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The Buzz: February, 2012

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Washington Post, Howard University hosting ‘Black Women in America’ panel

LIVE UPDATES | Experts debate a Kaiser Family Foundation-Post survey live at Howard University.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  06:30 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Metro buses switching to alternative fuel; bicycle accident on U Street

Metro buses switching to alternative fuel and the fallout from a bike accident on U Street top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012

What goes on in Washington while we sleep?

I will be traveling all over the region, from Baltimore to Richmond, in search of people and places that come alive when most of us are falling asleep.

By Robert Samuels  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  night lives

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Md. county official caught speeding; Metro expands alert service (A.M. Buzz)

Md county official caught speeding; Metro expands alert service.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:07 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Norovirus hits region: What you should know

Norovirus, a stomach bug commonly confused with the flu, has hit the region, affecting more people than it did last year.

By Lena H. Sun and Katie Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Attention, Leap Year babies: Businesses are handing out Leap Day perks

We’re in search of local businesses offering Leap Day deals for those born on Feb. 29.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Judges in Maryland don’t want to work weekends; Helen Hayes Award nominations are in

Judges who don’t want to work on weekends and local theater award nominations top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Tareq Salahi to pay fine in Va. charity settlement

Tareq Salahi will pay a fine as part of a settlement his charity, Journey for the Cure Foundation, has reached with Virginia officials.

By Jimm Phillips  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Bicyclist injured after collision on U Street NW

A bicyclist was injured after colliding with a tractor trailer at 11th and U Street NW.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicyclists, commuting, safety

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Md. soldier is one of two killed in Afghan protests; Va. redistricting lawsuit dismissed (A.M. Buzz)

Md. soldier one of two killed in Afghanistan protests; Va. redistricting lawsuit dismissed; e-mails reveal concerns about Thomas’s group.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:29 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012

New Howard Theatre prepares to reopen in Shaw; cat makes a bid for U.S. Senate seat in Virginia

The New Howard Theatre prepares to reopen and a cat running for the U.S. Senate top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/27/2012

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  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2012

How well do you know Washington? Take the Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

With questions on the Kalorama neighborhood and Andrew Jackson’s inauguration, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Hank for Senate: Cat campaigns against George Allen, Tim Kaine for Va. seat

A new candidate has emerged in the U.S. Senate race, challenging George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) with a single word: “Meow.”

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Sharrett family, of Oakton, seeks answers after friendly fire death; Metro riders to speak out on proposed fare increase (A.M. Buzz)

Oakton family seeks answers after son’s friendly fire death; Metro riders to speak out on proposed fare increase.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:13 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Maryland gay marriage bill passes legislature, Twitter reacts

Maryland gay marriage supporters reacted to the bill’s passage on Twitter. These are some of the best.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Redskins’ Coach Mike Shanahan’s draft tendencies; Kwame Brown’s etiquette rules double standard

Mike Shanahan’s draft tendencies and a question about Kwame Brown lead this week’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 02/24/2012

D.C. bike lanes, English as an ‘official language,’ Jeopardy! in D.C.: A.M. Buzz

Another installment in the bike vs. car wars, Jeopardy! comes to town, and a primer on why a controversial anti-abortion bill failed in Virginia.

By Washington Post staff  |  07:05 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 02/23/2012

‘Jeopardy!’ coming to Washington

The quiz show is coming to the area to stump Washington insiders.

By Katie Rogers  |  06:20 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Ultrasounds, abortion and ‘personhood’ in Virginia

Seven states currently require women wishing to undergo an abortion to receive an ultrasound. Why does Virginia’s case seem so different?

By Katie Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, virginia, ultrasound, jon stewart, saturday night live

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Where is the best burger of them all? A new Web site wants to help you decide.

It was only a matter of time until a group of hungry computer nerds decided to bring their love of the hamburger to the forefront of D.C. cuisine.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:37 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/23/2012

James Beard Foundation recognizes Penn Quarter chefs; planning commission hearing in Annandale, Va.

Prestigious recognition for local chefs and a planning commission hearing in Va. top today’s local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Would you support more weekday work on Metro?

