Monthly Archives: October 2010

Entertainment options abound on MegaBummer Megabus


If, like myself, you neglect to bring a music-playing device or fail to own some sort of Facebook phone and find yourself on a four-hour Megabus ride, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself. All of these … Continue reading

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Prince George’s continues to struggle with ‘Smart Growth’


Montgomery, Arlington, and even Fairfax have now embraced their current and future Metro stations, to varying degrees. But Prince George’s, which has 15 Metro stations — more than any other jurisdiction besides the District — continues to struggle. At stations … Continue reading

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Fatboy’s take: Oct. 27, 2010


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View from U.S. Capitol drowns out shrieking children, tourists’ cameras


Right at the base of the U.S. Capitol is one of Washington’s best views. Looking due West, one can see rows of museums, tourists and their cameras, ┬ásteady traffic on 7th St., the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the … Continue reading

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Diggin’ in the crates: Tabi Bonney’s 2009 effort was ‘Dope’


Need some feel good music for the waning days of warmth? Tabi Bonney’s 2009 release “Dope” fits the bill, a fantastic brick-city soundtrack to our last gasp of Native American summer. Apologies to Tabi, of D.C.’s Langdon neighborhood. Though a … Continue reading

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Getting Realco with DMV’s ‘crime guns’


The Washington Post’s blow-up of how local and national gun laws wreak havoc on the D.C. area’s eastern environs is exactly what we need large journalism outfits for. The project used an array of resources to circumvent a 2003 law … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to 295, I-495, Independence Avenue and friends


On Wednesday, I said goodbye to an old standby: The auto commute. No longer will I have to circumnavigate the Beltway or zip up the left lane of the BW Parkway, trying to break the standing Capitol Hill-Laurel record of … Continue reading

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