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This Master’s is for you. 

Georgetown’s online grad program in Design Management & Communications will prepare you for that next step in your career. Here’s how.

 

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Can’t have one without the other

Over 20,000 Salvadorans have made D.C. their home since the late 60’s and 70’s, and their arrival brought a delicious street food: the pupusa. Despite their popularity, pupusas, along with other Salvadoran menu staples, were marketed by new immigrants alongside Mexican cuisine in those early days  —  making the ubiquity of Salva-Mex restaurants a unique feature of the District’s culinary landscape.

 

DC watchdog agency fails whistleblowers

A new report calls out BEGA, the D.C. agency charged with investigating ethics violations, for failing to follow up on a 2018 whistleblower complaint about public housing funds being directed towards developers with political connections. The agency has previously been criticized for dragging its feet on investigations, sidelining complaints, and basically not performing its only function —  much like the city’s other perpetually-under-siege oversight agency, DCRA

 

“A DC Jewel”

The R&B scene here was huge in the 60s, and Margie Clarke, who passed away last month, was right in the middle of it. As a member of the Jewels, who formed as teenagers at Roosevelt High in Petworth, Clarke recorded the local hit “Opportunity,” but also recorded at Bo Diddley’s Rhode Island ave home studio and toured with James Brown. 

 

Friendship is health

"The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period." Even if “our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll” on meetups (aka there are systemic factors working against you spending social time with friends), finding connection meaningful to you is always worth it. 

 

From trash to treasure

An old Prince George's landfill now hosts a massive solar farm


Also || Howard students shot in midnight drive-by, Nats roll to go up 3-0, Club Heaven & Hell fined $90k after serving toxic Long Island Iced Tea, Kanye’s visit to Howard met with muted interest, Capital City Mambo Sauce entrepreneur, co-owner dies at 46

Feel the Sun in Your Mouth

Artist Alicja Kwade discusses her new exhibition with Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin. Come early to see the pieces, then hear them unpack the structures and perceptions that help shape your experience with it. (6:30pm)

 

Bow down

Head to The Potter's House for a free book talk with Josh Levin, author of “The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Legend.” Learn about Linda Taylor, the real woman behind the Reagan-era stereotype—and dig in to what this story says about the country’s political rhetoric and moral posturing. (6:30pm)

 

Straight out of the Mesozoic

Artist Jay Matternes is responsible for many of the Smithsonian’s dino murals (!!!) and will be there to answer all your queries about the lost mammals and ecosystems of yore. (6:45pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Decorate “spooky Halloween cookies” at Baked & Wired. (5 pm)

  • Did you know The Exorcist was based “on actual events in the Washington DC area in the late 1940s”? A film studies prof lectures on the original cases as well as the film’s impact. (6 pm)

  • Join fellow “mezcalistas” at Mexico Cultural Institute for the country’s biggest mezcal tasting. (6 pm, near sold out)

  • We Intend to Cause Havoc (W.I.T.C.H.) is a film about the Zambian band of the same name, who in the mid-70s fused James Brown, Black Sabbath and Zambian traditional music to form “Zamrock.” (8 pm)

  • The Nats look to finish off the Cardinals in a late-starting game. (8:05 pm)

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NEXT GOAL: 250


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