The Trailer for the New Season of House of Cards Tells Us Almost Nothing - Washingtonian

President Underwood seems more high-strung than usual—at least from what the trailer for the upcoming season of House of Cards suggests. Netflix dropped the first meaty preview of its political soa...

DC United Comes Home to Cold Weather - Washingtonian

DC United took to the RFK practice pitch for the first time this season on Tuesday. Coming off a training week in Florida, the team came home to cold rain and 37 degrees that felt like 30 (is it poss...

No Cupcakes Allowed: 8 Sweet Dessert Alternatives for Your DC Wedding - Washingtonian

Cupcakes are a little overplayed for weddings. Here are eight DC desserts that are much more of the moment. KOLACHES What they are: Doughy Czech treats that hold a dollop of sweet or savory filling in...

3 Amazing Pet Technologies Invented in Washington - Washingtonian

It’s not hard to see that Washingtonians love their pets—we have no shortage of luxury “pet resorts,” dog boutiques, and top-of-the-line parks. If you need further proof, consider these local,...

5 Great Dining Saves for Valentine’s Day Procrastinators - Washingtonian

Embrace the long Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend The most difficult time to get a table in the whole city: Sunday, February 14. Why not go out on Friday, plan a romantic brunch for Saturday, o...

Inwa in Inn Wa, Myanmar (Burma) - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

For a total of 360 years spread over the course of five centuries, Inwa was the capital of successive Burmese kingdoms. Then, in 1839, it was leveled by earthquakes and subsequently abandon...

Bulow Plantation Ruins in Flagler Beach, Florida - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

More than 20 years before Florida became a state, a South Carolina man named Charles Wilhelm Bulow bought up almost 9,000 acres of land bordering a tidal creek along the central coast, not far from p...

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk in Anchorage, Alaska - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Has thou dreamt of exploring our planetary neighbors in an overly-precise fashion, only to shy away from actually leaving behind the safety blanket of Earth's gravitational field? Anchorage, Ala...

Puente Laguna Garzón in Maldonado - Rocha, Uruguay - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

When Uruguay's Rocha and Maldonado counties sought to replace the tried-and-true way of crossing Laguna Garzón – by single-vehicle float rafts – they leapt, er, straight for a...

The Sherlock Holmes Pub in London, United Kingdom - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

The Sherlock Holmes pub on Northumberland Avenue, near London’s Charing Cross Station, is much like the countless other pubs in the capital. That is until you venture upstairs. Where, in the di...

Silent Rock in Rhododendron, Oregon - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

As you drive up to Mt. Hood coming through the city of Rhododendron, you will pass a large mound before driving past an overlook of a valley. The large mound may be easy to miss, but it has a st...

Preah Vihear Temple in Preah Vihear, Cambodia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Sitting majestically atop a perilous cliff among the Dângrêk Mountains, the Preah Vihear Temple is a gem of Cambodian temple architecture, although for a long time, many fought ...

When and where are the 2016 Grammys? - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The 58th Grammy Awards When: 5 p.m. PT Monday Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. TV network: CBS Info: www.grammy.com

For the record - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Glenn Frey tribute: In the Feb. 10 Calendar section, an article about the Grammy Awards tribute to Eagles singer Glenn Frey said that Frey once shared an apartment with Don Henley. He shared it wi...

Chris Paul is feeling lonely as he heads to All-Star weekend - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Chris Paul enjoyed being around Blake Griffin at All-Star weekend for more than the lobs Griffin would snatch in midair and jam into the basket. There was also the kind of banter that flows only b...

Power forward Jonah Bolden could be key to a UCLA victory over No. 17 Arizona - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Around this time last year, Jonah Bolden was rumbling across the desert in a pickup truck, headed to Tucson, Ariz. Like many UCLA students, he followed the basketball team with interest. He'd deci...

'Glassland's' working-class cliches get a boost from Jack Reynor's authenticity - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

It's only a matter of time before Jack Reynor becomes a major movie star. The 24-year-old Irish actor first grabbed Hollywood's attention in the 2012 indie "What Richard Did." Since then, he's bee...

World powers announce plans to implement ceasefire in Syria - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop the carnage and al...

Raiders will play 2016 season in Oakland - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The Oakland Raiders announced an agreement in principle Thursday on a lease extension to play the 2016 season at the O.co Coliseum, though their long-term home remains uncertain. The deal includes...

With a deft snip, potential treatment emerges for deadly childhood Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Using cells from patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease that affects one in 5,000 boys, UCLA scientists have devised a strategy for creating "corrected" stem cells that could...

L.A. builder KB Home settles allegations of building defects - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

KB Home, one of the nation’s largest home builders, reached a $23.5-million settlement with the Florida attorney general's office to resolve allegations of shoddy construction and deceptive busi...

Twitter responds to Kanye West's strict performance rules and that Taylor Swift reference - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Kanye West dominated the twittersphere today with the livestream of his Madison Square Garden event, which doubled as a release party for his long-awaited new album, "The Life of Pablo," and the l...

Mexican inmates' kin seek answers after deadly prison riot in Monterrey - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The families of some prisoners at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, gathered outside the facility Thursday after a brawl left about 50 inmates dead and 12 injured. In the absence of news abo...

Coroner identifies El Monte couple killed in Boyle Heights gang attack - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A man and his pregnant girlfriend who died this week after an unprovoked shooting in Boyle Heights have been identified as a teenage couple from El Monte, authorities said. The L.A. County Coroner...

Christy O'Donnell dies at 47; activist pushed for California's new right-to-die law - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Christy O'Donnell, a former LAPD sergeant and lawyer whose difficult battle with lung cancer drove her to advocate for California's new right-to-die law, has died. She was 47. O'Donnell, a single ...

