Monthly Archives: February 2011

What’s in a name? Why Nationals are preferable to Senators


Thumbing through The Team by Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, I discovered a couple little-known (to me at least) tidbits about Washington’s baseball nicknames, by way of the current Minnesota Twins franchise. The 1901 incarnation of Washington baseball moved … Continue reading

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Can D.C.’s corner store dinosaurs evolve?


Just East of Capitol Hill, corner stores play more into the rhythm of daily life than the big-box stores, CVS and groceries of more commercial areas in D.C. But 15th St., straddling Northeast and Southeast, might be the winner of … Continue reading

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Fatboy’s take, Feb. 24, 2010: Moammar Gadhafi


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NBA shouts out Rockville, Montrose Christian


Kevin Durant meets someone from the future while at Montrose Christian, a prep school in Glockville, in another of the NBA’s increasingly weird “Where amazing happens” series. This is kinda cool because, honestly, how often are you going to see … Continue reading

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In Hill East, a store for every corner


Though Hill East is but a few blocks from the heart of Capitol Hill, living in the area makes one more aware of the retail situation, which generally means Hill East’s ubiquitous corner stores. While Capitol Hill proper surely has its … Continue reading

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Programming note


DCCrankTank will gradually be shifting its coverage ever so slightly — away from daily posting and reactive blogging (basically, a chore) to a slower pace with hopefully more photos and interactive elements. That will start tomorrow. I encourage all co-writers … Continue reading

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Taking a stand


It’s supposed to be 70 degrees out today in D.C. I can not condone blogging or reading blogs if you can avoid it. If you have time to check this site, you have time to step outside and breath the … Continue reading

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