeps Contest: Best of the best?

As we gear up to announce the winner of our fifth Peeps diorama contest, we take a look back at our last four champions — check them out, then vote for your favorite.

By Amanda McGrath  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Clean up Rock Creek, recycle your trash, art shows this weekend

Clean up Rock Creek, recycle your trash, art shows this weekend

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Lunchline: Weekend plans, cheesy surfer flicks and a bit of Nats pride

By Clinton Yates  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

Think you know everything about the nation’s capital? Take the new quiz from Cultural Tourism D.C. on our Washingtology page and find out.

By Kyle Balluck  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Prince Charles to visit D.C. in May

Prince Charles’s office says he will travel to the U.S. in May for a brief visit that will include a trip to the White House.

By Associated Press  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2011

‘Peeps poop’ and other weird marshmallowy goodness from the Web

Peeps are weird. Really weird. Especially when microwaved. And — best of all — they bring out the weird in all of us!

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and James Buck  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

With all the talk of a potential government shutdown, there’s lots of talk about finding sightseeing alternatives. Where do insiders go?

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: Chat with mayor; welcome Trump

The mayor chats with PostLocal.com readers, Squirrel Week ends, and Donald Trump buys a lot of wine.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/07/2011

‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ officially canceled by Bravo

It’s official: Bravo has pulled the plug on ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ — the first time in ‘Housewives’ history that an iteration of the reality franchise has not moved forward for a second season

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/07/2011

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Q&A starts; Submit questions now

Have a question for D.C. mayor Vincent Gray? Starting Friday, Gray will make regular appearances on washingtonpost.com to answer your questions

By Washington Post staff  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown video

How Congress and the White House got to the brink of the budget collapse

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/07/2011

The Lunchline with Clinton Yates: Blackberrys, Filmfest D.C. and azaleas

By Clinton Yates  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Your D.C. Squirrel Week photos

In celebration of D.C. Squirrel Week, we asked readers to send us their squirrel photos and, well, you went (wait for it) nuts

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/07/2011

If the D.C. Cherry Blossom Parade gets canceled, you might want one of our maps (#postblossoms)

The Post’s Ed O’Keefe reported Wednesday that if the federal government shuts down, Saturday’s Cherry Blossom Parade will be canceled. The good news is that you can launch your own self-guided celebration with one of our beautiful cherry blossoms maps.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011

‘Peep Show 2011’: This year’s trends

There was a lamentable lack of Charlie Sheen-inspired entries in this year’s Peeps contest.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: No BlackBerrys, many squirrels

Squirrel Week ends, and the BlackBerry-killing federal government shutdown anxiety is beginning.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/06/2011

One week til ‘Peep Show 2011’: A few photos to tide you over

By Katie Rogers  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Area blogs: Free Wizards tickets, farewell March and cool NoVa blogs

Free Wizards tickets, farewell March and cool NoVa blogs

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Lunchline: D.C. sports and Kwame Brown’s bad year

News junkie and pop culture fanatic Clinton rounds up all the news you want to read but don’t have time to search for.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Guide to getting through the shutdown, a.k.a. ‘Government Worker Spring Break’

Don’t be down: The Going Out Guide rounds up fun things to do in D.C. in the event of a government shutdown.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Government shutdown, Gaugin cover-up, McNabb bruised

Don’t think a federal government shutdown would affect your life? Think about this: What will we do with all those tourists we can’t send to the Smithsonian?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Md. man glued to toilet seat

Police say emergency workers removed the seat from the toilet and took the man out with seat still attached to him.

By Associated Press  |  06:57 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 04/05/2011

D.C.’s bad-boy barista looks for second chance in Cali

Nick Cho is launching a new cafe in the San Francisco Bay Area — but his D.C. area tax burdens will continue to haunt him

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:56 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Lunchline: Clinton Yates talks squirrels, painting attacks and the weather gods

Lunchline fans got an extra dose of local buzz today, as Clinton Yates chatted live about spring weather, the Gauguin painting attack and D.C. Squirrel Week

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:26 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Image of the day: Washington, all lit up

On Sunday evening, thunderstorms blew up over the region as a warm front lifted northward (setting the stage for Monday’s record heat). While nowhere near as intense as the storms that came through this morning, Sunday’s storms were full of electricity. Photographer Maxwell Kruger took full advantage of the light show.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Photography

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Area blogs: Vacant house, full voice

Here’s the strength of local blogs: Somebody is watching

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: Government shutdown, dueling chefs and Civil War faces

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Poll: Who’s right — ill executive or board of directors?

Would your organization or workplace be able to function for six months with its leader working from home?

By Chris Hopkins  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/04/2011

D.C.’s blogs: Ground-breaking, back-breaking

The ground-breaking of City Center DC (at the old convention center site) happens this afternoon, so you might just want to avoid the area, DC Metrocentric wisely advises

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Lunchline: King’s legacy, Snooki’s front handspring and Clinton’s video chat

Submit questions for Clinton Yates’s live video chat tomorrow at noon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Bike commuting on the rise in D.C.: Tell us #whyibike

The Washington area abounds with pedal-pushing commuters, with twice the average of the nation’s 70 largest cities.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Art attack, missing 911 calls, cherry blossom run

Art attack, missing 911 calls and the cherry blossom race.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/02/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

Ready for some trivia? Our Washingtology page now features Cultural Tourism DC’s latest quiz. See how well you know the nation’s capital.

By The Buzz bloggers  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011

April Fool’s Day in the Washington area

The National Zoo combines two endangered species conservation programs, and other local April Fool’s hijinks.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Skee-Ball fever: D.C. area blogs

It’s April Fool’s Day, and D.C. area bloggers are having a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed Capital Trail Mix’s post about officials putting D.C.’s beloved cherry blossom trees on the sales block.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/01/2011

#DCSquirrelWeek: Columnist John Kelly uncovers the mysteries of the common squirrel

Post columnist John Kelly aims to unravel the mystery of the common, much-loved and much-hated critter.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Pepco victimized by hoax

The utility’s headquarters was punked this morning when the Greenwash Guerillas added an ‘a’ and ‘l’ to the end of Pepco’s name on the sign outside the building

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Pr. George’s Council member dons skates for hockey fundraiser

Will Campos will be out on the ice with a group of Hyattsville firefighters to raise money for burn victims

By  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Laura Cohen Apelbaum, the executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and a fourth-generation Washingtonian, shares her 5 favorite D.C. places.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 04/01/2011

No April Fool’s: D.C. budget day; an upbeat traffic report

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray unveils his budget today. And a new report says traffic deaths have dropped to their lowest levels since 1949.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:08 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Cherry blossoms + free food? D.C’s blogs

The cherry blossoms are in their full glory and our D.C. -area bloggers have taken note. We couldn’t resist the great photos from Jason’s View In D.C.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Lunchline: More Marion Barry outrage and a tweeps contest

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Weigh in: Marion Barry’s unregistered car

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Redskins cheerleaders tryouts open to public

Squad hopefuls will audition live this Sunday at the State Theatre in Falls Church.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Play ball! Everything you need to know for opening day

From hotdogs to bobblehead presidents, we’ve got you covered for this afternoon’s game, which is slated to start at 1 p.m.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 03/31/2011

IRS sign beheaded: Was it really just the wind?

The federal agency blames a strong gust for the damage, but passersby suspect foul play.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:26 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Opening Day, Marion Barry’s car troubles

Opening Day for the Nationals. Another D.C. Council member faces car trouble — and not the mechanical kind. Good news for Maryland’s wine lovers.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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