Wake to Washington

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“You don’t live in Ward 8”

A protest aiming to push back against a developer’s alleged failure to high enough DC residents for construction projects turned ugly last week, with Councilmember White issuing apologies for attending and promoting the event.


Helping the long-haulers

GW Medical launched a clinic specifically for those suffering from “Long COVID,” a new entrant in the pandemic’s vernacular describing people who have lingering, rotating symptoms months after initially contracting the virus. Patients can get personalized evaluations and recovery programs while voluntarily participating in research for long-term effects of covid. 


A wrinkle to Pinto family wealth

In former Post columnist Jeff Stein’s newsletter SpyTalk, former CIA analysts say they think it won’t have escaped Russian intelligence that the Ward 2 councilmember’s father allegedly worked for companies close to Putin’s inner circle, including some now sanctioned. ”If [she] were a city council rep from, say, Billings, Montana, I'd say doubtful. But D.C. is a bit different.”


Roll to the Polls

It’s day three of early voting. If you’re planning to vote in-person either early or on Election Day, you can get free or discounted rides to a polling place. Participating vendors include Bird, Jump, Lime, Uber, and Lyft.

Also || Embassy trick-or-treating goes virtual, Thurgood Marshall Building fights for survival, Virginia bans no-knock warrants, Bowser against psychedelic mushrooms ballot initiative, name the Maryland Zoo's baby chimp, WABA’s statement on vulnerable road users killed by police drivers, Vincent Orange texts local GOP: “u up? ;)”

Emergency & You

Contribute to the Phillips’ photo project

Submit a snapshot of your 2020 experience to the Phillips’ Community in Focus project to document our collective year. These need not be ~profesh~ photos: show your “bravery, humor, sadness, creativity, and kindness--human emotions that connect us all.”


Treat yourself to a kit-kat

DC restaurants’ latest innovation comes in the form of at-home cooking kits, helping buyers break boredom while boosting business. Grab a box to make tiki drinks à la Archipelago, bake cinnascones from Buttercream Bakeshop, or try a first-look date night with yet-to-open Caruso’s Grocery.


Get outer here

Join the Air & Space Halloween-themed live chat to learn all the details behind popular space-themed science fiction props & costumes, including Star Wars & Star Trek items.


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler:

Also || Mediterranean Comfort Food, Miss You Like Hell, Folklife Festival, Zine Club, Filipino Block Party, talk: when vampires arose

Virtual Día de los Muertos celebration   

One of the most visible ways the dead are honored is through art. Hear from sculptor and maskmaker Zarco Guerrero about the role masks play in this celebration and tour his studio in Arizona



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