Jared Burton

Jared Burton

Recent transplant to DC metro area, originally from the purple mountain majesty of Colorado. Jared chases stories, leads, lore, jokes, anecdotes, and legends—and would love nothing more than to discuss that book, movie, or game you just consumed and loved.

RECENT ARTICLES
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8 Best Female Protagonists in Video Games 3/29/21
How to Enable Parental Controls on Every Video Game Platform 2/18/21
Spirit Airlines Plane Slides Off Icy Taxiway at BWI Airport 12/21/20
The Season's Hot New Game, 'Cyberpunk 2077,' Pulled From PlayStation Store 12/18/20
Mount Everest Is Now 2 Feet Taller After New Measurement 12/15/20
Game Awards Winners Announced: The Game of the Year Goes To ... 12/11/20
Are Movie Theaters Dead? Warner Bros. to Release All Their 2021 Films on HBO Max 12/7/20
US Capitol Christmas Tree to Be Lit on Wednesday! 12/2/20
Metro Recalls 6000-Series Railcars After a Second Detachment Incident 11/30/20
Historic 2-Mile Tunnel Trail in Virginia Now Open to Public 11/30/20
How Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton Had Their Biggest Breakthroughs During Times of Quarantine 11/23/20
Planning to Travel for Thanksgiving? These States Require COVID Tests to Enter 11/23/20
The Holiday Lights at Virginia Beach Boardwalk Are On, Through January 3 11/20/20
What Was the Best Game This Year? The Game Awards 2020 Nominees Are Out 11/20/20
Gov. Hogan: Indoor Bars, Restaurants Reduced to 50% Capacity Again 11/11/20
What Was Inside the 105-Year-Old Time Capsule From Arlington National Cemetery? 11/11/20
Psychologist: People Who Decorate for Christmas Earlier Are Happier 11/11/20
What to Do If Your College Student Gets COVID-19 11/11/20
Thomas Jefferson Portrait Recreated With His Sixth Great-Grandson 11/6/20
Idaho Man Banned From Yellowstone for Cooking Chickens in Hot Spring 11/5/20
VIDEO: Humpback Whale Almost Swallows Two Kayakers 11/4/20
Remains of Vietnam War Hero Relocated to Arlington National Cemetery 11/4/20
Netflix Raises Its Monthly Prices 10/30/20
Virginia Fairies Exchange Mail With Human Pen Pals From Under a Tree 10/30/20
Virginia Police: Baby Sleeping Next to Parents Killed by Family's German Shepherd 10/28/20
Children As Young As 11 Could Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent Under New DC Law 10/28/20
DC and Baltimore Are Different Colors From Space 10/27/20
4-Acre Spiderweb Housed 107 Million Spiders in Maryland 10/23/20
'Guy in a Jetpack' Spotted Flying Near LAX (Again) 10/23/20
'Among Us' Gaming Stream Played By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Watched By 435,000 10/23/20
Brave Librarian Confirms Books Were Bound in Human Skin 10/22/20
'Animaniacs' and 'Pinky and the Brain' Return With New Seasons 10/22/20
12-Foot-Tall Halloween Skeleton Becomes Sensational Best-Seller 10/22/20
Profanity Filter Censors the Word 'Bone' at Paleontology Conference 10/21/20
Under COVID-19, Baltimore Museum of Art Selling a Warhol Painting and More 10/21/20
'80s Kids, Rejoice! Nintendo Releases The Game & Watch Handheld 10/16/20
Take a Virtual Tour of the White House With Google Arts and Culture 10/13/20
This Second-Hand Nintendo DS Came With a Heartfelt Note 10/12/20
CNN Reporter Ambushed by Brazen White House Raccoon 10/9/20
Egyptian Coffin Opened for the First Time in 2,600 Years 10/9/20
Frederick County Woman Survives Bear Mauling 10/6/20
Don't Hand Your Ballot to Strangers Going Door-to-Door Collecting Them 10/5/20
'Minecraft' Crosses Over Into 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' 10/1/20
Washington Monument Reopens on October 1 10/1/20
The Edgar Allan Poe Festival Streams October 3–4—And It's Free! 10/1/20
CDC Recommends Hosting a Virtual Thanksgiving Rather Than Traveling 9/30/20
The Next 'Elder Scrolls,' 'Doom,' and 'Fallout' Games Might Be Xbox Exclusives 9/25/20
NASA to Land First Woman, Next Man on the Moon in 2024 9/24/20
