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What: Good Magazine One-Year Anniversary Party in Washington, DC.
The Magazine aims to be ““media for people who give a damn,” or so claims founder Ben Goldhirsh. One-hundred percent of the magazine’s subscription price goes to a charity of the subscriber’s choice, and the magazine focuses on a wide range of subjects in design, culture, technology, and politics.
When: Friday, September 7, 7:30 pm
Where: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Who: Hundreds of (mostly) hipster twenty- and thirty-something’s who either work in media, subscribe to the magazine (subscribers got in free), or went to a liberal-arts school with someone who worked at the magazine. Thievery Corporation—local musical celebrities gone big—handled the wheels of steel.
Food: A plate or two of vegetables and dip located near the center fountain.
Drink: Silk Soymilk and Christiana vodka White Russians, Sapporo brew.
Scene: The party didn’t belong to any particular industry, though it was a very young and largely single crowd. Absent were notable media or political types, Washington celebrities, or boldfaced names. Groups of friends checked out paintings by the likes of Milton Avery, Philip Guston, and Thomas Eakins, grabbed drinks, and danced outside in the courtyard or in a specially set-up room on the third floor.
Unoffical after-parties included popular nightspots 18th Street Lounge (owned by Thievery Corporation) and Bourbon Bar in Adams Morgan.
Ratings (out of 5):
Boldface names: 0
Food and drink: 3
Total score: 8 (out of 20)
Slideshow photos 1-3 & 5 by Fitsum Belay. All others by Josh Sisk.