Guest Curator: Rachel Sadon

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Guest Curator: Rachel Sadon

Rachel Sadon was the editor-in-chief of DCist for two years, covering local politics, labor issues, homelessness, arts and a fair amount of protests before the site was shut down. Rachel is now working to bring DCist back under the umbrella of WAMU, where she has also served as a producer on the "Kojo Nnamdi Show." Before all that, she was the local news editor for the Express and occasionally contributed to the Washington Post's Metro desk.

“Whether you're new to D.C. or have lived here for years, there are always more corners of the city's vibrant culture to explore--things that have nothing to do with equine statues, the National Mall or the seat of federal power. Dive into D.C.'s rich punk history, the rollercoaster of Marion Barry's tenure or a gang made up of gay and transgender teens. For something even further afield, learn about the D.C.-based surgeon who popularized the lobotomy.”

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Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC

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The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

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The Lobotomist

Photo Credit: PBS

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Photo Credit: Samuel Goldwyn

Rachel Sadon’s recommendations can be viewed through Kanopy, the popular on-demand video service available in the Library’s goDigital offerings. Library cardholders can stream six movies a month on any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV (4th generation and up), Chromecast or Roku.