Arianna Huffington to attempt primetime series about DC. Yup. I'm sure this will end well. Via Gawker, the show will center on three freshman Members of Congress as they blaze their trail of glory in DC. It'll be like all those other DC shows (Blond Charity Mafia, etc.), but with even more wonkiness, perhaps. It's amazing how the best DC show that ever existed (the West Wing) was popular when DC was not at all trendy. Now that DC is cool again, there appears to be no need for fictionalized drama. Man, remember that show The District? It had that guy from Coach? I'd take Craig T. Nelson over Chief Lanier any day of the week.
Greenpets to go out of business as well as Big Monkey Comics. I'm surprised the comic book shop survived this long, but it looks like high rent and the recession is claiming the pet product store on 14th Street as well. The best reason to read this post from 14th & You is for the last part, which says a "sex ed entity" called "Hole" may be moving into the 2nd floor space. How does that mesh with the whole ARTS overlay? No source on that info, though.
Redskins trademark case might go to SCOTUS. I've briefly discussed this topic before, in the context of blogs doing ridiculous things. However, in the realm of serious business, Native American groups are hoping the Supreme Court will hear their case to have the Redskins trademark invalidated. In the past, courts have said the Native American groups were correct that the name was offensive, but said too much time had passed to complain. It's unclear if the Court will take this case, though the groups petitioning cite a decision by Justice Alito (when he was on the 3rd Circuit) that supports their cause. The Redskins name is definitely offensive, the decision that needs to be made is whether or not our society finds that acceptable.