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July 29, 2014
Redskins Training Camp Schedule
Practices listed here are open to the public and free of charge. Practice dates are subject to change without notice (especially in the event of inclement weather). Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on all open practice dates, unless otherwise noted.
July 28, 2014
Watch Metro Grow
The Metro system opened in 1976 with five stations on the Red Line. Now, it will have 91 stations on six lines. Here is an animated slideshow of Metro’s evolution over 38 years.
Air Conditioning Repair Costs
Checkbook.org has rated more than 200 D.C.-area heating and air conditioning contractors.
It’s been called “the Onion of the Entertainment Industry,” which means satirical website Hollywood Swine has a lot to live up to.
July 27, 2014
Washington International Piano Festival
Catholic University of America is holding a piano festival beginning Sunday featuring performances by guest artists and young musicians, a piano competition for young pianists and performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
July 24, 2014
The 25th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale this weekend will be delicious for all, and education for others.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer
Here’s the just-released, too-hot-for-TV trailer for the much-anticipated movie.
‘I’m on Vacation’ Video
YouTubers Rhett & Link have a new song called “I’m On Vacation,” and it’s the perfect summer anthem for anyone desperate to leave the 9 to 5 grind behind.
July 22, 2014
Obamas Moving to L.A.?
Some loose-lipped realtors are spreading the rumor that President Obama and his wife are in the middle of buying a home in Rancho Mirage. Check out the photos of the potential new Obama homestead.
Prince George’s County Redevelopment Study
It’s no secret that some parts of southern Prince George’s County are hurting for economic redevelopment opportunities. This study sheds more light on just how isolated economically some residents are, and the impact it’s having.
July 21, 2014
What happens when dad gets home from work and his little daughter is there to greet him in the driveway? A pretty hilarious dance-off.
July 18, 2014
The Income Happiness Line
This map shows the income for each U.S. state beyond which the residents there don’t really get happier, just richer. As you can probably guess, the cutoff is a lot higher where cost-of-living is higher, like in Hawaii, New York and, yes, D.C.
Take MTA to ArtScape
July 17, 2014
Maryland Lyric Opera
Students and veteran singers are preparing for a weekend of performances at the Maryland Lyric Opera.
Baltimore Graffiti Warehouse
Battle Against Hunger
A charitable organization backed by Vietnam veteran Charles Inman, who was recently buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
July 16, 2014
Metro Blue Line Petition
Metro riders have created a petition in hopes of preventing Blue Line service from being cut in order to accommodate the soon to open Silver Line.
Best Used Cars for Teens
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a new list of recommended used cars for teens.
Save Piscataway Drive
A change.org petition to save Piscataway Drive following a highly publicized slope failure.
July 12, 2014
Capital Fringe Festival
The Capital Fringe Festival is underway in D.C. this weekend. The festival, which showcases unique and contemporary performances, will soon end its nine-year run at The Shop at Fort Fringe.
Lone Ranger Auction
A & S Antique Auction Company is taking bids today for the original Lone Ranger’s costume worn by Clayton Moore in the 1950s series, including the Colt pistols made especially for Moore.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry Seinfeld’s online series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is up for an Emmy, so of course “The Soup” host Joel McHale made a spoof.
To promote “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel has launched Galaxy Getaways, a site masquerading as an online travel agency. The film, which hits theaters in August, follows a space adventurer who is the object of a manhunt.
In Between is WeTV’s latest online series that keeps you up-to-speed on the off-camera lives of some of you’re favorite reality stars.
July 11, 2014
What Foods Are Trending Online?
Cronuts, ramen-crusted chicken wings, juicing… Are you paying attention to what food trends are hot online? If you want to know about the next big thing before your friends, check out this article on FoodBeast.com to find out how.
Kitten Boom at Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society currently has dozens of kittens up for adoption. If you’re looking for a furry friend, visit BHS Tuesday through Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, visit their website.
