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DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 21st, 2014 by dcblogs

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Kelly the Culinarian knew American journalist Jim Foley. She writes that he “was easily the bravest reporter I encountered in my time at Medill – after graduation, he took to the Middle East, fearlessly working to bring to light the tales of atrocities a world away.”

The architects and staff at the firm behind the blog Parchment list their favorite places to vacation.

The latest: Rattlesnake Chili and Bison Ribs on H Street. Capitol Hill Corner.

The latest on poetry in DC. Chicks Dig Poetry.

Does Benjamin Franklin matter? Bilbo.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 20th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Marie’s Cafe quits Twitter, Facebook and its parade of child and pet photos.

Lucent Moments has many nice photos from the Clarke County Fair.

A recent grad describes the lack of jobs, the increasing debt and pressure. A Wash of Paint.

DC Wrapped Dates orders in from Donburi.

Some Kind of Wonderful shares her wedding photos (Follow link in post to photographer’s site)

Note: For those looking for Google’s Blog Search, it’s now here. There’s no apparent explanation for this unannounced change.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 19th, 2014 by dcblogs

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The Ebola outbreak prompts a wider examination of extinctions, as well as some ideas for living better. Reya: It happened to the dinosaurs. It will also happen to us.

Vacation report: Great photos of LA, both city and hills. Hitherto.

Saying goodbye to a pet. Once in a Blue DC Moon. Who writes about life without kids and what the pets mean.

Greg’s 10 favorite albums of 2014 so far. DC Music Download.

A review, with photos, of Red Apron. DC Outlook.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 18th, 2014 by dcblogs

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The cutback in Blue Line service may be leading to some dangerous conditions, according to Save the Blue Line. It has a gripping first person account of what happened at one station.

New Possibilities says what’s going on in Ferguson “is classic diversion and victim blaming.”

Dine and Drink lives near Vaso’s Kitchen in North Old Town Alexandria, and decides to explore its Greek menu.

Candy Sandwich works at home on Fridays and says she is much more productive on her own.

Ok, after a false start, it is now legal to order adult beverages online. District Source.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 14th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Today I am 45. Lemon Gloria. Photos.

Regarding Lauren Bacall, Alice’s Adventures Underground, writes about the long, slow whistle.

Photos from DC’s newest beer hall. Capital Cooking.

Thoughts about the passing of Robin Williams. I’m Just Saying writes about the social media reaction, and notes: “Public mourning in social media can also expose our own vanity.”

Brutalism has tried to give blood, and has discovered, in the process, “that not once has the blood donation center vetted me for prom dates.”

Beyond DC: Can you name the 5 Metro stations that have the highest number of households within a half-mile walk?

This recipie is worth passing along: Baked sweet and sour chicken. So Good Blog.

Editors note: We are taking Friday off. Have a great weekend!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 13th, 2014 by dcblogs

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A snarl of disappointment: Notes on the death of Robin Williams. An Ad Hoc Life written by Shawn Westfall, who teaches improvisational comedy at DC Improv.

After five years in DC, Jen and Eric Generation are moving to Oklahoma, and writes: In Oklahoma, we will have a house with a front porch and a back patio. A luxury nearly unimaginable at this point in our lives. To be able to step outside and breath fresh air without needing a reason to do so sounds too good to be true.

Nevin Martell writes about Lyon Hall in Clarendon and its beer, and leads his story with this reaction: I feel like I’ve scored a backstage pass to heaven.

Tales from the Sharrows, the urban cyclist, considers the cement truck.

The heyday of German restaurants in Washington. Streets of Washington.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 12th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Linda Maye Adams writes about the hazards of preparing for deployment, which includes ways of coping with the stress.

Some believe that being pregnant is the best part. Not this writer. But I do have a law degree.

What happens when you combine dating and restaurant week? The Art in Life.

DC Film Girl reviews the tornado porn spectacular, Into the Storm, and calls it a fun B-movie.

The 12-pound Restoration Hardware catalog continues to make news, according to this report by one recipient. All Life in Local.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 11th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Great first person account of “how a bystander intervened to help me avoid street harassment.” Collective Action.

What does Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Bloomingdale have in common? They are sketchy. Capital Comment.

Despite its problems, HNBP gets Google Glass and reports that it is “an unparalleled cat video platform.”

This is a very good trend: Little free libraries thriving in Arlington. ARL.

This is what a 1% jump in home loan rates will mean. Urban Turf.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 8th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Our writer attends the District Trivia night at Public Tenley and offers a first person report. It sounds like great fun and there are some real prizes involved. Tenleytown, DC.

SALM, the blog that faithfully covers ANC meetings, has the news: “Average price points” bar proposed for former Ghana Cafe space, 1336 14th St.

Curbed gives some attention to a neighborhood generally neglected by local real estate blogs: The ten priciest properties for sale in Congress Heights.

The politics of undrinkable things: The Republic of T looks at the Toledo water problem from the perspective of DC lobbying.

DC doesn’t exist. Really. What you think is DC is actually either Virginia or Maryland. DCist.

Interesting: How renting an apartment is like buying a plane ticket. Urban Turf.

People talk about how they dress in Mode DuPont by Chris Smith of DC on Heels

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on August 7th, 2014 by dcblogs

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Pink and Green Mama, a blogger since 2008, explains why she is retiring from blogging.

For those who believe life is a depressing mess, here’s a post that puts things into perspective. Candy Sandwich.

First person reporting: Tree down at Masonic Temple in Dupont Circle: (Video) Bruce Majors.

This is a lovely idea: Turn the National Mall Reflecting Pool into a skating rink. Puck Buddies via Greater Greater Washington.

Bianca Floyd puts her photos of walking about the Capitol Hill neighborhood to music: (Video)

The most famous dog in Adams Morgan, and perhaps the District as well, is moving. PoP.

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DC will vote on marijuana legalization in November. Capital Comment.