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Spider-Man Hits Rock Bottom Police in Florida say a man wearing a Spider-Man mask and carrying a machete robbed a convenience store on Friday. The man, who was also wearing a green jacket and black gloves, walked up to the counter at the Osceola County convenience store, demanded money from the clerk and fled after robbing the store, ClickOrlando reported. No injuries were reported. (EXPRESS) EASILY, APPARENTLY
“We get false teeth almost every week. How do you lose your teeth?” — W ILLIA M BONNER, SUPERVISOR OF THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT LOST-AND-FOUND OFFICE, WHICH HAS AMASSED 26,000 ITEMS THIS YEAR, INCLUDING A PET BUNNY, A PROSTHETIC LEG, A CAR BUMPER, A TUBA AND A BRIEFCASE THAT CONTAINED A DIZZYING ARRAY OF ADULT TOYS.
‘You Should Actually Have to Pay Me to Take This From You’ While walking in Central Park with a friend on Saturday, a New York Sports Club salesman was approached by two gun-toting muggers demanding his phone. When Kevin Cook, 25, handed his “3-year-old generation Windows” flip phone over, the disappointed mugger handed it back to him, but got away with a briefcase, Cook’s friend’s cellphone, and a wallet containing $114 in cash, the New York Post reported Sunday. (EXPRESS)
FEELING LIGHT: Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday by members of the city’s commercial association at Patio do Colegio, the site of the city’s founding in 1554. The association began releasing balloons annually in 1992. The event has since become a New Year’s tradition.
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Six States Chosen to Test Drones FAA: About 7,500 of the aircraft could be aloft in 5 years
DAVE KOLPACK (AP)
The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday that six states will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research sites, providing diverse climates, geography and air trafﬁc environments, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said. Drones have been mainly used by the military, but governments, businesses, farmers and others are making plans to join the market. Many universities are starting or expanding drone programs. The FAA does not currently allow commercial use of drones, but it is working to develop operational guidelines by the end of 2015, although ofﬁcials concede the project may take longer than expected. The FAA projects some 7,500
NORTHRUP GRUMMAN (AP)
University of North Dakota aviation students train to fly drones in October, like the one above. A study projects drone pilots could make between $85,000 and $115,000.
commercial drones could be aloft within ﬁve years of getting widespread access to American airspace. Representatives from winning states were jubilant about the FAA announcement. “This is wonderful news for Nevada that creates a huge opportunity for our economy,” said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada. The competition for a test site was robust, Huerta said, as 25 entities in 24 states submitted proposals. At least one of the six sites chosen will be up and running within 180 days, while the others are expected to follow quickly, he said. An industry-commissioned study has predicted more than 70,000 jobs would develop in the ﬁrst three years after Congress loosens drone restrictions on U.S. skies. The same study projects an average salary range for a drone pilot between $85,000 and $115,000. Huerta said his agency is sensitive to privacy concerns involving drones. Test sites must have a written plan for data use and retention and will be required to conduct an annual review of privacy practices that involves public comment. MICHELLE RINDELS (AP)
5M to Go Without Health Care 25 states decide to not open Medicaid up to more people Harrisburg, Pa. RULINGS
Supreme New Year The New Year’s countdown in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The organizers of the annual celebration said that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. (AP)
About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America. They make up a coverage gap in President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law created by the domino effects of last year’s Supreme Court ruling and states’ subsequent policy decisions. The court effectively left it up to states to decide whether to open Medicaid, the federal-state pro-
“There are a lot of us who need medical help now.” — CHERY L JONE S, A 61-YEAR-OLD PARTTIME HOME-CARE WORKER FROM ERIE, PA., WHO MAKES DO WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE BY SPLITTING IN HALF PILLS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, WHICH SHE GETS FROM A FRIEND, NOT A PHARMACIST
gram for the poor and disabled, to more people, primarily poor working adults without children. Twenty-five states declined. That leaves 4.8 million people in those states without the health-care coverage that their peers elsewhere are getting through the expansion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser
Family Foundation estimate. The Medicaid expansion was supposed to work with tax credits subsidizing private insurance for people with slightly higher incomes, two keys to the law’s broader aim of extending health insurance to 30 million more people. The federal government promises to pay nearly all of the cost. Without the expansion, the law is unable to help people who are below the income threshold where tax credits start kicking in, about $11,500 for working adults. On Wednesday, 24 states and D.C. will extend Medicaid to more than 4 million adults. A 25th state, Michigan, plans to expand in April. MARC LE V Y (AP)
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Key West to Cuba Flights Resume After Decades The first commercial passenger flight from Key West, Fla., to Cuba in more than 50 years landed in Havana. The nine-passenger flight departed Monday morning, more than two years after U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave Key West the green light to resume flights to and from the island country. (AP) CENTENNIAL, COLO.
School Shooter Entered Through Open Door The teenager who fatally shot a fellow student at his suburban Denver high school this month entered through a door that Pierson was supposed to be locked but had been propped open, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Monday. Even if the door had been locked, it probably wouldn’t have deterred 18-year-old Karl Pierson, he said. (AP) NEW YORK
Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013 At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has been tracking deaths among reporters and broadcasters since 1992. (AP)
The amount of American seniors who use the Internet and are on Facebook, up from 35 percent the previous year, according to data from the Pew Center for Internet and American Life released Monday. Use among teens, however, has stagnated at 84 percent. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Despite Attacks, Russia Says Games Safe Two suicide bombings in as many days have raised concerns that separatist militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Winter Olympics in February. Russian authorities and the International Olympic Committee insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe. The attacks in Volgograd, only 400 miles away from the Olympic host city of Sochi, ref lected the Kremlin’s inability to uproot Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus who have vowed to derail the games. The two bombings killed 31 people and wounded 104, according to Russia’s health ministry. As of late
The White House said the United States would welcome “closer cooperation” with Russia on security preparations for the Winter Olympics following a pair of deadly attacks that sparked fears about terrorism threats. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. Officials said that while Russia will be responsible for overall security at the Games, U.S. personnel will be in the country in what the Obama administration is calling “liaison roles.” (AP)
Monday, 58 victims were still hospitalized, many in grave condition. Suicide bombings have rocked Russia for years, but the insurgents seeking to create an Islamic state have largely conﬁned their attacks
Russians mourn Monday after 31 people were killed in dual suicide bombings.
