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3600 Falls Road, part 1

Oct 10, 2017
all photos by Wendel Patrick

“I think the word we’re dancing around is ‘gentrification.’” So says Benn Ray of Atomic Books at the outset of this episode. What follows is a multidimensional portrait of a neighborhood in flux.  The 3600 block of Falls Road is a mix of longtime rowhome residents, recovering opiate addicts, and a new wave of business owners whose trendy boutiques have come to redefine a neighborhood that’s been in long economic decline.  Who does Hampden belong to?  The answer depends who you ask.

Gandharva Raja discusses his novel, August 29:  How Kabir H Jain Became a Deity; Benn Ray from Atomic Books drops in with suggestions for holiday book giving; and Dr. Jimmy Lin of the Rare Genomics Institute talks about how the technology can match up funders, patients, and researchers with a common goal.

Andrew Reiner recounts his road trip to the secret stomping grounds of E B White; Atomic Books' Benn Ray recommends books; and Betsy Boyd's continuing baby-making adventures

The Signal: 12.20.13

Dec 19, 2013

On December 16th, The Stoop hosted an evening of live, holiday storytelling at Centerstage, and the theme of the night was:  “Thanks but no thanks:  stories about the delights and disasters of gifts.”  Kate Hanlon was one of the storytellers randomly chosen from the audience, and when she stepped into the spotlight, she told this tale.

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