CDC: Trick-or-Treating Is Discouraged This Halloween, But Here's How You Can Safely Celebrate 9/23/20
Downtown 'Streatery' Coming This Week to DC 9/22/20
Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Pricing for November Launch 9/18/20
Maryland Plans to Add LGBT Content to Public Schools' History Curriculum 9/14/20
Historical Treasures Unearthed by Maryland 'Crick Diggers' 9/11/20
'Adoraboos' Is a Gaming App to Boost At-Home Learning 9/11/20
Looking for Evening Fun? Check Out the Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure Park at Virginia Beach 9/9/20
The Legendary Gaming Grandma With More Than 900,000 Kids 9/4/20
Construction Planned for an 'International Space Station of the Sea' 8/28/20
'Fortnite' Season in Turmoil Over Apple vs Epic Fight 8/28/20
'Fall Guys': The Video Game of the Summer Was Made for This Moment 8/21/20
CDC Survey Results Suggest That 1 in 4 Young Adults Have Contemplated Suicide During Pandemic 8/19/20
Tokyo Introduces Transparent Bathrooms to Ease Anxiety 8/19/20
Residents in Southeast DC Complain That No Mail's Been Delivered for 2 Weeks 8/17/20
Amazon's Prime Gaming: Bonus Video Game Features Bundled With Your Prime Subscription 8/14/20
'Zombie Cicadas' Return to West Virginia, Controlled by Parasitic Fungus 8/6/20
Salmonella Outbreak in 48 States Linked to Backyard Poultry 7/31/20
100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Knighted by the Queen After COVID Fundraiser 7/24/20
ICYMI: Watch Henry Cavill Build a Gaming PC 7/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Vintage 'Super Mario Bros.' Sells for $114,000 7/17/20
Maryland Parent-Teacher Association and Teachers' Unions Call for Online Learning This Fall 7/15/20
Newly-Rediscovered Civil War Map Reveals Thousands of Graves at Antietam 7/14/20
Heinz Releases Ice Cream in Ketchup and Mayo Flavors—and More 7/10/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Will Next-Gen Games Cost $70 Each? 7/10/20
Viral Video of Baby Getting Tossed Into a Pool Explained by Mom and Instructor 7/6/20
FIFA World Cup in DC a Possibility in 2026 7/1/20
Microsoft Shuts Down Live-Streaming Service 'Mixer' 6/26/20
Silver Line Metro and 6 Stations Scheduled to Reopen August 16 6/25/20
Pokémon Makes Brushing Teeth an Adventure – Plus, a New 'Pokémon Snap' Game and More! 6/19/20
Car Shopping? Bankrupt Hertz Is Selling Thousands of Used Cars at Bargain Prices 6/16/20
Over a Thousand PC Games Available on Itch.io for Only $5! 6/12/20
What's the Most Charming Small Town in Each State? 6/11/20
The First American Woman to Walk in Space Is Now First Woman to Dive to the Deepest Point on Earth 6/10/20
Virginia Zoo Wants Your Help Naming Its Baby Giraffe 6/1/20
DC to Lift Stay-at-Home Order on Friday 5/27/20
COVID Has Trapped This Bolivian Orchestra in a German Castle for Nearly 3 Months 5/27/20
Gov. Hogan Announces COVID-19 Self-Testing Sites at Maryland Walmart Stores 5/22/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Amazon Wants to Break Into the Industry With 'Crucible' 5/22/20
Melonheads Steal From Virginia Convenience Store, Police Ask for Help 5/19/20
Ken Osmond, Who Played Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' Dead at 76 5/18/20
Gaming Checkpoint: PlayStation 5 Graphics Astound in 'Unreal' Tech Demo 5/15/20
Grocery Prices Suffer Highest Spike in 46 Years 5/14/20
Astronomers Used 'Lucky Imaging' to Shed Some New Light on Jupiter—Literally 5/13/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Game Devs Crack Down on Surge of Cheating 5/8/20
Here's How to Spot the Starlink Satellite Cluster in the Sky This Month 5/6/20
Fifth 'Twilight' Book Set to Release August 4 5/5/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka Set for Mario Tennis Celebrity Showdown 5/1/20
Mile-Long Asteroid Will Pass Near the Earth—In a Face Mask 4/28/20
Baltimore County Offers Free Wi-Fi in Library Parking Lots 4/28/20
