Alright, kids, I’m back. The week off was a fun one, but since it’s still only the second week in August, we’re not quite in full back-to-school mode, so we’ve got to find some way to pass the time. To help with that, I’ll forward you a little website that one of Express’s old interns sent to me. Enjoy.
D.C.’s professional scene is undergoing a bit of a youth movement. And though things look bleak on the national economy front, for 20- and 30-somethings in the city, creative juices are flowing more than ever and development in certain sectors of business has followed. More people are renting apartments, nightlife businesses in the city are quite healthy and companies are keenly focused on the post-grad, first job market. Capital Business’ V. Dion Haynes spoke with this new generation of business leaders and reports.
Riding Metro regularly can be a true test in patience. And for passengers who aren’t willing or capable of jostling and maneuvering their way for an extra inch of space or to catch that arriving train, they are left at the mercy of a transit system which many would flatly call unreliable. For disabled riders, WMATA is trying to steer people away from the costly MetroAccess program and make the general system more accessible. The Post’s Dana Hedgpeth chronicles the hellish experiences of riding Metro for disabled customers.
• The Washington Post has rounded out its team of jurisdictionally themed bloggers and DeGreat Mike DeBonis is the last man on the medal stand. The prolific D.C. politics writer is branching out a bit, meaning everything he reports on won’t be directly linked to what happens in the Wilson Building. Nice.
• The world wide web didn’t always used to be a fantastic resource full of silky websites and snappy newsletters. It was more like a digital school yearbook. Slate took a look at the early days on the web’s 20th birthday.
• Big Boi of OutKast was arrested over the weekend on drug charges after he was allegedly caught with ecstasy and Viagra pills in Miami. Quite the combo.
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