Tuesday, December 18, 2012
From his leadership at the Whitman-Walker clinic through the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, to his days teaching at GW and Georgetown Law, to his work on the City Council, Jim Graham has been one of the most influential - and thanks to his trademark glasses and bow ties, most recognizable - pillars of DC cultural life for going on four decades.
1. What's a typical weekday for you?
Start emails at about 7:30 AM, work until 8 or 9 PM
2. What or who is your biggest influence?
3. What neighborhood do you live in?
4. What is your biggest DC pet peeve?
Gum chewing and ballpoint pen clicking
5. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
(1) "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," from "Dreamgirls." (Jennifer Hudson)
(2) "Jesus Is The Best Thing," Rev. James Cleveland
(3) "Symphony No. 5," Gustav Mahler
6. Favorite DC haunt?
Ben’s Chili Bowl
7. What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
9. If you couldn't be a councilman, what would you be?
10. Name one thing most people don't know about you.
I am a naturalized citizen.