Stories on Stage, a new series that features actors reading selections from recent editions of Barrelhouse magazine, returns to the DC Arts Center on Wednesday, November 14. The second episode focuses on men in dire straits.
In "After the Zombies" by Matt Willmott, a young man struggles from the after effects of an alleged zombie attack. In his attempt to move on, he begins a romantic relationship, all while suspecting an uprising of the undead.
The main character in Matt Bell's "BeautyForever" tries to make ends meet by participating in experimental drug trials, one of which allows him to see only the beauty in all that surrounds him. The pill gives him a new lease on life until his wife becomes pregnant while under its influence.
Matt Bell is the author of Cataclysm Baby, a novella, and How They Were Found, a collection of fiction. His debut novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods will be published by Soho Press in June 2013. He is the Senior Editor at Dzanc Books, where he also edits the literary magazine The Collagist, and he teaches creative writing at Northern Michigan University.
Matt Willmott lives in Washington, DC, where he is working on a science fiction novel and a memoir about two years he spent living with yogis. He teaches at a progressive high school in Fairfax.
Michael Rodriguez has been performing in the DC area for the past three years. He was last seen at the Round House Theater performing in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black's "8", produced and directed by the DC Theater Collective. Otherwise he was recently in "Lost & Found at the Hotel Mogador", one of the Ten-Minute Plays at the Source Festival and "The Nightmare Dreamer" at the Mead Theatre Lab. When not performing or selling his labor, Michael spends his time reading and writing. He holds Bachelor degrees in both Theater and Film from SFSU."
Matt Hartman is an educator and performer in the DC Metro area. He has appeared in numerous short films, web series, stage productions and is commonly found on stage at The Comedy Spot in Arlington performing comedy improv.
I was walking my dog around 11 on Saturday night when I saw around 100 teenagers running from the police (some being taken down by the cops). They appeared to be coming from somewhere near the Marie Reed School (Florida, California, and 18th). Anyone know what happened? It was an incredibly strange sight.
My husband and I are seeking to enclose the basement-level space under the old sleeping porch of our row home in Hill East as a DIY project. We would like to use the space more as a shed for bike storage and other garden equipment/tools than as a completely finished space in our house. Making the space secure and protected from moisture are our main concerns.
At this time, our plans are to frame walls using pressurized wood and covered with sheeting, a vapor barrier, and siding. We also plan to add a basement-size window. However, we are getting stuck on the right venting approach to use. Is passive venting sufficient?
Has anyone completed a similar project for your house? Any advice or lessons learned that you could share with us? Materials used? Is venting even necessary?
Please see the attached picture. (As FYI, we are planning to move the AC unit out of the space and move the downspout so that it runs along the side of our house rather than the center)
“One of the most distinctive properties in Historic Woodley Park! Classic craftsmanship and modern updates abound. This handsome brick home with 5BR/3.5BA has exposures to N, S & West – bathed in light and beauty. Updated kitchen and baths, fireplace, main level family room. Spacious rooms, high ceilings, patios, porches, gardens – and a parking pad for 4-5 cars!!!”
About a month ago we learned, Riddim raw juice bar was coming to the former 4NXC and Arzo space at 1019 U St, NW. You can now see “groovy coconuts” peeking out the front window. Stocking groovy coconuts is a very good sign:
Kangaroo Boxing Club has got some new things in the works. First off, we’re super excited to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a fun shindig at the restaurant on Sunday, June 30th. It’s gonna be a lot of fun with a delicious helping of local suckling pig for all those carnivorous eaters out there.
Also, we have a new happy hour (and a half) with killer new deals on draft beer, wine, whiskey and appetizers. And lastly, due to popular demand our kitchen is now open until 11PM every night (with our usual late night menu until 1:30 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
And from ACRE 121 (14th and Irving St, NW):
â $2 drafts, bottles & cans OPEN to CLOSE Wednesday thru Friday
â Half-priced Wine Wednesday with bottles all night & glasses 5-8
â $5 Sangria 5-8 on the patio on Thursday
â Free hush puppies and peel-and-eat shrimp on Friday
This 1791 topographical map gives a very raw look at the DC landscape before the city had streets. You can see that topography very much defined the original city limits. Boundary Street, today’s Florida Avenue, followed the bottom of the hill that still marks the border between the U St area and Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan.
If you look closely, unmarked buildings appear throughout the city. Another interesting feature is the broad creek running just south of the White House. With the exception of Rock Creek, all of the creeks in the original city limits would be filled in or covered over. Georgetown’s street grid looks very similar to today’s grid. An act of the Maryland Legislature set in motion the building of Georgetown. Surveying was completed in 1752, and by the time of the publishing of this map it had grown into a thriving port of trade.
You can talk about whatever is on your mind â quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct peopleâs grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
“Police say to avoid area of Mass/N-Cap. 3-pedestrians struck. Streets closed in every direction. Now a crime scene.”
A reader writes:
“traffic accident around 8am right on the corner in front of the Dubliner near union station. I was standing across the street and two and possibly 3 people were hit. 2 of the ppl were not moving. I called 911 and the police were there in 2 minutes and an ambulance at 3-4.”
Update from DDOT at 8:55am:
“Police: Mass at North Cap will be closed to all traffic for another 2-hours. DDOT personnel on scene to assist.”
Update from @IAFF36:
“Final on N. Cap – 8 patients transported: 2 to Med Star -3 to Howard – 3 to GW”
This evening [Tuesday] at approximately 10:00 pm, we had a shooting in the 1300 block of 6th Street, NW.
Over the past 2 weeks there have been shootings in the area even with my uniformed police officers nearby. I have increased my uniformed and plain clothes officers due to recent violence. However, these criminals have no regard for public safety or law enforcement. We are asking for the public’s assistance.
In every shooting a dark colored vehicle has been observed by witnesses and officers fleeing the area.
Please report any suspicious activity, vehicles, and subjects to the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.
@Presence_Is_Now tweeted it was a “drive by shooting at 6th & N NW”
I wanted to let you know that a new restaurant is going in at 606 Florida Ave, NW (next to Bistro Boehm) in the old Reese’s salon … I asked what it was going to be and the owner? said it was going to be a seafood restaurant.