to the North Caucasus region in recent years. The blasts in Volgograd signaled that militants want to show their reach outside their
native region. No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s blast at the Volgograd railway station, which left
New Year’s Is No Holiday in Israel
40 Killed in Coordinated Attack in Congo’s Capital Armed assailants who identified themselves as disciples of a prophet attacked the state television station, the airport and the main military base in Kinshasa, Congo’s capital, in what many feared was a coup attempt early Monday, before being repelled by the country’s military, officials said. A government spokesman said around 40 people were killed. (AP) GRENOBLE, FRANCE
Schumacher Outlook Uncertain After Accident Doctors treating Michael Schumacher refused Monday to predict an outcome for the seven-time Formula One champion, saying they were taking his critical head injury “hour by hour” following a skiing accident Sunday in France. (AP)
Happy New Year? Not so fast, if you’re in Israel, where the somber, soul-searching and autumnal new year of the lunar Jewish calendar — Rosh Hashanah — overshadows the Gregorian’s Jan. 1. The highly diverse country certainly has its modern and hard-partying side. But even in such circles, where the pull of the outside world is strong, there is a sense, even as champagne is swilled, that New Year’s Eve is someone else’s party. So while there will be plenty of festivities on Dec. 31 — especially in the vibrant and Western-oriented Tel Aviv area, home to one of the world’s major high-tech hubs
ODED BALILTY (AP)
New Year’s Eve is not a typical night of celebration in the Jewish state of Israel.
— almost everyone has to work the next day, giving the whole enterprise a somewhat underground, guilt-ridden feel. “It’s not part of Israel’s heritage,” Yossi Yosfan, 32, said. He was planning to attend a large party in
Tel Aviv, but insisted that he didn’t mind the absence of a public holiday in the morning. “It doesn’t need to be more than what it is.” In hip neighborhoods like Tel Aviv’s Florentin, street parties were planned, poster invitations were up and bars planned to be heaving till the early hours of Jan. 1. But big hotels, of the kind where one might expect a fancy and lucrative affair, were distinctly subdued. “We open a champagne bottle in the lobby at midnight,” but that is all, said Chen Michaeli, manager of Tel Aviv’s Dan Panorama hotel. “We don’t see this as a holiday that our religion relates to. We don’t [consider] it right to mark it.” DAN PERRY AND DANIEL ESTRIN (AP)
The amount local government debt in China increased over the past three years, according to an official audit Monday. Local governments owe directly or have guaranteed $2.9 trillion in debts, the audit reported. (AP)
17 dead, or Monday’s bus explosion there, but they came only months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov threatened new attacks against civilian targets in Russia, including the Sochi Olympics. Umarov ordered his men in July to “do their utmost to derail” the Sochi Olympics, which he described as “satanic dances on the bones of our ancestors.” Aware of the threat, the Sochi organizers have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event. Still, some observers have warned that terrorists may simply choose softer targets in the vicinity of Sochi to sow panic. “Even if they succeed in protecting Sochi, there could be a series of major attacks near Sochi,” Anatoly Yermolin, a veteran KGB ofﬁcer, told Ekho Moskvy radio. VL ADIMIR ISACHENKOV (AP)
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Two suicide bombings in Volgograd kill 31, stoke Olympic fears
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in Lithuania, which stands at about 13 feet tall, was made out of 1,100 empty bottles of champagne and sparkling water. The recycling project was conducted by Dalius Valukonis, a policeman who spent three years making the tree using bottles he collected.
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A New Direction for Some Metrobus Lines Adjusted schedules started this week, aim to improve service Washington Metrobus schedules changed this week on dozens of routes across the D.C. region. The changes, which were the subject of public hearings this fall, are intended to add service and improve performance on some crowded routes while reducing service on routes that didn’t carry enough riders. The adjustments illustrate a fundamental fact of transit service: While rail is more popular with
commuters, they can’t be rerouted easily to meet changing demands. But bus routes and schedules can shift as certain destinations prove more or less popular. The Metrobus system also shows the beneﬁts of asking people what they want. The public hearings, along with other less formal opportunities for riders to express themselves, allowed transit managers to gauge support for the adjustments. Here are some highlights of the changes that took effect this week. See a full list on Metro’s website.
32 trip leaves Southern Avenue Station daily between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m., to reduce crowding. More late night trips have been added between Foggy Bottom and Southern Avenue on Route 32 and Naylor Road on Route 36.
Benning Road-H Street line. X2 service is increased on weekdays, at midday and on Sundays.
Pennsylvania Avenue line. An additional westbound Route
Georgia Avenue line. Service on Route 70 has increased between 7 p.m. and midnight on weekdays, between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Saturdays and between 8 p.m. and midnight Sundays. Sunday service begins on the Route 79 MetroExtra.
National Harbor line. A new route, the NH3, operates during early mornings and late nights between National Harbor and the Southern Avenue Metrorail station. New stops will be added at the intersection of Oxon Hill Road and Harborview Avenue to serve the Tanger Outlet Mall. New Hampshire Avenue MetroExtra. The K9 route has been extended to the FDA-Federal Research Center.
