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The Buzz: January, 2012

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Pepco purchases Solar Decathlon house; wheelchair accessible cabs

Pepco’s purchase of a Solar Decathlon house and wheelchair accessible cabs top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2012

D.C.’s $240M surplus; rally against same-sex marriage in Md.; Va. Viagra amendment (A.M. Buzz)

Officials announce D.C. has a $240 million budget surplus; hundreds rally against Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill; Va. lawmaker tries to add Viagra language to abortion bill.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Washingtology: Five favorite D.C. spots

The new week brings lots of opportunities, including a way to think like a D.C. insider.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

With questions from Ronald Reagan to Harry Houdini, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/30/2012

#DMVReads: A new car share service for the District; projecting the Nats lineup

Information on a new car share service and projecting the Nats lineup top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads, car2go

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

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

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

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

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Bill Clinton receives American University award for wonkiness

LIVE TWEETS | The inaugural award twill be given for his policies and humanitarian objectives.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  07:18 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Actress from ‘The Wire’ gives back to Baltimore

Sonja Sohn endeared herself to audiences as the compassionate Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs on HBO’s “The Wire,” but it seems that Baltimore charmed her at least as much.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  long reads

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012

The vegans are coming: ‘D.C. Meat-Free Week,’ Feb. 6 - 13

The vegans and vegetarians of the District will host ‘D.C. Meat-Free Week’ just after Meat Week ends Feb. 5.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/27/2012

#DMVReads: The Best of the Blogs

A look at Maryland charter schools and a plea to restaurateurs top this week’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012

BBQ-palooza: Meat Week D.C. kicks off Sunday

The third annual bacchanal of all things animal in the District kicks off Sunday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/27/2012

D.C. area athletes compete to be named ‘fittest on Earth’

The Mid-Atlantic Open is a qualifying competition for the so-called World Series of Fitness. Organizers describe it as “the ‘American Idol’ auditions of fitness.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fitness, exercise, washington

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Sports Club ads in D.C., New York target Paula Deen

“Paula, you made a fortune off of fat. Call us if you want to be around to enjoy it,” says the ad.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:21 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington sports clubs

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 01/27/2012

One year after ‘Commutageddon’; best events this weekend; Lululemon murder sentencing (A.M. Buzz)

One year anniversary of ‘Commutageddon’; best events this weekend; Lululemon murder sentencing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  Lululemon, Brittany Norwood, Jayna Murray, Chinese New Year, weather

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Md. proposes digital downloads tax

A proposed Maryland budget act could apply the state’s 6 percent sales tax to everything from iTunes music to e-book purchases.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  03:59 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Pat Sajak not only host in the news: Bob Barker targets U-Va. cat training

The former “The Price is Right” host has written a letter to University of Virginia officials in the name of animal welfare.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Occupy D.C.’s plight with Park Service inspires a Jellystone comparison

Columnist Robert McCartney is the latest to draw musical inspiration from the local branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

By Robert McCartney  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/26/2012

PSA: How to find Girl Scout Cookies before it’s too late

If you’re not lucky enough to have co-workers who come into the office armed with cookie signup sheets every year, the annual rush to score the oddly-named treats can be frustrating.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Ex-WTOP radio personality Mark Plotkin: A primer

WTOP confirmed Thursday that its political analyst has “parted ways” with the station. Here’s a brief guide to Plotkin.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012

#DMVReads: Gingrich and D.C. statehood; local taxi riders unhappy

Newt Gingrich’s views on D.C .statehood and a survey of local tax riders lead today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/26/2012

From our readers: 5 reasons why D.C. is rude

More than 150 people weighed in after Buzz posted an item that ranked the District the third most rude city in the nation. Here are five general complaints:

By Katie Rogers  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington, City superlatives

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Parole for Lululemon killer? Md. priest charged with indecent exposure; when the Redskins were champions (A.M. Buzz)

Parole sought by family of Lululemon killer; Md. priest charged with indecent exposure; remembering when the Redskins were Super Bowl champions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:38 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012

#DMVReads: Wizards front office’s failures; local church’s generosity

A look at the Wizards’ front office’s failures and an Md. church’s generosity top our shared local stories.

