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How D.C. Became a Theater Boom Town

The city's largest theaters are thriving. But does success come at a cost?

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The Navy Yard Shootings Expose D.C.'s Deep Divides: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

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How D.C. Set 3 Bad Bike Lane Precedents With a Single Decision

On M Street, the city has compromised rider safety, placed private interests above public, and let parking rule the day.

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Could the Navy Yard Shootings Help D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's Image?

Gray's been plagued by scandal, but he used his microphone to effectively advocate for his city.

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This Intimidating 'Roll Cloud' Looks Like a Steamroller Made of Smoke

Northern Virginia commuters heading to work Monday were faced with what looked like a massive tornado, turned on its side.

Reuters

The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

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Gunman Killed, Multiple Victims in Mass Shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard

Officials have confirmed that at least 13 people are dead. 

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The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

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As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare

Will anti-hunger groups across the country be expected to provide millions of extra meals next year, or billions?

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D.C. Wants to Impose a Ridiculous 24-Hour Waiting Period for Getting a Tattoo

It's your body, but it's not your choice. 

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Friday's NASA Rocket Launch Will Be Visible From South Carolina to Maine

Here's how to maximize the chances of spotting the flaming Minotaur V, scheduled for an 11:27 p.m. EDT blast-off.

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San Diego's Pandas Are So Much Better at Sex Than D.C.'s

The National Zoo may have an adorable new cub, but it was no simple feat.

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Why Is D.C. Abandoning an Effective Program That Keeps Kids Out of Jail?

The city's youth court just ran out of funding. Will anyone swoop in to save it?

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Nevada Prosecutors Want to Jail People for Chalk Art

Anti-police brutality activists in Las Vegas are facing graffiti and property defacement charges. 

AP

The March on Washington, Then and Now

Photos of the benchmark 1963 event, side-by-side with images from today.

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Urbanism for Introverts: Why Cities Need Quiet Spaces

Why cities need quiet spaces.

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D.C.'s Panic and Fear the Day Before the March on Washington

Memories from history's wild imagination, 50 years later.

We've Entered the Age of the 'Anti-Mall'

Even the suburbs have figured out that walkable retail, not enclosed big box stores surrounded by parking lots, is the way to go.

Mike Riggs

Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?

We’d like to see you try. (Really.)