Virginia Tysons Corner-Dunn Loring line. The 2T service has been rerouted
between Dunn Loring station and downtown Vienna. Fairfax Connector 462 will provide replacement service on portions of Cottage Street and Bowling Green Drive. The northern terminal has changed from Tysons Westpark to Tysons Corner Center. George Mason University-Tysons Corner. The 15M will be rerouted via the Vienna Metro station. Fairfax Connector 466 will provide service on Chain Bridge Road between Courthouse Road and Sutton Road. Buses will operate via Chain Bridge Road and Tysons Boulevard to and from Tysons Corner Center. ROBERT THOMSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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D.C.’s Population Climbs by 13,000 in Year Census ﬁgures show city had a 2 percent increase in residents Washington The District continued to add new residents at a robust pace this year, although its growth rate has slowed compared to previous years, according to new census figures. The District added 13,000 residents between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, bringing the population to more than 646,000 people, the Census Bureau estimated. That is a 2 percent increase in just one year, part of a roll that began
more than a decade ago and picked up steam during the recession as many adults in their 20s and 30s moved to Washington when jobs were scarce elsewhere. In contrast, the city’s population grew by 13,800 in 2012, and by 14,500 in the year before that. The slowdown has shaved about a third of a percentage point off the city’s growth rate. Most states are also growing less rapidly than they had been, a trend that demographers say reﬂects the lingering effects of the recession. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray frequently points out that the addition of about 1,100 residents a month is evidence that the District is booming
Slow National Growth The nation’s population grew by about 2.2 million people over the year, but demographers say the census figures are far from upbeat. An analysis by William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, shows the annual growth rate is barely 0.7 percent, the slowest rate of growth since the Great Depression. “A lot of economic indicators have moved up,” he said. “But from a demographic perspective, we’re not going full throttle yet.” (T WP)
and that more people are living here than at any time since the 1970s. In a statement issued Monday, Gray said the latest census estimate shows that the city continues toward its goal of adding 250,000 residents within 20 years. City Planning Director Harriet Tregoning said the growth under-
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scores the changing preferences of younger people in transportation and accessibility. “Our push factors are way down, and the pull factors are way up,” she said. “The liveability of the city, the safety of the city and the choices in the city are better every year, and people are excited to be
here, come here and live here.” The census ﬁgures also show that Maryland gained about 44,000 residents, passing 5.9 million people. Virginia gained 74,000 residents, bringing its total to more than 8.25 million people. Both population gains represent an increase of less than 1 percent. The ﬁgures released Monday are estimates for just the overall populations, so it is impossible to tell where in Maryland and Virginia the growth is highest. Because the census lists the District with the states, it is the only city in the country that has its population estimated at the end of the year. CAROL MORELLO (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Metro Warns of Drunken Riding After Several Falls Washington Usually the message is don’t drink and drive. But Metro ofﬁcials are warning riders that drinking too much and riding on the rail system can be dangerous, too, after a series of incidents where intoxicated riders fell onto the rail tracks, tumbled down escalators or fell over side walls into narrow areas. No one died as a result of the falls, Metro ofﬁcials said, but several people were injured, some seriously. Metro has caught many of the incidents on surveillance cameras. In a November incident, a video shows a woman staggering to the edge of the platform at the Stadium-Armory station before falling over the edge onto the track bed. Several passersby helped pull her back onto the platform. One video shows a man who appears to be passed out leaning over at the L’Enfant Plaza station early Monday morning. The man then falls backward into light grates. He was hospitalized and is listed in stable condition, accord-
ing to Metro. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the man’s blood alcohol level “was more than three times the legal limit to drive a car.” On Christmas Day, a man fell from the upper level platform at L’Enfant Plaza. He suffered severe head and neck trauma and is still in a hospital, according to The number of cases of people Metro ofﬁcials. Metro’s Monfalling in the day warning was Metro where “intoxication meant to remind was a primary riders to be carefactor” over ful, particularthe past two months, accord- ly amid the celebrations tonight, ing to Metro spokesman Dan when the system Stessel. (T WP) will stay open until 2 a.m. “The point here is that there is such a thing as too drunk to be on Metro,” Stessel said. “If you are unable to walk properly, maintain balance and exercise good judgment, you are better off taking a cab or having someone who hasn’t been drinking drive you.”
DANA HEDGPETH (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Superlatively Speaking Red pandas, millennials, Brood II and eco-goats all made it into the local lexicon this year, with such seemingly trivial stories capturing the public’s imagination in a way that the acidic gubernatorial race in Virginia or the ongoing investigation of D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray simply couldn’t. They alternatively won our hearts and fascination or relentlessly annoyed us. We caught up with five memorable news figures from the past year and found out where they are headed in 2014. R ACHEL SADON AND MARISSA PAYNE (E XPRESS) 1. Best Airing Of Grievances
In May, guerilla gardener Henry Docter planted more than 1,000 morning glories, cardinal flowers and cypress vines at the north exit of the Dupont Circle Metro. After initially threatening Docter with “arrest, fines and imprisonment” over the unauthorized horticultural venture, Metro instead uprooted the blooms. The so-called Phantom Planter got his revenge in October by hanging a large sculpture emblazoned with comments from the public over the same spot.
2. Most StomachGrowl-Inducing Forget all of the trendy new restaurants popping up. What really got people excited was a number of big moves from local favorite Ben’s Chili Bowl. The half-smoke slingers announced that they would open outposts in Rosslyn and at Reagan National Airport, and received permits for a Ben’s on H Street NE (which was initially announced in 2011). Plans for 2014: It will be the “first year that there will be separate brick-andmortar Ben’s … and we’ll be working to get it right” at each of the three, very different, spots, said Nizam Ali, son of the late Ben Ali. “We know we can get the food right. But what’s the feeling?”
Worst Use of Fruit Metro cameras caught a Maryland man slipping on a banana peel in August. Then he sued the transit system. The problem? The footage seems to show he actually put the peel there himself. A judge threw the case out, and now the man faces fraud charges. Better to compost.
3 Ali asked. He predicted that the Rosslyn outpost will open at the end of January or early February, likely followed by the airport at the end of May or early June and H Street “shortly thereafter.” As for future expansion, Ali said he likes to think that they’ll announce another location next year, possibly in Prince George’s County, Md.
