Posts Tagged ‘harry jaffe’

District Line Daily: Dream On

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This month marks the 20th anniversary of D.C.'s most enduring book about itself, Dream City. Our [...]

The Needle: Rock The Vote

Say What?: Washingtonian's Harry Jaffe says if D.C. political operative and boxing promoter Rock Newman is Andy Shallal's mayoral campaign's manager, Shallal stands a chance at a strong performance in the race. Shallal said he would only run if Mayor Vince Gray decides not to run for a second term. +1
Courtship Etiquette: A woman writes to [...]

District Line Daily: Beating on Metropolitan Branch Trail

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A cyclist was beaten on the Metropolitan Branch Trail yesterday afternoon, but it's not clear why [...]

District Line Daily: Crack Cocaine and Coconut Vodka in Pedestrian Death

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A 49-year-old woman is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to inadvertently killing a [...]

The Needle: Cabs for Voting Rights

Vote With Your Wheels: As if the decision to choose a D.C. cab color wasn't hard enough, now voting rights lobbying group D.C. Vote wants the District's uniform scheme to include a voting rights slogan. -2
Ch-Ch-Changes: The Washington Post has named its first reader representative, and Post-watcher Harry Jaffe isn't happy. -1

District Line Daily: Couch Burning

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Welcome back to District Line Daily!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Did you set fire to your couch after [...]

District Line Daily: Train in Vain

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How's this for a Metro trip: Maryland riders on the Green Line Monday found themselves dropped [...]

Did Harry Jaffe Ghostwrite Michelle Rhee’s Book?

Radical, the memoir by former D.C. Public Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, doesn't come out until February, but it's already received its first negative review. My colleague Alan Suderman, working from an advanced copy, slammed the book for everything from Rhee's lack of self-reflection to her cartoonish description of Marion Barry.
Rhee might not be the only [...]

District Line Daily: Big Changes for Union Station

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Happy hump day, Washingtonians. Let's get to the news:
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Amtrak wants to spend [...]

Washingtonian Readers Are Rich, But Not That Rich

Washingtonian owner Cathy Merrill Williams threw her voice into the Internet's current work-life balance debate recently with an interview with the Daily Download. In the video, she says that Washingtonian's average reader makes a whopping $1.8 million a year, a claim picked up by FishbowlDC.
That struck me as remarkably high, even in a metro area [...]

Examiner, Disowned?

Over the years, we've had as much fun as any other readers when it comes to tweaking the Washington Examiner. But, really, in hyping non-existent Big Brother schemes or publishing comically slanted screeds against bike lanes that just happened to inconvenience parking spaces near the paper's office, our local right-wing tabloid was only doing its [...]

A Bookseller’s Dream

Last week, a capacity crowd gathered to hear Tom Sherwood and Harry S. Jaffe discuss Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C. The size of the audience at the Waltha T. Daniel/Shaw public library was a testament to the landmark status of the 1994 chronicle of Marion Barry’s rise and (apparent) fall. [...]

Jaffe Wants ‘A Strong Man In Charge’ of D.C.

I'm late on this, mostly because I don't read Harry Jaffe very often (though I may start if this is an indicator of the type of work he's producing), but tell me I'm wrong in my reading of his silly argument to re-elect former mayor Marion Barry:
I'm not even sure Uncle Vince wanted to be mayor. [...]

Today in D.C. History: Marion Barry, the Super Bowl, and the ‘Blizzard of Indifference’

On Jan. 25, 1987, then-Mayor Marion Barry was relaxing in Southern California as the nation's capital was being pounded by a blizzard.
Snow began falling on Jan. 22, one day after Barry left on a trip to California to watch Super Bowl XXI (Broncos vs. Giants—New York won, 39-20). Barry had been in a semi-permanent celebratory [...]

The Forgotten Discovery of Ingmar Guandique’s Name

As the trial of Ingmar Guandique for the 2001 death of Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy continues this week, the name of former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit of California still looms in connection to Levy's high-profile disappearance, which dominated national media in the spring and summer of 2001.
According to The Associated Press, a [...]

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