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DC needs more representation in food writing

City Paper explores how the absence of critics of color reinforces the culinary opinions and dining experiences of a narrow demographic. It's tough to pinpoint the reason for such uniformity in local food journalism, but barriers to entry such as the insularity of critic circles and the high cost of gaining exposure certainly don’t help: “Should only rich people have access to eat and write about the food?”

 

No party like a pastor party 

It's hard to imagine a retirement party as grand as the one thrown for Reverend Willie Wilson, the beloved pastor who headed up the Union Temple Baptist church for 46 years and was an influential presence in District politics and activism. Though the city’s shifting demographics has impacted the membership of one of DC’s biggest black Baptist churches, Union Temple will stay open under the leadership of Wilson’s daughter

 

New Jack Scoop

The law firm hired by the Council found the Ward 2 Councilmember with a “side job” as a lobbyist “received over $400,000 for doing little or no documented work for consulting clients,” most or all of whom he should have been prohibited from working with. Several candidates have already announced they’ll challenge him.

 

What do DC’s newest startups do? 

Cancer-fighting “intelligent cell therapy.” “Trapped-ion” quantum computing. Pot. DC Inno’s list of 21 local startups receiving $278 million in combined funding this October alone puts the lie to DC as a politics-only town. 


Also || Jack Rose’s new Imperial finally arriving in Adams Morgan, LED streetlight manifesto, Trump fondles MAGA-bedecked Kurt Suzuki, DC homebuyers are staying longer, water restored at St. Elizabeths but questions remain, Cheh nixes the proposed late-night scooting restriction (WHEW!) in new micromobility bill

Plan ahead: coworking Nov. 15

We’re back at Eaton with Locale for another coworking place. Enjoy some productive time in a beautiful space, and grab a happy hour drink on the Wild Days rooftop terrace (tell them you’re with 730 for 10% off your tab). Space for coworking is limited so reserve a ticket! (10am-5pm)      

 

Death Becomes Us (and you, too)

Want to visit this weekend’s BYT true crime festival with a macabre name? These discount codes will get you $5 off Capturing the DC Sniper (CAPTURE); Amanda Knox w/ Lorena Bobbitt (TRUTH); and Throwing Shade (SHADE).

 

East of the River: A New Musical 

We heard 730DC readers flocked to this the first time it was performed, so here’s a heads up that this work—set in an Anacostia community confronting a proposed “revitalization” project— is set to return soon to Mosaic Theater! (Nov. 11)

 

Humans: Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Well, we may never know...but the debate rages on at Profs & Pints ongoing lecture series. There’s no better way to shake off workday malaise than grappling with heavy existential questions over drinks. Rousseau and Hobbes are on board — are you? (6pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


Also || tunes: Ami Kaur Dang | Bazaar of the Americas | go ahead, try beating your favorite newsletter team at trivia | orchids & their fungal partners | tunes: Joe Wood (T.S.O.L) | Current Movements film festival continues

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