1. 14:12 20th Dec 2012

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    Hains Point, December 17. By Darrow Montgomery

    Hains Point, December 17. By Darrow Montgomery

     
  2. 13:12 12th Dec 2012

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    Rep. Jim Moran’s Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights

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    Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O’Keefe caught him on tapehalf-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud…while acting as the field director for his dad’s campaign. Now Moran’s taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to allegedly beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar.

    Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into the bar’s metal trash can cage.

    After the attack, police described Moran’s girlfriend as “bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.” One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

    Moran was arrested for felony domestic violence assault, but pleaded the charge down to simple assault today. He was sentenced to probation.

    In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as “good kids.”

    "I hope their privacy will be respected," the congressman said. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”

     
  3. 13:18 7th Dec 2012

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    16th Street NW, December 7 by Darrow Montgomery

    16th Street NW, December 7 by Darrow Montgomery

     
  4. 15:09 5th Dec 2012

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Bladensburg Road NE, December 2 By Darrow Montgomery

    Bladensburg Road NE, December 2 By Darrow Montgomery

     
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    House Fire “Not Frat,” Declares Georgetown Prep Grad

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    When University of South Carolina student and Georgetown Prep grad Alex Maroshek opened his door and found his duplex engulfed in flames on Monday, he had one thought: “This is just not frat at all.”

    Maroshek, who played on Prep’s cross country and swimming teams when he was in Washington, puts down the fire like he’s talking to a pledge who dropped his Solo cup. Local boy made good!

    —Will Sommer

     
  6. Kwame Brown’s Brother Charged With Bank Fraud

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    A criminal information was filed today against Che Brown, the brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown.

    Che Brown faced one count of bank fraud, for allegedly submitting false documents to GMAC Mortgage indicating that he had “$35,000 of income that he, in fact, never received,” the filing says.

    A criminal information almost always indicates that a plea deal has been reached. Brown’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Che Brown’s alleged crime is almost identical to the one that cost Kwame Brown his job on the council. Kwame Brown resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud this summer; he submitted false documents inflating his income on loan applications.

    But Kwame Brown also pleaded guilty this summer to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge that involved his brother. Kwame Brown admitted that he knew Che Brown would be making payments in excess of $50 cash, a violation of campaign law, to other individuals. No charges have been filed related to Che Brown’s conduct on his brother’s campaigns.

    Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, says he has no comment on any campaign finance-related issues.

    As it happens, Che Brown also pleaded guilty in the mid-1990s to bank fraud. That case involved Che Brown illegally obtaining $30,000 in order to purchase a Toyota Celica. 

    Alan Suderman

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  7. 13:38 19th Nov 2012

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    Turkey, Dupont Circle by Darrow Montgomery

    Turkey, Dupont Circle by Darrow Montgomery

     
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    At the E.D. Sedgwick show at La Casa in Mount Pleasant, an advanced lesson in merch-table arrangement.—Jonathan L. Fischer

    At the E.D. Sedgwick show at La Casa in Mount Pleasant, an advanced lesson in merch-table arrangement.—Jonathan L. Fischer

     
  9. 18:04 16th Nov 2012

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    Big Lucks Lit Mag: Bringing Weird Writers Together

    By Caroline Jones

    Of the hundreds of literary magazines published every year, the world seems to pay attention to a prestigious few. What if your work doesn’t fit the tone of The Paris Review or The New Yorker? Are you just supposed to give up? If you ask Mark Cugini, the answer to that question is a resounding no.

    When he found himself feeling frustrated by the static nature of D.C.’s literary scene, he decided to create his own publication. Big Lucks, co-founded by Cugini and his girlfriend Laura Spencer in 2009, has now produced four print issues, a website, and a monthly reading series that is bringing together literary fans of all kinds.

    Big Lucks wasn’t going to be anything major—-at first. Cugini moved to D.C. four years ago to attend the MFA program at American University, and started the journal as a hobby of sorts, a venue for more experimental writing that wasn’t so welcome in the realism-dominated environment at the college. Initially, the idea was to post work online and publish issues through an on-demand printer. It wasn’t until he attended the 2010 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference that the idea of opening Big Lucks to a wider audience became more tangible.

    Their coming out party of sorts was at a reading hosted by local lit mag Barrelhouse called “Barrelhouse Presents” at Wonderland Ballroom. Since then, they’ve grown into the role of Barrelhouse's adopted little brother. Soon, the Big Lucks team was receiving and accepting submissions from writers nationwide, and they realized that what was supposed to be a hobby was now something much grander.

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    (Source: washingtoncitypaper.com)

     
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    Today’s Shoot then Eat : the Porky Pig from wtf on H street NW

    Today’s Shoot then Eat : the Porky Pig from wtf on H street NW