July 10, 2014
Most Common Restaurant Complaints
Are you a negative Nancy when it comes to restaurant dining? Do any of these common complaints hit a nerve with you?
Sky Diving Proposal
A firefighter proposed to girlfriend during a sky dive, but then dropped the ring mid-air. Don’t worry… it was a prank. It wasn’t the real ring.
Suburb of the Future
Salon takes a look at Arlington, which the magazine dubs “The Suburb of the Future.”
Baby Couldn’t Wait
A father recorded his child’s birth in the parking lot of a hospital.
July 9, 2014
‘Hunger Games’ Teaser
Lionsgate has released a new glimpse into the latest installment of the “Hunger Games” franchise.
Edgar Allan Poe House
The Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore has reopened on weekends, after being closed to the public in 2012. Since that time, the non-profit group Poe Baltimore has worked to bring the national landmark back to life.
Yellow Cards For Social Violations
Taking a cue from World Cup refs, comedian Yoni Lotan decided to dash around the streets of New York City to charge pedestrians with various penalties.
A toddler learns to walk using prosthetics and his family has created a fundraising page to help with his medical expenses.
July 8, 2014
World’s Tallest Water Slide
Humans officially took the first plunge down the 170-foot Verrückt at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark.
New Harry Potter Story
It’s not a full book, but J.K. Rowling has offered Harry Potter fans an updated glimpse into his adult life with a new short story.
July 7, 2014
Maryland Bay Plate
Help the Chesapeake Bay Trust name the blue crab on its Bay license plates by voting in their “Name Our Crab” competition.
New Era Vending Machines
There are a growing number of companies working to create vending machines that dispense your favorite treats, such as pizza, french fries, cupcakes and frozen yogurt.
Viral Video Star Meets Celine Dion
Richard Dunn isn’t all by himself anymore — the star of the viral lip-syncing video featuring Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” finally met the singer.
Kids React to Game Boy
The latest episode of the Fine Bros web series about kids reacting to old technology features youngsters who are adorably awestruck by Nintendo’s Game Boy, a handheld video game device.
Severe Beating of Palestinian-American Teen
Fifteen-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abu Khdeir was welcomed back home after he received a brutal beating and four days in detention. The assault, he says, happened when he was caught up in the middle of last week’s riots.
Planes Narrowly Avoid Collision at Airport
Two passenger planes narrowly avoided a collision Saturday at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport.
July 6, 2014
Montgomery County Geotrail
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has launched Caching the Rain, a stormwater awareness program where residents can learn how to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality through a family-friendly outdoor scavenger hunt.
July 5, 2014
Tuff TV Commercial Competition
Tuff TV, a digital broadcast channel aimed at men is looking for the best 30-second commercial promoting the channel.
Our War Monologue Competition
Arena Stage is looking for original monologues for their upcoming theatrical event “Our War” as part of the National Civil War Project.
July 4, 2014
Battle of Monocacy
The National Park Service will host events this weekend to commemorate the historic Battle of Monocacy in Frederick, Maryland. About 200 re-enactors will provide infantry and artillery demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield.
“Catching the Rain” Geotrail
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new educational program entitled, “Caching the Rain,” a stormwater awareness geotrail. County residents of all ages who follow the local geotrail can learn how to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality through a fun, family-friendly, outdoor scavenger hunt. Click here to get started and learn about the Caching the Rain Geotrail.
July 3, 2014
Bastille Day Celebrations
The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage des Baltimore, the Baltimore chapter of the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, and the Lord Baltimore Hotel will host a culinary celebration on July 13, in honor of Bastille Day.
The Alliance Francaise de Washington has a list of events going on in the nation’s capital to celebrate Bastille Day.
4th of July Pub Crawl in Baltimore
July 4th weekend is the peak of the summer and nothing sounds better than spending it outdoors walking around the historic neighborhood of Fells Point. This year, enjoy Independence Day like you’ve never experienced it before, with the Red, White and Brew Pub Crawl.
