Monthly Archives: August 2010

A great slice of the city

If you haven’t read it yet, anyone interested in the District of Columbia should read Dan Zak’s 24 hours in Trinidad piece. Perhaps a little overly descriptive at times, it is otherwise some of the best slice of life reporting … Continue reading

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Local spin(s): Awaiting second Beam Up from Kingpen Slim

Update: Here is the link to “The Beam Up 2.” Also, check out Kingpen’s twitter account; he isĀ  going crazy today and loving the attention. Good for him. Among the DMV’s rap corps, D.C. res Kingpen Slim’s flow might skew … Continue reading

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Power of hyperbole: ‘Stop Fenty’s madness’

In light of the recent blitz of mayoral race coverage, which for all intents will end in two weeks, we can see how inflammatory the language and imagery has become in this lawn sign. This sign isn’t championing anything; it … Continue reading

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Imagine Vincent Gray mayor

According to a recent poll in the Washington Post, Vince Gray holds a 49-36 percent voter edge in the race to be D.C.’s mayor in 2011. With primary registration deadlines now passed in this one-party town, the polling picture is … Continue reading

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D.C.’s dirty words

Two words I never grew up with: hipster and gentrification. This is likely a result of the declining fortunes of most of New England, which has trouble supporting the conditions that permit the use of these terms. The words, widely … Continue reading

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Gray endorses Carrie, Samantha for Oscar

This story about D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray’s friendships really buries the lede. Lots of good stuff about his decision-making processes and bonding with friends and colleagues. But let’s cut right to the chase: To underline the value he places … Continue reading

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Feel free to be gloomy

Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely require Tommy John aurgery, says reporter Bill Ladson. On a list of pitchers that have had Tommy John surgery, the picture is mixed, but there have been a lot … Continue reading

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