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The Buzz: November, 2011

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

It’s time once again for the new D.C. trivia quiz on our Washingtology page, featuring subjects from Lady Bird Johnson to John Wilkes Booth.

By Kyle Balluck  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

She’s the mother of former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams, but Virginia E. Hayes Williams is also a community activist, singer, educator, author and a licensed evangelist. She’s also the latest D.C. insider featured by Cultural Tourism DC.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From presidents Lincoln to Garfield, it’s time for the new D.C. trivia quiz on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:14 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/31/2011

D.C. Restaurant Recap: Where did you eat this weekend and why?

Where did you eat this weekend in the D.C. area?

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frederick, Olney, Arlington

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

P.M. Buzz: The 5 stories you should read ahead of your evening commute

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

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Dia de los Muertos celebrations: Where to go, what to see

It soon will be Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration meant to honor loved ones who have died.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Occupy DC prepares to spend ‘thousands’ ahead of cold snap, possible snow

Now committees must decide how to spend donated funds.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011

This week’s Best of the Blogs

Our picks for the five best stories from the local blogosphere this week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/28/2011

When dining alone, how do you keep busy? (#diningalone)

When Washingtonians go out to eat alone, they often can be found with fork in one hand, iPhone in the other. What keeps you busy as you eat?

By Emily Ingram  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Howard University and other student groups joining Occupy movement

Students, faculty and alumni will march with protesters to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Cold-weather Halloween: A Washington survival guide

With a possibly snowy weekend on the horizon, help us help you brave the elements

By Katie Rogers  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Free gas giveaway in Laurel Friday morning

The Discovery Channel is paying for the free fuel to promote its new season of “Gold Rush,” premiering tonight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:07 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Halloween is fast approaching. So someone who works at a cemetery should be a good person to share insider tips.

By Kyle Balluck  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Wintry weather approaches; Lululemon murder trial continues (A.M. Buzz)

Friday’s picks include: Wintry weather approaches; #Lululemon murder trial continues.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From “jill joints” to Pope John Paul II, the new trivia quiz from Cultural Tourism DC, celebrating the opening of Lift Every Voice: Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail, is now live on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Looking out for snow Saturday; D.C.’s hip factor (#PMBuzz)

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

By Katie Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Hitching a SoberRide on Halloween

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program will dispatch free cabs to Halloween revelers. Have you tried the service?

By Katie Rogers  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/27/2011

More young adults are moving to D.C. — does that make it “cool”?

Just 6 percent of respondents in our unscientific poll say hipness brought them here.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Occupy Google Reader?

File this one under “first-world problems.”

By Katie Rogers  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Dunkin’ Donuts to open 86 new Washington area stores

The coffee-and-doughnut chain is expanding in what appears to be a market with a taste for independent java joints.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Murder, meows, more young adults in Washington; Wizards jerseys on ‘The View’ (A.M. Buzz)

Thursday’s picks include: D.C. area is a magnet for young adults; Wizards jerseys make a TV appearance on “The View.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:20 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Students on a cruise ship; stink bug wave dies down (#PMBuzz)

Our picks for the five stories to read ahead of your evening commute

By Katie Rogers  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Occupy DC protesters react to Occupy Oakland chaos

Crackdowns in Oakland and Atlanta have District protesters considering what they’d do in such an event.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Student loans: Where did you go, how much do you owe?

President Obama on Wednesday will announce a plan to allow college graduates to cap federal student loan repayments. How much do you owe?

By Katie Rogers  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Fashion reigns at Dupont High Heel Race

The run may be the main event, but fashion took center stage at the annual event.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/26/2011

HBO’s ‘Veep’ in D.C. this week: Where to spot filming

A new HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and set in the nation’s capital has begun shooting.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 10/26/2011

High Heel Race, Romney in Fairfax (A.M. Buzz)

Photos and more from the annual High Heel Race in Dupont; a Virginia senator, 85, channels Rocky Balboa.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  06:46 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Dupont High Heel Race draws a mixed crowd

Typical Washington mixed with a larger-than-life drag crowd in Dupont

By Katie Rogers  |  10:21 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Dupont heel race how-tos; poop scoop owner found not guilty (#PMBuzz)

The five stories you should read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Dupont High Heel Race: What you need to know

The 25th annual event is tonight, which means thousands will flood the streets for the 9 p.m. race.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/25/2011

The McRib returns to a drive-thru near you

The odd little sandwich is in wide release through Nov. 14

By Katie Rogers  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Aurora over the D-M-V: Did you see the Northern Lights?

