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Hipsters in T-Shirts, Take Note Not since a man in Illinois was arrested for making meth while wearing a “Breaking Bad” T-shirt has there been a mug shot so full of irony. Until now. A man named Christopher Reeves was arrested while wearing a Superman T-shirt in Utah this week, The Smoking Gun reports. Far from the “Superman” actor with a similar name, Reeves was charged with narcotics possession and a DUI, and booked into the Davis County jail. (EXPRESS) HE’S DONE

“I bet with my friend that I could swallow the fork without getting hurt.” — R A DU CA LINCE SCU, 25, E XPL AINING TO THE DAILY MAIL HOW HE GOT A FORK STUCK IN HIS ESOPHAGUS. CALINCESCU WENT TO SEE DOCTORS IN ROMANIA, BUT THEY CHOSE TO WAIT TO SEE IF IT WILL COME OUT THE NATUR AL WAY.

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A naked man spotted riding a tricycle at a southern New Jersey apartment complex apparently was high on cocaine, Lakewood police say. Jermaine Jones, 31, was found under a stairwell Tuesday night at the complex chewing glass and cigarette tobacco. Jones was treated at a hospital for minor cuts to his mouth. He was charged with being under the influence of a drug and received a summons for being naked in public. (AP)

ART FROM FILM: Devil dog, left, is seen on display during a press preview Thursday of “The World of Tim Burton” exhibition in Prague. The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 3, will feature 500 of director Tim Burton’s drawings, paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, moving-image works and sculptural installations.

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Obama: Health Sign-Ups Hit 6M Insurance enrollment has last-minute surge to hit target number Washington More than 6 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to the White House, with just four days to go until the end of its first open enrollment period. While traveling in Italy on Thursday, President Barack Obama shared the news in a conference call with thousands of health-care navigators and volunteers helping enroll people on state and federal marketplaces. As the volume of consumers seeking health plans has surged — there were more than 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov on

Why Americans Like/Hate ‘Obamacare’ Few — if any — laws have divided the public like the Affordable Care Act. Ever since President Barack Obama signed the federal health-care law four years ago this week, Republicans have pilloried it while Democrats have defended it. But why do the law’s supporters like it? And why do opponents hate it? Thanks to a poll released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation, we can answer these questions. SEAN SULLIVAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Wednesday and more than 430,000 calls to the marketplaces’ call centers — Obama urged those on the conference call to work even harder to get individuals covered. The numbers show that the

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administration will at least meet the expectations many have at this point, though it will fall short of the Congressional Budget Office’s original enrollment projections. Last year, the CBO estimated that

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7 million consumers would sign up during the law’s initial, six-month enrollment period; its most recent estimate projected 6 million would. The actual enrollment number is likely to rise, in part because of recent changes to the law’s implementation. The administration announced this week that it would extend the March 31 deadline into mid-April for those individuals who tried to enroll but failed to do so, and until the end of May for battered spouses who had previously been barred from receiving tax subsidies. Across the country, several groups allied with the law — including Enroll America, the Service Employees International Union and Planned Parenthood — have been ramping up their enrollment activities as the deadline approaches.

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Records: Man Who Shot Sailor a Convicted Felon The civilian who killed a sailor aboard the USS Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk was a convicted felon, the Navy said Thursday, citing records. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter and crack cocaine possession, records show. He was killed Monday night after he disarmed a petty officer and used her gun to shoot Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. (AP) MISSOULA, MONT.

Newlywed Gets 30 Years A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park after they argued over her second thoughts about the marriage. The judge said he saw no remorse from Jordan Graham, 22, in the killing of Cody Johnson, 25. (AP)

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A PALPABLE SADNESS hung over Boston on Thursday as tributes

poured in for Michael Kennedy and Edward Walsh, the two firefighters who died after becoming trapped in a brownstone apartment building Wednesday. Outside Engine 33/Ladder 15, where they worked, people stopped to pay their respects.

Weary rescuers pressed through rain and their own exhaustion Thursday, searching for more bodies atop the pile of debris that laid waste to a Washington town and killed at least 25 people. Rescue and cadaver dogs occasionally led crews to a wrecked car or the ruins of a house containing a body. As the victim was taken away, silence fell over the site. The main goal now is to find more bodies and winnow the list of the 90 people who are missing in the mudslide that buried the community of Oso on Saturday. But that doesn’t prevent the more than 200 people working on the sludgy heap from clinging to hope that at least one survivor is waiting

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for them in some pocket of the pile, which is a square mile wide. After six days of searching, people are not the only ones showing signs of strain. Shane Barco’s 3-year-old German shepherd has found bodies and body parts. But, Barco said, the dog gets frustrated when they don’t find anybody alive. MANUEL VALDES AND MATT VOLZ (AP)

Also Thursday iiFormer Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, left, died at age 85. iiA federal appeals court upheld new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortion clinics in Texas. iiThe Air Force fired nine mid-level nuclear commanders in response to an exam-cheating scandal. iiMicrosoft unveiled Office for the iPad, a suite that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (E XPRESS)

Political motivations were at the heart of a plan by aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to close lanes on a bridge and spark a massive traffic jam, according to an internal report. The review, which generally cleared Christie of wrongdoing, was greeted skeptically by critics. Lawyers leading the probe were hired by the governor’s office. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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The number of U.S. children with autism, a 30 percent increase in two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise may partially be attributed to increased diagnoses. (AP)

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Black Women: More Power, Still At Risk

While black women in the United States are more vulnerable to health problems and violence than other groups, they’re making strides in education and business ownership, according to a report released Thursday. What’s more, the report from the Black Women’s Roundtable shows, black women are becoming a powerful force at the polls, leading in voter turnout. Here are some key findings from the report. NIA-MALIK A HENDERSON (THE WASHINGTON POST ) Education

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Black women hold roughly two-thirds of all bachelor’s and doctorate degrees and 70 percent of all master’s degrees conferred to blacks. For black women, high school graduation rates have more than tripled since 1960. As of 2012, 86 percent of black women graduated from high school.

Black women led in voter turnout in the past two presidential elections, but high turnout is not exclusively linked to President Barack Obama. Black women in Virginia led all voters in that state’s 2013 governor’s race. Of the 102 female members of the 113th Congress, 15.7 percent are African-American.

Black women have extremely high rates of labor-force participation, higher than all other women, and maintain that lead even after entering motherhood. Black women earn 68 cents to every dollar earned by white men. Between 1997 and 2013, black women led all women in the nation in the number of business startups and in revenue growth.

Black women have the highest breast-cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups in America and are 40 percent more likely to die of the disease than white women. While more than two-thirds of the U.S. population is either overweight or obese, 4 out of 5 black women fall within this designation.

Black women are more than twice as likely as white women to become a victim of violent crimes (44.5 versus 19.6 rate per 1,000 persons). Since 2000, the incarceration rate for black women has decreased by 30 percent, while white women’s incarceration rates have risen by 47 percent, and Latinas by 23 percent.

THE ABOVE FINDINGS ARE QUOTED FROM THE REPORT, WHICH DRAWS ON DATA FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AMONG OTHER SOURCES.

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“I’ve been blown away by the number of people texting while in traffic … For every nose picker, there’s 20 texters. Unofficial estimation by me.” — Brian Singer, a graphic designer, telling Gizmodo about his project, Texting While in Traffic (TWIT), which collects photos of people texting while driving. Some of the photos end up on the TWIT website, while others are plastered on large billboards around San Francisco.

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No Money for Military in Europe After years of watching as defense cuts sliced away at the army he once led, Richard Dannatt decided Russia’s thrust into Ukraine marked the right moment to start rebuilding the British military. Dannatt, now a member of Parliament after an army career that spanned 38 years, sought to do just that this week with legislation that would have saved about 3,000 troops in Britain’s active-duty force. But the modest bill was quickly nixed by the government. “When [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is running rampant, it’s not a good time to look

Even with Russian troops in Crimea, Europe is loath to increase defense budgets.

weak,” Dannatt said. “Right now we’re looking weak.” In the five years since the global financial crisis, defense spending has been cut sharply — even as Russia’s defense spending has surged by more than 30 percent.

More European cuts are on the way, even as leaders hurl a daily dose of tough rhetoric toward Moscow, frustrating Washington policymakers. “The situation in Ukraine reminds us that our freedom isn’t

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free, and we’ve got to be willing to pay for the assets, the personnel, the training to make sure we have a credible NATO force,” U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday as he chided fellow NATO members for not contributing to the collective defense.

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Wednesday by a four-legged pursuer in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Elite federal police and army troops will be sent to the city to help quell a wave of violence in so-called “pacified” slums ahead of the World Cup, which begins in June.

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Turkey to Block YouTube Turkish authorities were moving to block access to YouTube on Thursday following similar action against Twitter, the country’s state-run news agency said. While the Anadolu Agency said the national telecommunications authorities had instituted the block, the website was still widely accessible following the announcement. The block against YouTube is likely to provoke further outrage in Turkey, where social media is widely used. (AP)

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A series of bombings targeting commercial areas of Baghdad killed 22 people Thursday evening in a new spasm of violence to strike the Iraqi capital, according to Iraqi officials. The attacks happened within minutes of each other, suggesting a coordinated assault favored by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda-inspired group. (AP)

A Thai satellite has spotted at least 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, where authorities say missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down almost three weeks ago, a Thai official said Thursday. However, bad weather cut short the hunt, and no debris has been recovered yet. (AP/TWP)

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Obama Seeks Common Ground in Papal Visit President focuses on economic issues, but Vatican talks rights

President Barack Obama and the Vatican gave distinctly different accounts of the president’s audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, with Obama stressing their common ground on poverty and inequality but Vatican officials emphasizing concerns over Obama’s health-care law, which mandates contraception coverage. Obama described himself as “incredibly moved” by his nearly hourlong session with the popular

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pontiff. He said the two spent the most time discussing the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace

around the world. The Vatican said in a statement that discussions centered on questions like “the exercise of the

rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection” — issues that have fueled divisions between Obama and the church. The marked difference in emphasis introduced a perplexing element to the long-anticipated meeting. Obama emerged visibly energized from the audience. But he also said that while he shared the pope’s economic views, he didn’t expect Francis to form a coalition or partnership with him on any issue. “His job is a little more elevated,” Obama said with a chuckle. “We’re down on the ground, dealing with the often profane, and he’s dealing with higher powers.” JIM KUHNHENN AND NICOLE WINFIELD (AP)

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Don’t worry — I’m not giving up my day job. I’m just trying to get you in the mood for the next installment of “Tuesdays with Funnie” at the Brixton. Once a month, event host Capital City Showcase devotes the evening to a comedic roast of one star of D.C. life. The two targets so far have been Redskins owner Dan Snyder and National Zoo fave Bao Bao. (Apparently, the beloved cub was mocked relentlessly about how giant pandas don’t like to procreate.) Picking Metro to be the third topic was a no-brainer, according to Capital City Showcase’s Chris-

Details Catch the Metro roast Tuesday — no April Fool’s joke — at the Brixton (901 U St. NW). Doors open at 7 p.m.; the free show starts at 8 p.m. Get more info at facebook. com/tuesdayswithfunnie.

