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City Paper Update on “Men’s Parties” Death; Report from ANC 2F Meeting


Amanda Hess, “The Sexist” blogger/reporter at the Washington City Paper, attended tonight’s ANC 2F/Logan Circle meeting and has an update on the goings-on at 1618-A 14th Street NW: “Men’s Party” Sex Club Victim May Have Broken Neck.” From her report:

At tonight’s ANC 2F meeting, 3rd District Lieutenant Vanessa Moore provided some details into the police investigation of Sunday’s sex club death at 1618 14th Street NW…. Moore says D.C. police are working with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to attempt to close the club. “I know he does not have any license at that location,” Moore said. “We’re looking for ways to shut him down.” Go to CP article

The Washington Blade posted a story online on Tuesday by reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr.

October 7, 2009 Posted by | bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. crime, Logan Circle, Media, MPD, on the blogs | , , , , | 1 Comment

“Perspectives DC” on Thursday Night ONLY at Gallery plan b


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Gallery plan b is at 1530 14th Street NW between Church and Q Streets. (Image: Gallery plan b)

Gallery plan b in Borderstan at 1530 14th Street NW is hosting a one-night exhibition that will benefit three area non-profit groups. “Perspectives DC” is an exhibition in brush, lens, and words… a one-night exhibition to benefit Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Dupont Circle Village and the Logan Circle Community Association.

October 7, 2009 Posted by | arts, Borderstan, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, on community, on events | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Borderstan Movie Fan: Health Care Options at the Movies


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This week Mary the Borderstan Movie Fan makes some recommendations about health care movies. Mary’s column will run every two weeks and her next one is on high school musicals.

There has been so much debate about health care recently that I decided to seek enlightenment by reviewing movies about hospitals and doctors. I ordered Sicko, for example, even though Michael Moore’s documentaries always make me uneasy.

In addition, I also took out the 1971 Paddy Chayevsky/Arthur Hiller film The Hospital. Although the two are almost thirty years apart, they point to similar problems, but they do so in different ways.

The Hospital opens with a swirling scene from a big-city E.R. and then introduces us to the George C. Scott character, an over-worked and conscience-stricken doctor, trying to cope with it all. Before it becomes a fantastic murder mystery, the film reflects many of the health care problems that people face today: over-crowded ERs, very few non-specialist docs, reliance on part-time medical staff who hardly know the history of their patients, nursing staff tried beyond their endurance. M*A*S*H, the other notable medical film from the same period, features equal chaos in a medical setting, but it had better surgeons, whose irony is seasoned by their skill in actually saving lives. Continue reading

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, movies | , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments