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Mayor-Council Contracts Tussle Generates Many Lettersnew

The simmering tensions between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and the D.C. Council broke into a shooting war, with letters flying like artillery salvos across the halls of power!
Washington City Paper  |  Mike DeBonis  |  12-10-2009  |  Politics

Want a Decent Bagel in D.C.?new

Fire up your oven.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  09-25-2008  |  Food+Drink

Want a Free Lunch in DC?new

D.C.'s many think tanks and nonprofits put out hundreds of free spreads every year, and, often enough, you just need to know when to show up.
Washington City Paper  |  Ruth Samuelson  |  09-04-2008  |  Food+Drink

Can Toy Styles Dominate the Cutthroat World of Street Lit?new

Styles has written two novels for Triple Crown Publications, one of the bigger names in the pulpy, erotic, and violent world of urban fiction, and a dominating force in the "African-American Literature" section of chain bookstores. Last November, though, Styles decided to strike out on her own and start her own house.
Washington City Paper  |  Ruth Samuelson  |  08-29-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Why Wine-lovers Should Avoid Wine Barsnew

It's the culture of wine at these places—the idea that drinking wine somehow makes you more sophisticated, even if you don’t know squat about grapes--and the price that you must pay to join this faux high society.
Washington City Paper  |  Tim Carman  |  08-29-2008  |  Food+Drink

Getting Smutty with Titsworthnew

On his debut album, Twelve Steps, he turns to making original tracks, and the entire production is a dancefloor murderer, mixing hip-hop, R&B, electronic music, and a little bit of pretty much everything else.
Washington City Paper  |  Sarah Godfrey  |  08-29-2008  |  Reviews

D.C. Becomes the Home of the Youth Triathlonnew

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation runs two free camps that train kids ages 9 to 14 in the triathlon mainstays: swimming, biking, and running—which happen to be mainstays of childhood summers.
Washington City Paper  |  Dave McKenna  |  08-07-2008  |  Sports

D.C. Office Buildings Won't Make Space for Cyclistsnew

According to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, which cites a Census Bureau survey, there was a 100 percent increase in bike commuting from 2004 to 2006--in all, about 6,000 riders driven to the saddle by high gas costs, packed Metro trains, or some sort of scourge of passive commuting. But a places to park lags behind.
Washington City Paper  |  David Ceasar  |  07-18-2008  |  Transportation


Bizarro World turns alternative and independent comics creators, television writers and even a few musicians loose on Superman, Batman and the rest of DC Comics' superhero universe.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  02-23-2006  |  Fiction

'Ette Tu?

Made-up stories about unsensational bastards are, in the end, just too boring for words.
Washington City Paper  |  Brian Beutler  |  01-13-2006  |  Fiction

Superheroes and the Latest Generation of Mainstream Comicsnew

Superhero comic books are the wealthy stepchildren of the comics world. Their sales drive the industry, but they can’t get any respect, even when they warrant it.
Boston Phoenix  |  Douglas Wolk  |  04-21-2005  |  Fiction

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