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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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There’s that phrase again


In yesterday’s stinging rebuke to the NIMBYs in my soon-to-be former neighborhood, Barracks Row aka 8th Street SE, I realized I glossed over perhaps the best part of the letter delivered to my building by Capitol Hill’s concerned citizens before … Continue reading

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McNabb vs. Campbell — what’s the diff?


On Sunday, Jason Campbell’s 47-yard rainbow to Jacoby Ford set up a game-winning overtime field goal for the Raiders, who defeated the Chiefs, 23-20. A week earlier, the Redskins’ Donovan McNabb was benched during a close game against the Lions … Continue reading

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Fatboy’s take: Oct. 27, 2010


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In Capital’s sparse station areas, no one feeling need to Bikeshare


Greater Greater Washington, the blog of all D.C. area urbanist blogs, has been writing about the new Capital Bikeshare extensively. The latest issue: The kerfuffle over the Lincoln Park station’s installation, which has been blocked. Quite the scene at a … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of Gilbert Arenas’s…web statistics


Does a story get popular because a lot of people write about it, or does a popular story just get picked up by a lot of people? I made a mistake the other day. I wrote about Gilbert ArenasĀ  faking … Continue reading

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What the hell are you talking about: Jay-Z


A few years back, a popular mix circulated among Internet-savvy hip-hop heads called “I’m not a writer, I’m a biter.” The mix plays various well-known hip-hop lyrics, Jay-Z’s near identical follows. A very simple example: B.G.: Cash Money is an … Continue reading

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