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Editor of @washingtonian. Formerly: @tnr, @wcp. I enjoy steak salad.

Talking author events with Free Library's Andy Kahan

inquirer.com — The author events series at the Free Library of Philadelphia can boast impressive numbers - more than 130 events a year, nearly half a million podcasts downloaded, and more than 30,000 book-lovers in attendance. Andy Kahan, 51, director of the series, reflects on the series and its future.

Books: Big names and big books, in fiction and non-

inquirer.com — Fiction lovers are about to ride a delicious wave of fine reading this fall. Some big names are releasing big new books, exquisitely written, with deep, endlessly engrossing tales and characters.

Four Washington Journalists Remember 9/11

jacklimpert.com — By Ron Cohen I was national editor for Gannett News Service. I got off the Metro at DC's Metro Center, up the elevator just in time to see and hear dozens of emergency vehicles screaming south on 13th Street. It took me 15 minutes to make it to the office in the old Greyhound terminal ...

Happy Anniversary, Crack!: Thirteen pieces of the rock

washingtoncitypaper.com — Since then, nearly every aspect of life in Washington has been rocked by the tiny rock. If crack revolutionized D.C.'s robbers, it also transformed its cops. The drug shaped D.C.'s public image, manipulated its health-care economy, dominated its politics, and influenced its residential patterns. It gave us a whole new language.

Sequester no factor for local public safety

dailyiowegian.com — CENTERVILLE - The federal government's budget sequester cuts of $85 billion this year and $1.2 trillion over 10 years will not mean much, locally. Perhaps? Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry and Centerville Fire Chief Mike Bogle said they don't for see any issues with their departments.

Ezra Klein Leaves Washington Post: Five Possible Interpretations

newrepublic.com — The news that Ezra Klein was taking key members of his Wonkblog team and marching them out of the Washington Post's soon-to-be-vacated headquarters on 15 th Street was not quite unexpected.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" promotes bullying, exclusion

newrepublic.com — There are plenty of reasons, at this time of year, to hate a Christmas song: You can hate an annoying chorus, despise a celebrity crooner, or just resent the way a tune sticks in your head hours after you heard it at Nordstrom Rack.

Thanksgiving is America's Greatest Holiday

newrepublic.com — America is a land of holiday obsessives. Every neighborhood has its spooktactular Halloween house, its front lawn occupied by ersatz headstones, its roof adorned with an animatronic black cat. Every office has its insufferably chipper Saint Patrick's Day watchdog, relentlessly policing those who would dare forget to show up in green.

Rules for Cell phones on Airplanes should include no griping

newrepublic.com — My very smart colleague Nora Caplan-Bricker has a post up this morning bemoaning the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that it is considering allowing passengers to use cell phones aboard airliners. Caplan-Bricker notes, accurately, that a long-distance flight is one of the few places left in American life where you can read undistracted.

'Yellow Birds,' on Iraq war, is Phila.'s 'One Book'

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Oct 22, 2014

Has anyone ID'd the "nothing clanks when he walks" journo who Bradlee declined to hire? I'd like to see that person quoted today.

Oct 21, 2014

I quoted Bradlee--re willingness to give my left one to get a certain job--in applying for my current gig. It worked. washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalc…

Oct 21, 2014

RIP RT @washingtonian: Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dead at 93. Read Rudy Maxa’s 1987 profile: washingtonian.com/articles/featu…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @brfreed: .@MarisaKashino on the Ebola crisis reaching its “law firm cashes in on widespread panic” phase. washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalc…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jonathanchait: Read Benjamin Hart on how the internet created, and then destroyed, the term "mansplaining." salon.com/2014/10/20/rip…

Oct 18, 2014

"...The problem with my life as an anticorporate bohemian was that it was predicated on a consumer behavior." Oof. nytimes.com/2014/10/19/mag…

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