Posts Tagged ‘Washingtonian’

Ex-WCP Editor Michael Schaffer to Lead Washingtonian

Former Washington City Paper editor Michael Schaffer was named the top editor at Washingtonian magazine today, replacing current editor Garrett Graff, who announced in April he would be stepping down after five years at the helm of the monthly publication.
Schaffer, a D.C. native, edited City Paper from 2010 to 2012 before he decamped for The New Republic, where he served as the national magazine's editorial director (and where [...]

Garrett Graff Is Leaving Washingtonian

Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff, who took over in 2009, will leave the magazine in June, publisher Cathy Merrill Williams announced today.
Hired at only 28 to replace his 75-year-old predecessor, Jack Limpert, who'd run the place for decades, Graff presided over a reinvention of the monthly magazine's front-of-the-book section, which he'd edited before taking over. Washingtonian won a Livingston Award for [...]

Dudes to Help Dudes Get Perfect Skin

Men of Washington who want to glisten, here's some good news. With the opening of W Men, D.C. is getting a dermatologist that's just for guys.
Washingtonian bills K Street's W Men as "the world’s first clinical practice dedicated to men’s dermatology and advanced cosmetic treatments." But will this dermatologist be like all the old-fashioned girly [...]

The Needle: After the Storm

Adios, Sandy: This second Hurricane Sandy day-off was nice, wasn't it? Even if you had to work, there was a relaxed, Sunday-after-a-sleepover feeling. +3
The Candy Constituency: What is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton giving trick-or-treaters tomorrow? She won't tell the Post, but insists, “I’m giving away what kids want—candy.” +1

Picnic, Washingtonian Style

Washingtonian's service parade continues with its August issue's cover feature, "Great Day Trips." The cover has a young couple enjoying a late summer picnic—he's got some madras, she's got a wicker basket, and it's all at Antietam, the bloodiest stretch of soil in American history.
What could be better than picnicking on land that is littered with [...]

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 [...]

D.C.’s Papal Picketer Has No Plans to Stop

Washingtonian has a detailed profile of John Wojnowski, who may be better known as the guy who holds signs outside Massachussetts Avenue's Vatican embassy, or Apostolic Nunciature, denouncing the Catholic Church. Wojnowski, who says he was molested by a priest in Italy in his youth, has been protesting the nunciature since 1997.
While Wojnowski doesn't show [...]

Taxation Without “Best Doctors”?

Last weekend, with another D.C. statehood protest underway outside the White House, Washingtonian editor Garrett M. Graff tweeted out some thoughts: “Congress might be more willing to give DC more rights if DC elected people who seemed more worthy of power.”
For a veteran of Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, never mind the editor of a District-based [...]

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 [...]

Fenty Opens Up to Washingtonian

This month's Washingtonian contains a lengthy story on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty penned by longtime city reporter Harry Jaffe. It's titled "His Own Worst Enemy?" and looks at the ways that Fenty is standing in the way of a Fenty re-election.
It's also notable for containing a rare-one-on-one Fenty interview, where Hizzoner, more or less, directly [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Somebody Once Wrote a Nice Dan Snyder Story? Does It Hold Up? No?

Today's the last day to enter Dan Snyder's Cheerleader Pride Giveaway Contest! Tomorrow, folks at Snyder's sportstalker, WTEM, will hold the drawing to find out the five 25-to-54-year-old males who've won the right to have Redskins cheerleaders — armed with sponges and buckets and zero self-esteem — come over and scrub down their cars.
Come on, [...]

Michelle Rhee: Not the Real Braveheart

Haven't had enough fun at the expense of Chancellor Michelle Rhee's "Braveheart" Education Next story? Head over to D.C. Wire, where Bill Turque makes a medieval jab at the profile and its over-the-top lead image:
"The accompanying story by June Kronholz is, as the picture suggests, almost uniformly admiring. Although it doesn't address what happened to [...]

Mr. Mayor: Why Did You Flip-Flop on FEMS?

My apologies to anyone who's been trying to get a hold of me for the past hour. I've been too busy giving pageviews to the Washingtonian. For good reason, too. The mag's February issue has a 14-Web-page expose on the city's Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) department.
The investigative piece, which puts to shame [...]

Video: The New Look of Fuego/Frio

Fuego/Frio is back from vacation with a new punch, some added zip and—just for good measure—a fresh touch of oomph.
Watch in awe as Erik assails the Washingtonian for hamhandedness, the Washington Hispanic for gun-nescience and the Washington Examiner for treading on well-trodden ground.

El Pregonero, meanwhile, gets some love for a paradigm-shifting day-laborer piece.
Plus: props to [...]