Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by June 7, 2013 at 8:00 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] 

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 sixth-best city for parks. More than 95 percent of residents live within a mile of a park. (DCist)
  • The Washington Post will begin charging for online access starting June 12. (Mashable)
  • Your children are annoying. Sushi bar in Alexandria bans children under the age of 18. (Huffington Post)
  • Proposed bill would let District students ride Metro and Circulator buses for free. (Examiner)
  • General Manager of Metro makes $350,000 a year. Money well spent? (The Washington Post)
  • Local celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio will compete on season five of Top Chef Masters. (Eater)
  • DC police handed out 322,000 parking tickets for expired meters last year. (WAMU)
  • Constitution Ave used to be canal and other historic DC waterways. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • DC’s population grows 79 percent every workday. Centreville suburb loses 41 percent. (WAMU)

DC Housing

  • Former Mount Vernon Business Improvement District director moves to Dupont Circle. (CityPaper)
  • I thought we were past the age of “McMansions”. Bigger houses are making a comeback. (Atlantic)
  • Developer of new housing developments in Shaw hints at new independent movie theater. (UrbanTurf)
  • Plans moving forward for 400 new apartments at Landmark Mall in Alexandria. (The Washington Post)

Pop Culture

  • Prepare to be bummed out in sepia. Ken Burns plans documentary about cancer. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Ever wonder what the fellas from Daft Punk look like without their helmets? (Gawker)
  • The top ten best movies you haven’t seen. Nope, you haven’t seen them. (UrinalGum)


  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson mercifully shaves his “rally goatee.” (The Washington Post)
  • Gio Gonzalez most likely won’t be suspended for his link to performance-enhancing drugs. (NBC4)
  • Glenn Beck is hatin’ on RGIII’s new house. Cries about it and then consults his chalkboard. (DCist)
  • Do you like statistics? Do you like baseball? Well, Ryan Zimmerman thinks you’re a nerd. (Deadspin)

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