3. Most Likely to Be Turned Into a Pixar Film The National Zoo’s giant panda cub, Bao Bao, may have won the most press, but Rusty, the red panda, went on the most exciting adventure. The raccoon-like furball escaped his enclosure in June and spent a few hours in Adams Morgan before being found and returned — but not before much of the city tuned in to the chase. Plans for 2014: Rusty’s days as
4 a young singleton on the loose are over, according to the zoo, which took precautions to trim all nearby tree limbs and bamboo shoots that could be used as a future escape route. He may want to stick around anyway, since he was brought into town as the “perfect genetic mate” for Shama, the zoo’s female red panda. “Rusty is young, so this winter [early 2014] will be his first breeding experience,” wrote Annalisa Meyer, a spokeswoman for the National Zoo, in an email.
4. Biggest Non-Event Depending on whom you ask, the relative no-show of the cicadas — at least in the District proper — was either a major disappointment or a bug-free bit of good fortune. All the hype predicting an insect invasion of biblical proportions was a particular letdown for foodies itching to
5 try the ultimate hyperlocal ingredient. Plans for 2014: Hibernation
5. Most Annoying Trend Story Millennials. Where they live, what they eat, how much they make, whom they work for, how many bicycles they have. We heard it all, and then we heard it again (though we never actually got a consensus on their age range). Plans for 2014: If only this buzzword would die and the media would either take a more nuanced look at the region’s young denizens or spend time analyzing other demographics (or, heaven forbid, both). We foresee a future filled with even more articles detailing the 14th Street restaurant boom and letting us know that Shaw is the-next-next-bigthing … in case you hadn’t heard.
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Plans for 2014: After Metro pulled the flowers, Docter thought of “three wonderful, fun and completely unpredictable surprises.” The first was the sculpture. The second will be unveiled early in 2014. “If Surprise Number One caused Metro’s bigshots to pee in their pants, I imagine Surprise Number Two will do a bit more,” Docter wrote in an email. “When it’s completely operational, I think Metro is going to unconditionally surrender. And if I’m wrong, there is always Surprise Number Three.”
Other Notable News in 2013
Best Excuse for Delays Metro riders usually blame track work for being late, but the delivery of a baby made for a much cuter reason. Shavonnte Taylor gave birth to a son, Amir Mason, on Aug. 1 on the L’Enfant Plaza platform after she went into labor on a train as she headed to a doctor’s appointment. Biggest Shutdown Surprise When October’s government shutdown started affecting the aesthetics of the Mall, do-gooder Chris Cox showed up with a lawn mower and a leaf blower to clean up the nation’s front yard, all while proudly toting a South Carolina state flag. Most Apocalyptic The sinkholes! The phenomena ate a chunk of sidewalk along Biltmore Street in Adams Morgan in March and endangered cars in May at 14th and F Street NW and in June near M Street NW. Best Use of Animals Landscaping got a lot more entertaining when a group of eco-goats were assigned the job of tidying up Southeast D.C.’s overgrown Congressional Cemetery this summer.
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Guinea Pig | Sea Fare Kale was the ubiquitous green of 2013. So now it’s time for the backlash — and for a new veggie to make a splash. We predict big things for seaweed, which brims with antioxidants, is a good source of several vitamins and has remarkably few calories. The real proof that it’s seaweed season? It now comes in chip form. Ocean’s Halo (oceanshalo.com) has turned the dried algae into a crunchy snack available in five flavors ($47.88 for 12 3-ounce bags at amazon.com). Our testers inhaled Hot & Spicy and Chili Lime, which both slightly mask — but can’t hide — the aquatic aftertaste.
13 Fit Lessons We Learned in 2013 It’s quite possible that the only memory you’ve retained from the past year involves exercising to “Blurred Lines.” (It was great until you actually listened to the song’s lyrics and dropped a weight on your foot, right?) Kick Robin Thicke out of your head and stuﬀ your noggin with recaps of these Fit stories instead. Joanna Rohrback is sexier anyway.
There’s No Better Gym Than D.C. Roam Fitness (roamfitnessdc.com) has an address in Glover Park. But whenever possible, the gym sends its clients away from its front door. Roam’s OutRun classes, left, combine a 5K with strength training stations and a healthy dose of exploration. The concept is similar to another business launched in 2013: Yoga Hikes DC (yogahikesdc.com). Owner Danielle Reyes leads groups through Rock Creek Park or the urban jungle with frequent breaks for yoga poses.
TEDDY WOLFF (FOR EXPRESS)
Wool Can Be Wonderful Grandma’s itchy sweaters have given nature’s top technical material a bad name. Wool — especially the super-soft kind from merino sheep — is an ideal fabric for sporty types in every season. It wicks moisture, it breathes and it fights stinky odors. And, best of all, it’s getting easier to find in stores in Washington. The New Zealand brand Icebreaker (us.icebreaker.com) recently opened a store in Bethesda.
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A Horse Is Good for You Viral video vixen Joanna Rohrback, below, introduced the country to Prancercise, which is inspired by horse movements. (“They spring off the ground, using all four limbs and their heads,” she told us before teaching a weekend of classes in D.C.) Maybe it’s not a coincidence that 2013 also welcomed a workout DVD from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kenya Moore. Her promise? She’ll help you get a “stallion booty.”
You Don’t Need a Spoon for Yogurt Washingtonian Brandon Partridge is on a quest to help people down their dairy as easily as possible. That’s why he developed Ibex, a line of drinkable yogurts that hit store shelves this fall. They’re competing with a new brand straight out of Charm City. B’more Organic’s smoothies are made from skyr (Icelandic-style yogurt).
Never Forget Sunscreen
It’s fabulous that your facial moisturizer happens to have sun protection. If you’re applying it only in the morning, however, your skin will be defenseless by lunchtime, says Shelby Moneer, education program manager for the Melanoma Research Foundation. The beach volleyball player notes that it’s particularly important for athletes who plan to be outside for long periods to reapply sunscreen. New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration that force companies to clarify how long their protection lasts (40 or 80 minutes) should make it easier to figure out a slather schedule.