Did you see the northern lights Tuesday? Tweet us your photos at @postlocal or @capitalweathergang.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 10/25/2011

‘Pooper scooper’ dispute heads to court; hygiene concerns at Occupy DC sites (AM Buzz)

Tuesday’s picks include: ‘Pooper scooper’ dispute heads to court; hygiene concerns at Occupy DC sites.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 10/24/2011

National Zoo: Name that black-footed ferret

Your adorable animal news for the day: The National Zoo is seeking a name for the female black-footed ferret born April 15

By Katie Rogers  |  06:06 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Jury selection begins in yoga shop killing; teens getting freaky on the dance floor (#PMBuzz)

The five stories you should read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/24/2011

D.C.’s rich-poor divide gets the Taiwanese animated treatment

The overseas animation company known for animating everything from Lindsay Lohan’s latest arrest to Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars” has set its sights on Washington’s wage earners.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Pink flash mob raises breast cancer awareness

About 100 people danced for about three minutes at Reston Town Center. Every three minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Will Ferrell wins humor prize; Halloween festivities kick off (A.M. Buzz)

Monday’s picks include: Will Ferrell wins humor prize; Halloween festivities kick off.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:38 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 02:27 AM ET, 10/22/2011

At Pink Rocks the Runway, 14 stories of survival

At Pink Rocks the Runway, breast cancer survivors strut their stuff.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:27 AM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  PM Buzz

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011

The Orionids are coming to a night sky near you (#PMBuzz)

Our picks for stories to read ahead of your evening commute

By Katie Rogers  |  04:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Thinking like a D.C. insider can be challenging ... even puzzling.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2011

This week’s Best of the Blogs

Our picks for the five of the best stories from the local blogosphere this week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Blogger Q&A: Where to shop and what not to wear on Halloween

“Quarter Life” blogger Lisa Rowan does our Halloween Q&A.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Harold Camping’s latest end-of-the-world prediction: Internet goes wild with bucket lists

Today is a radio host’s second shot at predicting the apocalypse, and the Internet has gone wild with bucket lists.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Christian Siriano to rock the runway in D.C. for breast cancer awareness

The young fashion designer will headline an event to raise awareness about breast cancer.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From Chuck Brown to Duke Ellington, you have another chance at answering five D.C. trivia questions correctly on our Washingtology page to claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Rosecroft Raceway reopens to live horse racing Friday

This is the first time live races have been held at the storied Prince George’s County track in more than three years.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Bike deaths, exotic pet laws and Washington’s poverty rate (A.M. Buzz)

Today’s picks include: Bike deaths, exotic pet laws and Washington’s poverty rate.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 10/20/2011

A night with the #occupydc protesters; Howard University homecoming; National Tree Lighting tickets (A.M. Buzz)

Thursday’s picks include: A night with the #occupydc protesters; Howard University homecoming; National Tree Lighting tickets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:19 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Occupy DC protest: what happens after dark

What it’s like for the protesters in McPherson Square

By Melissa Bell  |  09:04 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011

D,C. bridges need major overhaul; federal job seekers get reprieve (#PMBuzz)

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

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Starbucks unveils lighter ‘Blonde’ roast: How will it stack up against other D.C. area coffees?

How will ‘Blonde’ stack up against other brews in the D.C. area?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:55 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Apple stores to close so employees can watch Steve Jobs memorial

Stores will shut down for 90 minutes so employees can watch a live webcast of a memorial service.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:49 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Maryland prepares for a terrorist attack; United’s Charlie Davies sues nightclub, Red Bull (A.M. Buzz)

Maryland prepares for a terrorist attack; United’s Charlie Davies sues nightclub, Red Bull

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/18/2011

William McQuain’s body found; man hit by Orange Line train last week dies (#PMBuzz)

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

By Katie Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Buzz chat: Top comments on the bikes vs. cars debate (#bikesvscars)

Here’s what people on either side — or firmly in the middle — of the issue had to say.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Calling all royals

The King of Ghana is organizing a summit of expat royals who call Washington home.

