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Long live the queer dance party
When Sarah Massey relocated to Paris last March, she longed for a liberating, intimate connection with her circle in DC but struggled to find a safe platform that allowed nudity and sexual content without the (valid) paranoia of Big Tech’s surveillance. She started her own video call platform called freeQ for the queer community to dance, celebrate, and connect. Major events like SF’s Folsom Street Fair and Portland’s KinkFest have turned to freeQ for their virtual programming, and an all-virtual interactive freeQ PrideFest is on the way.
Between the pandemic & rising food costs, restaurants - ranging from Applebee’s to our own Maydan - are shortening their menus. (Maydan specifically went from a la carte to prix fixe family-style, and likely won’t go back.) And as they should - short menus bring you right to what the restaurant does best, and true luxury is letting the expert choose for you.
DC hikes up your power bill
DC regulators approved Potomac Electric Power Company’s multi-year rate plan to allow the company to recover $108.6 million through higher rates from 2020 to 2022. It’s supposed to incentivize them to cooperate with DC’s renewable energy goal—100% by 2032—but it couldn’t have come at a worse time, considering district residents are still struggling financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even you're vaccinated, wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
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