Posts Tagged ‘Dream City’

Finally, Another Way to Read Dream City

Since it came out in 1994, Dream City has been the go-to book to learn about Marion Barry's mayoral administration and the District's tragicomic post-Home Rule politics. Since the book has been out of print, though, would-be Wilson Building scholars faced the choice of forking over $100 for a copy online or entering the months-long wait for a copy [...]

Marion Barry’s Selective Memory

LL was mercifully spared having to watch most of the super-lengthy D.C. Council hearing Thursday on the city's proposal to close 20 schools. But LL did see former Mayor-for-Life and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry reminded Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson that Ward 8 has some pretty lousy-performing schools, and he'd like to see some improvements, [...]