• Anya Douglas. Inspired by a couple dancing to Rafael Saadiq in the aisles, the store manager of the Wegman’s in Prince George’s County has turned the supermarket into a hot spot for singles. Now Wegman’s has jazz concerts and an active pickup scene, and Georgetown’s Social Safeway has competition. What’s next? Hipster speed dating at Whole Foods?
• Francesca Hogi. Last night the Washington lawyer became the first contestant voted off the current season of Survivor.
• Josh Burnheimer. The assistant director of Virgina Tech’s alumni association is pushing an unusual initiative—getting Hokies to inter their ashes in a new repository on campus that will be open to alumni, staff, and students. At $5,000 a pop, it’s not a cheap way to spend eternity. But then, maybe Tech has figured out a secret to long-lasting school spirit that the rest of Washington’s universities could benefit from.
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