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Doomed doctor wrote ‘In Flanders Fields,’ the poem of World War I

There are stories that may not have made the textbooks, offbeat tales of people and events, fragments and glimpses of surprising lives. This is one in a series of vignettes from the forgotten corners of history.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Metro board reviews public comments on general manager search

The Metro board’s governance committee is receiving a report Thursday on what government and community leaders, along with riders and other interested parties, had to say about the type of general manager they want the transit authority to pick.Read full article >>

Morning Roundup: Stretch Edition

In the news: the gyrocopter pilot flew 30 miles in restricted airspace, Ivy City is getting a coffee roastery, and more. [ more › ]

Kennedy Townsend: Filling Mikulski Senate seat would be ‘my dream’

Former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend wants to run for the Senate seat being vacated by longtime lawmaker Barbara A. Mikulski — but says that she has not yet decided to launch a campaign. Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Traffic delays near Lincoln Memorial and 14th Street Bridge because of ‘medical situation’

D.C. Police said there is a “medical situation” near the Lincoln Memorial and the 14th Street bridge in Northwest Washington.Few details were immediately available.  There were some reports that a helicopter was landing in the area to help deal with the problem.Read full article >>

Play video games and see trippy movies at “Watch This! Revelations in Media Art”

Starting Friday, you don’t have to choose between rotting your brain with TV and video games or expanding your mind with a trip to the museum. You can do both at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Watch This! Revelations in Media Art.”Read full article >>

Barbra Streisand is a Donna Edwards fan

The Senate campaign of Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) received a cash infusion late last month of $2,600 from film and musical theater star Barbra Streisand.“She knows Congresswoman Edwards and has long admired her work on gender equality and health care,” a Streisand representative said.Read full article >>

With Purple Line decision looming, county officials tout economic benefits

A study commissioned by Montgomery and Prince George’s counties estimates that the Purple Line light-rail project through the District’s Maryland suburbs would generate more than 40,000 permanent and temporary jobs, add tens of millions of dollars to the region’s tax rolls and boost property values by the billions.Read full article >>

Montgomery council, Leggett clash over details of White Oak Gateway plan

An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the proposed disposition of the county-owned site as a sale. The land will be transferred to a public-private partnership but remain county property. Montgomery County’s joint venture...Show More Summary

What’s the deal with all of D.C.’s new hybrid cafes?

A slew of hybrid coffee shops have opened within the past month, each offering a little something extra alongside your cup of joe. Grab your laptop and head to one of the following new spots — though expect to be distracted by a friendly game of pingpong, some new tunes or a bicycle test-drive. Here’s how they compare.Read full article >>

Bakers & Baristas’ butterkuchen is our dish of the week

“How can this possibly taste so good?!” I wondered after biting into the butterkuchen at this new Penn Quarter cafe. Then I read the ingredient list. The buttery pastry is made with custard and toasted almonds and is “doused in pastry cream.” The German tray cake is doughy in spots and gooey in others, making every bite a fun surprise. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Riders on Metro’s Red Line should expect delays Thursday morning due to a signal problem outside the Dupont Circle stop.It is not immediately clear how long the delays, which are in both directions, would last.Read full article >>

Cabinet is cause for ‘Celebration’ at the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival

The video for Cabinet’s song “Celebration” depicts the Pennsylvania bluegrass band at a lively party where everyone is drinking, hugging, dancing — and rolling banjo picks.That last part is for a game, also called Celebration, created by banjo player Pappy Biondo. Show More Summary

Rory Scovel is ready for his ‘weird comedy homecoming’ at the DC Improv

South Carolina native Rory Scovel started doing stand-up comedy in D.C. in 2004, so he’s always anxious when he returns to Washington. “It’s like a weird comedy homecoming,” Scovel says. “You always wanna hope that you’ve gotten better.”...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Delays on Interstate 95 in Prince William County

Drivers should expect delays Thursday morning of up to five miles along Interstate 95 north near Cardinal Drive in Lorton.Take a look at these backups… VA 95 North at Cardinal Drive. 4 mile backups approaching Dale Blvd. @news4today pic.twitter.com/FkwGtOMQnTRead full article >>

Jeff Rosenstock on his poppy, self-reflective solo album ‘We Cool?’

How does a bratty pop punk kid come to terms with adulthood? That’s the question at the heart of Jeff Rosenstock’s new solo record, “We Cool?” In his past life, Rosenstock was the lead singer of the band Bomb the Music Industry!, who achieved cult status during the ska revival of the early 2000s. Show More Summary

‘TETRISplus’ turns the video game into a dance routine at the Kennedy Center

If you’ve ever wanted to play Tetris with your kids without burning their retinas, now’s your chance. The high-energy dance show “TETRISplus,” inspired by the Russian puzzle video game, will be spinning and stacking at the Kennedy Center this weekend.Read full article >>

Potomac estate lists for $5.2 million

A 15,000-square-foot Potomac estate, suitable for sports enthusiasts, is listed for sale at $5.2 million.Besides allowing a family plenty of space to spread out and entertain, the estate offers golf, baseball and basketball practice facilities.Read full article >>

‘Lead Belly at 125:’ Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and Dom Flemons pay tribute to the folk musician at Kennedy Center

“The strength is always the thing that I’ve loved about Lead Belly’s art. The strength of his songs and performance, and the strength of him as a person.”— Dom Flemons, above, musician and host of Saturday’s Kennedy Center concert “Lead...Show More Summary

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