Posts Tagged ‘Busboys & Poets’

The Needle: Rat Trap

Rat Marathon: Ward 1 is holding a four-hour rat summit this weekend. This seems like an excessive amount of time, but hey, whatever it takes to solve the problem! +2
Hipster Haven: This man advertises an unfinished basement apartment in Northeast on Craigslist as a "hipster haven." Why? Unclear. -1

The Needle: The Bike Path Not Taken

Busboys & Politics: The founder of Busboys & Poets may be considering a mayoral run. If he wins, this can only mean free and great catering at all bureaucratic events. +4
Bounty-ful Arrests: It turns out the mass arrests in the District in 2002 at protests against the IMF and World Bank have cost the city $2.6 million [...]

Are U Street NW Restaurants “Swagger-Jacking?” Maybe, but Our Conversation Needs to Go Deeper

Are establishments like The Brixton and Busboys & Poets guilty of "swagger-jacking?" That's what Stephen A. Crockett Jr. accuses them of today on The Root D.C.—and along the way connects their allegedly pilfered vibes to broader changes in the District:
It’s an inappropriate tradition of sorts that has rent increasing, black folks moving further out — sometimes [...]

The Needle: Listening Better Edition

I'll Change, I Promise: Mayor Adrian Fenty finally gets around to admitting that the main obstacle holding him back in his bid for re-election is... Mayor Adrian Fenty. In a debate televised on NewsChannel 8 TBD TV, the incumbent promised to "change some things" and "listen better" if voters opt to give him a second [...]

Howard Zinn @ Busboys & Poets: ‘Democracy doesn’t come from the top, it comes from the bottom’

A People's History of the United States author Howard Zinn appeared at Busboys & Poets Monday night to promote and and search for investors for his film The People Speak. Zinn's appearance proved so popular that the progressive hot spot on 14th Street filled up 1 hour and 15 minutes before Zinn took the stage [...]

Local Blogger Posts Thanks to Shoe-Thrower

Outside of the Busboys and Poets coffeeshop at 14th and V Streets NW, there's a large plexiglas box filled with shoes. It's called "The Empty Shoes of War," and each pair of shoes symbolizes an Iraqi civilian killed in the war. As a volunteer for Code Pink, local blogger and activist Nikolas Schiller had helped [...]

Party Time, Excellent

Busboys & Poets at 14th & V Sts. NW is at capacity and ready to party, just in time for the first polls closing. There's a line snaking down the block to get a table. My view was from the outside in:

Tonight at 6 p.m., Busboys & Poets hosts a reading and discussion of Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, a collection of interviews with the people who make up the latest wave of immigrants to the United States. Justin Moyer recently reviewed the book for City Paper.