Just in time for what appears to be the end of yet another beastly morning commute for Metro riders, something interesting comes from Dr. Gridlock.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, commute, red line

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Charlie Sheen at center of D.C. police captain’s lawsuit; same-sex marriage debate begins in Maryland Senate (A.M. Buzz)

Charlie Sheen at center of D.C. police captain’s whistleblower lawsuit; same-sex marriage debate begins in Maryland Senate.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 02/22/2012

More Wawa stores to creep closer to D.C.?

The vice president of Wawa Inc. says there are high hopes to expand the magical touch-screen hoagie experience to the Washington region.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:03 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food, wawa

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/22/2012

‘I don’t like that I love Pinterest’: An update from our columnist

In which columnist Petula Dvorak provides a follow-up to her Tuesday column which called social networking site Pinterest “crack for women.”

By Petula Dvorak  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pinterest, Petula Dvorak

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Suggestions for the new Silver Line stations; a new, modern twist on moonshine

Rider-friendly suggestions for naming new Silver Line stations and a new twist on an unlikely cocktail top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DMV Reads

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/22/2012

A bounty of luxury cars around GWU campus inspires a Tumblr site

A blogger is collecting photos of luxury cars seen on or near the campus of George Washington University.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george washington university

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Gay marriage bill advances; home construction expected to grow (A.M. Buzz)

Maryland gay marriage bill advances; George Huguely deliberations; home construction.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Laissez les bons temps rouler: Mardi Gras in D.C.

Let the good times roll.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, mardi gras, fat tuesday, shrove tuesday

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Increase in D.C. robberies prompts action from Guardian Angels

As police work to deal with an increase in robberies and thefts of electronic devices such as smartphones, D.C.’s Guardian Angels are hoping to help educate the public.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime, guardian angels

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012

D.C. best city for cheating, according to Web site for cheaters

Adultery Web site Ashleymadison.com says the District is home to nearly 38,000 registered users.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  we're #1

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/21/2012

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  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Capitals a hockey team without an identity; D.C. Council considers ban on cursing

A pointed look at the Capitals roster and a cursing ban for D.C. Council top Tuesday’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Gas prices: Can you afford to pay more at the pump?

A spike in prices at the pump has people in the D.C. region cringing. How are you adjusting?

By Katie Rogers  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuting, gas prices

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

It’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz. This week, we have a Black History Month theme.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Nationals news: Presidential race recap, early spring training

While the rest of us were enjoying the long weekend, 57 people engaged in a tough physical fitness challenge with the hope of becoming the next Nats presidential mascot.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:29 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationals, washington nationals

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/21/2012

‘[Expletive] People From D.C. Say’: The meme’s newest addition

D.C. rookies, take note: Washington Post Express local editor Clinton Yates breaks down the latest in a long string of meme videos.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Pinterest: Beyond ‘crack for women’ (#Pinterested)

Making a case for the site that goes beyond photos of kittens and snowflakes.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 02/21/2012

$1 million gift to repair Mall; Md. Senate to tackle same-sex marriage; Huguely trial could hinge on video (A.M. Buzz)

$1 million gift to repair the Mall; Maryland state Senate to tackle same-sex marriage; Huguely trial verdict could hinge on video. (A.M. Buzz)

By Jimm Phillips  |  09:05 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 02/18/2012

Happy President’s Day to you: Madame Tussauds gives free admission to anyone who shares a birthday with a commander-in-chief

To celebrate the first anniversary of its President’s Gallery, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is granting free admission all President’s Day Weekend to anyone who shares a birthday with one of the 44 commanders-in-chief.

By Erin Williams  |  08:32 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Arlington; Valentine’s Day ‘yarn bombing’

Tips for celebrating Mardi Gras in Arlington, and a Valentine’s Day “yarn bombing” are among this week’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 02/17/2012

A.M. Buzz: U-Va. murder trial resumes; National Harbor casino; more snow; D.C. awaits baseball

Huguely murder trial resumes; National Harbor casino; Washington awaits baseball season.

By Rachel Karas  |  07:27 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  George Huguely, Steve McCatty

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Norton criticizes Issa during contraception hearing: Watch

District Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton criticized what she felt was a one-sided discussion at a House hearing on contraception coverage.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:12 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/16/2012

A guide to the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival; analyzing Metro’s train door malfunctions

The scoop on a local jazz festival and an analysis of Metro’s train door malfunctions top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Happy President’s Day: Madame Tussauds gives free admission to anyone who shares a birthday with a commander-in-chief

To celebrate the first anniversary of its President’s Gallery, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is granting free admission all weekend to anyone who shares a birthday with a president.

