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What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Almost One Year Since Opening Big Chair Coffee Shop Benefitting Community, Battling Recession

Almost One Year Since Opening Big Chair Coffee Shop Benefitting Community, Battling Recession

“Two or three years ago, (Anacostia) was not as we see it right now.  There’s a lot of progress around here,” Bantamlak Yimenu said as he peered out onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from a corner table in Southeast D.C.'s Big Chair Coffee Shop. “There’s a lot of big change coming up.”

Almost a year ago now, Yimenu and his sister kicked off that change when they opened Big Chair, the first true sit-down coffee shop East of the Anacostia River.

“There are a number of people who live in this neighborhood who want gourmet coffee, (and a) gourmet coffee shop,” Yimenu said.  “Instead of going across the River to get that kind of place, we’ve brought it here.”

Foggy Bottom Gas Station Customers React to Increased Prices Locally and Nationally

As the holidays approach, gas prices throughout the District, and throughout nation for that matter, continue to spike.  As of today, December 7, D.C.’s average cost per gallon of regular gas was $3.07, according to GasBuddy.com, while the average for the entire United States stands at $2.96.

“It’s kind of crazy that I came across town to save ten cents on gas,” said Katherine Klos, who had gone out of her way to pump gas at the Sunoco station at the corner of 22nd and P Streets in Northwest.  “It doesn’t make traveling that exciting this time of year.”

Bizarre, Seemingly Unsanitary Bathroom at 7-Eleven on 19th Street in NW

Let me preface this story, as well as these photos, by saying that I kind of feel bad posting this, simply because the people at the 7-Eleven were so nice to me when I went in yesterday.  I'm not a bad person, and I do appreciate the fact that they let me use their facilities even though I wasn't a customer, but what I saw needs to be seen.

It was around lunch time, and I was headed to Dupont Circle and needed to use a bathroom. So, upon seeing the recently opened 7-Eleven on 19th Street, I ducked into the convenience store and asked an employee if I could use the restroom even though I had no intention of purchasing an item.

He said, very kindly I might add, that I could and pointed me to the back of the store.  I opened the door to the bathroom and was taken aback.

The room was packed with trash and recycling bins, as well as containers that the store used to carry its products.  Had I entered the trash room by accident?  Nope.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

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Women Leaders Praise Sisterhood University At GWU This Past Weekend

A pilot program tracking the impact of mentorship on women launched Saturday. Participants from the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic gathered in Washington, DC at George Washington University School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.  The program, called Sisterhood University ™, is the testing ground for research gathered by Kathy Korman Frey's Hot Mommas® Project, an online case study collection of teachable role models and mentors for both women and girls. Frey, founder of The Hot Mommas Project and a George Washington University professor of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, led the pilot effort.

DC Magazine Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in Style

Some people just understand luxury. Clearly, the leaders and staff of DC Magazine are among those in the know.

Last night, DC Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary. The event, which was wall-to-wall packed with interesting and beautiful people, happened at PNC Place at 800 17th Street, NW, in the District. And while a bank seems an unlikely location for such a gathering, it ultimately proved to be top-notch.

DC Magazine is one of 13 city-regional magazines published by Modern Luxury Media, a style authority. DC Magazine is noted for its coverage of all-things-fine with respect to dining, nightlife, design and travel. But it’s also respected for its know-how regarding cutting-edge fashion, with coverage spanning local, country-wide and international trends.