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Everything You Haven’t Read About ‘Serial’

serialOn Thursday I wake up to a bunch of WhatsApp messages from my London-based friend. Turns out the career woes we Skyped about earlier in the week are moot — there’s a new episode of “Serial” to listen to.

I won’t go into what “Serial” is, because if you don’t know by now, where have you been? But will you be let down because of all the hype? No. If anything, you have around 8 hours to listen to. It will be like that one time you signed into Netflix and hit play on “Orange is the New Black.” See  you on Monday. As a radio junkie, I was waiting for “Serial,” I heard the teasers, I was ready for it. I didn’t know I would become obsessed or that I would be sending text messages across the Atlantic Ocean begging for no spoilers!

We posted this article from the Washington Post on our Facebook page, and Facebook notified us this morning that it’s been performing better than any of our other, original, posts this week. Thanks a lot guys. So I’m going to give you what you want on this frigid Friday morning. Read more

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Homicide Watch D.C. Seeks To Improve Homicide Coverage

“I believe in justice,” reads today’s top comment on the “community-driven reporting project” Homicide Watch D.C. The comment, featured prominently on the front page of the site, comes from a woman whose mother is one of the many homicide victims found each year in Washington D.C. Those four words are especially poignant, and speak to the thesis of the entire Homicide Watch project: giving a voice to the families of victims whose murders may otherwise go unreported and unsolved.

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