It’s Possible To Sweat on The Internet
If you have a webcam, you have a personal trainer. That’s the promise behind sites such as Expertory and Powhow, which link up people with coaches who can lead them through a workout whenever and wherever. Technology comes with challenges, admits Expertory instructor Julie Bobek. She has to set aside a few minutes before working with a client to make sure the camera and connection are good to go. But she doesn’t need to leave her living room.
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The Amish Know How to Build Power That might look like a medicine ball tucked under the arm of Vida Fitness trainer Bucky Mitchell, left. But when he’s doing his Amish workout — based on activities from his childhood in an Amish community — it’s actually a bale of hay that he has to throw. To mimic chopping wood, Mitchell repeatedly swings a weighted bar. That kettlebell? It’s a carcass. And all of that imagination translates into a core-centric, killer routine.
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Attractive Gear Finally Comes In Plus-Sizes Lululemon’s Chip Wilson recently said that “some women’s bodies just don’t actually work” with its apparel. But some brands are more welcoming to an array of shapes. City Sports sells 1X-3X products — including the tank below — alongside plus-size gear from Nike and Moving Comfort.
When babies need milk, some moms turn to cookies. Galactagogue cookies — also known as lactation cookies — are treats packed with natural ingredients that are believed to boost milk production. Different cultures call for different herbs and additives (including flax, malanga root and fenugreek). Writer Nevin Martell shared his family’s recipe for the treats:
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ZEPHYR’S GALACTAGOGUE COOKIES Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup oats 1 ⁄2 cup ground flax seeds 1 ⁄2 cup nutritional yeast (not baker’s yeast, but the yellow flakes) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup raw sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup applesauce 8 tablespoons peanut butter 2 cups dark chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts
Makes 40 cookies | Mix the flour, oats, flax seeds, nutritional yeast, baking soda and salt. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla, then beat in the eggs, applesauce and peanut butter one at a time. Combine the two mixes, then add dark chocolate chips and walnuts. Put batter in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Roll out pingpong-sized balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350 F for about 11 minutes until there’s light cracking in the surface of the cookies. Do not overbake; you want to keep them soft. Place on racks to cool. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk after 20 minutes while cookies are still warm.
There’s Always Time for Tabata
Many area gyms — including the Sports Club/LA, above — are making every second count with Tabata training. The formula is easy: Complete 20 seconds of an exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, and repeat eight times. But the workout never is, especially if you’re using totalbody movements, such as burpees and mountain climbers.
Sticks Have Tricks
The beat is on. Crunch debuted Pound — a workout with weighted drumsticks — in D.C. in January. Now, nearly 12 months later, the program is also offered at both Vida Fitness and Balance Gym, as well as at several fitness studios in Virginia and Maryland. The popularity proves that people really like to hit things, especially when all of that smacking translates into stronger muscles and improved endurance.
Your Bone Marrow Could Save a Life
Very few emergencies require hoisting a barbell. But there are lots of situations — including possibly whatever you’re doing to celebrate New Year’s Eve tonight — that might end up with you having to give your buddy a lift. That’s why techniques such as the fireman’s carry are part of the curriculum at Balance Gym’s Goruck bootcamp, above.
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Human Bodies Make For Great Weights
Express senior editor Kristen Page-Kirby woke up at Georgetown University Hospital earlier this year with a hole in each hip — and the knowledge that she’d given a stranger a chance for survival. She’d nearly forgotten that she had signed up with the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be the Match Registry (bethematch.com) a decade ago. But when the call came that she was a match, she agreed to the surgery (and some significant pain, along with two weeks of recovery time). Her take? “I’d do it again.”
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Crying at a movie or wanting to rehabilitate an injured squirrel shouldn’t jeopardize your son’s ability to handle future setbacks. If he is debilitated for days after bad feedback from a teacher, however, or thrown into a weekslong depression after learning about a historical injustice, then that lack of resilience is more troubling. So what is his overall functioning like, and what other qualities does he have? How realistic are these hypothetical situations where he’d need to develop a thicker skin, and how sure of his reaction could you really be? Once you troubleshoot the particulars, you both can decide whether — and how — changes need to be made. And if they do, it shouldn’t be a personality overhaul, but rather a fuel injection to his coping mechanisms.
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Better ring in the new year with a glass of water tonight. It’ll ward off hangovers and keep you hydrated for a run Wednesday. Lifetime Fitness is behind Commitment Day ($35, commitmentday.com), a series of 5Ks in more than two dozen locations, including Fairfax and Columbia, Md. Or sign up to run either the 10K or 5K course at the REHAU Rotary Resolution Race ($30-$35, resolutionrace.com) in Leesburg, Va.
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Solid Core (1805 Seventh St. NW, 267-455-6457, solidcore.co) just debuted in Adams Morgan in October. But speedy owner Anne Mahlum will bring the Lagree Fitness Method (which relies on controlled movements performed on MegaFormer machines) to Shaw in mid-February. CrossFit DC (1365 H St. NE; 202450-6432, crossfitdc.com), the very first CrossFit affiliate in the District, is living up to its name. In addition to its spot on the bustling 14th Street corridor, it’ll have another box on H Street this spring. (That location is just a few blocks from Old City CrossFit, which opened in October.)
For a new you in the new year, how about a new gym? While you were busy with holiday shopping and snacking, a flurry of fitness centers swept into the area. And even more places are readying for 2014 openings. Lace up your sneakers for this quick rundown. Debuts: Toolbox (1627 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-664-3808, thetoolboxdc.com), which opened this fall, is billed as “the true mind & body studio”: The rehabbed Dupont Circle carriage house holds both an art gallery and fitness classes, with a specialty in Pilates. Orangetheory Fitness (13063 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax; 703-961-8985, orangetheoryfitness .com), an import from Florida, opened this location this month. Forty more are planned for the area. (Next up: Gaithersburg, Md.) Exercisers chart progress during the group workouts with heart rate monitors. CenterPointe (1802 Adams Mill Road NW; studiocenterpointe.com), the new tenant of the former Capitol Hemp space in Adams Morgan, welcomes first-timers to try out its blend of gymnastics and weightlifting at a free intro class held every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Makeovers: Dancing Mind (929 W. Broad St., Falls Church; 703-237-9642, dancingmindyoga.com) dropped “Yoga” from the end of its name because the studio now also offers class-
Iva Gotez, left, teaches Pilates at Toolbox, an art gallery/ fitness studio.
