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August 3rd, 2012

The District Beat

The Gray Area

In September 2010, Vince Gray defeated Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary.

Wait, did he?

That’s not the sort of question any voter should have to ask themselves close to two years after the election. But that’s exactly where we are today, as further revelations in the ever-evolving scandal surrounding Gray's 2010 campaign have suddenly cast doubt upon the most basic element of democracy: did the winner actually win? It’s no longer a black and white issue—we’ve entered a gray area.

The Numbers

Warren Buffett Is Right!

It’s hard to deny that the super-rich sometimes get to live by a different set of rules than the rest of us, like the celebrities who get all sorts of fancy stuff for free just for showing up somewhere.

DC may soon have its own case in point of preferential treatment for the well-heeled. Legislation before the DC Council would allow some very wealthy DC residents to pay a lower income tax rate than the typical working DC family, mostly because some high-income residents said they didn’t want to pay DC’s normal tax rates.

August 2nd

Three Strikes & You're Out!

The August Nose


The Nose, Dearest Readers, is pleased to announce his transmigration into this ether realm of the World Wide Web with this small column. No, as yet, you cannot find him fiddling with his phone in a vain attempt to tweet his foolish musings to a host of followers stranded in their own ennui.

Neither will you find digital representations of The Nose’s bacchanalian pastimes on Facebook.

No, Dear Readers, you still can’t ‘like’ The Nose.

July 29th

A 20-20 Vision for Historic Anacostia

H Street Playhouse to Relocate to Historic Anacostia

Exit the Anacostia Metro stop and you start to feel the energy of this vibrant neighborhood. Travel past the Capital Bikeshare station, Arcadia Farm’s Mobile Market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, and walk a few blocks on bustling Martin Luther King Boulevard and you’ll find the HIVE, a creative and shared workspace for freelancers and small businesses, a project of the ARCH Development Corporation (ADC).

St. Peter School 2012 Graduates

Moving On Up!

On Friday, June 1, St. Peter School graduates donned caps and gowns and processed in St. Peter’s Church for Mass and the graduation ceremony.

@ The Movies

Two New Tough Documentaries: One on a Scandal Repressed and One on Repression Itself

The Invisible War

The Literary Hill

Mad as Hell

Choosing Drinks for Independence Day

The Wine Guys

In June 2008, with no plan and no particular job prospects like a lot of recent graduates that year, I came to the United States planning to spend a long summer with my American girlfriend and then return to England. By September we had adopted a cat, found an apartment, were planning our wedding, and America was my new home.