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This year brought lots of change to the District — and we mean lots of change. New stores, restaurants, and bars elevated the DMV's status as an after-hours playground. But, tragedy brought us back to reality. The Supreme Court gave us a summer of love and the fall was the season of the start-up. Heck, not even a government shutdown in between could put a damper on things.
Obviously, we're feeling a bit nostalgic, given that 2014 is just a few weeks away. So, we've taken some time to reflect on 2013 and what we've experienced, collectively, in the nation's capital these last 12 months. Click through for a look back, measured by the things we loved most — and least — about this past year. Be sure to add your own highs (and lows) in the comments!
We have a bone to pick with our pre-torn denim. Namely, it's always falling apart — and in all the wrong places. You know the type: When you bought them, they were the perfect amount of distressed — the knees and thighs were worn in, but not overly so. But, over time and with much wear, these once-perfectly-ripped read
Halloween in New York City can be scary for all the wrong reasons. If hordes of inebriates in costume and over-the-top "haunted attractions" aren't your cup of tea, know that there are still a few places left in the city where the true spirit of the season is alive and well. In fact, eerie, atmospheric ruins are tucked read