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The Buzz: September, 2011

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From George Washington to John F. Kennedy, the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz is now live on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  05:51 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 09/29/2011

P.M. Buzz: Five stories to read ahead of your evening commute

Our picks for the best stories to end your day: rappelling, free turkeys, texting ban while driving in Md., Onion hoax and more.

By Katie Rogers  |  06:24 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Celebrate National Coffee Day with free cups of joe

Thursday is National Coffee Day, and national chains across the Washington area are offering free cups of the beverage.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Save the ferrets: National Zoo sends endangered critters to ‘boot camp’

The move is part of an ongoing effort to restore the ferrets’ wild population.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:48 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 09/29/2011

A.M. Buzz: The five stories you should read today

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:37 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Rosh Hashanah: When, where and what to eat

Information about when Rosh Hashanah starts, what you can make and where you can eat locally

By Katie Rogers  |  08:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011

P.M. Buzz: Five stories to read before your evening commute

Our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you end your workday.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Rosh Hashanah: When, where and what to eat locally

About the High Holidays: when, what you can make, and where you can eat locally.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Suicide, safety and online activity in D.C. middle schools

Of the school system’s 4,000 eighth-graders, 28 percent said they’ve had sex and 10 percent said they’ve tried to kill themselves.

By Katie Rogers and Emily Ingram  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 09/28/2011

A.M. Buzz: The five stories you should read today

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:41 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 09/27/2011

RFK Stadium at age 50: Redskins, baseball and much more

RFK Stadium turns 50 this week, celebrating decades of Redskins football and much more.

By Jeremy Borden and Nathaniel Grann  |  06:42 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Census corrects area gay marriage data

Numbers have been revised to better reflect area couples after inconsistencies were reported on census forms

By Katie Rogers  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Another D.C. superlative: America’s 6th most caffeinated city

Today in Needless Superlatives: D.C. ranks 6th in a National Coffee Association study

By Katie Rogers  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Washington Redskins fall to Dallas Cowboys: How would you #RateTheRedskins?

We take to Twitter to ask for the blogosphere’s roundup of Washington’s performance

By Katie Rogers  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/27/2011

D.C. drivers spend 74 hours a year stuck in traffic: What would you do in that time?

D.C. drivers spend an average 74 hours stuck in traffic each year, according to a study. What could you do in that time?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Washington Monument quake damage: Engineers rappel the structure (LIVE VIDEO)

With the monument closed indefinitely, engineers are scaling the monument looking for further damage

By Katie Rogers  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 09/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: The five stories you should read today

Our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:10 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys: Five facts about the rivalry

The history behind “Dallas Week,” during which the epic battle between the Redskins and the Cowboys takes place.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Pet euthanasia: Is saying goodbye at home any easier?

A growing at-home pet euthanasia movement relocates one of pet ownership’s most painful rituals: The final, one-way trip to the vet’s office.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/26/2011

A.M. Buzz: The five stories you should read today

Our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

CakeLove’s Warren Brown opens up in this week’s “five favorites” blog from Cultural Tourism DC, now on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

Take the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz on our Washingtology page to see if you can claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  07:23 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 09/23/2011

A.M. Buzz: 5 stories you should read

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:13 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/22/2011

National Zoo’s red panda named for stormy night

One cub was already named, but zoo officials decided to open up her twin sister’s naming to a public vote.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Arlington, D.C. ranked among America’s best cities

Arlington was named the second-best city in America, edged out only by Raleigh, N.C., in Business Week’s list of America’s 50 Best Cities.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:13 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 09/22/2011

A.M. Buzz: This morning’s top 5

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Twitter Chatter: Howard U. rallies for Troy Davis

Local residents tweeted out their support for Troy Davis and Howard University students who protested at the White House Wednesday afternoon on his behalf.

By Akeya Dickson  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/21/2011

A $16 muffin? Not at D.C. area bakeries

The prices the Justice Department paid to keep conference attendees fed befuddle local businesses.

By Emily Ingram  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Last hurrah for the last days of summer

Pool parties may be behind us, but here are some things to do as we transition from summer to fall.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Timeline: DC Front Runners through the years

TIMELINE | Learn more about the local running club’s place in gay and lesbian history.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 09/21/2011

A.M. Buzz: This morning’s top 5

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Troy Davis execution: High-profile reactions highlight local interest; last-minute rally scheduled

Washington has been paying close attention to the case.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Capital Bikeshare’s first birthday

The popular service celebrates 365 days of getting Washingtonians around town.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Where to celebrate ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal in D.C.

Venues around the Washington area are providing plenty of opportunities to celebrate Tuesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:41 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 09/20/2011

A.M. Buzz: This morning’s top 5

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:09 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 09/19/2011

A.M. Buzz: This morning’s top 5

Our picks for the local stories you should know about this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:51 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, actor Matthew A. Anderson shares his list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

Take the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz on our Washingtology page, answer all five questions correctly and claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Washington Redskins go ‘green’ with solar panels at FedEx

The 8,000-panel solar installation is the biggest in the D.C. metro area and also the largest at any National Football League stadium.