Feb. 13 autism benefit to highlight 1967-77 Beach Boys era - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

In a canny bit of counterprogramming to this weekend’s flurry of Grammy Awards-related events, a cadre of Beach Boys/Brian Wilson enthusiasts will gather on Saturday in Glendale for a benefit co...

Justin Bieber: What if Hailey Baldwin is the girl he marries? 'I just don't want to hurt her' - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Justin Bieber could marry Hailey Baldwin one day, and for that reason he's not loving the idea of labeling her as his girlfriend before he embarks on a world tour for a year and a half. The pop s...

Meryl Streep says 'we're all Africans, really'? Technically, sure, but ... - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Meryl Streep probably would have been better off calling us all jelly donuts. The "Out of Africa" actress, who heads up this year's Berlin Film Festival jury, fielded a trio of questions about div...

Will Ferrell, scientist? He plays it for laughs in #HowDoYouMuseum videos for La Brea Tar Pits - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Will Ferrell, Mark Bradford and Gary Baseman are among those being featured in the #HowDoYouMuseum video campaign launched Thursday by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the La ...

President arrives in L.A. -- and Obamajam traffic gridlock begins - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

As President Obama swings through Southern California this week for political fundraisers and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime TV show, motorists in Los Angeles are bracing for heavier-...

New TV deal with Fox is part of the package as 2016 NHRA season kicks off - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

This weekend's Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Pomona will offer a fresh start for more than just the drag racers. The National Hot Rod Assn. season opener marks the beginning of a TV partnership...

After 16 weeks, gas leak near Los Angeles is stopped — at least temporarily - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that it has temporarily controlled the flow of gas from a well near Porter Ranch, a crucial first step in the effort to stop the leak that has forced...

Cleveland sends Tamir Rice's estate a $500 ambulance bill for fatal shooting - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice — a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer — after the city billed the boy's estate $500...

Sparks re-sign forward Candace Parker - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed All-Star forward Candace Parker, although the team did not disclose terms of the contract when making the announcement Thursday afternoon. The two-time WNBA m...

Clinton will seek a reboot against Sanders on debate stage - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet in Milwaukee on Thursday night for a high-stakes debate that will give the Democrats' putative front-runner her first opportunity after a decisive rejectio...

Gas leak at Porter Ranch well is stopped -- at least temporarily - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that it has temporarily controlled the flow of gas from a well near Porter Ranch, a crucial first step in the effort to stop the leak that has forced...

Zenefits has fired execs who may have encouraged employees to skirt the law - Tech Insider

Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance, the agency announced in a press release today. "The recent resignation of Zenefits' CEO Par...

Kanye West's new album has a harsh diss of Taylor Swift everyone will talk about - Tech Insider

It looked like Kanye West and Taylor Swift had found peace between each other at the last Grammy Awards. But maybe not. When the rapper released his new album "The L...

What it was like to watch the debut of Kanye West's strange, soulful new album — with a lot of celebrities - Tech Insider

The premiere of Kanye West's new album on Thursday afternoon got off to a rocky start. The rapper hosted a listening party and performance piece at New York City's Madison Squ...

Here are the most popular emojis in every state - Tech Insider

Between the months of July and October 2015, ImproveNet, an online home improvement service, analyzed nearly 2.5 million tweets. The tweets all contained at least on...

Reviled pharma bro Martin Shkreli wants to 'buy' Kanye West's new album for $10 million - Tech Insider

Martin Shkreli, the "pharma bro" who price-gouged a life-saving AIDS drug medicine and caught charges of securities fraud and laughed through his testimony with Congress a...

4 easy ways to keep your Netflix account safe from hackers - Tech Insider

A report on Thursday from the security software company Symantec revealed that hackers are selling stolen Netflix accounts online for as little as $0.25 each. Some o...

Upload a selfie and this website will tell you what kind of a dog you are - Tech Insider

Have you ever wanted to know what kind of dog you look like? This is your chance.  Microsoft released a new website that let's you upload photos and then analyzes them t...

Here's what it's like to jump three years forward in headphone innovation - Tech Insider

The most expensive luxury gift I've ever bought myself was a pair of used headphones. Released by drone maker Parrot in 2013, the Ziks cost $399 at launch. I found mine used&...

You won't believe how realistic this Xbox One exclusive game looks - Tech Insider

Littlefinger may not be your favorite "Game of Thrones" character, but he sure looks good in this major, upcoming Xbox One exclusive. See for yourself:Not bad, right? That's ...

There’s one huge character missing from all the new ‘Game of Thrones’ photos and it's driving fans insane - Tech Insider

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones," including speculation of future events. "Game of Thrones" season six is set to premiere on April 24, but the hype is alrea...

We probably won't see that streaming Apple TV service anytime soon - Tech Insider

About a year ago, news broke that Apple was working on building a cable-killing streaming TV service. The service, which would include a smaller bundle of about two dozen chan...

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe - Tech Insider

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone. Scientists from the Laser Interferometer...

Zenefits was using a secret training program that may have enabled employees to skirt the law - Tech Insider

More details are rolling out about Zenefits' compliance issues and decisions that were "just plain wrong" that led to the ousting of now ex-CEO Parker Conrad earlier this...

OK Go's latest music video was shot on a 0 gravity flight over Russia — and it's insane - Tech Insider

OK Go's music video for their new song, "Upside Down and Inside Out," is missing one element you'll find in all other bizarre music videos — gravity.  Shot entirely in a ...




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