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Wake to Washington

this time 188 years ago, the first DNC happened in B-More

Pizza arbitrage!

Food delivery platform apps are up to some weird tricks, particularly of the pizza variety. Some of it is economically strategic, as this former day trader figured out after noticing inconsistent price listings between a restaurant’s menu and Doordash’s version. And some is downright deceitful, like this undercover Chuck E. Cheese pizza and wings.

 

The space between

The lockdown has exaggerated the borders between the D, M, and V. Mikala Jamison’s new post on our blog is for all of us who usually live different parts of our lives in different parts of the region, and are now struggling with our sense of place in pandemic. 

 

All your questions about dining out, answered

 

The role of city planning in public health

The way American cities and their racist housing policies were designed play a huge role in exacerbating the impact of Covid-19, particularly for black communities and other racial minorities. To mitigate the devastation of future pandemics, planners must establish an intentional process to rethink urban design with marginalized groups at the center.

 

Would you kiss a hero with that mouth?

Before the pandemic, about a third of restaurants’ orders came in via delivery apps. Now, that has grown to about 80%, and despite the constant chatter of “these unprecedented times,” tipping--and overall customer generosity--doesn’t seem to have grown along with it: “All I can say is that people are still people.”

 

Also || Running to represent on Reddit, deadline coming soon -- request your ballot to vote by mail y'all!!!!

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Emergency & You

Harvest at home

The Department of Parks and Recreation has moved its gardening classes online, and boy is that good government. The course series takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 30. If you still need some pointers, follow these tips for indoor gardening. (6pm)

 

Microgrants for writers & composers

A new fund called Emergent Seed supports writers and composers in the DC Metro ages 18-35 with grants designed to address the immediate financial stress caused by the closure of many creative outlets. Apply by June 15!

 

A taste of Tangier

Take a virtual Moroccan cooking class with KAMA, a DC platform for immigrant-led experiences. (6:45 pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler:

  • What will the election process look like due to COVID-19? Will the conventions still happen? Do we have the infrastructure ready for widespread mail-in voting? So many questions, and probably not many definitive answers right now, but this Profs and Pints lecture will still leave you feeling more informed and engaged as a voter on these questions, and more. Tickets are $12. (7pm)

  • For AU Museum's first ever virtual gallery talk, artist and ceramicist Viola Frey will discuss her exhibit of works that crack the barrier between craft and fine art. (7pm)

Also || from physical to digital marketing w. Sotheby’s and Tripadvisor

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