Happy almost-Fourth-of-July! We hope you've got something excellent planned for the long weekend. If not, be sure to check out our myriad guides of fun: fireworks, events, indepenDance parties, and, of course, the regular Where & When weekend picks.
Tuesday night, DC blogger and journalist (and friend of Washingtonian) Brian Beutler was shot during a mugging; but thankfully he's doing okay and is expected to make a full recovery. Thoughts and prayers with Beutler and his family.
Fireworks lovers, take note: You won't be allowed to park along the GW Parkway to watch fireworks this year.
A new writer at the City Paper wonders how the water is in Washington.
Some callers in Virginia who are trying to get ahold of an E-Z Pass phone line are, hilariously, reaching a phone sex line instead.