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Archive - 2012

September 5th

Art in the City

Artist Profile: Francie Trainor

Francie Trainor reaches behind the surface appearances of our daily experiences to the web of connecting fibers—the subsurface of the reality that holds it all together.

The Last Chapter of Redistricting:

November Election Will Complete Reshaping of ANCs

When the complex and contentious redistricting process was completed last fall, people were told that nothing would change for the next year. Well, time’s up, and on November 6, residents in Ward 6 will not only be voting for President, City Council President and At-Large City Council members, but ANC Commissioners will finally be elected within their new boundaries.

A Galley Kitchen Gets a Remodeling Update

@ The Movies

A Second Look: The Annual Column for the Fridge

The September movie column is my annual look back at “The Movies That Got Away,” films little noticed when first released last year, but still worthy to check out on video. My idiosyncratic choices avoid standard Hollywood fare for films which offer something distinctive, discriminating, or offbeat.

September 2nd

August 30th

I’m So Bored

The Nose

Here we are at the end of the August political doldrums, Dear Readers. The Wilson Building has been deserted for the past month as its denizens take their annual leave. Some trek to the beach; others to the wilds of this country’s vast hinterland vainly attempting to avoid colliding with Bambi or Thumper on a bucolic roadway.

August 28th

Crepes on the Corner Closed

Crepes on the Hill, which opened to rave reviews from neighbors, has closed. Given its location, it probably did not get enough foot traffic, and there were not enough neighbors to keep it afloat.

 

August 23rd

How to Donate Materials to Community Forklift

Donations from the community and local businesses are the lifeblood of Community Forklift's retail store. They accept surplus and salvage building materials, vintage architectural elements, select vintage furniture and home goods, and other interesting odds and ends that they think their customers might want. They resell these goods to create green jobs, donate building materials to low income community members, support arts and other non-profit organizations and provide low cost materials to the general community.