Posts Tagged ‘black cat’

Chatter: The Big Uneasy

What you said about what we said last week
Before H Street NE’s TruOrleans was shuttered this month for unpaid taxes, it built a rap sheet that included persistent neighbor complaints, lawsuits, citations by alcohol regulators, and one extended melee involving margaritas and an actual food fight. Jessica Sidman ran through the Cajun/Creole restaurant’s many woes in [...]

The Needle: Frager’s Aftermath

Hill Drag: Lots of negative points for last night's fire that destroyed Frager's, the beloved Capitol Hill hardware store. The scene at the shop this morning had notes of both desperation and hope, and now, several restaurants in the neighborhood have offered jobs to Frager's employees (though one wonders if their generosity is at least partially enabled by [...]

The Needle: Gentrification Stations of the Cross

Penance: The stations of the cross, D.C. style. +1
Racist Unhappy With Washington City Paper: Mark Judge—yes, the very same—lays the feet of a media blackout on alleged murderer Kermit Gosnell squarely on this humble rag:
The City Paper, a hipster weekly, is a minor league journalism team that feeds a lot of writers to the [...]

Photos: The Make Up

Black Cat, Sept. 20th.   © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: D.C. Council At-Large Debate

1800 block 14th St. NW. March 20. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Chain & the Gang

From Arts Desk: An Uptick of Support, a Downturn in Health for Black Cat Bill

Ryan Little has been keeping up with Willy Turner—a.k.a. "Black Cat Bill"—and has some discouraging news to report on the health of the 14th Street NW fixture:
Last Friday, Turner was moved from Deanwood Rehabilitation and Wellness Center to critical care at Prince George's Hospital Center. Hospital staff couldn't share any details about Turner's illness due [...]

Photo: Rope

Black Cat, 6/18. ©2011 Michael W. Hicks

Photos: DC Record Fair

Photos: DC Record Fair

Copy-Editing Corner: Are Bands “It”s or “They”s?

My blog item yesterday about media organizations axing copy editors and receptionists set off a firestorm of comments about whether musical groups should be referred to as singular or plural entities. OK, actually it was two people. OK, both people commented on my Facebook page, not here. But this does not mean I can't get [...]