Your Rental Situation Could Be Worse
Really. Trust us. Falling asleep in absolute silence in a federal government–owned building in my pajamas was harder than I expected. All I could do was lie still and wonder how my life brought me to this windowless office in Washington, D.C. Or worry that a stranger was going through …
Rebranding America: New Flags for Every State
The folks over at NJI Media redesigned every state flag in America at UnitedWeBrand.us, for Flag Day tomorrow. They weighed the history of the state with each state’s current flag and came up with interesting ways to represent local flavor. We’re impressed. Here are a few of our favorites: Arkansas …
A Tour of Spain Wine Dinner by José Andrés
If you live in or around the District and consider yourself a foodie you already know the name Jose Andres. If you don’t, sit back, uncork a nice bottle of wine, kick your feet up and reevaluate your entire life. José is the Bear Bryant of DC chefs and the driving force behind concepts such as: Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, Minibar and the famous Pepe food truck.
If You’re Obsessed with the VP, House of Cards and VEEP
If you’re a fan of the TV shows “VEEP” or “House of Cards,” you’re among the many Americans who have become increasingly fascinated with the Vice Presidency. Today, June 13 at 12pm,HuffPost Live will bring together a panel of experts, to look at how the role of the VP has assumed …
The Title of Your Next Political Memoir
We like this Time Magazine political memoir title generator, including its refresh button which reads “We can do better.” Here are some working titles for our next political book. There are hard choices and then there are hard choices—like what to call your political memoir. As with politics, the genre …
Photox Solves the Geopolitical Image Crisis
By popular demand, we partnered up with our friends over at Photox again for a little fun with some of our favorite politicos.
Congressional Baseball Drama
The loss—the GOP’s fifth in a row and their worst in over 85 years—proved so frustrating that some members asked Speaker of the House John Boehner to fire Barton, who has been a part of the game for 28 years. “Where has there been a shortstop that didn’t bat?” asks …
Painted Palms: 6/17 Blackcat Backstage
Check out Painted Palms at the Black Cat Backstage with Saint Pepsi on Tuesday June 17th. Whether living four states away or four blocks away, Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme have always used the Internet — at first out of necessity, later out of preference — to collaborate on their …
Toy Town: A Minature D.C.
This is a cool tilt-shift video of a D.C. It makes ours a little, teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, little, tiny city.
Timothy Homan Moves to Morning Consult
Timothy Homan has joined the growing team at Morning Consult as Finance Editor. Timothy will oversee the newest daily briefing, Morning Consult Finance, which launches this month. Previously, Timothy covered financial services and defense policy for Fiscal Times, Bloomberg and CQ-Roll Call.
José Andrés Speaks to GW
Positioned in front of picturesque flags waving in the wind around the Washington Monument, José Andrés delivered his Commencement Address to the graduating students of George Washington University. Andrés called on a few friends to make this address more interesting – it’s funny and worth a watch.
Government Startup Day: Challenge Festival
Not feeling reading a 50 page policy paper in your office on a Friday? Want to get off Capitol Hill for a couple hours, but also want it known that you’re doing legitimate work? If you’re working in government and want to save the world (I’m looking at you, almost everyone in DC), check out this amazing day of startup government focused talks at 1776 tomorrow. Register now or read on.
Hyper Hill: Cool It
Russia is threatening [to mess with America’s GPS] District Flea closing indefinitely [hipsters everywhere feel a disturbance] Bill Clinton can see [what’s inside your heart] RIP “Alien” creator and nightmare dreamer [H.R. Giger] We collectively suck [as a driving population] VA teen kicked out of prom [because dads were ogling …
Mary Cheh Gets All Funny on Us
The Councilwoman got her digs into DC’s local politics with her annual budget spoof letter. She proposes millions for a new class of “SuperDuperCans” that would be large enough to fit old trash receptacles inside. “The SuperDuperCans will be distributed on alternate trash days, and the old cans will certainly …
It’s Time to Blow the Silver Horn.
The ice caps are melting, Solange is lashing out, and government is as inefficient as ever. It’s time to blow the horn, Mr. President. Should Obama Blow The Silver Horn The Founding Fathers Left In Case The Country Ever Needed Them?