Jumpy Junior High: A New Hampshire eighth-grade class’ trip to D.C. has been cancelled over terrorism concerns after the Boston Marathon bombings, even though D.C. is not Boston. While it’s tempting to be pleased with Washington’s returned edginess, this means at least one grade of eighth-graders is missing out on a seminal adolescent experience: seeing the monuments, sneaking out of hotel rooms, interminable waits on tour buses. -2

Hindsight: The regrets of a 20-something woman living in D.C., including going to Crystal City and existing in Northwest. -1

¡Pobrecito!: The mystery of just how closely celebrity cheftestant Mike Isabella is involved with his Mexican restaurant Bandolero deepens. -1

Real Housewives of Benning Road: I don’t know what to make of this. -1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 73 Today’s score: -5 Today’s Needle rating: 68