tian Hunt. After all, it already has a history of participating in roasts. Just ask anyone who’s ever been stuck on a hot car in August. The setup is similar to the celebrity roasts on Comedy Central, where speakers take turns lov-

ingly skewering the subject, who sits onstage for the whole ordeal. In the “Tuesdays with Funnie” version, a local comic serves as a stand-in for the roastee. Playing the role of Metro on Tuesday night will be Michael Foody, 32 , who l ives i n Columbia Heights. “It’s difficult for a person to look like a train,” says Foody, who’s not entirely sure why Hunt deemed him the best fit for this job. But Foody is fond of Metro, which has dutifully ferried him around during the eight years he’s lived in Washington. He got very familiar with the system back when he had a daily mega-commute to Rockville. To portray the character, Foody will not be relying on a costume (though he’ll probably wear a Metro logo shirt). Instead, he’s been constructing a persona that’s “wellmeaning but not self-aware,” says Foody, noting that Michael Scott from “The Office” is an inspiration. He’ll get his chance to zing back once the roasters are done. Has much research gone into this project? “I’ve been thinking about it, and Wikipedia-ing it. That’s the 2014 equivalent of research,” Foody says. Given how people in this town love to kvetch about Metro, Foody expects there will be no shortage of comedic material to dig into. “I’m sure delays and closures will enter into it. And ‘see something, say something’ will make an appearance. There are a lot of somethings that happen on Metro,” he says. Also on his predicted hit list: “the inexplicable carpeting.” No matter how rough the jokes get, Foody is certain he’ll make it through the night unscathed. “Metro’s feelings will be just fine,” he says. “I’m a grown train.”

The Respite from Rail Repair Continues: The D.C. region is about to enter its second weekend featuring precisely zero track work until Sunday after 10 p.m. “While the weekend work is necessary to rebuild the system’s infrastructure, we are in a position to take a few weekends off to allow the region’s residents and tourists to enjoy the season,” Metro CEO Richard Sarles said. But don’t get too comfortable. Weekend work will start up again after April 13. (E XPRESS)

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Police search a park for the 8-year-old, fearing the worst Washington A search of a D.C. park for a missing 8-year-old girl is a “recovery operation,” although police haven’t given up hope of finding the child alive, Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in the city on March 1 with Kahlil Malik Tatum, a janitor at the city homeless shelter where Relisha lived. A day later, Tatum bought a carton of 42-gallon contractor trash bags at a store and was seen in the area of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gar-

dens, Lanier said. Tatum, 51, continued to go to work after that and was seen throughout the city, but Relisha was not seen with him, Lanier said. While police haven’t given up hope that Relisha is alive, “we cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her,” Lanier said at a news conference at the park, where officials had cordoned off entrances. Digital billboards along the East Coast are displaying photos of Relisha and Tatum. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said the agency is “casting a wide net” for Tatum. Relisha’s repeated absences from school led authorities last week to look for her, although her family had not reported her missing.

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Police searched an area in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Thursday for Relisha Rudd.

The morning after the search began, police found Tatum’s wife, 51-year-old Andrea Tatum, dead in a motel room in nearby Oxon Hill, Md. Tatum is charged with fatally

shooting her in the head. A charging document says Andrea Tatum’s daughter told authorities her mother was having domestic problems with her husband and was con-

templating leaving him. Lanier said there had not been any confirmed sightings of Tatum since shortly after his wife’s homicide. Lanier said the girl’s family identified Tatum as Relisha’s “godfather” and that she had her mother’s permission to be with him. It was Relisha’s 10 unexcused absences from school that prompted social workers to go on March 19 to the homeless shelter, said Pedro Ribeiro, a spokesman for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Before that, however, her mother told school officials that Relisha was sick, and her grandmother gave officials Tatum’s telephone number, saying he was her doctor. JESSICA GRESKO (AP)

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Hard Lessons A law class at George Mason University got a little too real Wednesday when a man attacked the professor with pepper spray before trying to “citizen arrest” him. Police later really arrested Jonathan Pendleton, 31, who is not a student at GMU. The professor was treated for minor injuries. (E XPRESS/ T WP)

Fifth The D.C. region’s ranking among metropolitan areas for population growth from July 2012 to July 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Census. The area grew by 87,265 people, beat only by Houston, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. (T WP)

Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is surging in polls, but her support is squishy: Those turning to her are less likely to vote, and they still might change their minds. Incumbent Vincent Gray enjoys a rock-solid base of die-hard supporters, but there are far fewer of them than there used to be. Both circumstances point to the urgency of turnout for both front-runners in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Bowser is working feverishly to identify the supporters who, according to a Washington Post poll, are flocking to her. She must persuade them to stick with their choice — and make sure they actually vote. Since January, Bowser’s support has more than doubled, and she is now in a statistical dead heat with Gray and far ahead of six other contenders, according to the poll. She has drawn in previously undecided voters and peeled away support from the competition. She has gained heavily among white voters and is second only to Gray among

Early Voting in D.C. There are 13 polling places open for early voting around D.C. Note that any D.C. voter, regardless of where they live, can vote in any early voting center. Residents who didn’t register before the March 14 deadline can complete a same-day registration at the polls both at early voting centers and on April 1 to cast a vote by special ballot. (T WP/E XPRESS)

black voters. But with the cavalcade of challengers differing little on ideological or policy grounds, Bowser’s emergence may be grounded chiefly in her emerging role as the alternative to Gray. That may help explain why only 44 percent of those who support her say their choice is definite. For Gray, that amount is clos-

er to two-thirds. Gray’s ability to attract additional supporters has stalled, according to the poll. His bedrock from 2010 — African-Americans east of the Anacostia River — is dramatically thinner. As a result, he has assembled an army of professional campaigners who are using timetested techniques to turn out every last person still rooting for him. Citywide, turnout for the city’s earliest-ever mayoral election is expected to be low. Just 54 percent of registered voters say they are “absolutely certain” to vote, down from 65 percent three weeks before the 2010 contest. And that number may be optimistic: 40 percent actually turned out in 2010. To overcome their soft spots with voters and the uncertainty surrounding voter interest, Gray and Bowser are following divergent game plans. Both are scrambling to finish a monthslong process to identify likely voters — and transition to contacting each one to urge him or her to vote.

Bus Fare to Increase Washington

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The Metro board voted Thursday to raise fares for trains and buses. The new fares, which will take effect around July 1, increase the cost of riding Metrorail by an average of 3 percent, though some riders will pay more depending on the time and distance they travel. People who park at Metro lots and garages will pay 10 cents more per day. All bus riders will now pay $1.75. This is a 15-cent increase for those using SmarTrip cards now and a 5-cent break for riders who have been paying the 20-cent surcharge on cash payments. The maximum fare for riders of the MetroAccess paratransit service will drop from $7 to $6.50. MetroAccess riders dominated the fare hearings, and their efforts were rewarded. By contrast, relatively few of Metro’s hundreds of thousands of rail and bus riders spoke at the hearings.

(THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Virginia Fans Keep Falling for Harris College Basketball Joe Harris’ senior season at Virginia has been something of a love-fest. A first-team All-ACC selection as a junior, Harris was a third-team choice this year, a season when he assumed a lesser role in Virginia’s offense, but a greater role in the Cavaliers’ sense of togetherness. With the Cavaliers having their best season in decades, and heading into a Sweet 16 matchup against Michigan State on Friday night at Madison Square Garden, the signs of affection keep appearing. “Joe, pass me the rock,” read a large orange sign displayed by a young lady at a Cavaliers’ home game this season. On it was a drawing of a diamond ring, causing Harris to laugh. And blush.

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“I mean, it was a creative sign. It looked good,” he said. Another woman arrived at the NCAA tournament displaying a sign asking Harris to the prom, and when the Cavaliers were beating Memphis 78-60 on Sunday night to earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 since the 1995 team reached the regional finals, a man held a sign professing his “man crush” on Harris. In some respects, the man with the sign could have been coach Tony Bennett, who recruited the Chelan, Wash., native when he was at Wash-

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Joe Harris is averaging 14.8 points in the postseason — up from 11.7 before that.

ington State and convinced him to come try to make history when he took the Virginia job in 2009. “He said that this is a place that’s dying to be a basketball school. People here are just waiting for this team to get good and they have some history and it was something that he could establish on his own,” Harris recalled. “It’s very enticing to a young kid to tell him, ‘You could be the start of changing the program around and be the foundation to what Virginia basketball could be in the future.’ ” Harris was voted the most outstanding player of the ACC tournament and has led them in scoring in three of five postseason games. “I think one of Joe’s strengths is he is unselfish, and we’ve talked about that, but I don’t worry about him too much because he does seem to have a feel when to be assertive and look for stuff and when to let it come,” Bennett said. HANK KUR Z JR.(AP)

Backstrom Says He’ll Be Ready by Saturday After leaving the Capitals’ shootout loss to the Kings on Tuesday with an undisclosed upper-body injury, center Nicklas Backstrom said Thursday that he will “absolutely” play Saturday against the Bruins. Backstrom absorbed a heavy check from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty along the boards near the Washington bench. His unsuccessful attempt to avoid the hit sent him crashing to the ice, but not before hitting his head on the curved glass at the end of the bench. “I saw [Doughty] was there and I was trying to jump around him on the outside, but hit the edge of the

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boards [and went up],” Backstrom said. “Bad luck, but what’s important is I’m feeling better now and looking forward to the next game.” Backstrom’s health is vital to Washington’s push toward a playoff spot with nine games remaining. Elsewhere in the lineup, defenseman Jack Hillen did not practice Thursday after being forced to leave Tuesday’s game following a violent collision with right wing Alex Ovechkin near center ice during overtime. Hillen has

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Nicklas Backstrom left Tuesday’s game in the second period with an injury.

been plagued with bad luck during his two seasons in Washington, having missed 85 of the Capitals’ 121 regular-season games with a

variety of ailments. Coach Adam Oates, however, said Hillen was “just sore from the hit” and did not rule him out for Saturday. Oates also left open the possibility of center Mikhail Grabovski returning from his sprained left ankle after missing 21 of the past 22 games. T he 30 -yea r-old recent ly resumed practicing with his teammates and feels better physically. “I think for him number one he’s got to feel really mentally ready that he can play,” Oates said. “I’m not totally sure he’s there. … We’ve got a couple days now so I’ll see how he is [Friday] and move forward.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)

MANZIEL’S PRO DAY

Quite an Audience Johnny Manziel put on a show at his NFL pro day for an audience that included former President George H.W. Bush. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner threw for 75 officials from 30 teams on the Texas A&M campus on Thursday. The former president and wife Barbara rolled into the facility on golf carts about 10 minutes into the workout. (AP)

