Posts Tagged ‘Jason Cherkis’

Michael Schaffer is New Editor of Washington City Paper

Life is coming full circle for best-selling author Michael Schaffer. "The first story I wrote at Washington City Paper, I was living with my parents at the time," he says. "I think I'll be staying with them again during this transition, although I better ask them first."
The 36-year-old D.C. native and City Paper alum, currently living in Philadelphia, was [...]

Washington City Paper‘s 10 New Year’s Resolutions: Nos. 5 and 6

5. Attend couples' counseling with Peter Nickles. The attorney general, quite simply, does not like us very much. The District's top lawyer—the man who called Councilmember Mary Cheh an "angry woman"—seems kind of angry himself, if you ask us. He won't speak to certain members of our staff (i.e., Jason Cherkis), whom he recently dubbed, [...]

Editorial Bastards at Crafty Bastards

Have you ever wanted to punch any of us in the face? Tomorrow's your big chance! Here's the schedule for ed-staff appearances at the City Paper booth for tomorrow's crafty fair.

Our Morning Roundup: Shrimp and White Wine

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to a somewhat hungover Fringe Friday! Your intrepid blogger, after much good-natured cajoling, ended up at last night's Fringe kick-off in Chinatown. Boy oh boy, did I have fun! I met Wrath, Gluttony, and Greed from The Sin Show, and according to all the cards I found in [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Let The Michael Jackson Idolatry Begin

Good morning, City Desk readers. Did you miss me? Dave didn't–dude told me to "bring it hard" this week, and I will. I'll start by saying all this love for Michael Jackson seems pretty fucking bizarre. Last time this guy was in the limelight, 2/3 of the country was outraged that he got away with [...]

Roque Gerald Loves His Staff

Roque Gerald has served as the acting director of the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) for less than a year. In that short time, however, he has learned an important lesson about management. Say nice things about your underlings, that is.
In a youth conference today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Gerald [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Front Pooch Edition

Happy Wednesday, D.C.! You might remember City Paper's kind-of-a-big-deal Inauguration Photo Contest, whereby we elicited "dope" photographs from readers across the land. Two weeks later, we announced the winners. Recently, we even decided to send the winners their super-special swag, inspiring fourth-placer Aziz Y. to photograph his pooch in our delightful knit [...]

After Obama, the Long Road Home

Staffwriter and Obaman Jason Cherkis reports he's been walking for two hours and is not happy about his progress. He's at M and 19th Streets and trying to get home to Mount Pleasant. Cops and "army dudes" (going to go out on a limb here and say they were Army National Guard soldiers) are giving [...]

Frank Winstead, City Paper Reunited on Wikipedia!

Last week, Wikipedia rolled out its first-ever Frank Winstead spread, which includes a précis of the glorious "Connecticut Avenue ping pong battles of 2008."*
In profiling the former ANC Commissioner's one-man crusade against rapscallions, racket sports, and most known forms of fun, Wikipedia draws significantly on the intrepid reporting of Amanda Hess, whose "Frank Winstead Gone [...]

The Road to 1: Capitol Hill

Delaney Projections Done Right:

I thought of all my friends from one end of the country to the other and how they were really all in the same vast backyard doing something so frantic and rushing about.

—Jack Kerouac, On the Road