July 2, 2014
Pride of Baltimore
Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, and a reminder of America’s rich maritime heritage. The ship is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Iranian Version of Modern Family
Iran’s version of the TV hit Modern family is nearly identical to its American predecessor. There’s just one big difference: there are no gay characters.
July 1, 2014
Baltimore County Summer Reading
Beat the heat and get hooked on a new book at Baltimore County Public Schools’ libraries. Twelve Baltimore County schools are holding off-season hours to encourage reading over the summer months.
June 30, 2014
BET Awards Winners
The BET Awards were held Sunday. Here’s a full list of the winners.
What Kind of Fireworks Are Legal Where You Live?
Independence Day is Friday. If you’re planning on celebrating at home, check out what’s legal where you live.
June 29, 2014
If a bully ever kicked sand in your face, this may be your favorite beach read this summer. Like our first love, we always remember those who bullied us in school. Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican’s book “Brutal Youth” is the absorbing true-to-life story of brutality in a parochial school, set in the 1990s. It’s a story of bullies of all ages and genders, and of those who have the courage to stand up for their victims.
June 26, 2014
Bone Marrow Drive For Mix 106.5’s Maria Dennis
There Goes My Hero Foundation will be conducting a bone marrow drive in honor of Mix 106.5’s Maria Dennis tonight in Baltimore. Get all the details by clicking here.
QuidCon is the annual conference of the International Quidditch Association, now in its third year. It’s in D.C. this weekend. Register here.
Free HIV Tests
Walgreens is offering free HIV tests in honor of National HIV Testing Day.
June 25, 2014
Hunger Games Trailer
June 24, 2014
“The Lion King” Crazy Facts
35 of the most interesting substantiated facts about “The Lion King” in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary.
“Frozen” Meets “Star Wars”
June 23, 2014
Meet “Pig” The Unusual Dog, A New Internet Sensation
Read more about Pig on AL.com.
Pearl Jam Does “Let It Go”
“Watching Game Of Thrones With People Who Haven’t Read The Books”
June 21, 2014
CrowdRise, a fundraising website that helps non-profits raise money through “crowdsourcing,” is holding a competition until July 3 to collect donations for groups that support veterans and military families.
41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
For the first time ever, the Daytime Emmy Awards won’t air on TV. Instead, it will be streamed online here.
World’s Ugliest Dog
It may not be the best title to have, but a new pet has been crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog.” Check out his photo here.
June 20, 2014
DC Crime Map
Check out this interactive DC crime map, which is maintained by the DC Police Union. You can use it to find the latest crime information, statistics and data for your neighborhood.
“Restaurant: Impossible” Volunteers
The Food Network Show “Restaurant:Impossible” is seeking volunteers in Falls Church on June 26 and 27. Click here for more information.
A German ad agency has created a series of shocking images of kids whose eyes are replaced by screaming mouths as part of a campaign to urge parents to pay attention to what their children are doing online.
June 19, 2014
Maryland Therapeutic Riding
For nearly 20 years, Maryland Therapeutic Riding has offered horseback-riding programs for children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, ADHD and autism.
Do More 24
Do More 24 — a one-day, 24-hour event — raises much-needed funding for local nonprofits that create opportunities for underserved populations.
Where Your Politics Say You Should Live
Research firm Clarity Campaigns has created a questionnaire determining where a person should live based on their politics, down to the Zip code.
Amazone Fire Phone Workshop
Amazon and MoDev are hosting an Amazon Fire Phone & TV Workshop on July 12 in Arlington, Virginia, where developers in the D.C. metro area can get a unique opportunity to jumpstart their app development efforts.
June 18, 2014
AFI DOCS Film Festival
The 5-day documentary film festival is meant to showcase films that inspire change. Spike Lee and Ken Burns are among the festival board members.
