Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why Jordan Williams needs another year


Update: Williams is now projected to go 25th on NBADraft.net, one slot above Duke’s Nolan Smith. Also, I neglected to mention the possibility of an NBA lockout Jordan. Best to avoid that, as well. Please. Jordan Williams is going to … Continue reading

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Drinking allowed


This inverse graffiti is located behind the world-famous S&J Liquor store, which is the size of a studio apartment but also conveniently outfitted with bulletproof glass and plenty of off-brand snack food. In case there was any question about whether … Continue reading

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CVS gets points for trying


I could easily write a John Kelly-esque customer service trashing of CVS — why are the stores so ugly, clerks incompetent, stores so poorly laid out, lacking on self check-out machines … you get the idea. But consider this: This … Continue reading

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The rare Metro station manager food and drink scold


I have been riding the Metro system for nine years now. Despite the blaring headlines created by the 2003 arrest of a girl eating french fries in a Metro Station, I am essentially resolved to the slovenly nature of my … Continue reading

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For ballers, nowhere to turn in Capitol Hill


There is no legitimate place to play basketball in the southern half of Capitol Hill and Hill East. The area’s most active outdoor basketball courts, at the Watkins Recreation Center, have been used as a storage ground for construction equipment … Continue reading

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How a Capitol Hill liquor store owner transformed his business


Update: There is a nice discussion about the proliferation of stores selling booze on Prince of Petworth in Bloomingdale. Lots of dumb comments but some intelligent ones too. It’s good to have a forum to talk about these issues. In … Continue reading

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In D.C. parks, take a seat; just don’t get comfortable


There is a fantastic little triangular park bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, 17th and C Streets SE, complete with a playground, views of exquisitely painted rowhouses and the most uncomfortable damn benches in the world. Our society seems overly concerned with … Continue reading

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