As awkward as it sounds for me to say, the District is officially “young and hip,” according to new census figures. Data released Tuesday show that people ages of 20 to 34 now make up more than 30 percent of the city, and those folks seem more intent on staying in town than usual. The Post's Carol Morello, Dan Keating and Steve Hendrix report on the changes, citing that most of these new
Lunchline readers residents settled on Capitol Hill, in Northeast, downtown, and in Shaw and Logan Circle. And yes, they love their bars and bicycles.
The death of Osama bin Laden has sparked numerous controversies since it was first announced. The main one rotates around the fact that some people still don't believe the founder of al-Qaeda is actually dead. The clamor for the White House to release pictures of the deceased terrorist is quite loud. The argument against it cites fear of retribution for what President Obama calls the display of "trophies." Certainly understandable, but PostPartisan's Eugene Robinson makes quite the compelling case for the photos' release.
I told you Tuesday that I can't get enough of that White House Situation Room picture. Apparently I'm not alone. The Post's Jason Horowitz and the graphics department employed the skills of many across the newsroom to provide a comprehensive breakdown of the photograph. Dance critic Sarah Kaufman tackles body language, food critic Tom Siestma analyzes the national security team's nutritional choices, espionage expert David Ignatius reviews the tech components of the room, and Jura Koncius, a home and design writer analyzes the decor, to name a few. This is a fantastic read. Again, I love this picture.
Ironically, Google is reaching out to help the U.S. Postal Service. The computing giant that single-handedly revolutionized e-mail and subsequently crushed the need for snail mail is pairing up with e-commerce business and social media companies to find ways to pull the nation's mail delivery business out of the tank. The Federal Eye's Ed O'Keefe reports on the conference coming to Crystal City this June called "PostalVision2020."
Capitals nation is in full self-pity mode after last night's uninspiring, season-ending loss. The Caps got smoked Wednesday in Tampa Bay as the Lightning completed a sweep of the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed going into the playoffs. I've been telling everyone who would listen that the Stanley Cup (or anything even close) was not a realistic goal this season, and The Post's Tarik El-Bashir thinks it's time for a change at the top. I will have MUCH more on this today on Lunchline Live. Don't miss it.
• I saw the film "Notorious" in the movie theater and had no idea that the kid who played Biggie as a child was, in fact, his own son. It was his first movie role, to boot. Now, CJ Wallace is starring in a new movie with Will Ferrell and he spoke to The Root about it. And apparently the kid has his head screwed on straight.
• It's May 5th, the time of year when Americans butcher their Mexican history for the sake of wearing sombreros and drinking Coronas. The Post's Maggie Fazeli Fard has all the hot spots to celebrate.
• Last NPR-related post of the week, I promise. But their theme songs really do rock, sort of.
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