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    RESCUE SAINT CLAIR

    The ever darling and resourceful Morgan Hungerford West and her posse have designed limited edition wooden necklaces to help raise support for Cameron Archer, another local artist whose home tragically burned down last week. Buy one online now, or if there are any left on Friday they will be for sale at #teaeggsjam.

    We love the long and storied history of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church — they gave women the right to vote in parish meetings a full eight years before the U.S. Constitution recognized women’s suffrage. In 1957, their congregation was first to be racially integrated in the District, and the progressive church was an early home to DC’s iconic hardcore punk scene (Fugazi played there in 1987). Alas, now Josef is the first person to be photographed semi-nude* in this hallowed sanctuary.
[*He kept his socks on.]
Photographed by Gabriel Mellan on November 2, 2012, at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church; Washington, DC.

    We love the long and storied history of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church — they gave women the right to vote in parish meetings a full eight years before the U.S. Constitution recognized women’s suffrage. In 1957, their congregation was first to be racially integrated in the District, and the progressive church was an early home to DC’s iconic hardcore punk scene (Fugazi played there in 1987). Alas, now Josef is the first person to be photographed semi-nude* in this hallowed sanctuary.

    [*He kept his socks on.]

    Photographed by Gabriel Mellan on November 2, 2012, at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church; Washington, DC.

    7 03.24.13

    Monday Brain Bang

    After Sunday’s epic GAYFACE photo party at The Dunes with star LGBT photog Ashley Kolodner, managed to completely ignore St Patrick’s Day and we are ready for the week ahead.


    Exciting news!

    On Tuesday Josef will be among the panelists who will recommend the DCCAH whatever is to be done about the Lincoln Theater on U Street. Lisa will be there live tweeting probably. Tune in @bitchintweetZ around midday.

    LATER THAT EVENING, off, to the premiere screening of Chris Palmer’s Shooting in the Wild, at American University. Along with his film, winners of the eco-comedy short film competition will also be shown one of which may or may not be Lisa’s unicorn documentary/propaganda film, UNICORNICOPIA.
    Probably some other things will happen this week but most important will be Saturday’s Leukemia Ball. No, we don’t think its the best name per sé, but this benefit earns millions for blood cancer research each year AND means we get to dress up fancy.

    And here’s the fun part:

    Our friend here in DC, Creative Director, has given us a table at the Ball, and has charged us with the task of filling it with some clever, social media savvy, formalwear-friendly blood cancer fighting champions. So, we want you to nominate folks that you think will either benefit from getting to go, really deserve a fancy night, or will just keep us entertained through dinner, to win two tickets each to the Ball. Think ER nurses, health activists, folks who have been affected by blood cancer, civil servants, Cinderella, your friend that bought a tux and the engagement is off, someone who knows magic tricks, a unicorn… You get the idea. We’ll choose three winners, so six tickets total are ready for the taking.


    Just FYI: these tickets generally go for $1000 each, so this is kindof a big deal for all of us baby philanthropists out there (ahem, Lisa). One small step for (hu)man…

    Tweet your nominations @amisunin using #leukemiaball, and our 3 favorite noms will each get two tickets to join us at the ball this Saturday: reception, dinner, performances from Dana Carvey and Jim Balushi, dancing, and all the black-tie Pollywood benefit glitz you can handle. Follow @amisunin for winning announcements Wednesday, and email Lisa (lamarkuson@gmail.com) with all your questions.

    Capisce?

    BONUS ROUND: if you are a designer and use Dribbble, the first person to offer CD an invite gets two tickets automatically. Apparently those invites are pretty popular.

    NOW GET BACK TO WORK!

    Movies Heart The Environment

    Josef and Lisa are kiiiinda pumped for the Environmental Film Festival, and not just because we got amazing cheese and gelato and a photo op on the world’s tiniest red carpet at the opening party last week. SO many movies will be showing until the 24th, including Bidder 70, directed by our friends Beth and George Gage, tomorrow night!