By Erin Williams  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidents day' holiday

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/16/2012

‘What my friends think I do’ meme hits D.C.

By now, you’ve probably seen these “Brady Bunch”-style grids circulating around on Facebook that parse out our professional goals and aspirations through the eyes of our loved ones.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  randomness

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Pirate-themed Silver Spring bar to get reality TV makeover

Piratz, a — you guessed it — pirate-themed Silver Spring bar, will receive a makeover courtesy of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.”

By Katie Rogers  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Dead birds plummet from sky over I-95; latest harbinger of doom?

Hundreds of dead starlings dropped from the sky over I-95 during the Wednesday evening commute.

By Katie Rogers  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

U-Va. murder trial continues; funeral for fallen Alexandria paramedic; eat like the Obamas this President’s Day

U-Va. murder trial continues; funeral for fallen Alexandria paramedic; eat like the Obamas this President’s Day.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  barack obama, george huguely

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 02/15/2012

The college lecture: Send us your favorite videos

The lecture, an efficient yet often impersonal form of teaching, is under attack. Take a look at some of the competition.

By Emily Ingram  |  10:04 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Vintage views of Washington on Pinterest

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

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

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/15/2012

We’re rude, obsessed with cupcakes, and now: preppy?

The Huffington Post rated Georgetown University as the nation’s preppiest college, with the University of Virginia in second place.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Chili showdown on H Street; better bike laws for Prince George’s County

A chili showdown and better bike access in Prince George’s County top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Va. delegate regrets abortion comment; D.C. restaurant spinoffs (A.M. Buzz)

Va. delegate regrets abortion comment; D.C. restaurant spinoffs; emails show National Park Service’s internal conflict

By Sylvia Carignan  |  07:25 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Video of Brittany Norwood interrogation released

As the public followed the story of Jayna Murray’s murder at the hands of her Lululemon Athletica coworker Brittany Norwood, it was hard to determine what part of the case was most shocking: Norwood’s ability to commit a brutal crime, or her sheer ability to lie.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brittany norwood, crime

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Reflections on D.C. love stories: “I always hear that D.C. isn’t a great place for dating”

With only one question in mind — “Where did you find a uniquely Washington romance?” — videojournalist AJ Chavar set out on a journey across the District to find love. (Or, at least, tales of it.)

By Katie Rogers  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day, videos

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/14/2012

#Candyheartrejects pokes fun at Valentine’s Day

This hilarious alternative to the mushiness of Valentine’s Day must be documented: Candy heart rejection messages are making their way around the D.C. Twittersphere.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/14/2012

A new parking plan for Ward 1; same-sex marriage rally in Annapolis

A new parking plan for Ward 1 and a rally for same-sex marriage top Tuesday’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Dupont Circle gets some love for Valentine’s Day

The Phillips Collection has partnered with a neighborhood knitting store to decorate the Dupont Circle neighborhood with hand-knit valentines.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012

African American pastor favors same-sex marriage; Valentine’s Day in Columbia Heights; looming battle within Virginia’s GOP? (A.M. Buzz)

African American pastor favors same-sex marriage; Valentine’s Day in Columbia Heights; looming battle within Virginia’s GOP?

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:24 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Whitney Houston’s former body guard: ‘What you see is what you got.’

A Norfolk-based woman was Whitney Houston’s body guard in the early ’90s, and painted a picture for a local television station of the singer’s life before drug abuse.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  whitney houston

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Where did you eat this weekend? Plus, cozy up to Valentine’s Day comforts

Read up on local Valentine-themed delights and share your thoughts on the local dishes you’ve tried recently.

