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The Buzz: July, 2012

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012

The National Building Museum’s miniature golf course explained (#DMVReads)

Designers explain the inspiration for each hole of The National Building Museum’s mini golf course.

By Andy Smith  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012

ARCH Development CEO: What H Street Playhouse’s relocation means to Anacostia (#DMVReads)

The playhouse will provide a much-needed cultural presence, says a neighborhood leader.

By Andy Smith  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/30/2012

D.C. ranked second ‘coolest’ city by Forbes; Houston tops list

What makes a city cool? D.C. ranks second based on number of local restaurants, bars and more. Houston tops list.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: How ‘Apocalypse Picnic’ managed to turn a profit (#DMVReads)

A participating performer shares how his show, “Apocalypse Picnic,” managed to turn a profit.

By Andy Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/27/2012

O’Malley’s special session on gambling faces obstacles, says MarylandReporter.com (#DMVReads)

Gov. Martin O’Malley may not have enough votes to pass his desired legislation at the recently called August session.

By Andy Smith  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Christine Warnke: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Christine Warnke of Hogan Lovells shares a list of her favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sam Edelstein: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Sam Edelstein of Cultural Tourism DC shares a list of his favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  5 favorite places

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Union Station development a worthy investment, says Greater Greater Washington (#DMVReads)

The planned improvements would fix outdated infrastructure and overcrowded spaces, says Greater Greater Washington.

By Andy Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012

D.C. State Fair scheduled for September (#DMVReads)

The third annual event will include bakers, brewers and craft makers competing for the title of city’s best.

By Andy Smith  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Vincent Gray heckled by D.C. HIV/AIDS activists (#DMVReads)

The D.C. mayor was criticized while speaking at the International AIDS conference for not doing enough to curb the disease in the District.

By Andy Smith  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Georgetown University picks downtown location for satellite campus (#DMVReads)

The school has found a downtown location for its School of Continuing Studies satellite campus.

By Andy Smith  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on local music and Abraham Lincoln, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Columbia Pike streetcar construction worries bicycle advocacy groups

Local bike advocacy fear their safety concerns about track placement are being ignored.

By Andy Smith  |  05:36 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Route 29 Batman talks new car, ‘Dark Knight Rises’ (#DMVReads)

The local man who dresses as the Dark Knight to entertain children in hospitals discusses his new car.

By Andy Smith  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Georgetown University campus plan approved by D.C. Zoning Commission (#DMVReads)

The plan represents a compromise between the school and neighborhood advocacy groups.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Parks and Recreation in D.C.: Five Smithsonian exhibits for Leslie Knope (#DMVReads)

Five exhibits that the main character from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” should see while visiting D.C.

By Andy Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Extreme heat impacts roads, rails, electronics and more

Extreme heat disrupts more than just your body temperature. Read on, and share your heat gripes.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Bryce Harper and Ozzie Guillen pine-tar controversy visuals (#DMVReads)

The feud between the Nats rookie and the Marlins manager captured in screenshots from Sunday’s game.

By Andy Smith  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

By Andy Smith  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Southwest quadrant development would correct mistakes made in the 1960s (#DMVReads)

The plans to create in “ecodistrict” in the quadrant are an opportunity to improve failed 1960s urban renewal projects.

By Andy Smith  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Burying power lines in Fairfax County would come at a high financial cost (#DMVReads)

In Fairfax County, putting power lines underground might be prohibitively expensive.

By Andy Smith  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012

WMATA board leaves riders out of policy decisions (#DMVReads)

The transit agency board’s decision-making procedures fail to give adequate weight to riders’ concerns.

By Andy Smith  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Ice cream trucks on demand? There’s an app for that.

The car service Uber’s new app makes ice cream truck-chasing a thing of the past.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Capital Fringe Festival: Ten shows not to miss (#DMVReads)

Ten shows not to miss at the Capital Fringe Festival, which runs through July 29.

By Andy Smith  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Va. man wins lotto twice in three months

Joseph Sylvester of Arlington won two $100,000 prizes in drawings exactly three months apart.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:58 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Va. ranked third-best state for business

Texas takes the top spot from Virginia for the third year, Maryland falls to 31st place.

By Malu Banuelos  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/07/2012

DC weather: surviving the heatwave (#wpheat)

The Post has collected user photos from the July 2012 heatwave that broke records.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the quiz!

With questions on “The Muppet Show” and Dolley Madison, it’s time for another Cultural Tourism DC quiz.

By Andy Smith  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washingtology quiz

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Guest blog: DryBar brings its unique twist on blowouts to the District

A chic salon offering a unique twist on hair styling is opening two locations in the District.

By Vanessa Camozzi  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Ryan Bos: Insider’s guide to D.C.

Ryan Bos, executive director of Capital Pride shares a list of his favorite local attractions and events.

By Andy Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  5 favorite places

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 06/30/2012

D.C.’s derecho storm in photos and Tweets

From flying shopping carts to an astounding lightning show, this was the scene around the D.C. region.

By Ryan Kellett  |  12:58 AM ET, 06/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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