Category: media

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Bohemian goes Barefoot, Pt. 1: They Meet

I’m sure you’ve been in suspense this entire time about whether I met Ina Garten and if she made me one of her fabulous friends up in the Hamptons. Have I left my life in DC behind to go from...

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video: Obama/It Gets Better

Following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Message to LGBT Youth comes one from President Obama* [transcript]: While I’m glad this is getting a lot of national attention now, I agree with critics of the MSM who decry the particularly bright...

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video: a history of rap

I don’t watch late night shows, but this is making the rounds this morning and it is pretty cute. A History of Rap by Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake & The Roots…

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books: a modest bestiary

My alarms go off at 5:15a and 6:05a in the morning and I’m usually woken up by the middle of an international story on NPR or if I hit the snooze button, The Writer’s Almanac.

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trends: shirtless pitch men?

Old Spice didn’t start the idea that skin helps sell a product, but they certainly left a great impression in our minds with their tv and on-the-fly internet spots featuring Isaiah Mustafa. The ads generated much acclaim, countless spoofs and...

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Buddha-Bar DC new Lunch menu

Last week I was invited to try out Buddha-Bar DC‘s new “wallet-friendly” lunch options along with some other bloggers and journalists. I hadn’t been to Buddha Bar before, but one of the consistent opinions among friends were that the entree...

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video: big cats, tripping balls

This has been cracking me up all morning, at appropriate intervals. I do a little work, get a little stressed and take a OMG CUTE BIG CATS break. It’s a bit old, but Big Cat Rescue posted a video to...

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Bringing Pickles (not back) Back

A few months back there was all kinds of fuss in the cocktail world about the “pickle back”. A shot of pickle juice served after a shot of whiskey, lauded by many as a great combination. Pickle juice cocktails were...

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Fall is here . . . at Starbucks!

Confession time: I have never cared for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latté. You may commence pelting me with scones at your leisure. I do, however, love the fervor with which its return is welcomed every year–this being the 7th–by Starbucks fans...

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snippets: on a rainy morning…

I hope everyone out there is having as lovely a morning as us DC folk are. The rain, she’s a comin’ down and showing no signs of stopping! I wish I had the option of these fine city workers to...