Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by May 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm 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

  • DC regulatory committee will recommend proposed food truck regulations be rejected. (DCist)
  • Screen on the Green starts July 22. Come see E.T., Willy Wonka, and Tootsie. (The Washington Post)
  • Cute overload. National Zoo’s newborn fishing cat is weighed in a tiny cup. (DCist)
  • Sequestration? What sequestration? Despite cuts, DC area adds nearly 40,000 jobs. (WAMU)
  • Population in the DC area continues to rise, but Metro ridership continues to fall. (Examiner)
  • Fifty new restaurants and counting are opening in the District this spring. (Eater)
  • Washington DC is better than NYC, Atlanta, and Chicago… in PCP arrests. (Washington Times)
  • Well, it was good while it lasted. Wall Street Journal spells doom for LivingSocial. (InTheCapital)

DC Housing

  • Home values in the District have tripled in the past 20 years. (BizJournal)
  • NoMa is slated to receive a $50 million grant to create and update parks. (CityPaper)
  • Robert Griffin III just bought a house in Loudoun County. It’s bigger than your house. (UrbanTurf)
  • Housing booms around the country, but will there be a bust? (Gawker)

Popular Culture

  • Who didn’t see this coming? The Grumpy Cat movie is in the works. (CNN)
  • The definitive guide to cities and their corresponding hot dogs. (ShortList)
  • I admit it. I watch the Bachelorette. Here’s how to bet on the show. (BuzzFeed)


  • RG3 plays DJ during the Redskin’s OTA sessions. Pumps Notorious B.I.G. and Outkast. (The Washington Post)
  • Ryan Zimmerman hits three homeruns in one game, but the Nats fall to the Orioles. (Washington Times)
  • I’m always happy to see Tyler Hansbrough get pushed to the ground. Birdman, Birdman. (USAToday)
  • This is what happens when a brother and sister are caught on the Kiss-Cam. (DailyMail)
  • Foul balls. (DCist)

Random Picks of the Week

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