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Death and the All-American Boy | Washingtonian (DC)

Death and the All-American Boy | Washingtonian (DC)

Photograph by Barbara Hadley.According to his staff he was hounded for weeks by the media. “It was awful in the beginning,” says Chazy Dowaliby, a press aide. “A few weeks after Neilia’s death weAlthough time has softened the pain of those early months in the Senate, Biden’s staff still protects him. The few reporters admitted in the past eighteen months have been asked to concentrate on Joe Biden, Senator, rather than Joe Biden, tragic figure. But the combination of youth, death, and a Kennedy-style upset victory continues to fascinate the press. How did an unknown attorney with only two...

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Right-wing Evangelical Sean Feucht Has Invited 15,000 Worshippers to the National Mall this Sunday

Right-wing Evangelical Sean Feucht Has Invited 15,000 Worshippers to the National Mall this Sunday

Photo courtesy Sean Feucht.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.On Sunday, Sean Feucht, an Evangelical singer and former Republican congressional candidate, is hosting a “worship protest” on the National Mall, complete with mass baptisms. He expects 15,000 people to show up, per his National Park Service permit. Conspicuously absent from said permit? Any kind of mask or social distancing requirement.This weekend’s event is the final stop of Feucht’s “Let Us Worship” tour, which has convened thousands of maskless followers in other cities, even as the...

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DC Apartment Rents Continue to Plummet Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

DC Apartment Rents Continue to Plummet Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

The 14th Street corridor in Logan Circle. Photograph by Ted Eytan/FLICKR.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.The latest data evaluating Washington’s luxury apartment market shows the Covid-19 pandemic continues to seriously impact both rents and vacancies. On average, rents in the types of high-end, amenity-packed buildings that have proliferated in Washington are down 10.7 percent within the city of DC, and 7 percent metro area-wide, compared to the same time last year., an authority on local commercial real estate, released the findings this week in its...

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I Have Watched the New "Borat," and Rudy Really Was Just Tucking In His Shirt. But Almost Everything Else About His Scene Is Gross.

I Have Watched the New "Borat," and Rudy Really Was Just Tucking In His Shirt. But Almost Everything Else About His Scene Is Gross.

Photograph by .Work basically stopped for everyone I follow on Twitter yesterday when the Guardian , Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Friday. Catherine Shoard, the Guardian‘s film editor, wrote about a scene where Baron Cohen and co-star Maria Bakalova prank Rudy Giuliani, where the former New York mayor and current attorney to President Trump “is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of...

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Exclusive Details on Moon Rabbit, Chef Kevin Tien's Soon-to-Open Wharf Restaurant

Exclusive Details on Moon Rabbit, Chef Kevin Tien's Soon-to-Open Wharf Restaurant

Moon Rabbit, the latest venture from chef Kevin Tien, opens at the Wharf. Photography courtesy of Moon Rabbit. 801 Wharf St., SW.*This story has been updated with a new opening timeline from Moon Rabbit.The best breakfasts and brunches to try every weekend, plus our most popular food stories of the week.Join the conversation!SIGN UPWe engage readers directly in their mailboxes with topics like Health, Things to Do, Best Brunches, Design & Shopping, and Real Estate. Get the latest from our editors today.Get The Best Of Washingtonian In Your Inbox!

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A Little Pearl Chef Is Launching an LA-Style Mexican Food Pop-Up in DC

A Little Pearl Chef Is Launching an LA-Style Mexican Food Pop-Up in DC

Nick Olivas is making hard shell tacos at Gonzo. Photo courtesy of Gonzo.There has never been a better time to find tacos in DC, thanks to the . But for California native Nick Olivas, Washington still lacks the kind of Mexi-Cali fare he grew up eating from  takeout windows in the San Gabriel Valley. So the chef is launching Gonzo, a pop-up specializing in Los Angeles-style tacos and tortas. The first series will be held at Dupont Circle cocktail bar on Fridays and Saturdays from October 23 to October 31, available for takeout and dine-in.“Mexican food in Los Angeles, for me, is usually...

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Oct 21
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DC's List of High-Risk States Hits a Record Number

DC's List of High-Risk States Hits a Record Number

Photograph via iStock.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.The District of Columbia Monday updated its list of high-risk states. Anyone traveling to Washington, DC, from these states for non-essential activities, or returning home from one of them, must quarantine for two weeks, the city’s health department says. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island have been added to the list; none have come off.This is the longest list the District has issued and will be in effect until November 2. Its previous peak...

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Freaked Out by the Low-Flying Helicopters Around DC? Don't Worry!

Freaked Out by the Low-Flying Helicopters Around DC? Don't Worry!

Photograph by Rob Brunner.Skip×A low-flying helicopter seen over Chevy Chase DC Monday afternoon is apparently part of a Department of Energy program to in advance of next year’s presidential inauguration. The National Nuclear Security Administration says in a press release that the flights “will measure naturally occurring background radiation as part of standard preparations to protect public health and safety on the day of the event.”A helicopter has been as well.While it might seem that the chances of a traditional presidential inauguration during a rampaging pandemic are vanishingly...

