ryan grim’s “brotherly love” (8/11) was yesterday’s news about five months ago. Did Grim not read “Honey I Shrunk the District” (5/5) to understand that gentrification of lower-income areas like Georgia Avenue could cause racial tension and resentment and relate it to the tone of Skinner’s community activism? Should District voters pay more attention to Adrian Fenty’s choice of staff rather than his stances on housing, education, community policing, economic development, and HIV/AIDS? Grim’s article casts serious doubt on whether the Washington City Paper can deliver balanced, credible, and timely reporting on mayoral race issues. It is unfortunate you have chosen to focus now on the personality of a minor figure rather than the core issues important to all.

Brookland