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Here are highlights from our most recent COVID-19 coverage:

  • Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White won’t clarify his now-deleted comment about vaccines. Read More.
  • COVID-19 creates added difficulties for nursing facility residents and their loved ones, as is illustrated by one mourning daughter’s experience. Read more
  • A bartender bottled up his new bar to give people a preview during a pandemic. Fair warning: Read the label unless you want to be drunk on a work Zoom call. Read more
  • College athletes reflect on a senior season that could’ve been in this week’s cover story. Read more.  
  • D.C. became the third city to pass a law temporarily capping food delivery commissions this week. Read more
  • The D.C. council pulled a provision that would’ve compelled insurers to pay up. Read more

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We’re here to keep you entertained.

  • For this week’s edition of Arts Club, arts editor Kayla Randall and multimedia editor Will Warren read City Paper alum Ta-Nehisi Coates’ deep and dense debut novel, The Water Dancer. It centers on a young enslaved man who finds himself with fantastical abilities and sets out on an unforgettable journey. Read more (and listen!).
  • Have a Jazzy Time with Melissa Aldana or Dan Tepfer. Both artists will be featured in videos brought to the public by local arts organizations—one recorded, one live. Read more.
  • Listen to local supergroup’s new EP or recordings from The Cellar Door‘s golden days. Read more
  • Hear about Hollywood Park or attend a virtual lecture on Robert Frank. Read More
  • Explore the depths of the color blue or give Perfect Teeth another listen. Read more

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And now for some throw-back distraction! 

Credit: Stephanie Rudig

Here are some light-hearted pieces and interesting long reads from our archives to fill your quaran-time. Our food editor, Laura Hayes, is going to have her story about restaurant accessibility published in “The Best American Food Writing 2020” anthology! Re-visit that piece and some of her others. Congratulations, Laura! 

You can also digitally flip through our archives on Issuu.

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