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A Love Letter and (Tentative) Obituary to DC Summer

Now that this big ol’ rock we’re on is hurtling towards the equinox, it’s time to savor the summer mood while we can. We asked readers what their favorite DC summer activities were — if you’re looking for some inspiration this weekend or want to share yours, start here.

 

“the heart and lungs of liberty”

A pair of obscure laws passed by the DC Council in the 90s has stripped thousands of defendants the right to trial by jury. 98 percent of misdemeanor cases last year were decided by a judge rather than jury. The practice restricts a foundational right and allows the courts to lock up more people, faster. Pair that with the recently released data on racial disparities in police stops and arrests and it's a bad picture. The Council has since tried to walk this back in piecemeal ways, but legal experts say full reform is needed.  

 

What would DC look like without methane gas?

Earlier this week we linked to an article about how there’s been growing support for moving away from burning natural gas — even from the gas utility. Part 2 reflects on what that would look like here, from converting our stoves to induction heat to modernizing our HVAC system. As sexy as that gas stove is, did you know it’s probably creating indoor air pollution which is totally unregulated? Great!

 

Kinda cringey, kinda fun

Washington City Paper asked readers to fill in the blank: “You are so D.C. if...” Shocker, we have a lot of opinions about scooters. Some of our favorites:

  • ...You notice that pink Miss Pixie’s pens are literally everywhere and you wonder how that is even possible. 

  • ...The fact that none of the Golden Triangle haikus follow the 5-7-5 format makes you want to scream. 

  • ...Your opening line on OKCupid is: “Would you hold it against me if I told you I work at the Heritage Foundation?” (True story.) 

  • ...You say things like, “This neighborhood looked very different 10 years ago,” even if you never saw it 10 years ago.”

     

Also || regional council of governments votes to commit to 320k new units of housing, BARTENDERS TELL ALL about your bad karaoke, WaPo express closing also means the folks passing them out at the metro are out of a job, Council and Mayor clash over access to art

*ART ALL NIGHT*

Congress Heights, Deanwood, Dupont, H St, Minnesota Ave, North Capitol, Shaw, Tenleytown! See a whole new side of a neighborhood, delight your senses, and party till 3am at DC’s all-night arts festival. It’s honestly the best. (Sat)

Brrap Braap, Paw Paw

If you haven’t had a paw paw — an indigenous Mid-Atlantic fruit that tastes tropical — now’s your chance! Join the lovely folks at Casey Trees for their first annual Paw Paw Party! (Sat, 11am

 

Reminders form the weekly scheduler

  • Listen to some tunes and support Immigrant Families Together at the Room for More festival, happening every weekend in September throughout the city. On day 1, catch Slokey, Faded Home, and Tavor at Dwell. (8 pm)

  • See your Metro daydreams come to life at Next Stop, an expedition to over 30 different destinations created by animators, illustrators, and motion designers at Dupont Underground. (6 pm)

 

Also || Halloween... selfie museum? | LGBTQ center fall reception | Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog | pitch a single friend for love/lifetime embarrassment | NSO in your neighborhood

 

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NEXT GOAL: 250


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