Author: Brian Gray

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Klingle Ford Bridge

Last Sunday, I was up and ready for my usual brunch at Medium Rare a bit earlier than usual so I decided to take a bus to Woodley Park and walk north to Cleveland Park with the extra time.1 It’s...

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Pope Francis… and Happy Hour in DC

I haven’t really been all that fired up about Pope Francis’ visit to the US. Mostly it manifested in the form of multiple alerts from DC and the Federal Government about street closings and office closings and potential metro train...

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2015 Fall TV Flowchart

If you’re anything like me, you don’t have time–or at least tell yourself you don’t–to catch all the new broadcast, cable and streaming TV shows this upcoming Fall season. Well don’t worry, Washington Post’s Express has you covered with a...

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Deep Space Nine: I demand alien sex!

From Letters of Note comes a piece of viewer mail to Paramount Pictures in 1993 expressing their dissatisfaction with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my grave disappointment with your new...

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Amazon Prime Memberships for $67

Normally $99, this Friday, September 25, Amazon will make their Amazon Prime memberships available for $67. In celebration of five Emmy wins for Amazon Original series Transparent at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime will...

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Be Prepared… with Pretzels

Spotted by me and a colleague on Monday while heading to lunch in the Navy Yard area: I have no idea what was happening over the weekend, but clearly someone needed pretzels on a string. Perhaps as a necklace, or...

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Pick a Purple Pepper?

I have never really felt like I had a green thumb. My mother never had any trouble with plants around the house or in our greenhouse growing up. I could never keep anything green alive for very long and mostly...

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It’s Just Not Cricket, Nature!

Flashback to a few years ago when I had broken up with a live-in boyfriend, had a new apartment with a lovely patio and was trying to enjoy the change of seasons… I might respect all living creatures, but sorry...

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Ahmed Mohamed, Inventing While Brown

#IStandWithAhmed because a 14-year old student bringing a homemade clock to school to show their teacher should be encouraged, not feared. All of these stories come across as Charming and Nostalgic tales of a nerdy little kid on his way...

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Chicken and Waffles at Woodward Table

While the origins of chicken and waffles seem to be divided between the North and the South, I still suppose it was surprising that I had never really had them until moving to DC which seems firmly entrenched between the...