Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by May 3, 2013 at 9:30 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] 

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

  • A visual breakdown of each Metro stop by median annual household income. (CityPaper)
  • Hope you like red. DC Taxicab Commission releases proposed cab color scheme. (DCist)
  • DC Central Kitchen reaps the benefits of deer overpopulation in Rock Creek Park. (DCist)
  • District tops dubious list. DC is leading state in births out of wedlock. (Examiner)
  • Eternal flame at JFK gravesite to undergo repair. Flame transferred to temporary burner. (WAMU)
  • DC waterway fish became slightly less disgusting. Tumor rates drop substantially. (CityPaper)
  • Third time’s a charm. Supreme Court Justice Breyer has shoulder surgery after bike accident. (WJLA)
  • Capital Bikeshare agrees to install 50 new bike stations in Montgomery County. (The Washington Post)
  • Are you young? Are you professional? Are you happy? You’re in the right city then. (Forbes)

DC Housing

  • Five companies have been short-listed for the upcoming Walter Reed development. (CityPaper)
  • Are you a fan of 60 Minutes’ Lara Logan? Like a big fan? You can buy her house. (Curbed)
  • You’ve been warned. The great DC Grocery Invasion of 2013 is about to begin. (CityPaper)
  • Take a tour, albeit brief, of DC’s one room studio house. (UrbanTurf)

Pop Culture

  • The top 50 Romantic comedies. Warning: Excessive use of John Cusack. (Paste)
  • New reality series called Top Hooker to air this summer. It’s not what you think. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Turns out that Kevin Bacon isn’t even in the top 40 of most connected actors. (BuzzFeed)
  • You’ve come a long way baby. Sears women’s fashions for the summer of 1972. (Jezebel)


  • Jason Collins sought advice from former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass. (The Washington Post)
  • Adam LaRoche, Patrick and Gina Neely, and the Duck Dynasty guys eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl. (Twitter)
  • Preview of the Capitals playoff series with the New York Rangers. (ESPN)
  • DC officials considering land swap with developer for future home of DC United stadium. (BizJournals)
  • Is Stephen Strasburg going to be ok? Yes. Are you sure? YES. Really? YES!!! (ESPN)

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