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Real-Estate Trends When Erik Wyche saw his apartment building in Adams Morgan, it was love at first architectural sight. As it turns out, the 1940s-era building now home to The Citadel apartments once housed a roller skating rink and a bowling alley. It even became a film production center in the 1980s. “An interesting backstory always helps,” says Wyche, 28, who lives in The Citadel (1631-1681 Kalorama Road NW; 202-8981880, borgermanagementinc.com/citadel). “It gave it a little bit more character.” Wyche says he was drawn to that character, as well as the building’s more modern elements: “As an architectural designer, I can appreciate a lot of those things.” That old-meets-new vibe comes from the transformation that its developers, CONTINUED ON R3

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Such changes are far from simple, especially when the intended building has historic status. Take, for example, the former Hecht Co. warehouse at 1401 New York Ave. NE, which was built in 1937. It is an Art Deco-style warehouse, with a 12-point star-shaped cupola crowning a corner, and it is a D.C. Historic Landmark. That means that any alterations are subject to review by the D.C. Historic Preservation Office. The review process ensures that the character of a landmark is retained and enhanced, says Steve Callcott, deputy preservation officer with the D.C. Office of Planning. Callcott has been working with Douglas Development and Antunovich Associates, an architecture

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The building in Northwest D.C. that was Frazier’s Funeral Home, seen amid renovation in 2012, reopened as apartments this year.

firm, on the project, which aims to turn the space into 300 apartments. Antunovich Associates intends to retain elements of the cement warehouse’s “historic envelope,” including decorative glass blocks on the facade, upper windows and masonry, architect Ben Keeney says. So the exterior will keep its look, Keeney says, but “we’re really going to freshen it up.” Part of the building will also be repurposed into a mixed-use retail and office space. Rental rates have not been set, but the project is slated for completion in 2015. Plenty of similar efforts are being planned: The D.C. preservation office reviewed at least 10 projects over the past year that involved adapting historic buildings to residential use, Callcott says. Another project on Capitol Hill is set to begin major construction in June. Developers are transforming the former Capitol Hill Hospi-

Answers to common renter questions from the D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate

How do I get a first-time landlord to do the things he’s supposed to do? We are having trouble getting him to fix things that were broken when we moved in. A tenant in this situation should know his or her rights, try to resolve the problem directly with the landlord, keep good records and be prepared to take legal action if necessary. The landlord’s maintenance obligations are set forth in the District’s housing code. Under the housing code, the landlord has a duty to keep the rental unit, and the common areas of the building, safe and habitable. The landlord also has specific responsibilities, including heating,

lighting, ventilation, facilities, utilities, cleanliness, sanitation and safety. If the landlord fails to meet these obligations, the tenant’s options depend upon the severity of the violation(s). The extreme example is where housing code violations exist at the start of the tenancy, and make the premises unsafe or unsanitary. In this instance, the lease could be voided, meaning that the tenant could vacate the unit and not have to pay rent for the rest of lease term. More commonly, if there are substantial violations, the tenant may be

Owning History In D.C., conversions of historic buildings aren’t limited to just apartments — condos are also on the rise. One transformation is occurring in Adams Morgan at the former Italian embassy, which was built in 1925 and is on its way to becoming 115 to 130 residential units. The project started in 2011 but ground to a halt because of financing, says architect Michael Lee Beidler of Trout Design Studio. However, he says the developers hope construction will resume this year. “Il Palazzo” is expected to be completed in 2016.

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Douglas Development Corp., spearheaded in 2006 and 2013. The result: The run-down Art Decostyle structure became a chic 39-unit apartment building that also houses a Harris Teeter and a CrossFit gym. Units range in rent from $1,935 for a junior one-bedroom to $2,650 for a loft studio. These conversions are part of a real-estate trend that is yielding a whole new crop of historic places for renters to live.

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Plans include the restoration of the building’s exterior as well as the entry hall, ballroom and library, Beidler says. His team also aims to create a new eight-story residential tower behind the original building. The plans call for luxury apartments on the site, as well. L.R.

tal at 700 Constitution Ave. NE into luxury apartments, while restoring the facade of the 1920s-era building. Other parts of the building will be restored as well. Tom Borger, chairman of Borg-

er Management Inc. and one of the project developers, says he expects to deliver 143 apartments, a mix of studio and one- and two-bedroom units, by summer 2015. Rental rates have not been set.

entitled to a rent refund. To qualify for a rent refund, the tenant generally must prove the duration, severity and nature of the violation. Thus, it is critical that the tenant keep good records, including time-stamped photographs, copies of repairs requests, responses from the landlord and any inspection reports. Sometimes a landlord will permit the tenant to make a repair and deduct the cost from the next rent payment. Any such agreement should be put in writing. If the landlord refuses to address the situation, the tenant may consider “repairing and deducting” even without landlord consent. District law arguably supports the tenant’s right to do so in certain circumstances. However, this could result in legal action by the landlord, thus it is best that the

tenant proceed with caution and seek legal advice. If the landlord fails to respond to repair requests within a reasonable amount of time, the tenant should contact the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (dcra.dc.gov) and request a housing inspection. If there are violations, the inspector will issue a notice indicating how much time the landlord has to complete repairs (generally between 24 hours and 30 days). There should be a re-inspection to determine if the violation has been resolved. In 2010, D.C. Superior Court created a “Housing Conditions Calendar,” where tenants may seek expedited relief for substandard housing conditions. Sometimes merely filing a claim will motivate a landlord to make necessary

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While many residential conversions have been celebrated for revitalizing often-vacant buildings in D.C., some have caused a stir. Neighbors were shocked, according to 2012 newspaper reports, when they learned the building that once housed Frazier’s Funeral Home would become luxury apartments — even though the funeral home, established in 1917, had closed in 2008. Kyle Thompson, 23, who lives in a unit there, says he and his roommate hadn’t known how well-known the funeral home was. Passersby often ask him questions about it, he says. He has noticed a divide between people who are sad to see local institutions go and people who are “really excited about the revitalization of D.C.,” Thompson, a program assistant for a nonprofit, says. “It’s like a new D.C. moving forward,” he says. The building, at 389 Rhode Island Ave. NW, is part of the LeDroit Park Historic District, which encompasses dozens of buildings built between 1873 and 1910. Developers converted it into six two-bedroom units. Rents range from $2,300 to $2,900, according to Towne Residential, which showed the six units. Thompson said he didn’t even know it had been a funeral home until they toured the building, which opened for leasing this year. “It doesn’t bother me,” Thompson says of the macabre history. “I haven’t seen [ghosts] at all yet.” LEA RADICK (FOR EXPRESS)

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CALL ABOUT OUR SPECIALS! The Courts at Byran Place & The Courts at South Capitol 3800 South Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20032

Friendship Crossing Apartments 57 Galveston Street SW Washington, DC 20032

Newly renovated aparment homes in SE DC with great amenities. Wall-to-wall carpet, brand new appliances, close to transportation. Hardwood floor and in-unit washer/dryer in select apartments. Water/sewer, gas, and trash included in rent.

$25 Application Fee! $100 Security Deposit Special It's getting cold outside stay warm on us!! Have it all at Friendship Crossing ... A gated community just minutes to shopping, dining, 495, 295 & metro.Fully renovated apartment homes in a park like atmosphere.New and upgraded appliances, laundry facilities in each bldg.

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $839

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Eagles Crossing 1116 Irvington St., SW Washington, DC 20032

Fells Point Station 1621 Bank Street Baltimore, MD 21231

Gateway Gardens 4203 58th Avenue Bladensburg, MD 20710

Comfort, convenience & quality... Eagle's Crossing has it all. Our garden-style spacious apts. offer beautifully landscaped grounds w/easy access to public transportation, min. away from downtown, 295, and the Metro.

Fells Point Station, a former police station built in the 1920's is located in Baltimore's oldest waterfront neighborhood. Our community features free parking, a private outdoor courtyard, fitness center, business center, free WIFI, w/w carpet, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, dishwasher and disposal. Conveniently located three blks from the Harbor close to John Hopkins, shopping and other entertainment areas.

Located in suburban Maryland. Gateway Gardens offers comfort and convenience minutes away from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Metro bus and Metro rail. A modern apartment that is cable-ready, not to mention a balcony or patio.

Studio, 1, 2 BRs From the $700s

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1BR, 2BR, 2BRs 2BAs Starting at $1250.00

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1,2,3BR's Starting at $1,004-$1,690

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QUINCY VILLAGE APTS 5301 Quincy St. Bladensburg, MD 20708

Fully Renovated apartments, Black on black appliances with maple or cherry finish cabinetry, large walk-in closets with built-in organizers, wallto-wall carpet, electronic residential building entry system, 24 hour fitness center, and street parking. Utilities and Gas extra.

1 BR's 734 sq. ft. Starting at $800

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Hillside Heights 5237 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights, MD 20774

Penn Southern 4113 Southern Avenue Capitol Hts, MD 20743

Woodland Springs 6617 Atwood Street District Heights, MD 20747

Henson Creek Manor 5301 Haras Place Fort Washington, MD 20744

* Renovated Units w/granite countertops & tile floors * New appliances and cabinetry in select apartments * Accessible to Metro and 495, Suitland Parkway * On bus line* Spectacular location * New Security Entry Door system

All credit considered. FIOS ready. Upgraded eat-in kitchens. Paint options available in select apartments. Individually controlled air conditioning & heat. Close to Metro. K Minutes from Washington DC & Capitol Hill K Pool, sundeck, playground K Business Center

Fall in Love with Woodland Springs!! Prices Starting at $830

Studio - 3BR's Starting at $910

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Prices Starting at $830

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Tucked w/in a beautiful wooded valley, Henson Creek Manor has the perfect setting. Central to everything your family needs. Easy access to I-495, 295, DCA, & Nat'l Harbor. W/D hook ups, laundry facilities, lots of closets, fully equipped kitchens w/pantry, patios & community pool. FIOS/Comcast ready. *select apts.

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Carriage Hill Apartments 3416 Curtis Drive #T3 Hillcrest Hts, MD 20746

Mid-Rise and Garden Style Apartments K K K

All credit considered. All utilities included Immediate move ins available.

1BR - 3BR's Starting at $1,005-$1490

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Overlook Apartments 1507 Ray Rd. Hyattsville, Md. 20782

Kensington House 10225 Frederick Avenue Kensington, MD 20895

Overlook Apartments offer newly renovated apts w/Metro, DC and 495 right at your fingertips. Variety of spacious floorplans. Sparkling pool. Pets welcome. Income restrictions apply. *some restrictions apply.

1 BRs $1175 2 BRs $1299

888-414-5572

Wheelchair Accessible 1 BR apt. available!

TheOverlookApts.com

Great Specials!! Perfect Price at the Perfect Location $380 Off!! NO Application Fee, 1BR + Den Available, 6 month to 1 yr lease available. Free Parking, All Utilities Included,Central air & heat, D/W in 2 & 3Brs Parquet Floors, Laundry Center on each floor ,1 Block from Marc train station.

1BRs + Dens Available

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Cameron Pointe 1113 Nalley Road Landover, MD 20785

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Month to Month Leases Available 1 Bedroom available Immediately! Gated Community & Secured Entrances Free passes to PG Co. Learning Center Indoor Pool Newly Renovated, W/D in most units Close to Wegmans & Metro 5% Disct. for teachers, military, police.

