Posts Tagged ‘Harry Jaffe’

Here’s Who Marion Barry Disses in Mayor for Life

Marion Barry's new autobiography isn't just about the effect of illicit drugs on the four-term mayor's nether-regions. It's also an occasion for some score-settling. Below, some of the most prominent targets of Barry's slams in Mayor for Life.
Chris Rock
"Chris Rock was among the worst comedians," Barry writes of the late-night lampooning that followed his arrest for smoking crack [...]

Marion Barry: Reporters, Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee Are Exploiting Me

While Marion Barry's would-be successors in Ward 8 fight over who will succeed him, Barry is working on his legacy. Barry took to the radio waves this afternoon to denounce the unflattering Barry-era book Dream City and the HBO movie associated with it—and, along the way, promote his own autobiography.
"Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe are trying to exploit me, and I’m tired of [...]

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, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: The Greatest Story Ever Told Edition

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Chavous The Younger Nabs Endorsement

Should City Recoup Double Dipping?

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Loose Lips Daily: Live To Die Another Day Edition

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Fenty: I'm (Still) Done

Clarification: Ron Moten Not Actually Physically Aroused While Helping Others

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Live To Die Another Day: Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has [...]

Loose Lips Daily: All Ethics All the Time Edition

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OCF: Maybe the Feds Should Look at Brown
Lawsuit Says Chief 'Purged' MPD of Black Officers

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Loose Lips Daily: You’ve Got Mail, No I Don’t Edition

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Good morning Washington. Same drill today as has been the case all this week. Your normal LL, Alan Suderman, is on vacation. And wouldn’t you think he’d relish [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Hold the Funeral Edition

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Gray Skips Cop's Funeral for Lunche With Kwame
Another Fenty campaign worker; another city job

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Loose Lips Daily: Obama Said What? Edition

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The Food Truck Wars
The Feds and Our Parks

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