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What would the reopening of bars look like?

 

"Post-Chocolate" City Cool

In examining the transformation of the H Street Northeast corridor, Brandi Thompson Summers shows how “blackess is commodified and transformed from a demographic characterization to an aesthetic one” in gentrifying DC.
 

"We just get no mail"

Ward 8 residents report irregular postal service over the past few weeks, with no real answer from USPS yet. This includes delay in crucial deliveries, like prescriptions, cleaning supplies, and correspondence from universities and organizations offering scholarships to recent grads.

 

Rent is due soon.

Can a national campaign make “social housing, not corporate speculation, the most likely outcome of coronavirus-related market chaos”? Our Homes, Our Health is trying.

 

"A brief history of the gig"

Using the taxicab industry as a paradigmatic example, Logic argues that the rise of the gig economy isn’t just the result of advancements in technology. Instead, they locate historically two big shifts with neoliberal implications: “leasing as liberation” and “remote control.”

 

How to slow a street

Want more room for walking, jogging, dog-walking and cycling while social distancing? We've put together a guide for those inspired by street closures in Oakland, New York and Milan to provide their input to the ReOpen DC process.

 

Also || How Tenleytown is adding 2k units | DC graduates find a way to celebrate

TOMORROW: A Day in DC fundraiser

We’re streaming live from the Brightest Young Things IG account tomorrow morning at--you guessed it--7:30. Join us live to listen to us read the newsletter to you, like a wake-up call. Or sleep in and watch later. (7:30am)

 

50 Ways to Love Your Mother (Earth)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network is hosting a virtual comedy night starring Robert Mac and featuring Kasha Patel and Matt Dundas. The night’s proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank. (8pm)

 

Feast of the seven fishes in April? Why not!

Some DC restaurant distributors are offering direct sales to consumers. Get your lobster, fish, or foi gras fixin’s here.

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Fix yourself a drink and join Sketch the District for a #SketchAtHome happy hour. Instead of staring at a blank page, bring something half-baked—the theme will be “Unfinished Business.” (5:30pm)

  • Space Songs from National Air and Space MuseumBen Gibbard, Dan Deacon, Clipping, and Sting were obviously inspired by the government’s confirmation of aliens. The only performance missing? "Aliens Exist." (8pm)

  • You can also stream the vibes of DMV rapper Young Prophet at 8 pm through Love + Solidarity Collective’s ongoing performance series or see Pen Palindrome + Ancient Pools through Rhizome.

 

Also || Dating (or not) during a pandemic

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