July 16, 2013
Prince George’s County Cooling Centers
In response to extreme summer temperatures this week, Prince George’s County is designating their Department of Parks and Recreation facilities as “Cooling Centers” for county residents.
Baltimore Cooling Centers
A list of cooling centers in the Baltimore area. Temperatures will feel hotter than 105 degrees this week.
July 15, 2013
Magna Carta on the Move
The Magna Carta will be on the move in 2015. The British Library plans to celebrate the 800th birthday of the document that laid the foundations of Britain’s common law and civil liberties by uniting all four surviving original copies under one roof for the first time.
July 12, 2013
Kayaker Memorial Service
Potomac River Festival has been canceled due to the unexpected death of one of the participants, Shannon Christy, who died doing what she loved. Instead, a memorial service will held for her at Great Falls Park.
July 9, 2013
NASA Space Walk
Two astronauts wearing helmet cameras are working outside the International Space Station. NASA is streaming the video live.
July 2, 2013
TSA Reminder: No Fireworks on Planes
As July 4 approaches, the TSA reminds flyers that fireworks of all shapes and sizes are prohibited from being brought aboard airplanes. To see what else is prohibited by the TSA, click here, and type an item into the box in the top right corner, located underneath the text “When I Fly, Can I Bring My…?”
July 1, 2013
America’s Snobbiest Cities
“Travel and Leisure” recently assessed America’s snobbiest cities, using a variety of factors, such as “reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.” See where D.C. ranked on the top-10 list.
June 28, 2013
The New Yorker’s Bert and Ernie Cover
The New Yorker caused a bit of a stir on the web when it released a sneak preview of next week’s cover illustration. The drawing depicts the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The children’s show has long held that Bert and Ernie are not a same-sex couple.