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Wake to Washington

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“In solitude with bright colors”

When local DC artist Marily Mojica sold her painting "A Room of Her Own" in 2015, she had no idea it would end up as the cover art of the ninth edition of a DC women writers literary anthology. Read our blog post on Mojica’s work and how she’s cultivating creative community at this moment

 

The pandemic’s dystopian virtual reality

For some, these days of working, eating, exercising, and socializing in confined spaces probably resemble a big tech utopia, with its efficient and capitalistic app-enhanced experiences. But what tech isn’t able to augment or replicate becomes exactly what we yearn for—and emerging from quarantine won’t be a return to normal. It will be a chance to resist the slippery slope into a surveillance state and reinforce the internet as something to supplement our lives, not subsume it entirely.

 

Quarantine fatigue

Cell phone data indicates people are staying home less. Nowhere was this more apparent than on Saturday, where, lured by sunshine and a flyover, "throngs" of people showed up to the National Mall, trails and parks, and even some bar patios. 

 

Empty Washington, seen from two wheels

A Northwest resident is keeping up his bike commute nearly every weekday morning in the early hours, both for exercise as well as to document the at-times eerie, but mostly peaceful scenes around Washington landmarks. He’s cataloguing his photographs on his website.

 

Just another school board race in Montgomery County

...replete with illegal signs, ties to anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ groups, and a months-long campaign of lies and harassment. While most of at-large candidate Stephen Austin's criticisms have misrepresented the County's intentions, his platform is beginning to find support among some conservative circles.


Also || DC family loses three in one month, 5 years since Freddie Graybulk supplier Restaurant Depot is now open to the public, Sushi Taro says it won't attempt to reopen for dine-inMan Not Sure Why He Thought Most Psychologically Taxing Situation Of His Life Would Be The Thing To Make Him Productive

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Start a community cookbook

These cookbooks--in the form of PDFs, Google Slides/Docs, or regular ol’ physical books, too--feature community-gathered and contributed recipes that are accessible, made with affordable ingredients, and above all, comforting.

 

Raccoons unmasked

Urban wildlife expert and instructor John Hadidian is leading a virtual interactive talk with Profs & Pints on social interactions and organization. Add it to the list of ways raccoons in the city outsmart their cousins in the country. (7pm)

 

Organize to Win

Candidates for DC City Council are still in full swing on the campaign trail, even if from a distance. Our Revolution is holding their monthly meeting online with candidates Janeese Lewis George, Medea Benjamin, Jordan Grossman, Anthony Lorenzo Green. Ed Lazere, former Council Chair candidate and current candidate for DC Council At-Large, will also be speaking. (8pm)


Also || Local First townhall for small biz & covid response, Molly Ball profiles Nancy Pelosi in new book, virtual 5k fundraiser for BEST Kids, Vote Safe DC presentation

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