Posts Tagged ‘Politics and Prose’

Should Politics & Prose’s Neighborhood Be Called “SoChe,” “NeConn,” or “Literary Alley?”

Attempts to change neighborhood names have become annoyingly common in D.C. The GaP, SoMo, SoNYA: all terrible. If some business owners have their way, a stretch of Connecticut Avenue NW may be getting its own new, unofficial name—and hopefully one that's significantly less awful than its brethren in rebranding.
Ask any loyal customer of Politics & Prose what neighborhood [...]

Carla Cohen RIP

Carla Cohen, 74, the co-owner of local bookselling institution Politics and Prose, died this morning after a long battle with cancer.
Cohen had been ailing for months, so her death was not unexpected: A lengthy obit appeared on the bookstore's home page within hours of her 8 a.m. death. A report in the Washington Post soon [...]

District Fails On Jobs, Living Wage: Loose Lips Daily

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Tonight: Dead Aid at Politics and Prose

To hear Bono tell it, there's no better way to fill Africa's distended bellies than to funnel billions of dollars into the pockets of corrupt bureaucrats. Dambisa Moyo, "a Zambian who built her econ chops researching African development at Goldman Sachs and the World Bank," begs to differ. The Washington Independent's Aaron Wiener previewed Moyo's [...]