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WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around D.C.) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy.

  • Kennedy Center announced today that Q-Tip would be their first ever artistic director of hip hop culture. To celebrate, lets all take a break and listen to my favorite Q-Tip song:
  • Washingtonian has a very interesting piece on how SOME’s no-tolerance policies are hurting more than helping. (via Washingtonian)
  • Metro is pausing weekend track work for the Cherry Blossom Festival because tourists are more important than anything. (via DCist)


  • Remember when that giant snowstorm happened and we all took solace in the fact that we had a real reason to complain about the weather? Looks like our winter was downgraded from “severe” to “average”. We really can’t catch a break. (via Washington Post)
  • DC Streetcar workers have decided to unionize. I’m still delighted it’s a real thing that actually exists. (via City Paper)
  • It’s time to admit the Silver Line really is garbage. (via WAMU)


  • The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival lineup has been announced and it includes BYT contributor Jonny Grave! (via City Paper)
  • Dinner at Pineapple and Pearls will cost you a cool $250 per person when they open on April 7th. (via Washington Post)


  • Rocklands is dedicated to sating your alligator and camel cravings this week. (via ARL Now)
  • These are the coolest jobs in DC. (via Thrillist)