Posts Tagged ‘swagger-jacking’

Four Ways of the Condo

A booming D.C. means more condos, and more condos translate to ever more confounding luxury building names. These run the gamut from the meaninglessly pretentious (think one-syllable club-like monikers) to the dazzlingly tone-deaf (the swagger-jacking Langston Lofts). Whether you’re on the hunt for a swanky condo that screams elitism or one that succinctly conveys your [...]

Looking Like a Gentrifier Gets Man Driven Out of U Street

Most of the talk about being getting pushed out of the U Street area focuses on longtime residents who can no longer afford the area. But according to music writer John Murph, gentrifiers—or at least people who look like them—can be pushed out too.
Writing on the Root D.C. today, Murph says that he never thought [...]

Why the Swagger-Jacking Accuser Won’t Go to Busboys & Poets’ Swagger-Jacking Talk

Update appended
Busboys and Poets' discussion Sunday about whether bars and restaurants like it are co-opting U Street NW's black culture—the "swagger-jacking" coined in a Root DC article earlier this month—won't include the swagger-jacking inquisitor himself, Stephen A. Crockett.
"I have no interest in sitting in an establishment that sits underneath $500,000 loft apartments," says Crockett, who wrote [...]

District Line Daily: Designated Texter

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Apparently, the hot trend among teens is having a designated texter. On to the news:
LEADING [...]

Alleged Swagger-Jackers to Swagger-Jack Concept of Talking About Swagger-Jacking

Almost a month after Root DC contributor Stephen A. Crockett accused U Street area restaurants like Busboys & Poets of "swagger-jacking" black culture, the V Street NW restaurant is holding a panel on the concept of swagger-jacking this Sunday at 5 p.m.
U Street restaurants like Busboys & Poets and The Brixton are swagger-jacking, Crockett argued [...]

District Line Daily: Dupont Circle Shutdown

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Mondays can be rough, but today's was even rougher for commuters using the Dupont Circle [...]

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 [...]

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