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ries burned and other stats. Lava Barre (1530 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 571-483-0468, lavabarre .com) shut down this month. But barre addicts don’t need to fret. It’ll open again early in 2014 — in a larger location — near the Rosslyn Metro.
es in cycling and CrossFit. Ride DC (2217 14th St. NW; 202558-9307, letsridedc.com), led by a trio of owner-instructors, is changing gears at what was Peloton Cycling with the introduction of tracking technology that can tabulate mileage, calo-
Second Places: Zengo (1508 14th St. NW; 202-5881600, zengocycle.com), which has plans to aggressively expand beyond its Bethesda base, opens its Logan Circle cycling studio (with a state-of-theart sound system) on Wednesday.
“Guitar Hero” taught an important lesson — other than the fact that the average 8-year-old would make a better rocker than you. “Great games can get people more active,” says Kai Huang, who co-founded the company behind the
video game megahit with his brother Charles. Now the two of them are getting the band back together for another venture that’s an attempt at answering this question: “Is there a way to apply that to exercise?” Goji Play ($100, bluegoji.com), which went live this month, is a gaming platform that uses Bluetooth technology to hook up to cardio gym equipment. The two controllers can be strapped onto
The Gaming Plan For Your Workout ‘Guitar Hero’ creators develop a way to play while you get cardio
Goji Play features game controllers that can be attached to most cardio equipment.
the arms of an elliptical, or held on a pair of batons as users run on a treadmill. The user’s movement — tracked by a sensor worn on the body — propels action on screen. There are already 12 games to choose from that can be down-
loaded free from iTunes. Whether users are focused on smashing blocks, punching an opponent or solving a puzzle, the idea is that they’re getting so engrossed in their goal that they forget they’re working out, Huang says.
SoulCycle (2301 M St. NW; soulcycle.com) rides into D.C. this spring. The cycling studio chain from New York has a rabid following of fans who can’t wait to pedal, tone and sweat. Vida Fitness (1212 Fourth St. SE; 866-382-8432, vidafitness.com/yards) will open this 30,000-square-foot outpost by the Navy Yard this summer. The complex will include a Penthouse Pool Club, Aura Spa, Bang Salon and a child-care area. Pre-sale rates are available now for the gym. Sport & Health (11810 Rockville Pike, Rockville; sportandhealth.com) is the anchor at the forthcoming Pike & Rose development by White Flint. The 32,000-square-foot facility — slated for a fall opening — will boast an outdoor training area, a high-tech cycling studio and a Kidz Klub. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)
The Goji Play hardware is compact enough that it’s easy to bring to the gym. The only really cumbersome piece of equipment is the iPad you also need. (You can play on an iPhone, but it’s much harder to see the action on screen. NoniOS options aren’t available.) Huang expects the system will be popular with people that have neglected gym equipment at home. That elliptical could suddenly get a lot more use, Huang says. “I’ll say, ‘I’m just going to play one game.’ Then I’m trying to win and I’m there 30 minutes,” he says. And that’s a rock star workout. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)
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like the federal government. Otherwise, autocracies ultimately fail. Shanahan lasted this long because Snyder feared he’d be called meddlesome after earlier rash pink slips. For the Redskins to become consistent winners under Snyder, the front ofﬁce structure must change. Washington needs a real general manager. Not a puppet that fronts for Snyder. Not someone who worries more about alumni and uniform colors. Not a consultant ready to emerge from the shadows.
The Redskins fired coach Mike Shanahan on Monday after his fourth season with the team. Washington went 3-13 and finished last in the NFC East this year.
A Man Too Powerful It wasn’t just poor clock management or his hiring of son Kyle Shanahan to run the offense. Switching to a 3-4 defense that seldom worked By Rick Snider wasn’t the only reason, either. It wasn’t even the drafts — which weren’t as good as expected. And it wasn’t Shanahan staking his reputation on quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck being legitimate NFL starters when they weren’t. In the end, it was a combination of everything — including
a 24-40 record — that led to Shanahan being the latest overpaid, overhyped coach to be ﬁred under owner Dan Snyder. Shanahan’s narcissism never wavered — even though he led the Redskins to only one playoff game in his four years. Shanahan thought his way was the only way when picking players, overruling staff and benching Grifﬁn. Like predecessor Marty Schottenheimer, Shanahan was ﬁnally ﬁred by Snyder after failing to merit his inﬂated ego. Total control ruined another Redskins coach. An NFL team needs checks and balances just
Shanahan Sent Packing Mike Shanahan’s plan to restore order, professionalism and consistent success to the Washington Redskins disintegrated quickly in 2013, costing him his job Monday — a day after the team finished a 3-13 season. Shanahan, who had one year remaining on his fiveyear, $35 million contract, was fired after a morning meeting with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen at Redskins Park. Snyder will now be seeking his eighth head coach for his 16th season as an NFL owner — a span that includes just four winning seasons, two playoff victories and seven last-place finishes in the NFC East. “Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Snyder said in a statement. Shortly after his meeting with Snyder, Shanahan made a five-minute statement thanking fans, players, reporters and Snyder. Shanahan did not take questions.“We’re better off today than we were four years ago,” Shanahan said. JOSEPH WHITE (AP)
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Absolute power corrupted Mike Shanahan absolutely. It wasn’t just mismanagement of Robert Griffin III and the quarterback’s injury that cost the Redskins coach his job. Nor was it the earlier failures with Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth.
