Author Archive for Simon van Zuylen-Wood

“It’s a Super Fun Day to Be LivingSocial!”

The mass layoffs at LivingSocial reportedly set to occur tomorrow have already begun.
According to one D.C.-based LivingSocial employee, at least 25 people were let go today, not including a company president who "stepped down." Three of the departing employees are based here in the District, where the company maintains a large presence and organizes a "Culture Team" [...]

Photos: At the White House

As you approach the White House from the west, you'll see hundreds of George Washington University students, jubilant, heading back toward campus. What awaits you in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW are thousands more, many of them first-time voters, screaming for their man.
Revelers have climbed no fewer than seven trees lining the White House's [...]

Partying, Libertarian Style

I’m sitting in Libertarian Party headquarters, surrounded by empty Bertucci’s boxes, sandwiched between a guy wearing a Washington Nationals jersey that reads “Blood Donor” on the back and a former party director methodically eating potato chips. “Hey,” says one woman to a guy checking his iPhone. “Checking ballot access news?” “Nah,” he says. “I’m trying [...]

Livin’ La Vida LoCo

Commuters and jet-setters rejoice! Thanks to a last-minute change of heart, Metro’s Silver Line extension will run to Dulles International Airport and beyond, into deeply divided Loudoun County.
Around 10:30 a.m., Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors voted 5-4 to approve Phase 2 of the project, which will cost it $270 million to build, plus $15-20 million in [...]