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Recap

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Find out.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Walt Whitman make an appearance on this Valentine’s Day-themed Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 02/13/2012

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  |  01:39 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Love in a hopeless place: D.C. bartenders talk Valentine’s Day

The Huffington Post prowls dive bars to talk to talk love with purveyors of drink.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Recapping D.C.’s One City Summit; tips for securing Valentine’s Day reservations

A recap of D.C.’s One City Summit and tips for Valentine’s Day reservations top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Foo Fighters only local act to win big at Grammys; who missed out? (#GrammyReax)

Even though a handful of local acts were nominated, the Foo Fighters were the only group to walk out of Sunday evening’s Grammys with awards.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:48 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Deadly virus plagues Md. turtles; little Grammy love for local artists (A.M. Buzz)

Deadly virus plagues Md. turtles; little Grammy love for local artists; George Huguely trial enters second week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:18 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/10/2012

#DMVReads: Analyzing the Nats vs. Phillies rivalry; Guide to the D.C. Record Fair

The state of the Nats/Phillies rivalry and a guide to the DC Record Fair top this week’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

There’s vinyl and more at the D.C. Record Fair on Sunday

Jon Meyers of the site The Vinyl District tells us how to face the music at Sunday’s sale.

By Erin Williams  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

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

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

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

CPAC 2012 the newest target for Occupy D.C.

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

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

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Valentine’s Day: Places to go, things to eat

If you’re still scrambling for plans, let us be your Cupid.

By Sylvia Carignan and Katie Rogers  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day, holidays

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/10/2012

George Huguely trial, D.C. ballot, Las Vegas boxing (A.M. Buzz)

A D.C. ballot battle is settled; and a District native heads to Las Vegas to defend his title. Watch for updates in the George Huguely trial on Friday.

By Rachel Karas  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Volunteers needed for Frederick Douglass birthday celebration

Volunteers are needed to help organize a celebration for the man who escaped slavery at age 20 and became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frederick douglass, black history month

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Peeps 2012: Any early guesses for this year’s talker?

People approach The Post’s “Peeps Diorama Contest” in the same way they approach Halloween: When it comes to contests, the cultural talker has a strong chance at winning the day.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:32 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Activists gather at Georgetown Apple store to fight alleged worker mistreatment in China

Protesters across the country are visiting Apple stores today to deliver petitions calling for better working conditions in product factories in China and across the world.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, China

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Donald Trump’s begins forming development team for Old Post Office; remembering a local jazz legend

Donald Trump’s Old Post Office development team and a local jazz legend remembered top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Higher D.C. taxi rates approved by commission

New, higher taxi rates should go into effect in 30 days.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  taxis

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/09/2012

McPherson Square: Striking photos of before and [possibly] after Occupy D.C.

Here’s what the park looks like now.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Battered immigrants, injured rescuer, Peyton Manning (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for top headlines this morning, and a preview of what we’re covering for you today.

By Katie Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Bus alighting? Send us pictures of other confounding signs

After a reader wrote to Dr. Gridlock with ideas about revolutionizing Metro signage, editors want to see what other confusing signs are out there.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:15 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Snow is on the way: Take a moment to remember an Internet sensation

Where are you, Zach Burroughs?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Snowmageddan, Weather, Snow

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Catapalooza 2012; 103-year-old University of Maryland alum

Catapalooza 2012 and a 103-year-old University of Maryland alum top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  01:03 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Smithsonian statue to be removed; Madam Tussauds’ newest figure (A.M. Buzz)

Smithsonian statue to be removed; Madam Tussauds’ newest figure.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  07:22 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Want a new job? Get poached.

Today in job-related news bombardment: D.C. area workers are among those logging on to a site that lets people anonymously put themselves in front of job poachers.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Wizards need to be active at trade deadline; oyster bar scene offers variety

Thoughts on the Wizards’ rebuilding plan and a guide to oyster bar happy hours top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Washington gets all sappy on us: #OnLove

We asked you to send us one-liners for our Valentine’s Day randomizer, but the responses were too good not to feature in a new blog post.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day, holidays

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/07/2012

A brief history of D.C.’s online gambling program

The D.C. Council voted to repeal the city’s Internet gaming law Tuesday. Here’s a brief history of its brief history.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  online gambling, igaming

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2012

D.C.’s coveted trash collection jobs; the District’s surplus rift; George Huguely pleads not guilty in murder trial (A.M. Buzz)

D.C.’s coveted trash collection jobs; the District’s surplus rift; George Huguely pleads not guilty in murder trial.