Kent Village 6707 Hawthorne St. Landover, MD 20785

Located within minutes of downtown DC and the 495 Beltway. Only one block from the Landover Road Metro. Metro bus stop on the community. Newly renovated 1and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom townhomes. Comfort and convenience at an affordable price.

Summerlyn Place Apts 14709 Shiloh Court #X1 Laurel, MD 20708

Just moments from Main Street's antique stores, shopping and fine dining, you will be glad to come home to the comforts and amenities of your spacious Summerlyn Place apartment. *on select units

1,2,3 & 4 Br's Starting at $1,000 301-322-4422

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1,2BR's, 2BR TH's Starting at $937 -$1327

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Queenstown Apartments 3301 Chillum Road Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Sutton Walk 5306 85th Ave. New Carrollton, MD 20784

Southview 1309 Southview Dr. Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Oxon Hill Village 2260 Alice Avenue Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Fall in Love all over again here at Queenstown where we love our residents. Enjoy the Clean, Cool, Convenience of living at Queenstown Apts. 1 block from West Hyattsville Metro, Newly Renovated Apt homes (limited). Offering 1& 2 BR Apts, FREE After School Program, min. from Howard & MD Univ, on-site security, fitness/ business center. Hablamos Espa単ol.

Newly Renovated Apartments! FREE RENT Through MARCH 31* Comfortable, spacious apartment homes just inside the Beltway H Walk to Metro H Washer & Dryer in each apartment H Huge Closets *Call for Details. Open the door to the GOOD LIFE at Southview. With these spacious, affordable and conveniently located apartment homes, the GOOD LIFE is waiting for you inside and out. An easy commute takes you downtown by car or Metro, while back home, recreation areas and our two pools keep everyone active. Don't deny yourself the lifestyle you know you deserve. Visit Southview and get ready to live it!

Nestled between the District of Columbia and historic Virginia, Oxon Hill Village offers a variety of floorplans, free services and amenities including a fitness center. indoor gymnasium, business center and all utilities included.

1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $1009

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Studios Starting at $1241 1 BRs starting at $1460 2 BRs Starting at $1577 3 BRS Starting at $1788

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Studio,1, 2, 3BR's Starting at $813 -$1410

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1BR- 3BR's Starting at $1095-$1785

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1 Month FREE Rent!* Glenmont Forest 2386 Glenmont Circle Silver Spring, MD 20902

Eleven55 Ripley 1155 Ripley St Silver Spring,MD 20910

Efficiency apartment for rent. Available for immediate move-in Modern kitchen w/microwave Wall to Wall carpet 2 blocks to Metro Red Line *Ask for Cindy

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LET OUR STORY BE YOUR STORY. Stunning brand new apartments in downtown Silver Spring. Now offering one and half month FREE rent for a limited time.

Studios Starting at $1059 + elec.

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Privacy World 2600 Glenallen Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906

Home of high standards by residents & mgmt GLENMONT METRO STATION right across the street Landscaped & lighted fenced grounds Short walk to shopping, churches, banks, & public parks H 24 hr Emergency service & controlled entry access buildings H H H H

1, 2, & 3 BRs available

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Waterford Tower 14000 Castle Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20904

Rosecroft Mews 2428 Corning Ave Fort Washington, MD 20744

Brinkley House Apartments

3501 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748

Glebe House 25 West Glebe Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Southern Towers 4901 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22301

Kings Gardens Apartments 6300 S.Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306

Hillwood and StoneRidge at Mark Center 5797 - A Rayburn Ave Alexandria, VA 22311

*On Select Apts. Utilities Included! Experience Hi-rise living at its Best!Newly renovated apartment homes are not only stylish and comfortable...they are also enormous & offer stunning views. Call or stop by today and see for yourself!

Rosecroft Mews is a hidden gem in Fort Washington Md. Tucked away in a quite neighborhood lies a newly renovated community, you’ll be greeted by our friendly & knowledgeable team. Rosecroft is within minutes of shopping & dining. come see our newly renovated homes & wonderful features.

Brinkley House Apartments is a community admired and one of the area's best rental values. Conveniently located minutes from the beltway at St. Barnabas Rd. near Branch Ave, and Andrews Air Force Base. Just minutes away from Downtown, Old Town and National Airport. We are close to excellent shopping and a straight shot downtown on rte 295.

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Studios, Furnished, & Unfurnished FREE Cable and HBO FREE 90-Day membership to YMCA FREE WIFI in the business center Prime location minutes to Washington DC, Pentagon, Crystal City, Old Town, Reagan National Airport, Beltway and 395

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Close to Pentagon & I-395 Small pets welcome Convenience store on-site Free on-site parking • Metrobus accessible No security deposit & move-in fees

Kings Gardens delightfully combines city convenience with suburban charm. This Alexandria address is within a short distance from schools, shopping, and the Huntington Metro Rail Station. Residents enjoy beautiful landscaping and an on-site pool.

1 BRs from the $1,200's 3 BRs from the $1,800's 301-289-9607 WaterfordTowerApts.com

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Studio fr. the mid $900's 1-BR fr. the low $1200's 2-BR fr. the low $1700's

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kgleasing@smcmail.com • FREE Metro Shuttle to Pentagon City • 3 Swimming Pools & 7 Tennis Courts • Fitness Center & Business Center • Controlled access* & cozy fireplace* • Washer/Dryer* • Renovated 1BR, 2BR & 3BR, many with dens

1BR,2BR,3BRs many with dens Starting at $1035

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Special pricing on select apt homes!

Park Vue of Alexandria 511 Four Mile Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Bell Del Ray 625 East Monroe Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

Luxury high-rise living—at Park Vue of Alexandria! Newly renovated apartment homes featuring lovely views...Alexandria's best-kept secret! New state-ofthe-art fitness ctr and gated parking. Near BRAC at Mark Center, Metro and DC. *Call for details

LOCATION, LOCATION, WHAT A LOCATION! DC, Potomac Yard, Old Town, Del Ray - it’s all right here from urban excitement to suburban convenience to intimate old world neighborhood charm. The apartments are new, the floor plans spacious, features stylish, and the amenities everything that today’s smart apartment shopper desires. Yes, this is Bell Del Ray and YOU ARE HERE.

Studios from $1150 1 Bedrooms from $1250 2 Bedroom/1Bath from $1544

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2 BR/DEN, 1 1/2 BA. AVAILABLE NOW

The Parliaments 7409 Eastmoreland Rd. Annandale, VA 22003

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Newly remodeled apartments Free Parking and Pets Welcome Fitness Center, Pool & Sundeck 24-Hour Front Desk Service 3 Blocks to Court House Metro Minutes to Key Bridge, I-66, & GW Parkway

Studios,1, 2, 3BRs Starting at $1285

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Potomac Towers 2001 North Adams Street Arlington, VA 22201

Shirlington House 4201 S. 31st Street Arlington, VA 22206

Ten Twenty Apartments 1020 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22201

Dominion Plaza 1200 S Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22204

• Spacious floor plans • Garage parking available • 24 hour Fitness Center • Convenience store on-site • Convenient public transportation to Metro, Pentagon City & Crystal City • Easy access to I-395 ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS! Newly Renovated Apartments 1 Month Free Rent Close to Metro Library across the street On-Site parking, Laundry Facilities on each floor Pool & Fitness Center Walking distance to Law School All Utilities Included

2 BR special for $1495!* Select Units. Must move in by 4/01/14 Featuring reasonably priced, newly remodeled apartments overlooking scenic Army/Navy Country Club I Parquet hardwood floor or wall-to-wall as avail I Fitness center, pool & sundeck.Business Center I Utilities included

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Northgate at Falls Church 450 N. Washington Street Falls Church, VA 22046

A new collection of spacious apartments and townhomes. Get unparalled access with on-site shops & restaurants, and East Falls Church Metro just a short walk away. Please email Apartments@NorthgateFallsChurch.com

1-Bedroom fr. the high $1400's 2-Bedroom fr. the mid $1800's

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Efficiencies, 1 & 2BRs Starting at $1550.00

703-812-9010 1020apartments.com

Studios from $1145 1-Bedroom from $1295 2-Bedroom from $1495* 703-436-1516 dominionplazaapts.com

Studio, 1 BR, 1 BR w/den 2 BR & 2 BR w/Den Starting at $1,695

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Monticello Falls Church 7335 Parkwood Court Falls Church, VA 22042

Linden Park Apartments 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172

Ask about our specials on 2 BRs! • Bright, sunlit rms w/large, energy-effic. windows • Newly remodeled kitchen featuring clean steel appliances & wood cabinets • Swimming Pool and 4 Playgrounds • All Utilities Included • No security deposit • Minutes to Dunn Loring Metro, I-495 and I-66

Linden Park, a spacious, convenient and affordable apartment community, is located just minutes away from shopping and dining, schools, and beautiful parks. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with individually-controlled heat and AC.

1 BRs fr. the mid $1300's 2 BRs fr. the high $1400's

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1,2&3 Bedrooms Starting at $820

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Brand New Capitol Hill apartments, right on the Metro, moments from everything the Hill offers Open House Sat. & Sun., 12pm - 3pm

Up to two months free rent!* Studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with exceptional features and amenities! Studios starting at $1,525! Great Proximity to the Best of Capitol Hill H Street | Barracks Row | Jenkins Row | Eastern Market Across the street from the Stadium-Armory Metro station Pet friendly | Smoke-free | On-site fitness center

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KennedyRowApts.com

1717 East Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003 KennedyRowApts.com | 202.470.1248

4 GREAT COMMUNITIES TO CHOOSE FROM! COLONIAL VILLAGE 908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill

877-219-5035

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS! •FREE Utilities •Minutes to The National Harbor & Brand New TANGER Outlets • • • • • • •

Close to Shopping & Metro HUGE Rooms Large Balconies & Patios Indiv. Heat & A/C Laundry Facilities Pool & Playground • On Bus Line Walk to Elementary School

KINGS SQUARE 3402 Dodge Park Road • Landover

PARKVIEW GARDENS 6400 Riverdale Rd. • Riverdale

MAPLE RIDGE 2252 Brightseat Rd. • Landover

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CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

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• Minutes from the NEW WEGMANS & COSTCO • Laundry Facilities • Cable Ready

• Gated Community • FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) • State-of-the-art Fitness

• Spacious Balconies or Patios • Gated Community • Individually Controlled A/C & Heat • Carpet in Select Apartments • Licensed Daycare on Premises • Right across from the NEW WEGMANS & COSTCO • State-of-the-art Fitness Center

877-219-5017

•Free Utilities

• Day Care on Premises • Granite Countertops* • Stainless Steel Appliances* • Superb Elementary School Within Walking Distance • Close to Shopping, Bus Lines

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*Select units only Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

877-219-5030

Center • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops** • Washer & Dryer** • Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water • Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change. Call for more details Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

FREE 6 WEEK SUMMER CAMP NEWLY RENOVATED APARTMENTS

Close to Metro | Library Across Street On-site Parking | Pool & Fitness Center Walking Distance Law School CURRENT SPECIAL: 1 Month Free Rent

All Utilities Included Efficiencies $1,550 1 & 2 bedroom 2 bath from $1,700 - $2,600 1020 North Quincy Apartments, Arlington,VA 22201 Resimanagement.com | 703-812-9010

877-219-5026

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• Studio • 1 Bedroom • 2 Bedroom • Laundry Facilities on each Floor

• Metro Accessible • Parking Available • Fitness Center • Secure Entry • Utilities Included

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ready to rent | EXPRESS | 03.28.2014 LOCATION, LOCATION, WHAT A LOCATION! DC, Potomac Yard, Old Town, Del Ray - it’s all right here from urban excitement to suburban convenience to intimate old world neighborhood charm. The apartments are new, the floor plans spacious, features stylish, and the amenities everything that today’s smart apartment shopper desires. Yes, this is Bell Del Ray and YOU ARE HERE.

