Lunchline: Is Piers Morgan a trustworthy journalist?

I went to an event last night held by The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Department of Public Works designed to be a ‘close up look’ at graffiti in the city. It was embarrassingly awful, and a clear indication that the city has made absolutely no progress in trying to work with street artists in a productive manner. Ugh.


The Silver Plaza fountain in downtown Silver Spring. (Jeffrey Porter/For The Washington Post)


Pastry chef Chris Ford, center, and others in Rogue 24’s open kitchen. (Dayna Smith/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Piers Morgan. (FRED PROUSER)

If Anders Behring Breivik is convicted for his role in the mass killing in Oslo, he won’t exactly be doing hard time. Norway is one of the most criminal-friendly places on Earth, from its legal system and sentencing laws to its correctional facilities. The goal in the Scandinavian nation is genuine rehabilitation not necessarily harsh punishment for deeds done wrong. Foreign Policy offers a photo essay of “Halden Prison — the country’s second-largest and most secure facility — [which] looks more like a posh sleepaway camp.”


Reskins QB Donovan MCNabb (5) may be on his way to Minnesota. (Jonathan Newton/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Extra Bites

• I love a flashmob as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure that a company presentation by the CEO is the place to pull one. Especially if it’s just you and the rest of the interns doing it. But, I guess things are pretty laxed around the offices at LinkedIn. I wonder if they’ll be putting this on their networking profiles as ‘team-building experience.’

• This week’s Single File from Click Track includes an Amy Winehouse tribute from M.I.A. and selections from Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and Curren$y’s upcoming mixtape.

• If this photo gallery doesn’t put you in a better mood, then your cord’s unplugged.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.

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