I just ordered the book Washington: City and Capital published by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration. The book was the Washington, D.C. edition of a series of books on each state published by the WPA. Although supposedly a guide, at 1,140 pages there’s clearly quite a bit else that made it […]
Our Historical Heroes
Tonight I talked with a U-M student named Jared Press. He actually got in touch with me through a professor friend to talk about jobs (He’s interested in urban planning and thinking about moving back to DC) but in the course of the conversation I found out he helps run a t-shirt company with a […]
Saving DC’s Heurich House
I just uploaded a set of photos of the Heurich House and the Adams Morgan/Meridian Hill area of DC that I took today. The foundation which owns the Heurich House (also known as the “Brewmasters’ Castle,” after the occupation of its builder) is in danger of defaulting to the bank and losing the property. To […]
The Chestnut Tree Cafe
The Chestnut Tree Cafe was a short-lived project of mine to collect pithy quotes about society on an anonymous Blogspot blog. Like many an ill-fated blog project, it was abandoned in the face of more pressing obligations. If I may be humored the point, it became as neglected as its namesake, yet like the purloined […]
Because You Asked
In January I will be starting as a Research Historian at History Associates Incorporated, a company that conducts historical research for both public and private sector clients.
Michigamua Scrutinized at Michigan
Although in general the memory of the 2000 Michigamua Tower Occupation is fading at Michigan, I have been encouraged by a new crop of activists who have sought to bring attention to the organization. Jamie Shenk is one of those students. The president of M-agination films, a unit of the University Activity Center, he became […]
Another Museum on the Mall?
I just blogged over at DCist about the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture that is currently in the planning stages. In addition to what I am sure will be plenty of controversy about the museum’s content, I anticipate a showdown between museum supporters and the uptight planning wonks in the city […]