877.375.5206 | BELLDELRAY.COM BRAND NEW APARTMENTS Convenient to the Braddock Road Metro Station.

RENTS STARTING AT $1,800*

16TH & E ST NE - New Renov. 1 BR + Den, CAC, Hdwd Flrs $950/mo + Utils & Sec dep. Avail Immed. Nr Rosedale 703-307-0342 gomaricpa@aol.com Capitol Hill—$1114, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, 1 Fls, 1100 F Street, NE, 202-546-2053, Hw Flrs, cats, large dogs allowed, Nr Pub Transp, small dogs allowed, AC, garbage, Heat, water

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SE-Hanover Court. Under new mgmt. 1BR $775+. 2BR $850. $50 app fee 2412 Hartford St. #202 SE. 202-506-6416 NMI Property Management SE - Newly renovated, 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Central air and heat. W/D in unit. Section 8 welcome. Starting @ $1200. Call Jerome 202-321-5596

Spring is Here

Capitol Hill—$1279, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, 1 Fls, 1100 F St, NE, #107, 202-546-2053, Hw Flrs, cats, large dogs allowed, Nr Pub Transp, small dogs allowed, AC, garbage, Heat, water CAPITOL HILL, NE- Rooms to Rent $650 & $900. Cable TV, OSP, Close to Metro, VERY CLEAN, Please Call 301-437-6613 Cathedral Heights—$1600, Efficiency bedrm, 1 ba, 16 Fls, 4201 Cathedral Ave. N.W., 703-939-0978, Balc, Deck, DW, Hw Flrs, Newly Ren, HSI, Doorman, Elev, Hlth Fac, Nr Pub Transp, Pool, wheelchairaccess, AC, Elec, garbage, Heat, water

Large Apartment Homes

Fort Dupont Park - Fully renovated 2BR apts, central Heating/AC, new appliances. Section 8 welcome. Immed move-in. 202-710-7034

*on approved credit *Income restrictions apply

NE 1-2 bedroom AC wall to wall, section 8 ok, near metro $900-$1,450 plus utilities and deposit ready 202-396-6995 NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management. 1BR $760+. 2BR $960+. 5000 Hunt St NE. Bring ad, No application Fee! 202-399-1665 NMI Prop Mgmt. NE - NY Ave. - 1850 Kendall St - 1 & 2 BR, CAC, W-W. Renovated. $680 - $800 + utils. Application fee $15. Immed occupancy. 202-582-7155

2003 Maryland Avenue #101, Washington DC 20002

1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms for move-in in May 1 Bedroom Handicap Accessible Available NOW Hurry Limited Time Only

888.891.8472 SE - 1-2 BR on Greenline, Secure, Quiet. Great Floors. Approved Voucher. Avail Immediately From $950 Call 703-912-4885 SE - Furnished room, w2w carpet, CAC/heat, near bus. $165/week. SPECIAL - utilities included. 202-399-0396 or 202-207-5569

Great dates start here.

1 Bedrooms @ $750

M-F 9am-4pm Saturday 10am-2pm

New Extended hours on Wednesdays 9am-7pm

Concerts, movies, events, restaurants and more.

NW-6501 14th St 1BR $1,325. Eff $1095. 2BR $1450. W/D. Metro in frt. 16th /Georgia Ave. 301-661-0510, 9-5

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4 Bedrooms for $1530

Friday, March 28th, 2014 8-4pm

2BRs as low as $1075 • • • • • • • • •

Fitness Center Business Center Community Center Spacious Floorplans Individually Controlled Heat & A/C Balconies & Patios Controlled Access Sparkling Swimming Pool Fabulous Views of the City

Spacious Floorplans Renovated Laundry Rooms On-Site After Care/Summer Camp MD Food Bank Donations Minutes from Addison Rd Metro Station Housing Vouchers Welcome

www.wcsmith.com William C. Smith & Co./EHO

2629 Douglas Rd., SE • Washington, DC

1-877-801-4266 SW-Madison Ct. Under New Management. Starting at 1BR $845+, 2BR $945+. 32 Chesapeake St. SW 202-561-7368 NMI Property Management Washington DC Southeast Roland Park - 4801-15 Texas Ave, SE. Call to make an appointment to see our 1&2 BR, steps from Blue Line. From $805 + cooking gas/elec. 301-559-9111. Benning Rd Apts - 4952 Benning Rd. SE-NO VACANCIES. WASHINGTON, DC - 1BR & 2BR. NE & SE. Starting at $1,000. Section 8 welcome. Please call 202-270-4279

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Starting @ $899 We Offer Second Chance Program

With $0 Security Deposit • Clubhouse & Fitness Center • Washer & Dryer • Renovated Apartments Available • Less than Five Minutes from 495 • Swimming Pool • Central A/C & Heat

301-630-1300

Call today to schedule an appointment tour!

SPRING SAVINGS EVENT Great Location

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED for a small fee

Great dates start here.

Prices subject to verification

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR At

OAKCREST TOWERS Spacious Modern Floorplans Pool, Fitness, Tennis and so much more ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED *for a small fee

Efficiencies from $777! 1 BRs from $939! 2 BRs from $1169!

Concerts, movies, events, restaurants and more.

Convenient Location

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DC Rider

METRO NEWS ON YOUR iPHONE AND ANDROID DOWNLOAD FREE.

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1 BR from $869 2 BR from $999

BOWIE- Bsmt efficiency, sep ent, kitch, bath. No Pets. N/S. $695/mo. 5 min to shpg & metro. 301-390-3529

METRO NEWS ON YOUR iPHONE AND ANDROID DOWNLOAD FREE.

6617 Atwood Street

MD RENTALS

1525 Elkwood Lane Capitol Heights, MD 20742

DC Rider

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Move-in April and get $500 Off!*

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Application Fee $25.00 for one adult 18yrs and older or two adults $35

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Maturation Of a Star Now 21, Harper’s a vet as he enters his third MLB season Nationals Bryce Harper is already experienced and talented enough to be looked at as one of the leaders inside the Nationals’ clubhouse. At the same time, the 21-yearold’s fiery personality and occasional outbursts make it easy to remember just how young he still is as he enters his third big league season. On Wednesday, Harper got ejected from a spring training game. The outfielder had to be separated from first base umpire Jeff Gosney in Washington’s 3-2 loss to St. Louis. After Gosney called him out on a close play, Harper uttered something that resulted in him being thrown out. “You must play the game with

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draft, Harper was named NL rookie of the year in 2012 and has made two consecutive All-Star Game appearances. He arrived to spring training in excellent condition, aided by a diet filled with whole foods and organic produce. Par t ly due to Harper, t he Nationals — who open the 2014 season Monday in New York against the Mets — are once again a trendy preseason pick to contend for a championship. For the second consecutive year, Sports Illustrated

is predicting the Nationals to win the World Series. A healthy season from Harper would help reach those lofty expectations. He has a ferocious approach to the game and has suffered quite a few injuries as a result. After crashing into two outfield walls a year ago, he sustained knee bursitis — which bothered him all season. Harper hit .274 with 20 home runs and 58 RBIs, but he played in just 118 games in 2013. After offseason knee surgery, Harper lifted weights to add muscle

Is Harper Overrated or Simply the Best? ESPN conducted a poll of more than 40 experts to evaluate players based on how well they will perform in the 2014 season. Here’s ESPN’s list of the top three left fielders:

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1. Bryce Harper, Nationals 2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 3. Matt Holliday, Cardinals

1. Bryce Harper, Nationals — 24% 2. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers — 21% 3. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees — 14%

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emotion,” Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams told The Washington Post after the game. “Bryce wants to be safe there. My thought is, he could express it in a better way and not necessarily get thrown out of the game. But he must play with emotion. We’ll certainly have many talks about situations like that and go forward.” While he may still show some immaturity, Harper’s dedication off the field and production on it is something his teammates can count on. The first overall pick in the 2010

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to his frame and trimmed down to 220 pounds before spring training. Harper has stated he’s healthy and won’t be risking any further structural damage to his knee. But Harper’s offseason work and overall approach to the game hasn’t impressed his peers, who voted him the most overrated baseball player in the league in a recent poll conducted by ESPN The Magazine. Harper seems primed for the challenge to proves his critics wrong. “Once those lights come on, it’s a totally different ballgame,” Harper told The Washington Post on Monday. “Everybody knows that. I’m excited for day one. I’m excited to get going. We’ll see where I’m at March 31.” JASON BUT T (FOR E XPRESS)

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The NL East title race will likely come down to the Nats and the Braves. The past two division champs are loaded with young, talented players with postseason experience. Washington is looking to regain its form from 2012, when it posted the best record in baseball. Atlanta is out to make the playoffs for a third consecutive year. Each opens the 2014 season Monday. So, who’s got the edge? JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)

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Adam LaRoche The 34-year-old hit just .237 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs in 152 games last year. The slugger might get benched when the Nats face a tough lefty starter; he hit .198 vs. southpaws in 2013.

Anthony Rendon Washington has a couple options at second. Rendon is the more consistent hitter, but Danny Espinosa has altered his approach at the plate and could steal some time because of his defense.

Ryan Zimmerman He’s been able to play through shoulder problems, but it may limit his ceiling. Despite the injury, he hit .275 with 26 homers and 79 RBIs in 2013. He’ll also likely spend a little time at first base.

Ian Desmond Among shortstops, he ranked in the top five in runs, home runs, RBIs and batting average in 2013. Defensively, though, he ranked 17th out of 20 in fielding percentage.

Bryce Harper He’s just 21, but expectations will be high for Harper in his third big league season. Last year, he missed 44 games and had a modest 20 homers and 58 RBIs. The Nats need more from the slugger.

Denard Span Span’s splits tell the story of his 2013 season; he hit .263 before the All-Star break and .302 after. He had 20 stolen bases and could run more with aggressive new manager Matt Williams.

Jayson Werth The highly paid 34-yearold is coming off his best season in Washington. He ranked fifth in the NL in both batting average (.318) and on-base percentage (.398) and led the team in RBIs (82).

Freddie Freeman To get an idea of how important the 24-yearold is to Atlanta’s lineup, the Braves gave Freeman an eight-year, $135 million deal in the offseason. He’s one of the most patient hitters in the majors.

Dan Uggla The 34-year-old has never had a great batting average, but he hit a career-worst .179 last year. Another poor start and Uggla could lose his job to prospect Tommy La Stella.

Chris Johnson It’s still weird to not see Chipper Jones here. Johnson has filled in nicely, though. He was second in the NL in batting in 2013 and could be the Braves’ cleanup hitter this season.

Andrelton Simmons At 24, he still has room to develop as a hitter, but there’s not a better defensive shortstop. According to baseball -reference.com, Simmons’ defensive WAR (5.4) was higher than Desmond’s total WAR (3.6) in 2013.

Justin Upton Like Harper, Upton was a former No. 1 pick who came up to the big leagues as a teenager. Upton’s 26 now, and his ceiling has lowered — though he’s still a solid power hitter (27 homers, 70 RBIs in 2013).

B.J. Upton There wasn’t much Upton did well at the plate last year in his first season in Atlanta. He had a career-worst .184 batting average and .289 slugging percentage. He also finished 10th in the majors with 161 strikeouts.

Jason Heyward The 24-year-old missed 58 games in 2013 and his power numbers declined (14 home runs, 38 RBIs). He’ll also need to improve on his .254 average, but the 2012 Gold Glove winner always brings his defense.

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Wilson Ramos Ramos has shown flashes, but he’s played in only 103 games the past two seasons. He averaged a home run per 17.9 at-bats in 2013, which would have ranked 14th in baseball if he qualified.

Stephen Strasburg, above, leads a unit that had four pitchers finish in the top 40 in ERA last season, including offseason pickup Doug Fister. The right-handed Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA with the Tigers in 2013.

The Nats have three relievers with closer experience and will turn to Rafael Soriano, above, again for this year’s ninth-inning duties. The 34-year-old converted 43 of 49 save opportunities in 2013.

Matt Williams The first-year manager has talked about how he’ll take an aggressive approach to lead this group. Despite missing the postseason in 2013, the Nats still face high expectations.

Evan Gattis The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder played catcher and outfield in 2013, but he should see more time behind the plate this year with Brian McCann gone. He hit 21 homers in 105 games but went through long slumps at times.

It’s been an injuryplagued spring for the Braves’ pitching staff — which lost ace Kris Medlen for the season after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Julio Teheran, above, will be Atlanta’s opening-day starter.

There’s not a better closer in baseball than Craig Kimbrel, above, who recorded an NLmost 50 saves in 2013. In the past two years, he’s blown just seven saves and has allowed 16 earned runs in 129⅔ innings (1.11 ERA).

Fredi Gonzalez He took over for Hall of Famer Bobby Cox in 2011. Gonzalez has led the Braves to the playoffs in two of his three seasons and has finished top five in NL manager of the year voting all three years.

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Rocking the Boat If you’re looking for a retelling of the biblical story of Noah, then Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” opening Friday, is most certainly not for you. If you’re looking for a visually lush, profoundly moving, thoughtful exploration of the story, then I know what you’re doing this weekend. Some people — mostly a few Christian fundamentalists who figure that if they shout loud enough they’ll drown out more reasonable voices — are already angry at the film. It’s true that Aronofsky (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Ari Handel; God does not get a writing credit) takes Peter Jackson-level liberties with the source material. I would have been only mildly surprised if Legolas had shown up. There’s still a flood and a boat,

but some characters have been eliminated and others added, the women wear pants, and Noah (Russell Crowe, in the best performance of his career. You’re forgiven for Javert, sir.) pushes an environmentally conscious agenda (he’s even a vegetarian!). If your main argument with the fi lm is that it’s not as good as the book — or in this case, The Book — fine, but that’s not judging the film on its own merits. It’s also unfair to condemn

a fi lm because it doesn’t live up to whatever version of Genesis 6 you have in your head, especially since what we often hear about the flood is a very easy telling of a very hard story. Noah’s story is often one of the earliest ones we teach our kids, because boats are fun and animals are cute. We tend to skim over the genocide committed by the Almighty; we think of Noah and his family hanging out inside the ark, not of the people drowning outside. People that, since we’re talking about the entire rest of humanity, includes little kids. One minute a 5-year-old is playing with her 3-year-old sister; then it rains; then they’re drowning. “Noah” doesn’t ignore the collateral damage the flood caused; it focuses on

‘Noah’ (PG-13) Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins Quick Take: As off-putting as “Noah’s” juiced-up subplots can be, it’s impossible not to be impressed, engaged and moved by Aronofsky’s own commitment to the story. He’s taken Noah’s journey sincerely to heart, processed it through his own singular visual and moral imagination and come up with a narrative that feels deeply personal, broadly mythical and cannily commercial all at the same time. That feels just about right for “Noah,” which ultimately invites viewers to form their own meanings, whether they’re about sacrifice and obedience, stewardship and service entertainment value. ANN HORNADAY (TWP)

“Noah” goes beyond telling a familiar story. The film wonders if Noah screwed up. It wonders if God did. human fallibility, mercy, justice and madness. It forces people to think about the story anew — an opportunity people who consider this story sacred should welcome, not run from. It is easy to worship a God whose sayings fit on a bumper sticker. It is easy to worship a cuddly God who sends a rainbow and gloss over an angry God who sends a flood (especially since so many of us are sure we’d be on the boat and not caught out in the rain). Similarly, it’s easy to look at a film and dismiss it out of hand because you think it might make you uncomfortable. Maybe you won’t see “Noah” because you don’t like Russell Crowe or you can’t find a sitter or you hated “Black Swan” and therefore don’t want to see anything Aronofsky does. All fine reasons to skip it. What is not a good reason is having a faith that leaves no room for wrestling with God.

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Michael Pena stars in “Cesar Chavez,” a biopic about the civil rights activist.

The Seeds Of Heroism With ‘Cesar Chavez,’ Diego Luna examines a man on a mission Film You can make a movie about a protest, or you can make a movie about a protest leader. “Cesar Chavez,” out Friday, is more about the man than the movement — a careful choice on the part of director Diego Luna. “I did two years of research and interviews, and then I decided to forget all that,” Luna says of his choice to focus on the life of the Mexican-American civil rights activist in his biopic. “I decided to think about the father, and think about the husband and think about the everyday struggle of having to leave your house knowing they need you there, in order to bring something about that you know is necessary.” Michael Pena (“End of Watch”) stars as Chavez, who founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 (now the United Farm Workers union) and led strikes against grape growers. Chavez also called for a national boycott of grapes in 1968, which helped vastly improve conditions for the field workers, most of whom were Mexican or Mexican-American. His success came at a cost. Luna,

‘Cesar Chavez’ (PG-13) Director: Diego Luna Stars: Michael Pena, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson In a Nutshell: In the 1960s, activist Cesar Chavez uses unorthodox methods to help low-paid grape pickers overcome oppression as founder and head of the National Farm Workers Association.

a native Mexican known for his roles in “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Milk” — wanted “Cesar Chavez” to make that cost clear to audiences. “In terms of portraying a man, you cannot give yourself concessions,” he says. “You cannot say, ‘Well, I’m not going to talk about his flaws.’ I think film is about bringing that intimacy to an audience.” That strategy, Luna says, mirrors the one used by Chavez, who had to get Americans to realize the grapes they ate were picked by people — often kids — who were exploited. “[Chavez and his supporters] said, ‘How can we tell a story that would matter to someone in Chicago that doesn’t know they have a connection with our world?’” Luna says. “Then you can draw attention to the things that matter to you, but it’s a consequence of that connection.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

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300: Rise of an Empire (R) 11:15-1:45-4:15-6:35-9:05-11:25 Noah (PG-13) 10:55-2:00-5:10-8:00-11:05 Need for Speed (PG-13) 11:05-1:50-4:45-7:30-10:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) 10:45-1:00-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00 Divergent (PG-13) 11:00-2:10-5:25-8:30-11:45 Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms’ Club (PG-13) 11:30-2:05-4:45-7:30-10:05 Films & Times Subject to Change

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‘Hart of Dixie’ (CW) Vivian’s son

Harley (Cole Sand, right) stands in the way of the anniversary plans that Wade (Wilson Bethel, far right) has for her. Lavon comes up with an idea to promote the Renaissance Faire.

Local movie times DISTRICT

AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K Street N.W.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:20 Noah (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:00-2:00-5:15-8:30-11:45 Sabotage (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:40-2:25-5:05-7:45-10:30 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 10:40-4:00-6:35-9:05-11:40 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 5:00-11:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:20-5:05-9:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 10:05-2:40-7:25 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 10:15-11:35-12:35-1:35-2:45-3:45-4:456:00-7:00-8:00-9:15-10:15 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:10 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 4:25 Bad Words (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 10:00-12:15-2:30-4:457:00-9:15-11:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:15-1:55-4:35-7:20-10:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:00-1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:55-2:30 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 10:30-7:25 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 10:301:00-3:30-6:00-8:30-11:00 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 1:40-10:35 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: 8:00 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: 10:00-1:00-4:157:30-10:45

AMC Loews Uptown 1

3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W. www.AMCTheatres.com Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:15-4:20-7:30-10:35

AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW

www.AMCTheatres.com

Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:25-1:30-4:30-7:30-10:40 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:50-5:30-10:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:30-3:10-7:50 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:40-4:00-7:10-10:20 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 4:20-7:20-10:05 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:40-1:20-4:10-7:009:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:20-1:50 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:10-12:05-2:35-5:10-7:40-10:10

Avalon

5612 Connecticut Avenue

www.theavalon.org

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (NR) Academy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film: 7:40 Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (NR) 100% Rotten Tomatoes!: 1:00-3:105:20 Particle Fever (NR) 12:15-2:45-5:40-8:00

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW

www.landmarktheatres.com

Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Celestine) (PG) Dubbed in English: 3:20-5:30 Nymphomaniac: Volume I (NR) 1:15-3:45-6:30-9:20-11:45 Big Men (NR) 2:10-4:40-7:10-9:40 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 Particle Fever (NR) 12:50-3:00-5:10-7:20 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 12:00-12:45-1:45-2:30-3:15-4:15-5:00-5:45-6:457:30-8:15-9:15-9:45-10:00-10:45-11:30 The Room (R) 11:59 Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Celestine) (PG) French with Subtitles: 1:10-7:40-9:50 Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG) 11:59

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 707 Seventh Street NW

www.regalcinemas.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:50-7:50 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 12:20-1:10-3:50-4:30-7:00-8:10-9:00-10:1011:10-12:00 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:00-11:00 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 5:00-10:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-2:25-5:05-7:35-10:05 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 12:15-1:00-1:40-3:50-4:30-5:10-7:20-7:508:30-10:30-11:00-11:40 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:20-4:20-7:15-10:20 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:10-2:35-5:00-7:30-9:45-12:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:05-2:45-5:25-8:00-11:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-3:40-6:50-9:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 11:55-2:20 Need for Speed (PG-13) 5:30 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 12:00-2:30-5:10-7:40-10:20

West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW

http://westendcinema.com/

Honey (Miele) (NR) English Subtitles;New York Times Critic's Pick!: 3:00-7:20

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9 P.M. SUNDAY

‘Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards’ (NICK) Mark

‘Call the Midwife’ (PBS)

‘The Walking Dead’

Jenny and her fellow midwives settle into a new base, joined by a new recruit, Sister Winifred, as a new season opens. Sister Julienne asks Chummy to come back to work after she assists with a difficult birth at the new antenatal clinic.

