‘It’s more than go-go’
The nation’s capital is a rapidly gentrifying city struggling to maintain its identity and culture as apartment buildings and housing prices climb.
But when a Metro PCS store was forced to temporarily stop playing go-go music outside of its brick and mortar store, Post local reporter Marissa Lang explains, it became ground zero for the gentrification battle.
“Go-go was born in the District in the 1970s and became known as the pulse of ‘Chocolate City,’ ” Lang says. “But over the past several years, the genre has struggled as the city has changed.”
- D.C. Council bill would make go-go music the ‘official music of the District’
- D.C. has the highest ‘intensity’ of gentrification of any U.S. city, study says
- ‘The music will go on’: Go-go returns days after a complaint silenced a D.C. store
Women’s World Cup
The U.S. women’s national soccer team competes against the Netherlands in the World Cup championship this Sunday.
Post columnist Sally Jenkins says it’s time to stop contextualizing this year’s team in relation to the men.
“All they’ve done,” Jenkins says, “is basically build a worldwide sport in less than two decades. The NFL needed 100 years to get into the public consciousness this way, the NBA 75. How about, just once, we marvel at what this women’s program has accomplished without all the ‘yeah buts.’ ”
Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of July celebrations. And science reporter Lena Sun explains her obsession with sour cherries.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump got into Wharton. Plus, Chico Harlan on Italy’s cheese-authentication wars.
Monday, July 8, 2019