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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.

Hollywood Swine

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

Daddy-Daughter Dance-Off

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

Headed to ArtScape in Baltimore this weekend? Take MTA and enjoy the Artscape without parking or traffic hassles as Light Rail takes you the center of Artscape activities.

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

Rosenfeld Organization offers graffiti artists in Baltimore a safe and legal way to create art. There is also an online petition to help save Baltimore’s Graffiti Alley.

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.

Galaxy Getaways

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’

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.

Heartwarming Fundraiser

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

Brutal Youth

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 D.C. 

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

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.

Creepy Ads

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

Cooling Centers

D.C. Cooling Centers

Baltimore Cooling Centers

Anne Arundel County Cooling Centers

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

Pitchfest

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.

Allergies Map

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

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

Spyware Video

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.

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