Posts Tagged ‘9/11’

Chuck Brown: A Family Affair

On Aug. 31, 2001, Chuck Brown played one of his annual birthday concerts at the 9:30 Club. It was a kind of go-go carnival; E.U., Backyard Band, and 911 opened for the Godfather. (The whole thing would later be released as a double album and DVD.) My uncle had done some legal work for Brown, so [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, edited by Alia Malek.
There was an earthquake 'round these parts on Monday and it was no f*cking picnic, let me tell you. I was in the middle of downtown D.C. when it struck and I know I [...]

The Devil in Kalorama, Part II

When I read Nevin Martell’s recent article on District-based photographer John Gossage’s documentation of Kalorama’s oddly creepy streets during the paranoid years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it instantly dredged up my own memories of carefully observing the well-heeled neighborhood during the most depressing days of sectarian warfare in Iraq.
What makes the streets [...]