By Andy Smith  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012

D.C. ranked most literate city in the nation

Through the decline of chain bookstores and the rebirth of independent ones, the District is still the nation’s most literate city.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Michelle Obama, Rachael Ray revamp school lunches

Michelle Obama and chef Rachael Ray will speak to students at a Virginia elementary school about healthier school lunches.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Va. revives ‘Tim Tebow law’; Montgomery County considers rapid bus transit (A.M. Buzz)

Va. revives ‘Tim Tebow law’; Montgomery County considers rapid bus transit.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  07:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 01/24/2012

#DMVReads: Local brewery ramps up; State of the Union bingo

A local brewery gets set to launch, a State of the Union bingo game and other shared local stories.

By Andy Smith  |  01:03 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Introducing State of the Union 2012 bingo: Game cards, places to play

As Obama gives his ’12 address on Tuesday night, D.C. will be hanging on (and marking) every word.

By T.J. Ortenzi and Katie Rogers  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. among America’s rudest cities. (Whatever.)

Another day, another city superlative: Washington is the third-rudest city in the U.S., according to Travel + Leisure. You want nice? Go back to Nashville, whiner.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Occupy D.C. hearing: Park Service to enforce camping regulations ”very soon”

A panel of the House committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is holding a hearing Tuesday morning concerning possible public health and public safety issues at the McPherson Square encampment of Occupy D.C.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. area colleges woo Jersey students; live coverage of Occupy D.C. congressional hearing (A.M. Buzz)

Area schools woo N.J. students; live coverage of Occupy D.C. congressional hearing.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 01/23/2012

#DMVReads: Monthly metro passes; Craigslist apartment hunting

Making the case for a monthly Metro pass, recounting a search for an apartment on Craigslist and other shared local stories.

By Andy Smith  |  01:48 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Chinese New Year; Jose Andres goes Rogue; Restaurant Recap

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with the D.C. area’s plentiful Chinese cuisine. Jose Andres takes on the 24-course menu at Rogue 24.

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:57 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Recap

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Washingtology: Five favorite D.C. spots

The new week brings lots of opportunities, including a way to think like a D.C. insider.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

With questions on great District movies, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/23/2012

‘March for Life' to mark Roe anniversary: Live tweets

Abortion opponents are gathering in Washington for the “March for Life,” an annual rally to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Freezing rain; mourning Joe Paterno; virtually free college education (A.M. Buzz)

Freezing rain causes school, federal office delays; locals mourn Joe Paterno; where to get a virtually free college education.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Weather-related closings in the D.C. region

Find out which schools and organizations have announced closings due to the icy forecast, and register your own organization in our list.

By Washington Post staff  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Squirrel Appreciation Day: Let’s hear it for Sciuridae

What are we supposed to do about it? Columnist John Kelly suggests helping the hungry lil’ fellas out.

By John Kelly  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012

The Best of the Blogs | #DMVReads

Our picks for the five must-read stories from the local blogosphere this week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012

A pedestrian’s road to recovery; food truck zones proposed in D.C.; man set himself on fire, police say (A.M. Buzz)

Food truck zones, new regulations proposed in D.C.; man died after setting himself on fire, police say.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 01/19/2012

D.C. tops list of greenest states

The District had more than 10 times as many green buildings per capita as the runner-up, Colorado.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  05:07 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/19/2012

[Expletive] D.C. Says: A wildly misnamed meme

In which Washington Post Express local news editor Clinton Yates gives his take on the meme of the hour.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Back-yard chickens; Metro employees accused of theft | #DMVReads

A debate over chickens in the back yard and other blog posts from around the region.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Chef Jose Andres weighs in on Paula Deen’s diabetes announcement

This year’s James Beard Foundation’s outstanding chef is the latest in the celebrity food community to weigh in since Paula Deen revealed she had Type 2 diabetes.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012

‘[Expletive] D.C. Says’: The meme that would not stop

The “[Expletive] People Say” meme is like a cockroach. Every time someone declares the meme dead, three more videos spring up in its place.

By Maura Judkis and Katie Rogers  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Keeping Metrobus drivers safe; millions for the Washington Monument (A.M. Buzz)

Keeping Metrobus drivers safe; millions for the Washington Monument; robber uses kids to trick elderly woman.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Washington’s most powerful; secondhand smoke debate | #DMVReads

Ranking the most powerful people in Washington and other blog posts from around the region.

By Andy Smith  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/18/2012

SOPA blackout: A dark day in D.C.

