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SYMHM: Hump Day Edition, February 16

by Borderstan.com February 16, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

Dupont Circle DC, 17th and R Streets NW, Luis Gomez Photos

Southeast corner of 17th and R Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her an email.

Valentine’s Day is over, so it’s time for my favorite holiday — half off candy at CVS! If that doesn’t drown your sorrows, fret not as Girl Scout cookie season is upon us again. Now that you’re starting your day off right with a sweet outlook, let’s see what you missed in the news.

Chocolate City No More?

Known as ‘Chocolate City’ for years, DC is in danger of becoming more ‘vanilla,’ NPR shares with us. As home prices increase, African-Americans have begun leaving for more affordable suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. We take no responsibility for provoking another ‘what’s wrong with this city’s new residents with their tweets and gizmos’ screed from a certain Washington Post columnist for spreading this story.

Sour Grapes from Local Poets for Busboys and Poets

Some local poets feel like they’re not being compensated fairly for readings at a local establishment that has their very profession in their name, reports TBD. What’s a fair price for a poetry reading at Busboys and Poets? Is the publicity at the reading enough?

Where to Fight the Jiggles When Results Closes?

While Vida Fitness is scheduled to move into the existing Results space in short order, some regulars don’t want to deal with the drama, wait or higher fees. So what’s a aspiring hard body to do? Express Night Out has you covered, and you can use the switch as extra motivation on the punching bag.

Home Sweet Home, But Does it Have a Sweet Tag Line?

In D.C., I’m sad to say the answer is probably no. As Washington City Paper notes, some of these are a bit… lacking. If you think that’s bad, pity your neighbors to the north who must live with expensive banners insisting that ‘fabulous lives in Van Ness.’ I have no comment.

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