Plotkin, left, and colleagues in the famed glass-enclosed nerve center. (Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

Questions answered, including, “Marion Barry has this painting in his office of him riding a horse, while wearing a cowboy hat. What are the circumstances behind its creation?” (City Paper)

Fluorescent light issue leads to student evacuations at Stuart-Hobson MS (Examiner)

Vince Gray on his old buddy HTJ: “If he called me up, I’d want to know, what is he calling me for?” (Loose Lips)

Chef Geoff hires sign spinner to warn about speed camera” (WTOP)

Adios, Solar Decathlon (Housing Complex)