The WRB Classifieds

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  • Minneapolis based, 30ish male, tall, runner with luscious locks seeks Latin Mass date. Whiskey drinker & lover of beautiful things preferred. [Email WRB with subject line: “Good Tresses Make Good Neighbors”] 

  • Gentle, optimistic 24-year-old Catholic woman—RVA based, DC frequenter, lover of poetry, babies, JPII’s Redemptoris missio, and indie band Slaughter Beach, Dog—in search of kind, well-formed Catholic man. Non-poet, non-smoker preferred. [Email WRB with subject “104 Degrees”]

  • Mysterious, single female seeks platonic penpal. Epistolary romance, sadly, appears to be dead, and if anyone out there is also standing vigil at its grave, singing a hymn to the love of language, mouthing a silent prayer of longing for deep connections forged in naught but paper and ink, please do get in touch. Snail mail only. [Email WRB with subject “A Surprisingly-Spun Fling”] 

  • In Olympia, WA: Early 30s male looking for a tennis partner. Flexible regarding rain forecasts. [Email WRB with subject “Olympic Games”]

  • Young man who would like to play tennis. Clay courts preferred, but not required. Weekends best. Tennis experience: High school singles player, 2017 District champion, 2017 Northwest Florida regionals appearance (it wasn’t pretty), Hillsdale Club Tennis not-so-regular. Not USTA rated. Contact me at or 202-802-0619.

  • In D.C.: Young man has found people to play tennis with, but is leaving an open offer to play. Contact him at

Services Offered
  • Freelance copyeditor with 10 years’ professional experience editing everything from poetry to scholarly works on long-dead Native American languages offering services to writers everywhere. Email for rates and availability.

  • Need a host, MC, or just jokes? Contact D.C. comedian Joe Pappalardo. For tickets to shows and comedy clips, click HERE. Follow him everywhere @pappalardofunny

  • Want to start a podcast but have no idea where to start? Contact podcast expert and Washington Review of Books reader Shadrach Strehle! One client called his rates “cheap,” and his work “exceptional.” But don’t take his word for it, try Shad yourself! For info and a consultation contact Shadrach Strehle at

  • Dubious Analogies is a culture essay every week hinging on a dubious analogy.

  • For better or worse, Full Bleed, an annual, Baltimore-based print journal that explores the visual and literary arts, awaits the aesthetic charms, innovations, oddities, and brilliance of any and all writers, artists, scholars, and cranks with an active interest in the theme of materiality. Deadline: 1/15. See this page for all the devilish details.

  • Looking to spruce up your work space, bedroom walls, or  just for a fun gift? Semi-retired D.C. based illustrator Emily Tsai still has a few prints left. They are 5.5 x 8.5” in size: think of an oversized postcard. You can take a look at her work here. To purchase, or for any other art-related inquiries, please message through Instagram or email

  • If you or someone you love is afflicted with a syndrome known as “living in DC” or “considering living in DC,” tell them to talk to their doctor about reading The Girl’s Guide to DC. With just one weekly newsletter, you can get your fill of dating and career advice, DC news, and pop culture by clicking this link.

  • Pray the Rosary daily!