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Popcorn & Candy: Real, Realer, Realest

DCist's highly subjective and hardly comprehensive guide to the most interesting movies playing around town in the coming week. Alamar After the high-intensity movie-watching of December neared its end and I began assembling my bestShow More Summary

Dismemberment Plan Needs Help Forming Fallon Plan

D.C. rockers The Dismemberment Plan are, without question, the highlight of this month's music calendar -- but before they strap in for three huge shows later this month, they'll be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 20. Show More Summary

Metro Operator Caught Talking With Rider While Running Train

A Metrorail operator will reportedly receive "refresher training" after a clip surfaced on YouTube earlier this week showing the driver speaking with a rider through the door while operating a Yellow Line train. NBCWashington first reported...Show More Summary

Fenty To Deliver Speeches As 'Education Advocate'

What's former mayor Adrian Fenty up to these days? It's been a whole three days since he passed the torch over to the new guy and, last we heard, he was thinking about heading back to Oberlin College to teach political science. Of course,...Show More Summary

Gray Joins Protest To Save Norton's House Vote

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton hasn't ever gotten much in the U.S. House of Representatives. But for the last few years, she's at least been able to vote on most rudimentary matters that come before the full legislative body. But unless...Show More Summary

DCist Interview: Darcy James Argue

Darcy James Argue, photo by Ben Anaman. In today's music scene, it is relatively rare to come across a true jazz composer. Sure, lots of jazz musicians write music, but those compositions are mainly vehicles for music's improvisational elements. Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Looking Over Our Shoulder

2010 seemed, for a while, to be an underachieving year for the movies. Yet when I sat down and started making a list of the films that I really enjoyed this year, I quickly came up with a list that was thirty titles long. And whittling it down to 10 wasn't as easy as I expected. Show More Summary

John Wall's Infectious Emotion

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) To satisfy your Wizards fix, DCist is teaming up with Kyle Weidie and Rashad Mobley of Truth About It, who will take turns penning a column on Washington's professional basketball team every week throughout the season. Show More Summary

Alexander Ovechkin, Nesting Dolls and Salad Dressing

If you were on Jeopardy, your response to that headline would surely be "what is the recipe for a hilarious YouTube clip?" (Or something far, far, far more disturbing that you should totally keep to yourself.) Right, so, that's whatShow More Summary

And, Of Course, The Squirrels

It's not news to us that Washington, D.C. is the home of some of the most daring squirrels in the Western Hemisphere -- a lesson this individual learned the hard way while trying to capture a close-up of one furry scavenger while walking around what appears to be the National Mall. Show More Summary

Metro Rider Council To Hold Public Meeting On Bag Searches

Based on the comments we've seen, most of you find Metro's random bag searches a) pointless, b) idiotic, c) a waste of time, or d) some combination of all of the above. So don't let your opinions wallow in the internet ether -- tellShow More Summary

Three Stars: Greg Boyer

Greg Boyer performing at a concert in Paris. Here's a question for fans of the District's jazz scene. What do all of the following acts have in common? George Clinton's P-Funk. Prince. Maceo Parker. George Duke. Stanley Clarke. Alex Bugnon. Show More Summary

Out and About: Weekend Picks

Photo by pablo.raw. FRIDAY MOVIE: Get a twisted view of Mr. Claus -- or should that be Mr. Yule Goat? -- in Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a creepier take (featured in this week's Popcorn and Candy) on the man in red. Playing at E Street Cinema (555 11th Street NW) at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Go Home Already: Floaty

Photo by geoff.greene. A spokesperson for Mayor Adrian Fenty tells the Washington Times that the $495,000 Fenty set aside for his staff's separation pay was not redirected from job training programs. The Council still doesn't like it,...Show More Summary

The Cold War in D.C.: Tracking Washington's Fallout Shelters

View Fallout Shelters in the District of Columbia in a larger map The Cold War must have been a scary time for Washington. Ground zero for any potential nuclear attack by the Soviets, the city didn't have much protection -- but there sure were a lot of fallout shelters. Show More Summary

Barcelona, Manchester United To Play D.C. Friendly

Even if you don't actively follow the beautiful game, you've probably heard about F.C. Barcelona. Yeah, they're really good. (Just watch the highlights of the 8-0 thumping they laid on poor Almeria in November to your right – that should...Show More Summary

Out of Frame: True Grit

The last time the Coen brothers attempted a remake, it was 2004's The Ladykillers, a remake of a beloved bit of a British comedy from 1955 featuring inspired performances from the likes of Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. It was a spectacular...Show More Summary

Out of Frame: Somewhere

There are two shots in Sophia Coppola's Somewhere that tell you pretty much all you need to know about its characters, and the way that she's decided to tell their story. Each one is about two minutes long and contains no action, focusing...Show More Summary

This Week in Jazz

Chaise Lounge. Photo by Elliot Berlin. >> The U.S. Army Blues, the Army's premier jazz ensemble, takes to the Millennium Stage tonight, December 22, to present A Stan Kenton Christmas. 6 p.m. Free. >> Twins Jazz hosts the Zeebop Jazz Trio tonight, December 22. Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Ho-Ho-Horror

DCist's highly subjective and hardly comprehensive guide to the most interesting movies playing around town in the coming week. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale How much do we really know about this "Santa Claus" fellow anyway? Recluse,...Show More Summary

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