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As she edited Jeb And Dash: A Diary of Gay Life, 1918-1945, Ina Russell refused to annotate many Washington landmarks—Manhattan memoirists don’t footnote Riverside Drive, she reasoned, so why explain Dupont Circle? She did spike a lot of District minutiae, however, and she hints that she might be persuaded to read from unpublished passages containing some at tonight’s reading. On a more urgent note, townies might take this opportunity to appeal to the editor’s generosity. Word has it that the New York Public Library has requested Jeb’s diaries for its collection. The nerve! Don’t the folks at MLK Library’s Washingtoniana Room or at the Library of Congress have anything to say about this? Russell reads at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s, 1200 F St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-3686. (Nathalie op de Beeck)