Join us in mourning the temporary loss of sites such as Reddit and Wikipedia.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/18/2012

A roundup of today’s food giveaways

Three chain restaurants are giving away samples and year-long offers to early birds at new D.C. area locations.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 01/18/2012

U.S. House to assess Occupy D.C.’s health; Bethesda Metro entrance funds deferred; six shot in D.C. (A.M. Buzz)

U.S. House to assess Occupy D.C.’s health; Bethesda Metro entrance funds deferred; six shot in D.C.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  07:23 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Occupy Congress: Protesters gathering outside Capitol (live updates)

The rain isn’t delaying the events of the Occupy Congress protest by members of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/17/2012

John Wall’s career game squandered; campaign donation restrictions | #DMVReads

John Wall’s dynamic day can’t help the Wizards and other reading picks from around the region.

By Andy Smith  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

With questions from the March on Washington and MLK’s Poor People Campaign, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Washingtology: Six favorite D.C. spots

The new week brings lots of opportunities, including a way to think like a D.C. insider.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012

‘Occupy Congress’ to swarm Capitol Hill; gang members hit the runway; Rush Limbaugh vs. Mary Cheh (A.M. Buzz)

‘Occupy Congress’ to swarm Capitol Hill; gang members hit the runway; Rush Limbaugh vs. Mary Cheh.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 01/16/2012

MLK Day: How are you #honoringMLK?

We want to know how you plan on honoring Martin Luther King Jr. today. Will it be with some thoughts of gratitude, or will you celebrate the civil rights leader by doing something more?

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  02:07 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/14/2012

MLK Day in Washington: Celebrations, volunteer opportunities and more

A comprehensive list of information, from commuter changes to volunteer activities.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Restaurant Week snapshots: #DishDC

We asked readers to snap Instagram shots of their Restaurant Week meals and tag them #DishDC.

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Recap

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/13/2012

The Best of the Blogs | #DMVReads

The Va. Attorney General sounds off on rats and other top stories from local blogs this week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Air Florida crash survivors reflect (photos); Gray wants Occupy protesters out; best events this weekend (A.M. Buzz)

Air Florida crash survivors reflect; Gray wants Occupy protesters out; best events this weekend.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:38 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Air Florida crash: Washington Post coverage from Jan. 14, 1982

Thirty years ago Friday, 74 people aboard Air Florida Flight 90 were killed when the plane left Reagan National Airport and slammed into the 14th Street Bridge.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:04 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Don’t freak out: Washington, D.C. more stressed

A new study indicates that the region’s residents are more stressed than the rest of the country.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Uber car service CEO speaks; the purple line’s impact | #DMVReads

The Uber car service CEO speaks and other lunchtime reading picks from around the region.

By Andy Smith  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

D.C. Tattoo Expo coming to town: Show us your ink (#InkStories)

For a second year, the DC Tattoo Expo is coming to Arlington in celebration of all things ink, and we want to see your tattoos.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/12/2012

D.C. ticket amnesty program ending Jan. 27.

After raking in $3.1 million from drivers, the District’s ticket amnesty program will end later this month.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DMVReads

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Metrobus mishaps; Md. home invasions; legislative sessions convene in Md. and Va. (A.M. Buzz)

Metrobus mishaps; home invasions linked; legislative sessions convene in Md. and Va.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:21 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Rock Creek Park officials consider lethal deer control

Sharpshooting and euthanasia are on the National Park Service’s list of deer control methods.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Eisenhower Memorial controversy; Proposed immigration law tensions | #DMVReads

Lunchtime reading picks from around the region.

By Andy Smith  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Guantanamo 10th anniversary protest: Live Tweets

On the 10th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, human rights groups is protesting its continued operation in front of The White House

By Katherine Driessen  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protests

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Hostess files for bankruptcy: Where to find Twinkies in D.C.

With Hostess filing for bankruptcy, here’s how you can score your fix without leaving the District.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Ward 5 seeks new rep, Md. legislates fantasy football, green card law breeds conflict (A.M. Buzz)

Ward 5 seeks a new representative, Md. legislates fantasy football, green card law breeds conflict.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  06:58 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Ever heard of ‘Instant recess’? #ResolutionCheckIn

Our fitness columnist has discovered a new way for groups of co-workers to stay fit this year.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Microsoft’s ‘avoid ghetto’ patent destined for failure?

Microsoft has developed a GPS feature that would allow smartphone users to avoid high-crime and bad-weather areas.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012

The push for statehood; Rats Occupy DC | #DMVReads

If you had one local story to share with others, what would it be?

By Andy Smith  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/10/2012

D.C.’s best bet for a power lunch is ...

Forbes has anointed The Palm as Washington’s best spot for a power lunch, the expensive nosh known to business travelers as a meeting with a few extra bites.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Metro fare increase, Occupy’s rat population explodes; D.C.’s first snow (photos) (A.M. Buzz)

Metro fare increase, Occupy’s rat population explodes; D.C.’s first snow (photos).