By Jimm Phillips  |  07:55 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Your D.C. Valentines, remixed

We had so much fun with our D.C.-themed Valentine’s Day one-liners we decided to bring it back.

By Ryan Kellett  |  06:40 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, valentine's day

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Marion Barry’s Super Bowl analysis; mapping Shaw’s vacant buildings

Marion Barry’s Super Bowl analysis and a new map of the Shaw neighborhood top today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/06/2012

D.C. Meat-Free Week; Valentine’s Day plans: Restaurant Recap

Read up on D.C. Meat-Free Week and how to plan your Valentine’s Day dinner.

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Recap

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Nats fans: Presidents Race 2012 tryouts Feb. 18

The Nationals’ mascot tryouts — fast becoming an annual tradition featuring the toughest interviews in the land — will take place Feb. 18.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationals, sports

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions from Nixon’s meeting with Elvis to Langston Hughes’s discovery, it’s time for the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/06/2012

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  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Photojournalist arrested at Occupy D.C.

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

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

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 02/06/2012

George Huguely’s murder trial begins; ‘Tebow bill’; Sulaimon Brown due in court; (A.M. Buzz)

George Huguely’s murder trial begins; “Tebow bill”; Sulaimon Brown due in court.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:03 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  george huguely, yeardley love, university of virginia

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

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

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

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

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

Occupy D.C.: Still awake

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/03/2012

#DMVReads: Debating the future of Tysons Corner; an evening with a D.C. bike cop

A debate on the future of Tysons Corner and an evening with a D.C. bike cop top this week’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Super Bowl 2012: Where to watch, what to make

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Make your plans now.

By Katie Rogers  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl, Super Bowl 2012

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Metro Red Line riders: What will you do now?

Metro’s Thursday announcement that passengers on the Red Line can expect three years of inconvenience has gone over just about as well as you’d imagine.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012

National Prayer Breakfast; weekend snow forecast; where to watch the Super Bowl (A.M. Buzz)

Obama’s pointed remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast; weekend snow forecast; where to watch the Super Bowl.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:45 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  George Hugely, Super Bowl

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/02/2012

How much do you need to make to be a part of Washington’s 1 percent?

See if you can guess the dollar figure.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  money, 1 percent, depressing news

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/02/2012

A groundhog for the District; Capital Bikeshare expands

D.C.’s own groundhog and Capital Bikeshare’s expansion highlight today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 02/02/2012

D.C.’s very own Groundhog Day celebration; House approves federal salary freeze (A.M. Buzz)

D.C.’s very own Groundhog Day celebration; House approves federal salary freeze.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:25 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  groundhog day, punxsutawney phil, capital bikeshare, federal workers, metro

Posted at 05:48 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Groundhog Day 2012: ‘Potomac Phil’ predicts six more weeks of winter

The taxidermied critter made his Groundhog Day debut at the District’s inaugural celebration in Dupont Circle.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:48 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  groundhog day, punxsutawney phil, winter, weather

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012

D.C. love stories: Where did you find a uniquely Washington romance? (#DCLoveStories)

Do you have a D.C. love story? Share it with a Washington Post videojournalist.

By A.J. Chavar  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, callouts

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Firehouses hit a renovation snag; Maryland Lottery looks to online sales

Firehouses hit a renovation snag and the Maryland Lottery’s plans to sell tickets online highlight today’s best local reads.

By Andy Smith  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Groundhog Day 2012: D.C. needs local Punxsutawney Phil

D.C.’s inaugural Groundhog Day celebration organizers want you to know they’re still holding auditions for the local Punxsutawney Phil.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Offbeat V-Day ideas: Valentines for Veterans

From the Buzz dropbox: Tynan Coffee & Tea will be hosting a “Valentines for Veterans” at all of its locations.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Occupy D.C.’s ‘tent of dreams’ still standing. Not everyone is happy.

After a long, possibly sleepless couple of days, protesters in Occupy D.C.’s McPherson Square encampment are still huddling under their blue-tarped “Tent of Dreams.”

By Katie Rogers  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Four rare wolf pups born at Smithsonian Institute

The pups were born Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Dupont Circle Metro exit closes; Occupy stays put; family protects Gaithersburg farm (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for the local stories you should read today.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  08:01 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz, AM Buzz

 

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