Virginia Drive-In Theater Re-Opens on May 1 4/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Huge Free Update Releases for 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' 4/24/20
Humans Will Launch Into Space From US Soil for the First Time in a Decade 4/20/20
Stimulus Money Is Being Sent to Dead People 4/20/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 4 Great Games for Your Phone 4/17/20
Poem Composed of Quarantine Emails Goes Viral 4/15/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Google Makes Cloud-Gaming Stadia Free for Quarantine 4/10/20
Black Americans Especially at Risk for Coronavirus, Early Data Suggests 4/9/20
Join an Interfaith 'Good Friday' Fast on Social Media—for Pandemic Relief 4/9/20
Google Releases User Location Data to Track Movement During Lockdown 4/7/20
Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for Coronavirus 4/6/20
Gaming Checkpoint: How to Get Into Gaming 4/3/20
Limited Time Offer: $1,071 Worth of Games and E-Books for $30 in the Humble 'Conquer COVID-19' Bundle 4/2/20
OurStreets App Helps DC Shoppers Find the Supplies and Groceries They Need 4/1/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Digital Board Games to Keep Up 'Board Game Night' 3/27/20
New 'Prime Video Cinema' Lets You Watch In-Theater Movies From Home 3/25/20
DC to Close Non-Essential Businesses 3/24/20
American Pops Orchestra Presents Virtual Music Performances Online (and Yoga!) 3/24/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 'Death Stranding' Is More Relevant Than Ever 3/20/20
Here's an Adorable Cat Video Compilation to Help You Make Through the Quarantine 3/20/20
How to Tell the Difference: Cold vs. Flu vs. Coronavirus Symptoms 3/14/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 'March Madness' for Games Releases 3/13/20
Over Half of Coronavirus Patients Have Already Fully Recovered, According to John Hopkins 3/11/20
Coronavirus Killed Off Surfaces With These Household Cleaners, EPA Affirms 3/9/20
Gaming Checkpoint: This 'Ultimate Gaming Bed' Is What Dreams Are Made Of 3/6/20
Company Seeks Someone to Watch 15 Hours of 'The Office' for $1,000 3/5/20
Robocalls Are a Real Plague —So What Can Be Done About Them? 3/2/20
Gaming Checkpoint: 5 Chill Games to Relax and Farm With 2/28/20
There's a February 29th This Year—So Why Do We Have Leap Years Anyway? 2/27/20
Are the Foo Fighters Planning to Throw a 'DC Jam' Festival This Year? 2/25/20
In Memoriam: Larry Tesler, Creator of Copy & Paste Functions 2/21/20
SpaceX Plans to Launch Rich People Into Space 2/21/20
6 More Smithsonian Art and Museum Events to Catch in 2020 2/21/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Coronavirus Slows the Video Game Industry 2/21/20
Squabbling Mice Win Wildlife Photo of the Year 2/17/20
6 Smithsonian Art and Museum Events to Catch in 2020 2/14/20
Scientific Mystery: Cosmic Signals Are Flashing the Earth in a Repeating 16-Day Pattern 2/14/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Best & Worst Video Game Movie Adaptations 2/14/20
Dulles Airport Will Have a Pop-Up Nintendo Switch Lounge 2/13/20
Gaming Checkpoint: Preview for Next Week in Video Games (February 9-15) 2/7/20
New Telescope Gives First Ultra-Close-Up of the Sun's Surface 2/6/20
How Long Does a Swallowed LEGO Stay in the Body? 2/6/20
Punxsutawney Phil Should Be Replaced With an AI Groundhog, PETA Suggests 1/31/20
Virginia Delegate Immune From Arrest in DUI Stop 1/29/20
Uber's Self-Driving Cars Coming to DC 1/29/20
"Eeuuughhh"—Listen to the Voice of a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy 1/28/20
Office Workers Swear 55 Times a Week on Average, Study Finds 1/24/20
Report: Maryland and Virginia Among the Most Stressed States 1/22/20
Stargazing Events to Catch in 2020 1/21/20
DC's First Flu Death Reported at Children's Hospital 1/18/20
Over 100,000 Artworks Added to Public Domain by Paris Museums 1/16/20