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Join us for Humanitini Feb. 2nd: DC Culture & the Michelin Guide!

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This Month: DC Culture and the Michelin Guide In 2016, the Michelin Guide awarded DC its first ever restaurant guide, with a scattering of stars awarded to local establishments. The Washington Post critiqued the Michelin Guide critics, asserting that they seemed unimpressed by DC’s cityscape, wary of certain neighborhoods, and inaccurate in characterizing the crowds in certain DC restaurants. How do outsiders perceive DC culture? Are these external portrayals trustworthy? Featuring special panelists: Kwame Onwuachi, chef at the Shaw Bijou, Kathy

Come to the next Humanitini on 11/3: The High Cost of Home Rule

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The High Cost of Home Rule In the early 1990s, Washington, DC was gripped by epidemics of drugs, violence and political turmoil that ravaged the city and left it nearly bankrupt. Seeking to restore order and financial solvency, Congress assumed control of district affairs by instituting a Financial Control Board. While the board was reviled for its perceived role in disempowering Washingtonians, and especially those of color, it also ushered in an era of government efficiency and economic prosperity–leaving behind a mixed

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