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Avoiding Ticketmaster convenience charges too difficult at RFK

Before this spring, I had been to exactly zero professional soccer events. If I am able to procure tickets to the United game versus Philadelphia at 7 p.m., my attendance numbers will have jumped exponential to two. I loved seeing … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: F Street Terrace and the Archibald Walk

Second in a series To the west of the Anacostia River, there is no F Street SE. There is however, an F Street Terrace, a one block alley that runs in the same direction as the city’s numbered streets and … 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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Growth in Northern Virginia, divided along county borders

The Arlington corridor between Rosslyn and Ballston absorbed more of Northern Virginia’s population growth in the past 10 years than the Broadlands area of Loudoun County, despite the fact that all of Arlington’s growth was infill development, while in Loudoun … Continue reading

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Metro ridership, gas prices will go up with the temperatures

Your fearless cranktank takes a can’t-lose stab at Memorial Day, now just four months and a week away. Can’t wait. Until then…some predictions: 1. On or before Memorial Day we will read a bunch of articles and see a host … Continue reading

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Replacing a kicker is GaNO problem

How fitting that the week after Michael Leahy’s fantastic look into the life of an NFL placekicker, Washington Redskins kicker Graham Gano finds his job on the line. Mike Shanahan won’t say as much, but on Tuesday the Skins brought … Continue reading

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Metro is a rip-off. So is [insert city’s train system here].

Despite my best efforts, sometimes I get caught riding the ‘tro during rush hour to some far-off destination. The crowds are bad, the headways are fast and the cost is…$3.90 to smell some fat guy for 25 minutes en route … Continue reading

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