What the Pandemic Means for the Rest of Our Lives

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This is the second entry examining responses to a survey in 730DC asking readers about their experience of the pandemic. This entry focuses less on reopening and more on the personal experience of the pandemic and its meaning.

It is hard to think about a…

How are Washingtonians adjusting to life in a new phase of the pandemic?

A party at the Smithsonian in 2017. Photo by author.

This post covers the more direct questions about how Washingtonians are handling reopening. A reflects on questions about the social, psychological, economic and political experience of the pandemic.

Even before the pandemic, our personal and social lives increasingly took place online. This was arguably the defining characteristic of…

How are area artists able to share their art while they can’t share space with clients?

Painting by Christine Ruksenas-Burton. Photo by Chris Mills & Jason Hamacher

Artists are supposed to be part of Richard Florida’s so-called “creative class,” a glamorous turn of phrase that perhaps masks just how onerous it is to create art in the neoliberal city. …

Trailer for The Falconer on Vimeo.

This February, I read H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald’s moving memoir of death, depression and falconry. When I look back at my Kindle highlights for the book, they’re mostly esoteric words, loaned down through history by the practitioners of this medieval, even ancient…

There’s a line I’ve used in parties and interviews to express why we do 730DC: “I’m convinced that if even one person who reads our newsletter decides to turn off Netflix, get up off their couch, go outside and out onto the street — to play pickup basketball, meet a…

An interview with Dr. Katie Wells, the Georgetown researcher following Uber drivers and lobbyists in DC


When I moved to DC in 2013, the sharing economy was already a thing. The year I graduated from college (2011–2012) our campus obtained a few Zipcars; in the postgraduate year I spent living at home in the suburbs and working in San Francisco (2012–2013) I fist-pounded a few Lyft…

Publishing in a Plague Year

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Update 2/22/21: The Nationals broadly followed this formula, adding Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell to bolster the middle of the lineup, both moves I like. Jon Lester was added to the rotation and Brad Hand is here to close. …

The Wilson Building. Flickr/

It’s that time again. And it’s really past time for us to publish this guide, given the circumstances: Unprecedented numbers of Washingtonians are voting by mail, and many of you have cast your ballots already. …


Starting in the early summer, we started to see uncharacteristic numbers of unsubscribes from our newsletter.

At first I thought it was just people who were over the news. Every new morning in 2020 means waking to some fresh horror, and sometimes we have to be the messengers of that…

Hayden Higgins

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