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Oct 20
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DC Has Dropped on the "Best Places to Live" List

DC Has Dropped on the "Best Places to Live" List

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.DC, it’s time to update your resume: The city has dropped on .The annual list takes into consideration aspects such as residents’ well-being, job market strength, quality of life, crime rates, hospitals and education, and housing affordability, . Net migration and the high cost of living likely caused the District’s drop from its number 19 ranking last year to its current number 30 status, says the article.US News & World Report examined 150 of the most populous metro ares in the country to assemble its list. Boulder came in number one this year.At number 26,...

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Super-Concierge Doctors, High-Design Home Classrooms, and Catered Backyard Dinners: Lifestyles of the Rich and Quarantined

Super-Concierge Doctors, High-Design Home Classrooms, and Catered Backyard Dinners: Lifestyles of the Rich and Quarantined

SIGN UPWe engage readers directly in their mailboxes with topics like Health, Things to Do, Best Brunches, Design & Shopping, and Real Estate. Get the latest from our editors today.Get The Best Of Washingtonian In Your Inbox!

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He’s 32. He’s Joe Biden’s Press Secretary. And He Has Stage 4 Cancer.

He’s 32. He’s Joe Biden’s Press Secretary. And He Has Stage 4 Cancer.

SIGN UPWe engage readers directly in their mailboxes with topics like Health, Things to Do, Best Brunches, Design & Shopping, and Real Estate. Get the latest from our editors today.Get The Best Of Washingtonian In Your Inbox!

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You Can Now Use Your Phone to Get on the Metro

You Can Now Use Your Phone to Get on the Metro

Photograph by kanzilyou via iStock.Welcome to the Brave New World: You can now swipe onto the Metro or the bus using just your phone.As of today, SmarTrip cards can be uploaded to your iPhone or Apple Watch via Apple Wallet, according to a press release from . (It only supports iPhone 8 and up.) Yes, that means no more losing your SmarTrip card—you just hold your device up to the card reader, and off you go.Those who already have existing SmarTrip cards can upload their current balances, benefits, and passes to their Apple Wallet. You can also buy a new pass or add value to an existing one...

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A Team of DC Industry Vets Are Opening a Massive Outdoor Bar and Restaurant on Union Market's Rooftop

A Team of DC Industry Vets Are Opening a Massive Outdoor Bar and Restaurant on Union Market's Rooftop

A rendering of Hi-Lawn, the new outdoor bar and restaurant on Union Market's rooftop. Rendering courtesy of Julep PR.. 1309 Fifth St., NEThe latest in Washington’s food and drink scene.Join the conversation!

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A Huge Outdoor "Streatery" Is in the Works for Downtown DC

A Huge Outdoor "Streatery" Is in the Works for Downtown DC

The outdoor parklet at Cuba Libre. Photograph courtesy of Cuba LibreSee an example of the current plan below: The best breakfasts and brunches to try every weekend, plus our most popular food stories of the week.Join the conversation!

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PHOTOS: Look Inside the MLK Library's $211 Million Renovation

PHOTOS: Look Inside the MLK Library's $211 Million Renovation

Photographs by Daniella Byck.Books aren’t the only thing that will be worth checking out when the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library reopens on September 24. After three-and-a-half years of renovations—to the tune of $211 million—the crown jewel of the DC Public Library system will feature recording studios, rooftop gardens, and a kids’ slide. Before the pandemic, the library predicted up to one million visitors a year, says Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the executive director of DC Public Library.On the outside, the domineering building designed by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der...

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As Covid-19 Impacts Rents Across DC, Buzzard Point Gets Its First Luxury Apartment Building

As Covid-19 Impacts Rents Across DC, Buzzard Point Gets Its First Luxury Apartment Building

Photos courtesy of DDreps.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.Even as the coronavirus crisis and vacancies to rise across DC, new luxury developments have continued to open. The latest to arrive is the first apartment building for Buzzard Point, the stretch of waterfront between the Wharf and Navy Yard that was, until recently, dominated by office buildings and industrial uses.Renters started moving into the , a few blocks from Audi Field, over the weekend. According to developer Norman Jemal, about 30 of the 453 apartments are leased, six of which are now...

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DC's Luxury Apartment Market Is Really Feeling the Effects of Covid-19

DC's Luxury Apartment Market Is Really Feeling the Effects of Covid-19

An apartment building on H Street, with its ground floor boarded up after Black Lives Matter protests in June. Photo by Marisa M. Kashino.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.New data confirms what common sense probably already led you to suspect: Fewer people want to live in buildings with hundreds of other units—and which charge premiums for shared amenities like pools and gyms—during a public health crisis. Delta Associates, an authority on the local commercial real estate market, released the findings in its 2020 second quarter report, concluding: “The...