Baltimore Schools Survery
The Baltimore County Public Schools “2014 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey” results are in. The response was tremendous — an 800 percent increase over previous Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys. Click here to see what students, parents/guardians, staff and the community think about their schools in four key areas: Academics, Safety & Security, Communications and Organizational Effectiveness.
The Wounded Walk
A 2,700-mile walk across the United States to raise awareness for wounded soldiers.
June 17, 2014
Astronauts Chat with Kids from Space
Students and teachers at Colvin Run elementary in Vienna, Va. will be chatting with Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, who are orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station. The space chat will be streamed live online.
June 16, 2014
Dog Loves Watching World Cup
Georges the dog spends hours watching World Cup games, and gets very excited about it.
Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Sing at a Children’s Hospital
Celebrity couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban visited Melbourne’s Monash Children’s Hospital last week to visit patients and lift spirits.
June 14, 2014
Got an idea for a reality show? The Talpa Media Group wants to hear it. They’re holding it’s “Pitchfest” again. The deadline is Friday for the first round.
World Pup Competition
Similar to the Superbowl Puppy Bowl the network is asking viewers to vote for their favorite pup representing most of the countries in the competition. They have brackets too. And of course there’s the live Puppy Cam from the Washington Animal Rescue League. Voting ends July 10 with the winning pup.
June 13, 2014
‘Dad Dancing’ with Jimmy Fallon and Gov. Chris Christie
In honor of Fathers Day, Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed the evolution of “Dad Dancing.”
June 12, 2014
Books for International Goodwill
Books for International Goodwill has been “Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive” for more than 15 years, providing recycled used books to schools and libraries in Annapolis and around the world.
World Cup Out Of This World
Astronauts are getting in on the World Cup. Who knew you could play soccer in space?
“No Diggity” Jessica Rabbit Style
Postmodern Jukebox with Ariana Savalas cover Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” with vintage style. Seriously, think Jessica Rabbit.
June 11, 2014
Solar Flare on the Sun
The sun is hitting its stride. Earth’s closest star shot off yet another powerful solar flare today (June 11) after producing a pair of major solar storms Tuesday.
Sickweather, a Baltimore-based company, provides online reports and an iPhone app that scans social networks for indicators of illness, and maps real time data on more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses.
‘All By Myself’ In The Airport
What is a man to do when left alone overnight in the Las Vegas Airport? Shoot a music video, naturally.
Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” Is Now “I’m So Pregnant”
A band of mothers got together to parody Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” in their own “I’m So Pregnant”
June 10, 2014
The Bottle Boys Cover ‘Billy Jean’
The Bottle Boys believe that “Everything can be played on bottles” and in their latest video, they tackled a Michael Jackson classic inside the Mariendal Kirke in Denmark.
June 9, 2014
Sir Mix-A-Lot Performs With The Seattle Symphony
PSY Puts Out New Music Video Featuring Snoop Dogg
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Job Fair
The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a career fair for veterans with specialized IT experience on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria. Click here to register.
June 6, 2014
Sharknado 2 Trailer
June 5, 2014
Most Expensive Colleges in Each State
Click here to enlarge the map and see the full list of the college in each state with the highest out of state total cost.
June 4, 2014
Pepco Live Wire Demonstration
Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
June 3, 2014
Metal History of Video Games
It’s a head banging education on video games.
June 2, 2014
“Millennial Week” Kicks Off in D.C.
Millennial Week is a weeklong series of events, starting June 2 in D.C., focused on the impact the generation is making on culture and society.
Woman Drags Baby On Wedding Gown Train
A Tennessee woman reportedly attached her newborn to the train of her wedding gown and dragged the baby as she walked down the aisle. Visit Buzzfeed.com to see photos.
June 1, 2014
Smartphones are supposed to make life easier. But a university student claims an Android app he created can take photos and videos with your phone without displaying any notification and the program will not be displayed on the list of installed applications.