Borderstan’s Missing Links from the Great Big Internet

by April 19, 2013 at 10:00 am 1,318 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] 

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

  • Don’t forget to vote next Tuesday. All you need to know about the special election. (DCGov)
  • Bus and train operators not included in Metro anti-fatigue campaign. (Examiner)
  • Filmfest DC facing budget shortfall, leaving 2014 festival in question. (CityPaper)
  • WMATA considers several K Street and Georgetown streetcar options. (GreaterGreaterWashington)
  • Seems worthwhile to me. Long lines at opening of Nordstrom Rack on 18th and L . (DCist)
  • DC tourists have it easy. Cars are not required to get around the District. (UrbanTurf)
  • Another DC food truck calls it quits. Pinup Panini says proposed regulations would hurt business. (DCist)
  • Union workers for the DC government are looking at a 3 percent salary increase. Thanks, Mayor Gray. (NBC4)

DC Housing

  • Developer moving forward with multipurpose 1,000-car parking garage in NE. (CityPaper)
  • Surprise. Surprise. DC area rent prices rose more than rest of country. (Examiner)
  • Update on the first tenant-owned rooming house in the District. (CityPaper)

Pop Culture

  • Check out this handy flowchart that tries to explain time-travel in movies. (Laughing Squid)
  • The public has spoken. Gwyneth Paltrow named most hated celebrity. (DailyMail)
  • Ever wondered what Barbie would look like without makeup? Wait no longer. (Jezebel)
  • Relive your awkward years all over again. The top 30 all time coming-of-age novels. (ShortList)


  • Famous athletes are just like us. Alex Ovechkin gets stuck in NOVA traffic. (The Washington Post)
  • … And it looks like Ovechkin’s custom Mercedes is up for sale. (
  • Beloved baseball pastime is under attack. Group calls for the end of the Wave at Nationals Park. (The Washington Post)
  • “Bryce Harper vomits multiple times, gets four hits, is awesome.” Sometimes the headlines write themselves. (USAToday)


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