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Q&A Cafe With… Drumroll Please… Spinal Tap


Photo courtesy of Carol Joynt.

Spinal Tap- David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest)- rocked Carol Joynt‘s Q&A Cafe yesterday for a rare group interview.

Joynt writes on her blog: “It’s fair to say that Harry and Michael, especially Michael, did most of the talking, but Christopher was not without interesting points to make. He’s just less talkative than Harry and Michael. Maybe it’s because he sat in the middle for the interview, or its simply the dynamic of their friendship, but Michael seems like the comic center of the trio. Regardless, they play off each other very well. For every serious point that was made, there were another five points that brought laughter.”

Read more on the interview here and you can check it out tomorrow at 8pm on DC Cable-TV.

Spinal Tap also performed at the Warner Theater last night as part of their new tour “Unwigged and Unplugged.” We hear David Corn, Mary Ann Akers and Michael Isikoff were among the backstage guests.

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TheAtlantic.com Announces New Correspondents

Yesterday, TheAtlantic.com introduced the Atlantic Correspondents – a new line-up of writers who will blog on a variety of topics for the site. The list includes:

Author and business journalist Daniel Akst

Author and lecturer on creativity Richard Florida

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney

Scientist, biotech entrepreneur and investor William Haseltine

Writer on culture and music Hua Hsu

Writer on energy and environment Lisa Margonelli

Author and federal appeals court judge Richard Posner

Actor, writer, director and musician Harry Shearer

Historian of technology and culture Edward Tenner

Aviation and adventure writer Lane Wallace

Journalist and political analyst James Warren

Author, physician, med school professor Abraham Verghese

While we’re at it, FishbowlDC would like to congratulate The Atlantic for winning the Webby Award for “best magazine.”

Morning Reading List, 04.25.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Not everyone is a fan of Sanjaya, or at least you’re not bummed that you didn’t get a picture with him to show your mom.

  • David Bass and David Corn duke it out for Pajamas Media.

  • The Washington Post is looking for a market research manager for advertising research.

  • A DC-Based Communications Firm is looking for a Junior Writer.

  • The Saudi Press Agency is seeking a Reporter.

  • Voice of America is seeking a News Division/writer.

  • Smithsonian Magazine is looking for a Prepress Manager.

  • Air & Space Magazine is looking for an editorial intern.

  • Cox, Matthews and Associates is seeking a higher ed reporter.

  • Community Associations Institute is seeking an Editor.

  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a General Assignment News Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a News Producer.

  • An “investment-oriented trade association seeks talented staff writer for bi-monthly, award-winning magazine.”

  • Josh Rogin is the new staff writer covering defense for Congressional Quarterly.

  • TVNewser tells us that John Gibson, “Thinks I’m A Pubescent Rejectionist.” Turns out noticing quote marks is very important.

  • Harry Shearer told DCRTV he wants WAMU to carry “Le Show.”

  • A reader writes in about this: “though The Week’s online only issue with the gun is dated April 20, The Economist’s cover actually came out first. While The Economist has an issue date of April 21, the cover went live on their website on Thursday April 19 at 1 pm.”

  • in one reader’s opinion, “TMZDC should hire Karen Feld. She’s great.”

  • Fortune magazine’s “new list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies includes 12 Washington-area employers,” including Gannett at number 302.

  • Byron York has “The Real Story” on Karl Rove, Laurie David and Sheryl Crow.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 15-20 shows “Campus Rampage is 2007′s Biggest Story By Far.”

  • His Extremeness announced, “In the White House Correspondents Association Dinner funny battle between David Letterman and Rich Little, who gets the Web 2.0 version of the People’s Choice Award — the prize for the bigger YouTube popularity? It’s Letterman, by a wide margin.”

  • Mike and Chris Wallace were on stage at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for Middlesex Community College’s ninth annual Celebrity Forum yesterday, dubbed this year, “60 minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace.” The format featured “two of broadcast journalism’s toughest interviewers swapping questions, followed by questions from the audience.”

  • From GMU Professor Karen Bune: “Daniel Rosenbaum came to my GMU victimology class Monday night — during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (422-4/28)and the class paid tribute to his family and the loss of his father from a brutal crime. He was presented a gift by the professor on behalf of the entire class and Daniel seemed deeply touched. He indicated it meant alot to get something like this from people he didn’t know. There was mutual benefit — the students obtained a better understanding of the impact of homicide victimization and the effect on survivors and Mr.Rosenbaum realizes that there are students who are actually studying victimization in anticipation of working in the field and making a positive difference. It was a rewarding evening for all.”

  • A tipster writes in, “Excerpt from the Wrong Stuff. What repelled Wilkes — and others invited to the parties — was both the water Cunningham put in the hot tub and the congressman’s penchant for using it while naked even if everybody else at the party was clothed. Cunningham used water siphoned directly from the polluted Potomac River and never changed it out during the season. ‘Wilkes thought it was unbelievably dirty and joked if you got in there that it would leave a dark water line on your chest,’ said one person familiar with the parties. ‘The water was so gross that very few people were willing to get into the hot tub other than Duke and his paramour.’”

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  • Prom: The Low-Down

    Get the dirt on the White House Correspondents’ Association weekend below (and, yes, Dana Milbank went all Inspector Gadget on us and mic’d himself for the after-parties…that’s the last time we talk about Bloomberg’s slippers around him).

    Find out about…

    …the Karl Rove-Sheryl Crow-Laurie David spat (also Crow / David’s own thoughts here)…

    …the WHCA dinner routine you never got to see

    …and parties galore.

    More here, here, here, here and here.