Wahlberg hosts the slime-errific special in which young viewers pick their favorites in the field of movies, TV, music and sports, including the new categories favorite app and favorite villain.

(AMC) Now that half of them have

finally reached Terminus, the season finale finds the group struggling to survive as many different paths converge and collide, and Rick comes face to face with some terrifying brutality. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket Bad Words (R) Rolling Stone Critic's Pick!: 3:40-5:40-7:40-9:40 Enemy (R) "Divertingly clever and effectively creepy!" NY Times: 5:20-9:30 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) Washington Post Critic's Pick!: 7:00-9:20 Omar (NR) English Subtitles;Oscar nominee- Best Foreign Language Film!: 2:30-4:40

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AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road

www.afi.com/silver

Metropolis (1927) (NR) with Live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra: (!) 7:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Silver Babies: (!) 10:30AM; (!) 11:20-12:45-1:40-3:004:00-5:20-6:30-7:45-8:45-10:10

AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 5:00 Noah (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:00-12:30-1:45-3:15-5:45-8:30-10:00 Sabotage (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:15-2:00-4:40-7:15-10:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: 11:00-7:30-11:00 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 10:40-4:05 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:00-6:15-11:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: 10:15-3:30-8:45 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:20-1:25-4:30-7:45-10:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 11:45-2:505:25-8:00-10:35 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:35-7:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:30 Need for Speed (PG-13) Digital Presentation: 11:15 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Digital Presentation: (!) 11:30-2:30-5:15-8:15

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:45-10:50 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:00-2:15-5:30-8:30-11:30 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:15-2:00-4:45-7:15-10:00-11:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:15-8:15 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:00-10:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:00-2:30-5:00-10:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 11:50-7:45 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-11:30-1:45-2:45-4:50-6:008:00-9:30-11:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:1012:50-3:45-6:30-9:15-11:45 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:30-3:00-5:50-8:45-11:15 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:45-12:30-3:30-6:159:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 9:50-4:00-7:15 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 10:001:15-4:30-7:30-10:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) RealD 3D: (!) 3:15-5:45

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue

www.landmarktheatres.com

The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) SUBTITLED: 3:55 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 1:45-4:40-7:40-10:00 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 1:15 The Face of Love (PG-13) 1:30-4:20-7:20-9:45 Le Week-end (R) 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 1:00-1:20-1:40-3:50-4:10-4:30-6:50-7:10-7:30-7:509:20-9:35-9:55-10:05 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 1:50-4:50-7:25-9:50

Regal Bethesda 10 7272 Wisconsin Avenue

www.regalcinemas.com

Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 1:00-1:50-2:25-4:00-5:00-6:00-7:00-8:00-10:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 9:30 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:40-4:30-7:40-10:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 2:00-4:40-7:30-9:50 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 12:45-1:30-4:10-4:50-7:20-8:10 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:20-3:55-6:50-9:40 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:40-3:00-5:20-7:50-10:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-3:50-7:10-10:10

Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:35-4:30-7:30-10:15 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 1:20-2:00-3:55-4:25-5:15-7:35-8:15-10:05-10:35 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:00-3:40-6:50-9:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:05-3:30-6:25-9:05 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 12:55-1:55-4:00-5:00-7:10-9:00-10:20 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:30-4:15-7:25-10:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 7:15-9:50 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:25-4:10-6:55-9:30 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 2:10-4:40 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:10-4:20-7:20-10:30 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 4:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) 12:50-3:50-6:45-9:40 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 1:45-7:50-10:25

Noah (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 12:50-7:00

Regal Majestic 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 5:40 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 11:00-1:00-2:00-4:10-5:00-7:20-7:50-8:20-10:2510:50-11:25 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:20-3:00-8:15-10:55 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS Service: 11:45-2:30-5:15-8:00-10:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 11:20-1:55-4:30-7:05-9:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 5:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 11:10-12:30-1:30-2:20-3:50-4:40-5:30-7:207:50-9:00-10:30-10:55-12:10 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:40-3:30-6:309:20-12:05 Bad Words (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:40-3:00-5:15-7:35-9:50-12:15 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:10-2:55-8:00-10:45 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 11:05-12:35-1:45-3:15-4:35-6:00-7:158:50-10:05-11:30 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:10-4:25 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:30-3:35-6:40-9:55 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 4:55 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 4:45-10:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:30-7:50 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS S;IMAX: (!) 12:00-3:10-6:20-9:30-12:35 God's Not Dead (PG) 12:30-3:25-6:10-9:10-12:05 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) 11:45-2:30-7:30-10:00 Noah (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 11:30-2:30-5:40-8:50-12:00

Xscape 14 Theatres 7710 Matapeake Business Drive

www.xscapetheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) Stadium Seating: 11:15-2:10-4:40-7:25-10:10-11:00 Noah (PG-13) ..XTREME AUDITORIUM..;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:15-1:30-4:45-8:0011:00 Sabotage (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 11:45-2:20-4:50-7:30-10:00-10:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:50-4:00-7:20-10:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) Stadium Seating: 10:00-12:40-3:10-5:40-8:10 Divergent (PG-13) ..XTREME AUDITORIUM..;Stadium Seating: (!) 11:50-3:15-6:45-9:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:45-1:45-4:357:40-10:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 1:40-4:20-7:15-10:15-11:45 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:30-12:00-1:15-3:00-4:10-5:456:50-8:30-9:30 The Lego Movie (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:00AM Son of God (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:00AM God's Not Dead (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:15-2:40-5:10-7:35-9:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:30-2:00-4:30 Divergent (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:50-2:30-5:40-7:10-8:45-10:30 Noah (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:30-3:30-7:00-10:20

VIRGINIA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 2:45-8:15 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 10:00-12:15-1:15-3:304:30-6:45-7:45-10:00-11:00 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:15-2:15-5:158:00-10:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 12:00-5:30-11:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:302:00-7:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 4:40-9:30 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 3:45-9:30 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 12:45-6:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:00-12:00-1:30-2:30-4:00-5:00-6:30-7:30-9:1510:15

AMC Hoffman Center 22 206 Swamp Fox Rd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:35-2:35-7:50-12:20 Noah (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:45-12:00-2:00-3:15-5:15-6:30-8:309:45-11:15-11:45 Sabotage (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:40-1:30-4:10-7:00-9:50-11:15-12:30 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:10-5:10-10:30 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 1:10-7:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:40-2:25-7:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:05-5:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:30-10:10-10:50-12:40-1:20-2:003:20-4:00-4:50-5:20-8:00-8:40-9:40-10:40-11:20-12:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:001:40-4:20-7:10-10:45 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 6:50-9:25-11:55 Bad Words (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-12:50-3:055:25-7:40-10:05-12:20

Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:00-12:45-3:30-6:10-8:50-11:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:10-11:40-1:00-2:303:50-5:20-6:40-8:10-9:30-11:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:35-11:10-1:50-4:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 9:30-12:35-3:45 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:55-12:30-3:10-5:45-8:20-9:55-10:55 God's Not Dead (PG) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: 11:20-2:05-4:557:45-10:35 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 7:05 Cesar Chavez (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:30-12:00-2:305:05-7:35-10:15-12:10 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:15-4:15-10:20 Noah: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 9:45-1:00-4:157:30-10:45 Boys of Abu Ghraib (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:25

Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave

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The Swanson brothers use manufactured Japanese whetstones to sharpen knives.

Derek Swanson of DC Sharp wants Washingtonians’ blades to be a cut above

A model from the July/August issue of Playboy is on display in one of the stalls at D.C.’s Union Market — and talk about some dangerous curves. The chef’s knife is part of a $2,500 set handcrafted by Cut Brooklyn’s Joel Bukiewicz. It’s just one of 300 pieces of cutlery on offer at DC Sharp. “It will be the largest kitchen cutlery shop in the country,” vows Derek Swanson, who started the blade emporium when Union Market opened in September 2012. At the time, he knew almost nothing about knives other than that he wanted to have his sharpened. Turns out other people did, too: Within days of opening, he had so much business that he had to summon his brother, Ryan, from Boston to join him. (Now they’re considering expanding to two other locations: New England and Northern California.) Why so much demand for sharpening? “A sharp knife will go where you want it to,” Swanson says. A dull knife, on the other hand, might go into your finger.

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No appointments are necessary to bring your knives to the DC Sharp stall in the northwest corner of Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE, Tue.Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.). Knives can usually be sharpened while you shop. DC Sharp also has a drop-off location at Annie’s Ace Hardware (1240 Upshur St. NW). In addition to kitchen cutlery, DC Sharp can sharpen professional-grade styling shears. For more information, visit dcsharp .com.

The other benefit of a sharp blade is that it slices cleanly, he adds. This is helpful not only for preparing salads, but also in the event of an accident. One DC Sharp customer had a mishap that involved 43 stitches and surgery. “But on the bright side, the surgeon said, ‘It’s the cleanest cut I’ve ever seen, so it’ll heal faster,’ ” Swanson says. For their sharpening services, which start at about $10 per knife, the Swansons use manufactured Japanese whetstones, which are renowned for their ability to hone a blade. “They take off far less

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Derek Swanson says a good knife “should last your entire life.”

steel than any machine,” Swanson says. The stones are submerged in water, which acts as a lubricant and keeps the knife free of debris as it gets swiped repeatedly. The process usually takes between five and 10 minutes, but knives in spectacularly bad shape can require an hour of work.

How well a knife holds up depends on the steel, Swanson e x pla i ns. He recom mends a sharpening every three to six months. But the better the knife, the sharper it’ll stay, which is why it can be cost-effective to spend a bit more when you buy. Sharp shoppers should look for quality over quantity, Swanson says. “You can do most meals with two or three knives, so there’s no point in spending $500 on a 10-piece set and not getting the best tools,” Swanson says. He argues for investing in three knives — which will probably cost at least $30 each — based on what you like to cook. Do you make a lot of seafood? Buy a filet knife. Vegetarians might want a vegetable cleaver to help food prep go faster, he says. DC Sharp initially carried a w ide range of blades from German, American and Japanese manufacturers. Expect to see mostly the latter these days as the DC Sharp inventory evolves. With Japanese knives, Swanson says, “you get more bang for your buck right now.” The way the steel is hand forged results in knives that are thin, but strong. “They’re easier to sharpen, and they’re better looking, too,” he adds. The goal is to make sure prices stay approachable, Swanson says, but to only offer products that are tough to find anywhere else and made by bladesmiths who are “the best on the planet.” Before commit t ing to a purchase, customers are invited to test several knives, Swanson says. “A knife should last your entire life,” Swanson says. “Choose the right one, and it’s your trusty companion for a long time.” VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

Three Ways to Test Sharpness: Tomatoes. Chopping other vegetables, such as cucumbers, onions and carrots, gives you a sense of how hard you have to push to slice. But with a tomato, “the blade should go through under its own weight,” Swanson says. There

should be no noticeable resistance as you cut and there should be no juice left on the cutting board when you’re done. Paper. Get your revenge for all of those paper cuts by taking your knife to a sheet or two. “A sharp

knife goes through paper like it’s butter,” Swanson says. Skin. A sharp knife can also give you a dry shave, says Swanson, while demonstrating the test by stripping his forearm bald with a few deliberate strokes. V.H.

