Reminder! There's a Reason Happy Hour tonight, starting around 6:30PM, at The 18th Street Lounge, in Washington, DC. The Lounge is located at 1212 18th Street, NW, near the intersection of Jefferson, 18th, and Connecticut (look for an unmarked door next to a mattress store and walk on up).
Among the reasons to celebrate:
--we're welcoming Katherine Mangu-Ward, late of The New York Times and The Weekly Standard, aboard as an associate editor (she was also a Reason summer intern in 2000). Read some of her previous work for Reason here and here.
--the promotion of Kerry Howley to associate editor. Read her work here.
--the publication of Reason's annual August-September issue, with its controversial special section, "Immigration Now, Immigration Tomorrow, Immigration Forever" that has been praised by the Wall Street Journal and already caused a couple dozen subscription cancellations.
--Reason being named one of "The 50 Best Magazines" by The Chicago Tribune for the third time in four years.
--first-place finishes in the 48th annual Southern California Journalism Awards by Reason's Ron Bailey, Matt Welch, and Nick Gillespie, and a fistful of second-place and honorable mentions, too.
Special Guest Star Alerts: Reason's S.F.-based Web Editor, Tim Cavanaugh, will be on hand to discuss the fine points of Middle Eastern politics and his stunning appreciation of the original Star Trek series in the Aug-Sept ish.
Bonus treats: Randomly sized Reason t-shirts to the first 30 or so guests who make themselves known to us. And countless Reason stickers to put on the backs of unsuspecting liberals and conservatives alike.