By Emily Wax  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011

‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions coming to D.C.

The show will hold auditions next month at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Occupying Occupy D.C.: Protest how-tos are plentiful

The District’s 99 percent are on Day 18 and they’re only getting more organized.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Rappellers continue inspection of earthquake-damaged National Cathedral

The same engineers who assessed earthquake damage to the Washington Monument are now inspecting the National Cathedral.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Metro tries to prevent suicide on the tracks and lady arm wrestlers compete for charity (A.M. Buzz)

Tuesday’s picks include: Metro tries to prevent suicide on the tracks, lady arm wrestlers compete for charity.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Search for missing Maryland boy continues; office cleaners make a deal (#PMBuzz)

The five stories to read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Cornel West freed after protest

West was one of 19 people arrested Sunday afternoon. Prosecutors agreed not to press charges on them.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Investigation of Mayor Gray’s campaign needs its own flow chart

Meet the people behind Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s mayoral campaign finances and hiring practices investigation with this handy flow chart.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication: Quotes to remember

Tens of thousands of people from across the country congregated on the Mall Sunday to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Here are the quotes you’ll remember.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Redskins vs. Eagles recap: How would you #RatetheRedskins?

Our weekly review of the Washington Redskins’ performance, powered by Twitter.

By Katie Rogers  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 10/17/2011

A.M. Buzz: Mayor Gray probed; Target stabbing victim feels ‘blessed;’ zombies invade Virginia town

Monday’s picks: Feds probe Mayor Gray; Target stabbing victim feels ‘blessed;’ zombies invade Virginia town.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:45 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/16/2011

Live tweeting: MLK Memorial dedication

The Washington Post’s Tim Smith is covering this morning’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

By Washington Post editors  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 10/15/2011

MLK dedication: Where to watch

If you can’t make it to the statue, you can still watch the events unfold.

By Terri Rupar  |  06:51 PM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/14/2011

MLK memorial dedication Sunday; more women ditch motherhood; more young people debate rent vs. own (#PMBuzz)

Five stories to read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Gen X women having fewer babies; what’s your take, millennials?

How do you think millennial women will approach motherhood?

By Katie Rogers  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Photos of Washington: Then and now

An engineer-turned photographer — or “cameraist” — pairs old and new with vintage shots of Washington life.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Walk for Farm Animals in College Park this weekend

Animal lovers are being invited to “walk in solidarity with farm animals” Saturday. For those who can’t make it, a simultaneous even is being held: Sleep In for Farm Animals.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Bikes vs. cars: Can’t we all just get along?

A new campaign from Zipcar opens up familiar warfare between the two- and four-wheeled.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Greg O’Dell, who oversees an agency, which oversees a big chunk of the city’s travel and tourism industry, is a good person to go to for inside information.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/14/2011

iPhone 4s goes on sale; state dinner recap; brisk Washington weather ahead (A.M. Buzz)

The five stories you should read today

By Katie Rogers  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From Abraham Lincoln to the Nob Hill Restaurant, take the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 10/14/2011

iPhone 4S release draws sleepy fans to Apple stores

Sleepy Apple fans lined up early Friday at the company’s stores for the release of the new iPhone 4S.

By Jane Elizabeth  |  07:26 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Occupy DC could be leaving downtown dirty; two-ton chunk removed from National Cathedral (#PMBUZZ)

Five stories to read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:54 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bacon martini? It must be Week O’ Bacon.

Restaurant Three will be serving up specialty dishes today through Oct. 22. Here's the secret to one of its Week O’ Bacon cocktails.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Corn maze pro tips: How to avoid calling 911

In which we gather corn maze expert tips

By Katie Rogers  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/13/2011

International grandmaster Maurice Ashley visits D.C.; Need a place to practice your chess?

