Welcome to Borderstan Missing Links (Cat Included)

by Borderstan.com March 23, 2013 at 10:00 am 0


What did you miss during the past week on the great big Internet? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Willis Shawver. Follow him on Twitter at @WShawver or email him at Willis[AT]borderstan.com. 

The Internet is a big place and you can’t be expected to see everything. Don’t worry: Borderstan Missing Links are here to help. We’ve collected some highlights from the past week that you might have missed. Enjoy!

The District

  • The DC Metro map, reimagined as a level in Super Mario Bros. 3. (DCist)
  • Metro is trying to shed some light on the issue of dark Metro stations. (Examiner)
  • Hope you like reading the Express. The Examiner will shut down daily production in June. (Washington Post)
  • Not so fast, peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms pushed back. (WTOP)
  • Local food truck proprietors take issue with newly proposed food truck regulations. (CityPaper)
  • Popular Metro bus schedule app comes back to life, but… (Washington Post)
  • … Metro riders continue to find the Metro’s online NextBus service unreliable. (Washington Post)
  • Smile for the camera. DC is on pace to collect 119 million in traffic camera fines. (Examiner)

DC Housing

  • A magnificent Robert Gurney designed apartment right here in Dupont Circle. (UrbanTurf)
  • What 7.6 million can get you in the DC area real estate market. (Washingtonian)
  • Is it getting crowded in here? Logan Circle is now the densest neighborhood in the region. (GreaterGreaterWashington)


  • Get an advanced listen of the new Strokes album Comedown Machine. (Pitchfork)
  • New music from Vampire Weekend and The Postal Service. (1077TheEnd, NME)
  • Experience the entire collection of the late Songs: Ohia front man, Jason Molina. (MagnoliaElectricCo)

Pop Culture

  • DC Native Tim Gunn loves HGTV just like you. Twenty-five things you didn’t know about him. (US Weekly)
  • The top 50 opening scenes of all time. Yep, Jaws is on the list. (Film.com)
  • A critical examination and ranking of Lindsay Lohan’s mug shots. (Gawker)


  • Did you know that Chipotle hands out free-burritos-for-life cards? Bryce Harper does. (NBC4)
  • If you need to fill out more brackets, we’ve got martinis, curse words, and even the 80s vs. the 90s. (Slate, Deadspin, Jezebel,)
  • For all the baseball statistics geeks; a critical analysis of the art of base stealing. (Grantland)

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