I like Annapolis for a little escape. Have you been to north beach? It's like 45 minutes from DC and is a really cute town on the Chesapeake with lots of little antique shops and some really great crab shacks. Plus, I think it's the nicest beach on the Chesapeake, way better than that weird gross beach up by… » 7/26/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

I really really enjoyed them at first, but now I find it a little hard to listen to more than a snippet of each (to know how someone's voice sounds, mostly). I think maybe it's because it's a series of similar trivial questions, and there's only so many times I find it interesting to hear GTers' 1 word answers? Maybe… » 7/24/14 2:27pm Thursday 2:27pm

I probably wouldn't do this. I'm in my early 20s and aside from an occasional zit, I usually have very even skin and prefer not to wear foundation (though often my under eye circles are so bad that after I cover them, I have to do a light bare minerals layer to blend the circle concealer). But I pretty much don't… » 7/24/14 1:06pm Thursday 1:06pm

According to Wikipedia, Carole's bday is August 20th, and since this party took place after that, it was probably in early September. Although that timeline seems weird because New York is hot as hell in August, and I feel like everyone was wearing longish sleeves at Carole's bday last week. Hmmm. Maybe they've all… » 7/23/14 10:52pm Wednesday 10:52pm

Really? I feel like people do. Mostly younger people, recent grads and such who live Ballston or something to save money, and are all "but I can make it downtown in, like, 20 minutes man! it's great. I still go out in the city all the time! 15 minutes to Adam's Morgan" » 7/22/14 11:29pm Tuesday 11:29pm

My aunt lives in a small (but, to be fair, quite wealthy) desert community in California and she got a big stipend from the town council to xeriscape. Everyone had the option of taking the stipend, and it seems like a fair number of folks did. If the community is really that worried about the aesthetics, they should… » 7/21/14 9:03pm Monday 9:03pm

I'm fairly sure Dodai did want the job. For one thing, she's been deputy editor forever and has been at Jez since it launched. I believe she's also in her early 40s, so that's often a point in one's career where one wants to be taking on a more managerial (and better paying!) role. Meanwhile Emma Carmichael is 25.… » 7/20/14 10:32am 7/20/14 10:32am