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A Toast to Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon works the room at Local 16.

The Ross Yoon Agency: Jennifer Manguera, Gail Ross, Anna Sproul, and Howard.

About 120 local writers and journos showed up to Local 16 last night to toast editorial director Howard Yoon’s newly promoted role of partner at the Gail Ross literary agency, including Bitch is the New Black author Helena AndrewsPolitics Daily‘s Bonnie Goldstein; WCP‘s Michael Schaffer; NPR’s Miranda Kennedy, Lisa Shepard, and Madhulika Sikka; Sridhar Pappu; WaPo’s Steve Luxenberg, Rachel Weiner, Ylan Mui, and Alexandra Petri; Roll Call’s Emily Heil; HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney, and ABC’s Robin Sproul (mother to the agency’s aforementioned Anna Sproul).

The Gail Ross Literary Agency will change names to The Ross Yoon Agency sometime next week, as soon as their new web site is complete.

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Washington City Paper Scribes: Top Brass Says Fine, Attend Sanity and Fear Rallies, but No Laughing

This just in…

An internal memo from Washington City Paper‘s Editor Michael Schaffer to reporters telling staff they can attend Jon Stewart‘s and Stephen Colbert dueling rallies this weekend under one condition: they cannot laugh. Polite chuckling is acceptable. They come to this conclusion, after, they say, expensive consultation with outside ethicists.

You don’t want to miss this. Read the memo after the jump or click on the link above…

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City Paper Snags Maureen Tkacik

Maureen Tkacik, who’s worked for the the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, and Jezebel (which she helped found) will be moving from New York to Washington to take a new gig with the Washington City Paper.

As a staff writer at the City Paper, she’s planning to write “attention-snagging, icon-smashing features on the culture, characters, and economics of D.C.’s media and intellectual classes.”

According to memo from CP Editor Michael Schaffer, Tkacik will get her own blog on the website, where she’ll “hold forth on the various subjects she’s covering, as well as on her various other obsessions, from gender politics to economic theory to the folkways of D.C.’s wonk class.”