    Take a peek at the deets here: http://culturaltourismdc.tumblr.com/post/45266790838/bidder-70-environmental-film-festival

    This #snowquester nonsense is not a surprise, but alack! This is the view, in Park View. We are staying indoors and planning for our Most Eggcellent Country Teatime Jamboree on March 29th at the Strathmore Mansion. Hopefully you all are enjoying the federal holiday and planning your #teaeggsjam outfits as well.

    This #snowquester nonsense is not a surprise, but alack! This is the view, in Park View. We are staying indoors and planning for our Most Eggcellent Country Teatime Jamboree on March 29th at the Strathmore Mansion. Hopefully you all are enjoying the federal holiday and planning your #teaeggsjam outfits as well.

    Do you know what fractal folk is? Our dear friend and favorite woodland minstrel Marian McLaughlin does. Watch the video to find out.

    Do you know what fractal folk is? Our dear friend and favorite woodland minstrel Marian McLaughlin does. Watch the video to find out.

    3 02.27.13

    #SMWWDC!!!

    Oh, it’s on. Already we have been to talks on social media engagemen at NPRt, women and Internet literacy at NDI, and a mind-blowing tutorial on new contact aggregator Contactually. Today? Breakfast at the National Press Club, and an SEO / SMP talk at an enticingly named establishment called “The Powerhouse.”

    Which events are you media wonks attending?

    6 02.18.13

    POST VALENTINE CHOCOLATE APOCALYPSE

    Today one of the bitchin’ crew woke up to find a box of chocolates on their desk. Upon opening said box, it was discovered that someone (who knows who, really) had eaten exactly one bite of exactly EVERY chocolate in the box.

    Then, that same person ate raw vegan black bean brownie batter for breakfast.

    This is what it is like to be bitchin’, people!

    In order to atone for whatever mayhem (romantic or otherwise) you may have incurred on St. Valentine’s Eve, our recommendation for tonight is to keep things POSITIVE by checkin’ out the all-ages show (and corresponding food drive for wonderful DC food/love/everything justice advocates We Are Family) put on by Positive Force DC at St. Stephen’s. Two saints in two days, in honor of His (Soon-to-be-ex) Popeliness, @Pontifex.

    The great DC protest-punk duo, The Evens (with Ian MacKaye & Amy Farina) will be playing at 8pm, so bring some non-perishable foodstuffs and hang/rock/punk out with some of the best people in DC, who are like, actually saints.

    Look, a flyer!

    Life. Camera. Interaction.

    We at Bitchin’ work hard 24/7 to always be either:

    1. Bitchin’ and moanin’ about injustice, bad fashion, rice with no pomegranate seeds etc
    2. Shinin’ a bitchin’ li’l spotlight on artistic, rebellious, unexpected, and non-institutional projects
    3. FABULOUS

    But most likely a potent and highly flammable combination of all three.

    As such, we now must take a moment to highlight NUMERO DOS, and invite all of you people to the premiere of our wonderful friend and producer Linsay Deming’s new webisode series, THE SHWEBISODES. We didn’t even know what “webisode” meant until now, so this is really saying something. We’ve gotten a sneak peek at the first few episodes of this series, and mark our words, this group is going to be a YouTube phenomenon very soon. Linsay’s husband Ted is the editorial mastermind behind the series, but all four of the main characters have worked tirelessly to create something truly unique and optimistic (which we generally wouldn’t relate to, but for which we are making an exception).

    At the premiere, at the dubious Wonderland Ballroom (if you haven’t been let this be the proverbial champagne bottle cracking over your hull) you will meet the cast, play their insane parlor game CORKPOKE (it is just like it sounds, but you need to see it for yourself) and see the artistic manifestations of all four cast members.

    They are all total weirdos and all totally charming. You will need the good vibes after Mardi Gras, the “State of the Union,” and Pope Whats-his-name’s resignation… 

    1 02.12.13