By Jeremy Borden  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: Is it safe to read the news?

A.M. BUZZ | It is if you skip the Salahis’ return. But, with falling SAT scores, will anyone be able to read?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Don’t disguise your mug

So many things can, and do, go wrong when criminals try for disguises.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Falls Church collects 15 tons of e-refuse

The northern Virginia city says it has collected more than 15 tons of electronics and computer equipment to be recycled.

By Associated Press  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Fear the Dino?

The fossil on Maryland’s campus isn’t an outdated prof; it’s the nodosaur.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Where do you experience diversity?

The Post is investigating the meaning of diversity beyond statistics. Share your experiences with us.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Lunchline: The Redskins won a game!

The weekend’s memorials were mistake- and massacre-free; cars and graphing calculators have something in common.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: News redux

It’s not over til it’s over, and even then it returns: flood cleanup, MLK dedication and healthy living can be dangerous to your health.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Rain, flooding dampen Fashion’s Night Out in Georgetown

The models were dressed. The champagne poured. The dancing flash mob and roller derby demo were ready to go. But then came the rain. Lots of it.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Lunchline: It happened on a Tuesday

Memories aside, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is still a target, terrorism-wise, it seems.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, National Geographic Museum Director Susan Norton shares her list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

Take the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz on our Washingtology page and find out if you are a true Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

A.M. Buzz: Fatal floods, terror threats and good news

Amid the calamities that are striking our region, there’s also good news.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Fashion’s Night Out in Georgetown, Tysons helps kick off Fashion Week

Undeterred by storms ripping through the region, area merchants readied themselves and their shops Thursday to celebrate one of the holiest eves in the fashion calendar.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Lunchline: Football is back, hide your significant other

LUNCHLINE | Like it or not, the National Football League begins its season tonight. If you play fantasy football, you have a precious few hours to get your squad together.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: Flooding, fashion and a small sigh of relief for Fairfax shoppers

A.M. BUZZ | Also: More controversy for Mayor Gray and a “predictable” zombie dance routine from Fairfax students.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Fairfax dance team performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’

West Springfield drew disappointing critiques from judges during Tuesday’s performance, and viewers voted them off the show on Wednesday evening.

By Emma Brown  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Two steps forward, one step back for Metro

LUNCHLINE | On the same day that the transit system announced that it’s taking the progressive step of hiring outside contractors to speed the repair of escalators, a damning video surfaces on the Internet.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Show us how you feel about 9/11 today (#wptweetup)

If you’re in D.C. today, stop by to share your Sept. 11 memories and create some social art for The Post’s Virtual Memory Wall.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:58 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Want to be an advice columnist? Here’s your chance

Think you can dole out advice on modern workplace challenges? Enter our new contest for a shot at a four-week column in The Washington Post.

By Emily Ingram  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: Bike the speed cameras

Bikes are coming to the National Mall while more speed cameras are coming to D.C. streets. Hmm, do we have a correlation here?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Lunchline: Under Armour wins the weekend

LUNCHLINE | The Terps’ garish new uniforms weren’t the only fresh part about the season opener as Maryland faced off against Miami.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Sticky Fingers bakery applies for liquor license

The vegan bakery may join Crunkcakes in offering a “21-and-over” line of confections in the District.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Post-Labor Day labor

It’s back to work for most of us, with desk exercises and an inquiry into paychecks.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Lunchline: Another embarrassing incident

Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry flippantly dumps on his jurisdiction, calling it “ghetto.” How nice.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, Jan Evans Houser, from the Heurich House Museum, shares her list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 09/02/2011

D.C. pools open to dogs for one day only

Officials announced that the annual Doggie Day Swim will be held Sept. 10 at Upshur and Banneker pools in the District.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:42 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Maryland state senator to join White House pipeline protest

Days after actress Daryl Hannah was arrested at the sit-in, state senator Paul Pinsky said he, too, wants to protest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:35 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011

A.M. Buzz: Go-go to weekend revelry

THE A.M. BUZZ | The three-day Labor Day weekend is so close that it’s seeping into Friday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Lunchline: MoCo has a decision to make

LUNCHLINE | Montgomery County is getting closer to making a decision about a teen curfew.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

A.M. Buzz: Defending DMV drivers

Seriously, are we really the nation’s worst drivers? We survive the commute each day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Tryouts scheduled for new town crier in Alexandria

An information session on the volunteer position will be held tonight, followed by tryouts next Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Lunchline: Cornell Jones, say it ain’t so

LUNCHLINE | If you know D.C.’s crime history, you know Cornell Jones. Now, he’s back in the news.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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