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The Good Silver Opens in Columbia Heights With Shrub Cocktails And Monty Python Jokes

Published May 11, 2017 The Good Silver, the name for the new tavern replacing Kangaroo Boxing Club, started out as a joke. Owners Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, Adam Fry, who also run Ivy and Coney, and their new partner Carrie Dzwil were having trouble coming up with what to call the Columbia Heights spot, so they started riffing. “Chris and I were … Continue reading

Some LGBTQ Activists Are Upset That Miley Cyrus Will Headline DC’s Pride Festival
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Some LGBTQ Activists Are Upset That Miley Cyrus Will Headline DC’s Pride Festival

Published May 10, 2017 Not everyone in the LGBTQ community is thrilled that Miley Cyrus will headline DC’s Pride festival concert in June. Cyrus’s quotes about hip-hop in a recent Billboard magazine interview have refreshed long-simmering criticisms of the singer, and two activist groups contacted by Washingtonian had harsh words about the booking. In the Billboard interview, Cyrus discussed her musical evolution away from hip-hop and … Continue reading

American University Kicks Reporters Off Campus
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American University Kicks Reporters Off Campus

Published May 3, 2017 American University kicked several reporters off its campus Tuesday while they covered a protest there. University officials asked Steve Burns from WMAL radio and Tom Fitzgerald from Fox 5 to leave. Brakkton Booker, a reporter for WAMU, was asked to leave as well.  WAMU is a public radio station owned by American University. WAMU editorial … Continue reading

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The Washington Post’s New Podcast Is a Look at Being Mixed Race in America

Published May 2, 2017 Conversations about race are often framed as a conflict between distinct groups. But what about people who don’t fit neatly into such categories?  “I think it’s a really regressive, and a really reductive, way to think about race,” says Washington Post social media editor Alex Laughlin. Laughlin’s the creator of “Other: Mixed Race in America,” … Continue reading

Photos: Signs and Protesters at Climate March
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Photos: Signs and Protesters at Climate March

Published May 1, 2017 Around 200,ooo people hailing from all over the US marched down Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday to demand action on climate change and to push for environmental protections. Fittingly, the temperature climbed to 91 degrees by mid-afternoon, tying a Washington heat record for April 29 set in 1974. “I just had a child and I’m marching … Continue reading

Marijuana Giveaway Near US Capitol Somehow Goes Awry
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Marijuana Giveaway Near US Capitol Somehow Goes Awry

Published April 20, 2017 Nine cannabis activists were arrested while giving out joints on Capitol Hill Thursday. Nikolas Schiller, co-founder of marijuana advocacy group DCMJ, says he believes his group was in compliance with District laws. Approximately 1,000 of the joints the group hoped to hand out to members of Congress, their staffs, and journalists were taken by US … Continue reading

WJLA Never Aired Its Controversial Story About the Man Dragged Off United Flight
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WJLA Never Aired Its Controversial Story About the Man Dragged Off United Flight

Published April 12, 2017 WJLA did not air a story that dug into the legal background of David Dao, the Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight Monday. On Tuesday WJLA reporter Lisa Fletcher tweeted a photo of her desk with the caption: “My desk is covered w court & legal docs re troubled past of the doctor pulled off United. … Continue reading