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Atlas District

By Matthew Yglesias

"Atlas District"

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I’ve often mocked the Post‘s usually lame coverage of the local nightlife, but their only somewhat behind the curve article on the H Street Northeast scene is actually quite good and manages to move beyond Joe Englert’s boosterism for his own projects. It fails, however, to answer my really pressing question about the situation which is whether he personally concocted the Atlas District name for the neighborhood or whether there’s some genuine tradition of that. Google doesn’t indicate much authenticity, but you get a lot of results from Atlases talking about the District of Columbia, so real information may be lurking in there someplace.

At any rate, as Julian explains when I went out there last weekend with a posse of libertarians “Jane Galt” got her hubcaps jacked, so there’s more authenticity to the scene than a second glance would indicate. What’s more, authenticity is sort of overrated.

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