Here's what our members say

"I live in D.C. and want local news."

"I believe in local journalism."

"Y'all are doing real local D.C. journalism."

"Washington City Paper has made me feel like I am part of the D.C. community."

If you agree with our members, will you support our work and keep City Paper going?

We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Posted inArts

City Lights: Tuff Lover’s In Memorium, One Year Later

Before the pandemic, you could find a lion onstage at spots around town like DC9 Nightclub, the Dew Drop Inn, and Boundary Stone. This was Tuff Lover, an “electronic pop/deep house quintet” from Nikhil Rao (also the frontman for local surf rock band Bottled Up.) Rao says the lion got involved when he went to perform at Boundary Stone and found a lion mask in his bag; […]