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Confessions of a Black Gentrifiernew

Think demographic change is all about white people moving into black neighborhoods? Think again.
Washington City Paper  |  Shani O. Hilton  |  03-21-2011  |  Housing & Development

Gay Men Should Get HIV Tests Twice a Year, Says Washington,

With new statistics showing alarming levels of HIV infection among the estimated 36,500 District men who have gay sex, the city is recommending that they be tested for the virus twice yearly.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  03-26-2010  |  LGBT

How Did Local Restaurants Stay Open During the Recent D.C. Snowstorm?new

Murat Uzuntepe admits to making a trip to the co-op just down the street to buy produce that he can’t get his hands on now. His suppliers simply can’t navigate the streets. Then he tells us about a woman who walked into his restaurant and wanted to buy eggs and bread.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  02-25-2010  |  Food+Drink

Loose Lips: Washington, D.C.'s Dwindling Coffers and DCision 2010new

How deep does the pain go? For the current budget year, which ends Sept. 30, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi is already projecting a $200 million-plus deficit... or enough to run the Department of Mental Health.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  02-25-2010  |  Commentary

What Has D.C. Gotten for the $10 Million it's Paid Ron Moten's Peaceoholics?new

Since 2005, Peaceoholics has received more than $10 million in grants and loans from the D.C. government and agencies that work closely with the city on youth social services. Most of that money, about $500,000 per month, goes toward salaries, expenses and rent for the group’s office in Southeast D.C. Yet just what Peaceoholics does with its grants has surfaced as a public issue twice in 2009.
Washington City Paper  |  Jeffrey Anderson  |  10-08-2009  |  Crime & Justice

The Ex-Gay Movement That Wasn't: Meet D.C.'s Tiniest Demographicnew

This summer, a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that ex-gays ought to be protected under the D.C. Human Rights Act's sexual orientation clause, alongside heterosexuals, bisexuals, and gays. But are there any ex-gays in town?
Washington City Paper  |  Amanda Hess  |  09-10-2009  |  LGBT

The Case for a Gay Marriage Vote in

Anti-gay-marriage forces have taken to advocating for a ballot initiative, hoping for a 2010 repeat of last year’s California drama. Out-of-town forces are already massing, eager to turn the nation's capital into a high-profile battleground. But despite fears, here's why D.C.'s lefties should support a gay marriage vote.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  09-10-2009  |  LGBT

How the District's Children Dienew

Every year between 130 and 160 children and youth die in the District -- by murder, by suicide, by infection, by falls, by a fire that broke out from a candle being used to heat a house, by neglect.
Washington City Paper  |  Jason Cherkis  |  09-04-2009  |  Children & Families

Crap Shoot: Many D.C. Pools Contain Bacteria That Could Cause Illnessnew

Though the swimming facilities have plenty of signage apprising bathers of the pool's rules and regulations, there's no sign to update patrons on the germ count. Meaning that every time you take a dip, you're putting your health squarely in the hands of the Department of Parks and Recreation and its corps of very young lifeguards. Is that a smart gamble?
Washington City Paper  |  Christine MacDonald  |  08-27-2009  |  Science

D.C.'s Obama Cuisine Tops Out with Spam Sushinew

Local restaurateurs' inaugural pandering-cum-marketing plans span the gamut, from kitschy promotions tied to Obama's place in presidential history ($44 bottles of wine, anyone?) to one serious-minded effort at fyve restaurant lounge to create an all-Hawaiian tasting menu.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  01-15-2009  |  Food+Drink

Just Because Barack Obama Lives in D.C. Doesn't Mean He's One of Oursnew

With the Obama family's arrival this month, locals have revived the old transition tradition of speculating about how the new president will interact with his half-million-plus new neighbors. And this time, the oft-shunned city is optimistic that, as Mayor Adrian Fenty puts it, "he won't be a president who just happens to live in the White House."
Washington City Paper  |  Michael Schaffer  |  01-15-2009  |  Commentary

D.C.'s Museums Had a Hard Time Sculpting Greatness in 2008's Down Marketnew

The state of D.C.'s art museums at the end of 2008 presents a quandary not unlike the one currently on everyone's mind in the financial sector: Should troubled institutions be rescued or allowed to fail?
Washington City Paper  |  Jeffry Cudlin  |  01-08-2009  |  Art

Bitter Pill: How D.C.'s Pharmacies Fail Womennew

When it comes to birth control, pharmacists may refuse to do their jobs for any reason -- or none at all.
Washington City Paper  |  Amanda Hess  |  12-18-2008  |  Science

Gay Marriage in D.C. is Only a Matter of Timenew

Eleanor Holmes Norton thinks undue haste on gay marriage could be Congressionally disastrous, but Councilman David A. Catania is going to introduce a bill anyway.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  12-11-2008  |  LGBT

The Strange Tradition of Washington's Political Turnovernew

Presidential transitions are odd times any time there's a change of parties in power, but after the last eight years, this one may be even more so.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  11-25-2008  |  Commentary

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