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Wake to Washington

Today would have been the Mystics' championship parade

Ushering in a new generation

A study by The Pudding found that Usher is the most distinctively Millennial artist, as determined by a survey of thousands of listeners asked which songs they recognize. Try it out here.

Move aside Plandemic, Echoes of Pizzagate

Comet Ping Pong, the unwitting target of right-wing conspiracy “Pizza-gate” harassment since 2016, has seen a recent increase in messages from German conspiracy nuts (and bots). Having survived years of bizarre incidents (and now a pandemic), the latest batch of spam is both a testament to Comet’s resilience and the strangely enduring legacy of Pizzagate amidst an already crowded field of conspiracy theories.

 

Get your food To-GoGo

DC Council may have finally passed a bill to cap the exorbitant commission rates by delivery apps, but DC To-GoGo is going the extra mile to help struggling local restaurants. The new Shaw-based delivery platform, founded by the owners of Ivy & Coney, would charge a nominal 5-15% admin fee per order and profits would be used to support restaurant workers and create a sustainable food delivery model minus the exploitation

 

Pandemic can tear cities apart or bring us together

Where is COVID?

A few days ago, we pointed out on Twitter that the city’s neighborhood case density map didn’t adjust for population; areas like Columbia Heights are colored dark red, but they’re also just where a lot of people live. Now, someone made a map that shows cases per thousand residents, with areas like Fort Lincoln looking harder hit.

 

Also || Nominate a company for DC Inno’s Inno on Fire awards, contribute funeral expenses for tenants’ rights activist, National Philharmonic pay tribute to hospital workers with Copland fanfare, RIP Courtney Brousseau, Dominion should drop Atlantic Coast Pipeline already

Greater Greater Washington’s pick in Ward 2

Get to know Patrick Kennedy, a longtime ANC and contributor to the urbanist site. (7:30 pm)

 

Social Studies Game Night

Lincoln was well-known for his dinner parties. Try to meet the par and play at Game Genius’ game night organized by Lincoln's Cottage. Your advantage: The internet. (7pm)

 

Yoga at the Parks

Every Tuesday, the mother-daughter duo, The Parks, is offering evening yoga sessions. Tune in and strech out. (7pm)

 

Plastic, personified.

The main character, Plastic, tells us his life story and why he was invented. After each of the seven scenes, you get the chance to discuss the plot as a group. (6pm)

 

Virtual writing hour

The Portrait Gallery may be closed, but you can still take creative inspiration from their virtual exhibitions and writing prompts to churn out the next great American quarantine novel. (5pm)

Also || Amadou Kouyate + Yasmin Williams, David Ignatius’ spy novel, stream a Half Waif show, strategies for survival in the arts, the treason of Benedict Arnold

Want dating schadenfreude?

Check out the A Little Nudge Insta account for dating profiles and conversations from hell. While there, read some of the advice from Erika Ettin, the online dating coach behind it all.

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