Wednesday, September 15, 2004

DCist: Give them one hour and they will make you happy

We encourage everyone to head down to Adams Morgan tomorrow to celebrate the official launch of DCist at the Reef. If DCist isn't part of your daily routine, get into it, right now. For those of you who don't know, the "-ist" family of blogs are exceedingly well put together and well run, and are found in four of the Deceiver's favorite cities: DC, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. There's even one in a place called Los Angeles!

If you have an particular affinity for city life, the -ist blogs are essential. This isn't mere reportage and commentary--they are a front-line perspective on the way the streets around you thrum with a life all their own. They negotiate the pitfalls of a big city by reimagining it as a community that can be comprehended. They manage to provide a bracing shift in perspective in a voice that's completely familiar.

And the folks involved are great people as well, so follow the first link and join DCist at their launch happy hour! You know how Oprah gave everyone on her show this past week a car? Well, we hear that DCist is so totally buying everyone at their Happy Hour a Julia's Empanada!

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