Visit these local spots to bone up on your chess game.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Metro to vote on service changes, Md. gets a new area code, a nun finds happiness (A.M. Buzz)

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Metro considers fare changes; man struck by train Tuesday in intensive care (#PMBUZZ)

Five stories to read ahead of your evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide 2011: Follow our list on Foursquare, chat about it on Twitter (#tomsguide)

Curious about the places food critic Tom Sietsema listed in this year’s fall dining guide? Follow our to-do list on Foursquare to make sure you’re not missing a bite.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Surprise! Everyone is mad at Metro. (#iwishwmata)

Tuesday’s evening commuting disaster results in ticked-off tweeters. What’s still missing from Metro?

By Katie Rogers  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Your neighborhood could be making you move less

A new study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that a neighborhood’s environmental factors can affect the health of its residents.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Supermarket smartphone app; stray potbellied pig; cocaine-stuffed bed knobs (A.M. Buzz)

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

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Frank Kameny dies: Longtime Washington gay rights activist, founder of Mattachine Society was 86

The longtime Washington gay rights activist, founder of Mattachine Society was 86.

By Katie Rogers  |  09:15 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/11/2011

U.S.: Iran-backed terror plot thwarted; protesters arrested (P.M. Buzz)

A roundup of news stories to read before you begin your commute

By Katie Rogers  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Capital Weather Gang’s Weather Watchers program begins tonight

The Capital Weather Gang is calling all weather enthusiasts to join its Capital Weather Watchers group.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Poker phase? The game’s gaining ground with young males

At many colleges, the campus culture largely embraces poker. Is it becoming a problem?

By Katie Rogers  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/11/2011

NBA lockout: Bars ponder loss of Wizards crowd near Verizon Center

On the heels of the news that the NBA canceled the first two weeks of the regular season, bar managers calculate the loss.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Michelle Obama will attempt a jumping-jack world record today

The first lady is partnering with National Geographic Kids to get at least 20,000 to do jumping jacks Tuesday.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 10/11/2011

‘Moonbow,’ Hunter’s Moon light up D.C. sky

The moon is creating more buzz this week than it has since reaching “super” status in March.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:36 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 10/11/2011

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

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

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 10/10/2011

‘Occupy D.C.’: Updates from the ground

Follow Post reporters as they provide updates from the ‘Occupy DC’ demonstrations.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:34 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Joey Chestnut eats chili, ‘Occupy DC’ protesters linger at Taste of D.C.

The festival returned from an eight-year hiatus. Here’s what you missed.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

‘Occupy DC’ gets its own song by YouTube success Remy Munasifi (VIDEO)

The same guy who struck YouTube gold with 'Metro Song' and ‘Arlington: The Rap’ takes on ‘Occupy DC’ .

By Katie Rogers  |  10:48 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/10/2011

A.M. Buzz: Columbus Day closings, ‘Occupy D.C.’ update, wealthy suburb’s rush to the food bank

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

By Katie Rogers  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 10/07/2011

P.M. Buzz: Five tips for Columbus Day weekend

Whether or not you’re successful in taking Monday off, here are five tips for some weekend festivities

By Katie Rogers  |  05:18 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Date Labber gets stood up, but she’s not the only one (#stoodupstories)

Readers share their “I got stood up” stories

By Katie Rogers  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

His crime novels are based here, so best-selling author George Pelacanos is someone to turn to for insider tips on Washington.

By Kyle Balluck  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/07/2011

‘Occupy DC’ protesters take to Metro as demonstrations continue

As the protest stretches into Day 7, demonstrators are taking to Metro. Here’s a roundup video and photos from people on the ground.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Hawk ‘n’ Dove auction to be held online Friday

Fans of the now-closed Capitol Hill bar can bid on everything from the dart board to bar stools.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

From FDR to Walt Whitman, the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz is now live on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  06:54 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Tareq Salahi, estranged husband of ‘Real Housewife’ Michaele, to auction couple’s belongings

A representative said Salahi is hoping to achieve emotional closure after his wife, ‘Real Housewife’ Michaele, ran off with a rock star.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:38 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/07/2011

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

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

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011

P.M. Buzz: While you were working

Today’s roundup for your evening commute.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  05:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/06/2011

The Redskins’ Joe Gibbs discusses religion and success

Former Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs discusses how religion has been a guiding force in his life and how he hopes to help others with what he’s learned.

By Andy Smith  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Occupy DC, October 2011 groups protest on Freedom Plaza Thursday

Share your demonstration photos and tell us what you see using #occupydc.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Capturing four decades of D.C.’s LGBT movement (Photos)

The Washington Blade digitizes its photo archive just in time for LGBT History Month

By Katie Rogers  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Rare albino alligator at the National Aquarium (Photos)

See photos and suggest names for the rare reptile.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Fairfax animal shelter barraged by bunnies after flooding

The shelter will hold a special adoption event for the refu­gee rabbits starting Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Swiss sports court overturns IOC rule in Olympic 400m champ LaShawn Merritt’s doping case

Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt of Portsmouth, Va., was cleared to defend his 400-meter title in London next year after the American won his appeal Thursday against an IOC rule banning doping offenders from the games.

By The Associated Press  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 10/06/2011

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

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

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Nobel prize in physics winner Adam Riess explains what ‘dark energy’ means for the average American

Local astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess considers the impact of his discovery on every day life.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Test your Russian know-how like the students in Prince George’s

Robert Goddard French Immersion School in Prince George’s County has more than 150 students taking classes in Russian. See if you can guess the translations for some basic terms.

By Emily Ingram  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Roving armadillos could be heading for the Washington area, biologists say

New reports show that the leathery, armored mammal from Texas is on the move because of climate change and Americans’ reluctance to eat them.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:14 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011

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  |  06:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/04/2011

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

Our picks for the best stories to end your day: D.C.’s ethics non-emergency, National Cathedral quake costs and more.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011

D.C.’s U Street and Alexandria’s King Street ‘great places’

Two local roadways get some love from the APA’s “Great Places in America” program.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Searching for a mysterious D.C. street musician, and asking for your favorites

Send us audio or video of your favorite buskers and help us tell their stories.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/04/2011

OccupyDC: Small numbers, big plans

Do they have a set agenda? No. But there are common goals, organizers say.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/04/2011

New carrier for iPhone 4s may not mean fewer dropped calls

A study found that the D.C. area has the worst reception in the country, with problems about equal among carriers.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/04/2011

HBO’s ‘VEEP’ starts filming in Maryland

Local production of the show — a comedy about a fictional ex-senator who becomes vice president — began Monday in the Baltimore area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 10/04/2011

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  |  06:10 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Thousand-pound pumpkin takes top prize at Virginia state fair

The winning gourd weighed in at 1,019 pounds, 119 pounds short of the state record.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Supreme Court to tackle hot-button issues in new term

POLL | Read up on a handful of cases, then tell us which case you think will have the biggest impact on American society.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Washington Redskins beat St. Louis Rams: How would you #RateTheRedskins?

The Post’s Thomas Boswell thought the 17-10 win fell ”somewhere between a sigh of relief and a cause for alarm.” What’s your review of the game?

By Emily Ingram  |  09:18 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 10/03/2011

D.C. named America’s 42nd ‘manliest’ city

Poor ranking blamed, in part, on prevalence of cupcake shops in the Washington area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:33 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 10/03/2011

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  |  06:38 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 09/30/2011

P.M. Buzz: While you were working

Our picks for the best stories to end your day: a beleaguered NoVa mosque, a Smithsonian innovator, a big birthday and more.

By Chris Hopkins  |  05:58 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Bank of America customers, angry at new fee, look for alternatives in the Washington region

If you’re looking to switch to a new bank, here’s a roundup of some of your options and some tips to follow before you close out your old account.

By Emily Ingram  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Pawpaw-spotting: A refresher on the Potomac’s sweet fruit

It’s the tasty, hard-to-find, fun-to-say, banks-of-the-Potomac-grown fruit you might’ve not heard of.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:57 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Luis R. Colmenares, president of the Washington Area Concierge Association, is featured in Cultural Tourism DC favorites blog.

By Kyle Balluck  |  11:03 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Last call at Hawk ‘n’ Dove this Sunday

The 44-year-old Capitol Hill saloon will close its doors Oct. 2 before a top-to-bottom overhaul under new ownership.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Trump’s Virginia winery, formerly Kluge estate, announces grand opening

Gov. Bob McDonnell and the estate’s previous owner Patricia Kluge are expected to attend Donald Trump’s grand opening party.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:21 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011

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  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Register your blog in The Washington Post’s upcoming local directory

By Andy Smith  |  12:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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