Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob... →
Bob Dylans music, its often said, happens in a world of its ownwhere the highway is for gamblers and youre always 1,000 miles from home. Its a surreal, ethereal realm, lawless but for chance, allusion, and rhyme. And yet it is our world, because there’s another, parallel tendency in Dylans… This is fun. I’m kind of surprised the entire Commonwealth of Virginia has been ignored...
WFY: Bryce Harper appeared to earn the respect of the Phillies (especially...– 2013 Nats vs. Phillies Q&A and prediction with Kevin McGuire of Macho Row
Madison Square Garden Told to Fix Penn Station or... →
The Planning Commission voted to extend the arena’s operating permit for 15 years, during which time the arena’s owners could either make plans to move or substantially improve the transportation hub. I’ve been told it was a sin that they tore down the original Penn Station. The current one is just miserable.
'Operation Swill:' N.J. raids bars to see if they... →
The investigation found that the businesses filled premium brand bottles with cheaper liquor “to fool the customer and increase their profits,” the agency said. “The customer paid for the premium brand, but was instead … poured the non-premium brand.” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said the investigation was spurred by information from citizen complaints, confidential informants and “new...
Gin, Tonic and a Dash of Restraint →
Overwrought reinventions aside, a new golden age for a classic cocktail has arrived. Up in New York, they are overthinking the gin & tonic. Here is how you do it: How to make a proper gin and tonic
For the Word on the Street, Courts Call Up an... →
Courts are looking to Urban Dictionary, a crowdsourced Web site, as one way to define words on which a case may turn.
New York Yankees: Not a roster for the ages, but... →
The moral of the story: For generations, the Yanks never make excuses. As soon as you put on the uniform, you swell up to be part of the tradition of Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle and Jeter. But you also know everyone, except your own Bronx fans, hates your guts. That comes with the contract. There’s crushing New York pressure, savvy criticism and every cabbie could be a GM. So what? Show up, just win...
Star Wars and Doctor Who Fans Clash at Sci-Fi... →
Where’s Yoda when you need him? Geek on geek crime. I was disappointed this wasn’t Norwich, Conn.
Report: Locks of Love Can’t Account For $6.6... →
The prominent charity is tangled in scandal. SCAM
Stick to sports: the great SB Nation beer... →
Your opinions about beer are wrong, and you should feel bad about that, per the SB Nation staff SB Nation writers have a fun time with a Slate column about hopheads and while I think the whole race to the highest IBUs is similar to eating the hottest wing I also don’t care. Drink what you like! Drink less, drink better and support craft brewing. It isn’t like its whiskey after all...
Crack-Smoking Mayors: Not Just for D.C. Anymore →
D.C. is “a little less special” now — Toronto allegedly has a crack smoking mayor too. Mayor Barry had no advice to give though. Toronto also had an epic Game 7 collapse by the Maple Leafs (the Caps just don’t show up in game 7s) and an earthquake.
Cleveland: Disappointing Fans Since ’64 →
These are not the worst of times for sports fans in postchampionship Cleveland, John Hyduk writes, only the latest. I enjoyed the fourth paragraph from the bottom: My co-worker Ray trails dreadlocks, speaks fluent Bob Marley and always surprises. Ray is a cabbage wizard, and if there’s a rarer bird than a Rastafarian who cooks Bavarian, I haven’t found one. Ray read somewhere that whale...
Which team has MLB’s best uniforms? - SportsNation - ESPN » SportsNation is the place for sports fans to express their opinions and interact with ESPN. Fun, non-binding bracket.
The History of Baseball Stadium Nachos | Food &... →
What Orr would find is that, in 1943 in Piedras Negras, Mexico — just across the border from Eagle Pass, a group of hungry army wives were the first to eat the meal. When the ladies went to a restaurant called the Victory Club, the maitre d’, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya greeted them. Without a chef around, Anaya threw together whatever food he could find in the kitchen that “consisted of near canapes...
Rainbow mania in Washington, D.C. area Thursday... →
But neither is it necessary. Childlike, fetishistic and painfully literal,...– A friend of mine is an English teacher and his favorite part of the year is when the class reads “The Great Gatsby” and discusses it. The students who read it really get into it because it’s a great novel. However, I wonder if this is the last time he’ll get to enjoy teaching...
Swing Music: Jayson Werth’s Walk-Up Tunes →
I was hoping it’d include his BA & OBP for the guitar solo in “November Rain” from 2011, but this will do. Also, good to know that he hits better when “wooooooo” is involved in some fashion.
Bryce Harper hit his 10th homer, but the important news is the “Curse of Denny McClain” which I just made up, is over. Nats: Another strong Zimmermann start brings first D.C. win over Tigers since 1971
Nationals Book It After Foul Ball Accidentally... →
WASHINGTON, DC—An 8,976-foot foul ball off the bat of Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman crashed through the U.S. Capitol Building rotunda Sunday afternoon, prompting both the Nationals and the opposing Pittsburgh Pirates to gasp, turn… Has it really only been 5 years? h/t JDLand
Kind of a bush move by Justin Turner and Ike Davis of the Mets, who “supported”...– Courtesy of UniWatch, a couple of Mets players wore anti-Washington Capitals/Alex Ovechkin shirts. I love the line about Ike Davis.
The Dalai Lama Is A Giant Bandwagoner →
Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama, the latest in a long line of reincarnations of Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva embodiment of compassion. He’s also an insufferable homer who loves free hats.
Training a Subway Musician →
Metropolitan Diary: Tired of hearing the same old Eagles tunes, a commuter gave a guitarist more rock riffs. When we were at an observation area overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, there was a busker only playing Eagles tunes. I might have to do this if we go back.
I remember striking out once in Little League. I think I took a called third...– The Ideal Dunn
The Insider's Guide: Gatsby's Grave →
F. Scott Fitzgerald is buried in Rockville, MD. You heard that right. Francis Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise and one of the seminal American writers of the 20th century, is not buried in Paris, or New York, or Los Angeles, or even Princeton, but rests next to his wife, Zelda, and his daughter, Scottie, in a small, forgotten graveyard nestled between a...
Best Picnic Spots in DC →
Take the party outside with this list of the best picnic spots in DC from @isitdinneryet: Again, more important information for Washingtonians. I’d add Gravelly Point as well. Others, I’ll keep to myself…
Map Attacks: Map of D.C.'s Rooftop Bars →
This is vital information. Arlington is also represented.
John Zang: The Original Mifflin Streaker →
The Mifflin Streak is one of Penn State’s most exciting traditions, but how did it all begin? The origin story of a time-honored tradition that I never participated in.
Nats: Is Jordan Zimmermann’s 1 hitter the best pitched game in D.C. since 1931? If you watched the NFL Draft instead of the Nats, you blew it!
“As soon as private companies produce [helium], the government will, perhaps,...– Federal Helium Program: How temporary becomes forever They buried the lede - we closed the Airship Gap!
I opted for the latter not because I’m afraid of hills, but because my knees...– Get Out & About: The Arlington Loop | We Love DC More writing about bikes. (via tbridge) Westbound on the Custis Trail is brutal and like Tom, my knees aren’t up for it either. I used to ride the Arlington Loop all the time when I lived in Pentagon City, it really is a great ride. The best...