14th and V Street, NW

From a press release:

“Named after the 1930s collaborative play written by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mulebone, Washington’s newest restaurant will open February 12th 2016. Located on 14th Street’s restaurant row, Mulebone will feature a new chef, mixologist, speakeasy, and vintage store.

“Mulebone will be an experience that will bring together the two Harlem Renaissance writers in one curated space with events, cuisine and libations that celebrate the vivacity of Zora and the consciousness of Langston,” said Andy Shallal, owner. (more…)

1940 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“A New Year has arrived, and Nerd Nite DC is starting its 7th year keeping DC nerdy. This January we are diving straight into the deep end of where science fiction swims with science fact.  We’ll explore how Superman changed science fiction, sail past the stereotypes of AI to get down to what the tech is actually up to, and do some sweet somersaults off the edge of zero gravity.  Wear your best superman or wonderwoman swim trunks and join us in the Nerd Nite deep end!

Date: Saturday Jan 9, 2015
Time: 6:30PM

Where: DC9, 1940 9th St NW

Tickets:  here.
How Superman’s Powers Changed Comics
by Alan Sizzler Kistler

In the 1930s, comics had masked athletes, supernatural detectives, and vigilantes who used stage magic. But in 1938, Superman brought a new level of science fiction to US comics after being repeatedly rejected because his abilities were deemed “too unrealistic.” Learn how the Man of Tomorrow’s abilities are connected to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, how they grew from science fiction to science fantasy, and how they’ve evolved over the decades in how they work and are explained. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

I just wanted to give a quick thanks to the awesome DC Fire Department for excellent work done last evening. These men and women don’t always get the credit they deserve and sometimes get some unfair criticism but in the only time I ever needed them they went above and beyond.

Last evening at 5am I was awoken to both the smell of smoke and seconds later my fire alarm going off. Literally within the one to two minutes it took to throw on some clothes and grab the dogs leash and make it outside they were there on the scene. My upstairs neighbors called them as that’s where the fire originated. Not only where they on the scene but in full force. I counted at least 5 Fire Trucks and an Ambulance.

It took them a solid hour and half to stop the fire and the entire time they were checking in with us (and my dog) and giving us feedback the entire way. They even went in and grabbed my laptop and my gloves. They could not have been more professional and since it was 18 degrees last night even offered a blanket it we needed one.

Fortunately the house is not a total loss and will be repairable and the dog and I made it out in one piece. And fortunately the DCFD made a terrible night just a little bit easier. And for that PROPS!”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

From an MPD Listserv at 9:15pm:

“What is happening on the 1000 block of U Street, NW? The south sidewalk and the African-American Civil War Memorial are closed off by crime scene tape and there is a pile of bloody clothes being guarded by your officers in front of the CVS.”

MPD responds:

“Metro Transit Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at the station.”

Update from MPD:

“Metro Transit Police report that the victim sustained a non-life threatening laceration to the ear. Metro Transit Police are investigating.”

The Washington Post reported it happened at 7:40pm:

“A man was cut on a Metro train Tuesday night during an attempt to rob him , authorities said.”