Shanahan’s record during his four seasons with the Redskins. Washington matched its franchise record for most losses in a single season by going 3-13 this year.
Total control ruined another Redskins coach. An NFL team needs checks and balances. Snyder needs a legitimate personnel man with ruling power over the coach for picking players. Oh, that’s not saying the coach has no say (Steve Spurrier once showed that unwanted ﬁrst-round passers can sit on the bench). But good teams ﬁnd that marriage between the GM and coach like the Redskins once enjoyed with Bobby Beathard and Joe Gibbs. When Gibbs didn’t want Joe Jacoby, Beathard told him to trust the GM. Now Jacoby is a Hall of Fame contender. The owner needs to choose a GM ﬁrst, then let the latter come up with coaching candidates. Snyder still gets ﬁnal say, but he should respect the GM’s recommendation. Otherwise, don’t hire that person as GM. Then-owner Jack Kent Cooke thought Beathard was nuts for wanting Gibbs and nearly ﬁred both after an 0-5 start in 1981. Gibbs went on to win three Super Bowls. Snyder has used every combination possible over 14 years except an equally strong GM and coach. It’s time to try it. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks
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The Redskins are seeking their eighth coach since owner Dan Snyder purchased the team in 1999. General manager Bruce Allen says he has an “open list” of candidates, including both NFL and college coaches. Here’s a look at the résumés of a few possibilities, along with their rankings in a Washington Post poll asking readers who they think should replace Mike Shanahan. JEFFREY TOMIK (EXPRESS)
NFL TV analyst on CBS (2007-present) Pittsburgh Steelers head coach (1992-2006) Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator (1989-91) Cleveland Browns secondary coach (1987-88) Cleveland Browns special teams coach (1985-86)
Education Skills Defensive-minded coach with experience running a 3-4 scheme Extremely effective motivator with excitable and fiery personality Proven winner at the NFL level
NFL TV analyst on ESPN (2009-present) Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach (2002-08) Oakland Raiders head coach (1998-2001) Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator (1995-97) Green Bay Packers wide receiver coach (1993-94)
Offensive guru with an affection for molding young quarterbacks Developed a relationship with some of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL during ESPN’s Gruden’s QB Camp Proven winner at the NFL level
Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach (2007-12) Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach (2001-06) Washington Redskins offensive line coach (1997-2000) Washington Redskins tight ends coach (1992-96) Washington Redskins guard (1981-91)
Education POST POLL
A long relationship with the Redskins’ (THIRD) organization, both as a player and a coach Extensive experience coaching offensive lines after a Hall of Fame career as a guard Eager for first chance as an NFL head coach
Accomplishments Four-time Super Bowl champion as player Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 POST POLL FIGURES AS OF 7 P.M. MONDAY
Won Super Bowl XXXVII Five-time division champion NFL coaching record: 95-81 (.540)
Won Super Bowl XL Two-time AFC champion Nine-time division champion NFL coaching record: 149-90-1 (.623)
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was one of six Redskins assistants retained.
North Carolina State
Chicago Bears head coach (2004-12) St. Louis Rams assistant head coach/ defensive coordinator (2003) St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator (2001-02) Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach (1996-2000)
Skills Able to develop defenses — had one of the best units in the NFL during time in Chicago Well-respected around the league Proven winner at the NFL level
Accomplishments One-time NFC champion AP NFL Coach of the Year (2005) NFL coaching record: 81-63 (.563)
JOHN McDONNELL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Redskins Retain Six Assistants Redskins While 10 of Mike Shanahan’s assistants received their walking papers on Monday, six of them remain in limbo and will have their fates decided by the Redskins’ next head coach. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, defensive line coach Jacob Burney, offensive line coach Chris Foerster, assistant offensive line coach Chris Morgan and tight ends coach Sean McVay all remain in the Redskins’ employment, people with knowledge of the situation said. Haslett has another year left on his contract. But the status of the remainder of the other coaches remains unclear. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and special teams coach Keith Burns were among the assistants ﬁred with Mike Shanahan. MIKE JONES (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Job Openings The Redskins weren’t the only team to get rid of their coach after a subpar 2013 season. Here are the others who were fired:
Jim Schwartz, Detroit Lions Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Bucs Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings Rob Chudzinski, Cleveland Browns Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans* * Fired Dec. 6
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Sports Reynolds Leads Navy to Armed Forces Bowl Win College Football COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2 P.M., CBS) Virginia Tech’s stout defense faces QB Brett Hundley, a top NFL prospect, and No. 17 UCLA in the Sun Bowl. COLLEGE FOOTBALL (8 P.M., ESPN) Johnny Manziel may play in his final college game tonight when No. 21 Texas A&M faces No. 24 Duke.
Keenan Reynolds amazes people with the way he directs Navy’s triple-option offense and keeps scoring touchdowns. As for the quarterback, he is in awe of the company he now keeps after joining the 30-touchdown rushing club in the Midshipmen’s
24-6 victory over Middle Tennessee State in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday. “It’s huge. You just say the name Barry Sanders and you can stop right there,” Reynolds said. “He probably was the greatest college player there was. Just to be even in that conversation with guys like that is a humbling experience. I
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Lloyd Apartments offer expansive ﬂoor plans from 650 to 870 square feet with utilities included. Abundant light from windows in every room, including the kitchen and bathroom. Elegant foyers and hallways boast hardwood ﬂoors. The bathroom is equipped with a soaking tub and shower with tile ﬂooring. We provide the convenience of on-site laundry facilities, extra storage units, and free parking.
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Finians Court Apts 7740 Finns Lane Lanham MD 1Bedrooms $850 Close to New Carrolton Metro Parquet Floors, CAC, Renovated Kitchens Call Ashley 202-315-1118 www.novodev.com
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xperience the best in comfort and convenience at an affordable price at the Villages at Montpelier. Our community offers swimming pool, ﬁtness center and playground. Located in a secluded residential neighborhood of Laurel.
