Tag: Amazon

Local Activists and Residents Take on Amazon’s HQ2, Criticize Lack of Transparency

Local Activists and Residents Take on Amazon’s HQ2, Criticize Lack of Transparency


A grassroots coalition called “For Us, Not Amazon” held a forum attended by approximately 100 community members at Café Sazón in Arlington on Feb. 19. The organizers called for Northern Virginia’s politicians to reject Amazon’s planned second headquarters amid concerns about corporate power, lack of transparency, and displacement of low-income and minority residents in the…

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs


Earlier this month, consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies released a report ranking Washington, D.C. the most qualified of the 19 U.S. cities that Amazon is considering for its “HQ2,” the company’s proposed second headquarters. The report ranked each city based on four factors: transportation; education; business, lifestyle, and culture; and connectivity. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser…

The Magic of <i>Mrs. Maisel</i>

The Magic of Mrs. Maisel


In a previous piece about Gilmore Girls, I trashed the show because that’s what it is: garbage. It perpetuates a ton of stereotypes about women and about relationships, and I wanted none of it despite the fact that I gleefully watched all of it. So I was happily surprised when the show’s creator came out…

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