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The view from 100K

New on our blog: The city just wiped the slate clean on the short-term rentals market, leaving one company standing: WhyHotel. They evaded the regulation because they weren’t considered to have an impact on affordable housing, but the reality is more complicated than that.

 

When one Yang closes another one opens

We are despondent that the delicious deli sandwiches at Eckington’s delightful Yang Market, heralded by Washingtonian just last year, will be no more—last day is Saturday―but Yang’s Hot Pot, Tacos and Cerveza (by city superchef Erik Bruner-Yang) is opening today on H St.

 

"He used you, in the sense of making a big drug speech.”

It's difficult to reflect on the local legacy of George H.W. Bush without acknowledging one particular 1989 televised speech. A bag of crack cocaine, a manufactured drug bust, and a reeling city used as a prop to continue fueling the war on drugs.

 

Libraries and bookstores team up to raise literacy

Through different approaches, MahoganyBooks and DCPL are working towards ending a different kind of desert in Wards 7 and 8. Since launching Books From Birth two years ago, DCPL has enrolled nearly 10,000 children, while MahoganyBooks and the forthcoming Charnice Milton Community Bookstore will offer residents with a more representative book selection.

 

The 2018 gift for citydwellers

Personal air quality monitors.

 

Go kick rocks

Take a self-guided tour of cool rocks and fossils hidden in plain sight around famous DC buildings, from the Capitol Gateposts to Congressional bathrooms. But please don’t kick them, some of them are fragile: the Smithsonian Museum has been needing a facelift for years—but more popular museums keep getting the cash.


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Mark My Words miniature painting exhibit

Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt reimagines traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting to feature female protagonists and political topics. Her latest work uses the medium as a way to tackle larger global issues of oppression. (10 am)

 

Next time you’re at the library

Poet Elissa Gabbert suggests you take a look at the “Recently Returned” section for inspiration and a sociological cross-section of what your neighbors are reading. “Looking at ["recently returned"] is the readerly equivalent of gazing into the fridge, hungry but not sure what you’re hungry for.”

 

Friday Tunes: Marissa Nadler, the North Country, Margot MacDonald

 

Saturday: Wizards be warned

Lyman’s Locks n’ Shots Pinball Tournament is back on with a four strike tournament. If you think your wrists are supple enough, come early to register. Ding ding. (12pm)

 

Sunday: Dollar days at the National Aquarium

Here’s what ya do. Take the MARC to Baltimore. Have a berger cookie. Go down to the Inner Harbor, get a $15 neon blue drink in a novelty glass, and get your ass to the Aquarium. Contemplate the wonders of evolution, the unknown beauty of the depths, the destruction of the planet, and your place in the universe. Also, jellyfish!! They’re so silly. (all day)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Lily Strelich, Dalton Vogler, Hayden Higgins, David Meni and Ariana Mushnick
Sponsored by: Quorum

Splash text: Robert Ashley (RIP)
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