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012

D.C. Restaurant Week is here!

It’s Restaurant Week. Where are you sampling price-fixed fare?

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Recap

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Unity needed in Ward 5; Ruck.us helps spur political talk | #DMVReads

If you had one local story to share with others, what would it be?

By Andy Smith  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/09/2012

National Zoo: Lion cubs are growing up

They grow up so fast.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Metro riders drop their pants; U-Md. president’s new mansion; Clinton-era food binges (A.M. Buzz)

Metro riders drop their pants; Clinton-era food binges and other White House secrets spilled.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Warren Brown shutters Love Cafe

Warren Brown,who kickstarted the District’s well-documented romance with designer cupcakes with CakeLove, will close his cafe.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Occupy Congress protesters attempt to raise money for the basics

As the Jan. 17 “Occupy Congress” event grows closer, Occupy Wall Street protesters from all over the country appear to be in planning mode.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/06/2012

This week’s Best of the Blogs | #DMVReads

Our picks for the five must-read stories from the local blogosphere this week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Drop ’em: No-pants Metro ride coming Sunday

For those of you participating in the annual party that is the localized version of the Global No Pants Subway Ride, you’ll be happy to know that the weather will be about 50 degrees Sunday.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Plea hearing for Harry Thomas; best winter events; how to make your own snow (A.M. Buzz)

Plea hearing for Harry Thomas; best winter events; how to make your own snow.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:46 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012

A guide to the D.C. Council’s latest blunders

For your reference, a list of D.C. Council members’ troubles that have put them in the news lately.

By Sylvia Carignan and Katie Rogers  |  06:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/05/2012

The D.C. institutions you miss most: Reader response

We asked readers to take a moment to get nostalgic and tell us which shuttered D.C. area institutions you miss most — and you didn’t disappoint with your answers.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/05/2012

D.C. tops for dating; Hollywood’s Washington problem | #DMVReads

Lunchtime reading picks from around the region.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Forget kickball: Karaoke is D.C.’s newest competitive sport

At a certain point, you have to give up on gallavanting around the Mall dressed in the color palette from “Teletubbies.”

By Katie Rogers  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Yes, your gym is probably crowded: #ResolutionCheckIn

When you live in one of America’s fittest cities, the post-New Year’s rush of exercisers shouldn’t come as a surprise.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Occupy battles cold and rats; GOP presidential hopefuls join Perry’s Va. lawsuit; a win for Jiffy Lube Live tailgaters (A.M. Buzz)

Occupy battles cold and rats; GOP presidential hopefuls join Perry’s Va. lawsuit; a win for Jiffy Lube Live tailgaters.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Melody Record Shop to close, Penn Camera files for bankruptcy — Which D.C. institution do you miss most?

A day of bad business news for D.C. also features Macy’s closing two department stores in Maryland.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:24 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Cherry blossoms already? Arbor Day Foundation has pink-and-white cures for the winter blues.

The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival want you to pick your favorite cherry tree in their online contest.

By Erin Williams  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Occupy D.C. cleaning up, asking for help

With requests for everything from water to warm weather gear, the cold weather is taking a toll on protesters as they attempt to clean up their encampment.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantids meteor shower over the D-M-V: Did you see it? (Photos)

If you were up past 3 a.m. and willing to brave sub-freezing temperatures, you may have been one of the lucky people who saw the brief but beautiful celestial light show.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:03 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Occupy D.C.’s struggles; a delayed commute | #DMVReads

If you had one local story to share with others today, what would it be?

By Katie Rogers  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Brace yourself for a Starbucks price hike, zombie pandas, and a spectacular Chinese New Year (A.M. Buzz)

Brace yourself for a Starbucks price hike, zombie pandas, and a spectacular Chinese New Year.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:12 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Washingtology: Five favorite D.C. spots

The new week brings lots of opportunities, including a way to think like a D.C. insider.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz.

With questions from anti-saloon leagues to the FBI’s largest file, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/03/2012

D.C. Tweeps 2011: Finally, the winners

It’s time to announce the 2011 winners of D.C. Tweeps.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Washingtology: Five favorite D.C. spots

The new week brings lots of opportunities, including a way to think like a D.C. insider.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Frigid start to the week; 2012’s quirky federal holiday schedule; D.C.’s ‘unseen catastrophe’ (A.M. Buzz)

Frigid start to the week; D.C.’s ”unseen catastrophe;” promoting breastfeeding in Southeast.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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