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Anthony Fauci Will Throw Out the First Pitch on Nationals' Opening Day

Anthony Fauci Will Throw Out the First Pitch on Nationals' Opening Day

The Washington Nationals in an official statement on Monday that Dr. Anthony Fauci will throw the first pitch on Opening Day. The delayed season kicks off on July 23, minus the pressure of throwing a foul ball in a stadium filled with fans.“Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career, so it is only fitting we honor him as we kick off the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title,” the statement says.Fauci has worn his Nats fandom on his sleeve—or rather, his mask when he . Plus, there’s no need to...

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Living Statues Mocking Trump Appeared Near the White House Today, and They Look Amazing

Living Statues Mocking Trump Appeared Near the White House Today, and They Look Amazing

Photograph byBen Ellenberg.Friday morning at around 9:30 AM, the first of three deeply ironic “statues” appeared in DC’s Freedom Plaza, a few thousand feet from the site where police tear-gassed peaceful protesters so President Trump could have this past June. It was a living statue, with a person playing Trump covered in gold atop a plinth, holding a Bible that mocked Trump’s pose while an individual in heavy military gear held a baton over a prone Black Lives Matter protester. It was called “The Poser.”Two other similar statues followed: “The Bunker,” in front of the Trump Hotel, showing...

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Jul 18
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Fox Attacks the Washington Post—in the Best Way Possible | Washingtonian (DC)

Fox Attacks the Washington Post—in the Best Way Possible | Washingtonian (DC)

Photograph by Heidi Brock.It can be hard to have easy, reliable access to the news necessary to keep you informed. Especially if you don’t have a computer, a smartphone, or a subscription to a paper. Or a set address to send said news to, or even opposable thumbs, because you are a fox.Yes, here it is, the actual biggest Washington Post–centric story of the past 24 hours: An apparently news-starved fox has taken matters into its own paws and has been spotted stealing copies of the Post from the porches of unsuspecting Arlington residents.Heidi Brock, who has lived in the Arlington Ridge...

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18th Street in Adams Morgan Will Transform Into a Pedestrian Zone This Weekend

18th Street in Adams Morgan Will Transform Into a Pedestrian Zone This Weekend

18th Street in Adams Morgan. Photograph by Tim Brown/iStock.Washingtonian is keeping you up to date on the coronavirus around DC.“Final details are still being worked out, but the potential schedule for the pedestrian zone is 3 PM on Friday through midnight, and then 8 AM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday. A full pedestrian zone will be blocked off from Columbia Road to Belmont, and then only the southbound lane of 18th Street will be open for vehicle traffic between Belmont and Kalorama roads (the pedestrian zone will follow a close version of this map ). Restaurants, bars, and shops...

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Chef Kevin Tien Has Left Capitol Hill Restaurant Emilie's

Chef Kevin Tien Has Left Capitol Hill Restaurant Emilie's

Himitsu and Hot Lola's chef/owner Kevin Tien. Photograph by Scott Suchman, one of DC’s most buzzed-about new restaurants, has lost its rising star chef Kevin Tien just eight months after opening. Tien’s business partner and majority equity owner Sam Shoja will continue to operate the Capitol Hill restaurant. He’s brought in Hamilton Johnson—who was most recently chef de cuisine at the Eaton hotel’s American Son—to lead the kitchen.  Tien and Shoja were also partners in Hot Lola’s, but the Ballston fried chicken sandwich spot is now only run by Tien.“We basically had a mutual agreement to go...

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Jun 24
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A DC Man Ran Every Single Street (and Alley) in DC | Washingtonian (DC)

A DC Man Ran Every Single Street (and Alley) in DC | Washingtonian (DC)

Local runner Jarad Schofer used the app CityStrides to keep track of the streets he completed. This GPS-generated map shows his final progress. Map generated by CityStrides, courtesy of Jarad Schofer.Schofer is a math teacher at St. Albans School by day and often thinks of the project in terms of a math problem. By his calculations, the project required running the equivalent of four plus assents to Mount Everest, often in 20-30 mile spurts. The accumulated time he’s spent running adds up to 20 full days.A post shared by (@jarad2112) on May 14, 2020 at 3:12pm PDTA post shared by...

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The Entire Staff Quit Over This Coffee Shop's Racist and Covid-Denying Tweets. The Owner Claims They're Not His.

The Entire Staff Quit Over This Coffee Shop's Racist and Covid-Denying Tweets. The Owner Claims They're Not His.

Killer ESP is under fire for tweets suggesting George Floyd's death was staged and the Covid-19 pandemic is a hoax. Photograph by Andrew Beaujon.Over the past couple months, the Twitter account for DC-area coffeeshop Killer ESP has liked, shared, and commented on a series of tweets suggesting that the pandemic is a hoax and George Floyd’s death was staged, among other offensive or questionable content.Last week, the entire staff of the Alexandria location quit (the Chinatown location is currently closed). Local suppliers of coffee and baked goods have cut ties with Killer ESP (which stands...

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