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Wake to Washington

Beginning to see the light

DC's All Things Go Fall Classic music festival returns...

...to Union Market on October 12 & 13! This year's lineup features CHVRCHES, Betty Who, Lany, Coin and more. Buy tickets before prices increase this week!

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Valuable data in restaurant review sites

MIT researchers used online reviews to predict key neighborhood trends when other data isn’t available—which could provide a more dynamic and frequent pulse on how cities are changing than, say, using census data which usually only happens once a decade.

 

Who will therapy the therapists?

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.

Laudato solar

The largest solar field in DC will soon go up in Northeast on a Church-controlled plot where area Catholics say they are fulfilling Pope Francis’ imperative to safeguard the planet. (It’ll also save them a bunch of money on electric bills.)

 

Waffle Shop reborn

Developers and preservationists struck a deal in 2016: Knock down the Waffle Shop, but rebuild it when you have a chance. Now construction has begun at 6th & K NW on a greasy spoon that hearkens back to a different downtown. It’s part of a cluster of historic buildings—also including a gas station and a deli—reinvented at that corner. 


Also || Billy Goat hiker in her 30s may have died due to heat, fire contained at Grady’s bar on 14th, arrest made in death of 11 year-old, AG Racine sues Marriott over hidden fees, the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association, Portugal guarantees housing for all

Coal’s Deadly Dust

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)

Also || This Changes Everything (not the Naomi Klein book) | socialist night school

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