On Wednesday, July 16, starting at 6 p.m., please join the D.C.-based staff of reason at a happy hour to celebrate:
• The birth of Editor in Chief Matt Welch's first child, Izidóra.
• reason's strong showing at the 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards. Nominated for a total of 11 awards, we snagged three first places (for best news organization website, best news/investigative article, and best magazine feature/commentary); five second places; and three honorable mentions.
• The release of our August/September issue.
We will also be celebrating the contributions of Senior Editor Kerry Howley, who will be leaving our staff in August to pursue an M.F.A. in nonfiction at the University of Iowa.
We will be meeting at The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Avenue, NW, just south of Dupont Circle, from 6 p.m. until you say the fun stops.
Drink and food specials throughout the night, and the back patio will be open for smokers.
See you on the 16th!
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