As taxing news piles up, DC area residents have been flocking to therapists—and the therapists themselves are starting to struggle. While clients typically discuss their personal lives, therapists now grapple with hearing their own fears echoed in client’s discussions about sexual assault or white supremacy. “Having this global pulse of pain on a really frequent basis just has been a lot in terms of managing your own personal well-being as a therapist.”
The death and life of the great American hipster
About ten years out from perhaps the last serious attempt to define the hipster, we still don't know: Is it an appropriative fashion style, a subculture that began in earnest but was then co-opted by outsiders, and/or a lazy, inauthentic umbrella term? The Hedgehog Review takes a sweeping look back on the last 25 years through the lens of hipsterism and its confounding existence.
An NPR reporter’s years-long investigation into the black lung epidemic killing thousands of coal miners—which could have been prevented by government and industry—generated a documentary by PBS Frontline. Screening followed by conversation with coal miners, public health experts and the reporter, Howard Berkes, at NPR on Tuesday. (Tuesday, 7 pm)
Aslin opens new outpost
Aslin opened its new brewery in Alexandria, decked out with psychedelic murals evoking “Lisa Frank on acid,” complemented by otherwise sparse Scandinavian minimalist design. Only a handful of DC bars have Aslin available, so take a summer Saturday to check it out.
In love with the Coco (Gauff)
The 15-year old tennis star defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon. Now she’s playing at the Citi Open, where she’ll have to win a couple of qualifying matches on the 27th and 28th to make it to the big show.
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Removed in 2012 and restored this May, on Monday Humanities DC hosts an official rededication ceremony. The event will feature a panel discussion & a lize jazz performance. (6pm)
Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, & Jack Keorac: American dudes who wrote about travel. Profs & Pints digs into what’s so compelling about travel stories, what they can teach us about American history and culture, and why there are so few female road narratives. (6pm)