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An affordable community nestled among tranquil trees and in the heart of Arlington. • Close to cutting edge restaurants, lively clubs and quick access anywhere in DC • Spacious units with lots of light • Free utilities
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Top 15 Songs Of 2013
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1. Mariah Carey feat. Miguel, “#Beautiful” 2. Mikal Cronin, “Shout It Out” 3. Brandy Clark, “Take a Little Pill” 4. Sicko Mobb, “Hoes Be Goin’ ” 5. Beau Wanzer, “Balls of Steel” 6. Lil Durk, “Dis Ain’t What U Want” 7. Parquet Courts, “Stoned and Starving”
8. Migos, “Versace” 9. Queens of the Stone Age, “If I Had a Tail”
10. Lori McKenna, “Salt” 11. Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
12. Rocko feat. Future, Rick Ross, “U.O.E.N.O.” 13. Colin Stetson, “To See More Light” GETTY IMAGES/EXPRESS ILLUSTRATION
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Sorting through this year’s avalanche of pop music, mysteries abound: What is this I’m feeling? Is it right or is it wrong? What rhymes with “hug me”? What does the fox say? The year’s finest albums, however, provided us with concrete answers about the tensile strength of our tear ducts, the durability of our commitments and the shape of slow jams to come. Here are my picks for the top albums of 2013. (Disclaimer: The list was compiled before Beyonce’s surprise offering). CHRIS RICHARDS (THE WASHINGTON POST )
1. KACEY MUSGRAVES, ‘SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK’ The dread of the millennials can’t be captured in a selfie, so Nashville’s newest star is picking up the slack and singing about what happens when a generation of idealists inherits a broken country. With optimism in her melodies and calm in her delivery, she’s dropped one of country’s strongest debuts in forever.
2. KANYE WEST, ‘YEEZUS’ Continue to dismiss Kanye West at your own risk. With
his feral sixth album, the rap auteur extends his reign as pop music’s most volcanic force, refusing to shut up, back down, play nice or cash out. And his boldest album is always the one that’s coming next.
3. BILL CALLAHAN, ‘DREAM RIVER’ Here’s a songwriter, a soothsayer, a stoic and a smuggler who can’t help but find new ways to bury treasure inside ordinary folk songs. “Dream River” feels as vast, intimate, recognizable and unknowable as true love. Or America.
4. LONNIE HOLLEY, ‘JUST BEFORE MUSIC’ It’s an album by an eccentric Alabama sculptor, released in 2012, re-released with bonus cuts in 2013. But it’s also a free jazz fever dream from the deep South, a babbling Baptist sermon from deep space, a lullaby for the end of the world, a songbook that’s frequently beautiful and occasionally frightening.
5. ASHLEY MONROE, ‘LIKE A ROSE’ Only the greats can compartmentalize crisis as gracefully as this silvervoiced 27-year-old. Demure
and devastating, Monroe’s saddest country tunes have come to steal your tears. Hydrate accordingly.
6. PARAMORE, ‘PARAMORE’ The embattled rock band’s fourth album finds the trio honoring their commitments with their hair on fire. They’re still standing, still together, still playing a style of postemo that’s long gone out of style with a tenacity that never will.
7. ROBERTO FONSECA, ‘YO’ This Havana-born pianist
isn’t afraid to hit hard and get personal, detonating the walls surrounding Afro-Cuban jazz and rearranging the debris into a very flattering selfportrait.
8. DANNY BROWN, ‘OLD’ Rap has gone from “CNN for the streets” to “Tumblr with 808s,” but ugly memories of urban survival are still churning inside this Detroit native’s skull. He exorcises them with a stuffy-nosed squawk that’s every bit as jarring as the worst of what he’s seen.
9. KELELA, ‘CUT 4 ME’ Half romance, half science fiction, this L.A. rookie’s R&B debut reads as if she learned to sing about heartache in some airless, digital, post-human future.
10. STEVE GUNN, ‘TIME OFF’ As contemporary songwriters surf rivers of blood, sweat and tears, hoping the world will take notice, this Brooklynite plays circular folk songs that unfold as effortlessly as a breath. The fact that he’s making no special bid to be heard means we might want to listen especially close.
14. Marc Anthony, “Vivir Mi Vida” 15. Icona Pop, “Girlfriend”
3 Worst Albums Of 2013 1. Miley Cyrus, ‘Bangerz’ Miley’s ascent may have provided America with the great comfort scandal of 2013, but her lifeless new album rang out like an afterthought. 2. Jay Z, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Jay spent his summer flirting with performance art and data collection, shedding his relevance and his hyphen in the process. 3. Arcade Fire, ‘Reflektor’ When the world’s most ponderous indie rock band marches into the discotheque, we must double-knot our dancing shoes and run far, far away. (TWP)
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“It’s easy for a writer to say that reading heals, but only time will tell whether or not books can actually help the depressed.” — ROSE EVELETH AT BLOGS .SMITHSONIANMAG.COM is intrigued
after writing about a program launched in the United Kingdom this summer that allows those with “mild to moderate” depression to visit a primary care physician and get a prescription for a copy of “Overcoming Depression,” “Mind Over Mood” or “The Feeling Good Handbook,” among others, as a way to battle depression without medicine.
“.@RobinRoberts, I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud. -mo” — @FLOTUS (FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA) throws some support
behind “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts after Roberts used a Facebook post to acknowledge that she’s gay. “At this moment I am at peace and ﬁlled with joy and gratitude,” Roberts wrote in the post.
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British model Cara Delevingne hung out with Rihanna in Barbados over the weekend, and showed off a new under-boob tattoo that says, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” the title of a 1988 Bobby McFerrin song, reported E! Online. Rihanna has a similarly placed tattoo, a drawing of the Egyptian goddess Isis with her wings spread across the singer’s rib cage, which she got last year in honor of her dead grandmother. (EXPRESS)
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