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fights blazes for the D.C. Fire Department. In his spare time, the College Park, Md., native designs menswear with futuristic flare (nativedanger.com). His debut Native Danger collection just launched with spring-appropriate styles like slimfitting sweatshirts (shown, $200) and lightweight shorts ($100, shown).

Safari Chic, In the Bag STRAIGHT-FROM-THE-SAVANNAH patterns star in Diane von Furstenberg

and Tory Burch’s spring collections. We’re also into tribal fashions actually made in Africa. New “Tamaduni”-patterned bags crafted in Kenya just landed at Amani ya Juu (3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-536-5303, amaniafrica.org). Styles include a cross-body purse (shown, $24) and a drawstring tote ($42).

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hordes of planners, designers, decorators and their camp followers fan out across the countryside, stripping it bare of its resources and plundering the parental bank accounts. This is why, at their approach, the sensible peoples take refuge behind the stout walls and stiff drinks, fighting the defensive battle to keep control of one’s sanity and purse. But too often, the battlements are stormed, and the forces of moderation are overwhelmed by the silk taffeta dresses from the big name designers and the surf ’n’ turf at $95 the plate. This is why the Manolo is glad to hear from people who are not in the grip of wedding war fever, baying for expensive blood from the turnip. And why the Manolo recommends the Salsa from the Badgley Mischka in blue satin ($215, zappos.com). Ask the Manolo a question at manolo@shoeblogs.com. Visit the Manolo at shoeblogs.com.

Confection Perfection “SO, A CHOCOLATE BAR and a bowl of cherries walked into a bar in Rome …” The end of this romance could be Bodrato’s Boero truffles (12 for $20, Cork Market, 1805 14th St. NW; 202-265-2674). Each oozy, boozy Italian treat holds a cherry that’s soaked for months in grappa before being dipped in sugar and dark chocolate. It’s hard to tell whether the rapture we experienced eating them was mere intoxication or true love.

Changes Afoot YOUR BLACK pumps get you where

you need to go. But they’re likely also made with synthetic materials in a farflung country. Swap ’em for Julie Bee’s (myjuliebees.com) chic-yet-eco-friendly shoes, made in the U.S. from veggietanned leather. The Atlanta designer hosts a series of trunk shows at the St. Regis from Friday through Sunday (923 16th St. NW; starwoodhotels.com/stregis).

blossoms are fleetingly beautiful. Formula X’s new Cherry Blossom nail polish ($12.50, sephora.com and Sephora stores) channels the blooms via a glittery pink topcoat that, if applied well, will last longer than the flowering trees. It’s loaded with tiny flower-shape doodads, too, making for an even springier look.

Grab Bag is gathered and reviewed by Jennifer Barger and Holley Simmons. Find more food, fashion, beauty and home goods at readexpress.com/grabbag.

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Part reality show, part cooking show, “Extra Virgin” tracks TV actress Debi Mazar and her Tuscan husband Gabriele Corcos as they work together in the kitchen to feed themselves and their two daughters (premiers at 8 p.m., Wednesday on the Cooking Channel). Now in its fourth season, the show peeks into the lovebirds’ charmed life, with dashes of Mazar’s signature snark and Corcos’ tasty recipes. How do you explain the success of the show? CORCOS: I think the secret of what we’re doing is it’s a real story. What you see is the way we live as a family. We’re not teasing you with difficult Tuscan recipes. Everything we do is really true, it’s really cheap and it fits into the life of modern families everywhere.

How does food bind you together as a family? MAZAR: Sitting down at the table is a sacred event. It’s the heart of the home. People have ginormous homes or crappy little homes, but the kitchen is where we always end up sitting. It’s where the stories happen, the family happens. CORCOS: And the kids’ homework.

You seem so sweet to one another in the kitchen. MAZAR: It’s the life we want to let you into. Because trust me, we’re normal. We scream, the kids have meltdowns, they don’t want to eat their vegetables. But with our show, the food is the story. People don’t want to see ugly on TV. Or if they do, they can always go watch some other channel. This is a cooking channel.

The recipes look so easy. CORCOS: In Season 1, the culinary team said my steak wasn’t a recipe. I turn on the fire and wait till the last minute to add a pinch of salt and pepper. It doesn’t say anywhere that a good piece of meat should be covered in sauce. Do fewer ingredients mean lower grocery bills? CORCOS: When there’s a bottle of

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Do the recipes always go so smoothly? MAZAR: We made this incredible sauce that had been cooking for hours, and we had to blend it. I put it into a blender that wasn’t my normal blender, and I unscrewed it wrong. The bottom stayed on and the whole batch went all over the counter. You have to improvise, and we did.

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reveals a seemingly strange trend that pops up around March Madness each year — dudes getting vasectomies. Upon further reflection, the timing makes sense. A vasectomy generally calls for at least a couple of days off afterward, so what better days for basketball fanatics to take off than those during the NCAA tournament?

“Ronald McDonald loves Taco Bell’s breakfast.” — MAUREEN MORRISON AT ADAGE.COM

summarizes the theme of a new ad put out by Taco Bell to promote its new breakfast menu, which began Thursday. Instead of a red-haired clown named Ronald McDonald, however, the Ronnies in the ad are just regular people who happen to be named Ronald McDonald. They also presumably love themselves some waffle tacos.

“I guess ‘a few rich white people in New York are doing something’ isn’t a enough of a hook.” — AMANDA HESS AT SLATE.COM

dissects a trend she’s noticed in The New York Times — reporters writing articles about millennials that don’t actually have to do with millennials. The subjects, instead, are people from Generation X. Hess chalks this up to The Times’ reporters writing about themselves.

“There is an emoji of a lovestruck cat, but not one of a black person.”

“40 years ago this was a Monty Python skit. Now it’s real life.”

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sion on the current emoji keyboard. There is little to no ethnic diversity among the cartoon symbols used in texting. Most everyone is white. Apple is on a quest to change that. “We have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update [emoji diversity],” an Apple spokeswoman told MTV this week, Izadi reports.

by a right-wing group that depicts American University students in a less than favorable light. When asked to name any current U.S. senator, only one of the dozen or so students shown in the video could do it. She named Rand Paul, a tea party senator from Kentucky. On the other hand, they could all name the hit song from the Disney film “Frozen.”

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’ve been working hard to complete something that has proven more stubborn than expected. The arrival of a friend makes things easier. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your day is not likely to be error-free, but there are things you can do to minimize the lasting effects of any egregious errors. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You may find yourself on a journey of discovery that you didn’t intend to make just yet. A loved one seems to know what’s best for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Others may doubt that you are the best person for a particular job, but you are confident you can change their minds quickly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re ready for the challenge that is coming your way. In fact, it is one that you have manufactured for yourself.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You want to find a little more meaning in the things you do; this is a good day to pursue something that will give you what you really need.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Now is no time to pull your punches. In order to make a difference, you’re going to have to say what needs to be said — now, not later. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re confusing contentment with something else that is much more fleeting — and much rarer. You’re happier than you think!

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re going to have to answer to certain authorities; the freedom that you really want is not likely to be yours just yet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You may be in the spotlight whether you want it or not. If it’s not something that suits you, you can make certain changes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re looking forward to that second chance you’ve worked so hard to get, but it may not pan out quite as you had anticipated. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) New rules may be tricky to understand, but soon you should realize that they are in place for your safety, and they work well.

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59 Glenn Close movie 62 Bit of snowfall 63 Word with “green” or “googly” 64 Trevi Fountain site 65 Okey-dokeys 66 Change, as the decor 67 Mayberry souse

DOWN 1 Civilian clothes 2 Beat swords into plowshares 3 Fitness-test iteration 4 Air beyond the clouds, poetically 5 ___ Royal Highness 6 Dos Passos trilogy 7 Vehicle with a turret 8 Puzzle with number squares 9 Like the air in a cigar bar 10 “An Iceland Fisherman” author Pierre 11 Heart’s longing 12 Nieces and daughters

13 Red deer 18 Lead-in for “long” or “now” 19 Extinct ostrichlike birds 23 Certain exclusive party 24 Man of learning 27 Slow, to a maestro 28 Jar toppers 29 Compressed data 30 Make a hole bigger 31 Pre-deal payment 32 Word with lifter or keeper 33 One lacking experience 34 Father of Balder 35 Gazelle, to a cheetah 36 D.C. dealmaker 37 Director Spike 39 Subject to a draft 40 Yuletide purchase 44 Words with “time limit” or “trap” 45 Be on the brink 46 Discount events 48 Compass creation

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49 So out, it’s in again 50 “Adam Bede” novelist 51 “King Kong” star Watts 52 There are 100,000 in one newton 53 Tentative 54 Account of incidents or events 55 Greek letters 56 Clear leaves

57 Eye-opening problem? 60 Bolshevik’s color? 61 “Without further __ ...”

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1854

Fill in each column, row and 3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9 without repeating any. The twist in Samurai Sudoku is that the digits that appear in the overlapping boxes must work for both puzzles. A piece of advice to get you started: Don’t focus on completing one grid at a time. Keep the whole puzzle in mind as you go, because filling in a number in one grid could give you clues to another.

During the Crimean War, Britain and France declare war on Russia.

1941 1979

Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowns herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.

America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurs with a partial meltdown inside a reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.

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Lance Bass Was Just Pretending to Be Underage James Van Der Beek, right, told HuffPost Live that in the ’90s Justin Timberlake used Van Der Beek’s ID to get into a club. “I went in and somehow passed my ID back so that Justin could get in with my ID. Justin used it to get in and then tried to pass it off to [Lance Bass] to get in.” The third pass didn’t work, he said. (E XPRESS)

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“All is fair in love and war,” Weir, right, said. “Splitsies!” Voronov replied.

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Jenny From the Block doesn’t give a f--- about FCC regulations.

Officials in Garfield, N.J., are weighing whether to issue permits for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s wedding there, which would be filmed by MTV, reported The Record. “We have a moral obligation to protect the best interest of Garfield,” a city councilman said. The town once served as a backdrop for HBO’s “The Sopranos.” (E XPRESS)

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What if She’d Hated It? Jennifer Lopez accidentally dropped an F-bomb on “American Idol” on Wednesday while complimenting Jena Irene’s performance of an Evanescence hit, reported E! News. “I wanted you to be more messy. Do you know what I mean?” she asked, demonstrating by flipping her hair. Then, fellow judge Keith Urban said, “Do that again,” prompting Harry Connick Jr. to begin chanting “hair flip, hair flip.” Lopez said, “f---,” and covered her mouth in embarrassment. (E XPRESS)

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