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DCist is relaunching at WAMU, and we want you to be a part of it!
If you're looking to support us, stay tuned! We had a successful campaign and are excited to be a part of WAMU.
If you're looking to support us, stay tuned! We had a successful campaign and are excited to be a part of WAMU.
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    DCist Vinyl Sticker

    Whether you put it on your laptop, your lunchbox, or your lapel, this limited edition sticker will display your pride for the District’s homepage.

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    DCist Pencil Set

    Want to scribble down the hilarious thing you just overheard someone say on the Metro, or an idea before it slips your mind? Any time you want to write something, do it with this dope set of six pencils, specialized with some DCist-specific flare.

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    DCist Postcards by Carlos Carmonamedina

    We say pish posh to the same old postcard images of cherry blossoms and the Reflecting Pool. Carlos Carmonamedina has been busy illustrating a gorgeous postcard each week showing off the best of D.C. life ... and now he's made one just for us. Get this exclusive DCist postcard (has the Metro ever looked this good?), paired with three of our favorite of Carmonamedina's past designs.  

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    Pablo Maurer Photo Print

    Pablo Maurer is the man behind some of DCist's most popular posts. His "Abandoned States" series explores oft-forgotten sites with deeply ingrained history, and his photography documents their haunting decay. Choose from a slew of Abandoned States images curated by Pablo, and he'll print and sign your own personal copy.

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    DCist Tote

    You knew there was a fresh tote coming as soon as news broke that DCist was joining the public radio fold. Well, here it is. Be one of the first to don the bag on the District streets, and carry it with all the confidence of a D.C. squirrel.

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    DCist Apron + Recipe Cards  

    Live your truest D.C. chef life. Our DCist apron comes with exclusive recipe cards from some of our favorite restaurants and bars around town.  

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    Cherry Blossom Creative Print 

    Cherry Blossom Creative’s mesmerizing maps of the District have become local icons in and of themselves. Get this limited edition print of their classic D.C. map, jazzed up with some DCist-inspired gold shimmer. Cherry Blossom Creative is only producing 40 of these signed, numbered prints, so get your hands on them quick.

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    Lost Sock Coffee + DCist Mug

    Get caffeinated AF with a limited edition DCist roast from Lost Sock Coffee Roasters, a local small-batch sustainable roastery based in Brightwood. Sip in style with this retro camping mug. 

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    The Hamilton

    The red carpet will roll out for you and a friend during this much-deserved night on the town. Take in a show of your choice at The Hamilton, including VIP early entry to the venue and an exclusive pre-show meet and greet (pending artist approval). While you’re at it, fortify yourself with a $50 bar tab.

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    National Building Museum Sneak Peek

    Every summer, the National Building Museum turns its soaring atrium into The Place To Be with a playful, large-scale architectural exhibition. This year’s Fun House takes visitors on a tour of renowned design firm Snarkitecture’s imaginative work—including a kidney-shaped pool that recalls the blockbuster BEACH exhibition. Here’s your chance to see the installation before it shows up your Instagram feed! The National Building Museum will open its doors early on July 4, where you and a friend will get a chance to meet the designers themselves and roam the installation before it opens to the public.

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    Your Very Own "Best Of"

    We've been publishing authoritative lists of the region's best tacos, date ideas, unconventional workouts, and other things you need to live your best D.C. life for years. But we've never made a personalized best of before. Do you need to know what to do in a particular neighborhood, tips for gluten-free visitors, or where are the best places to buy socks? Dream big! Let the editors know what you're interested in and we'll put together your very own best of.

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    Personalized Kojo Voicemail

    Have the smoothest voice in all the land grace your answering machine. No less than Kojo Nnamdi himself will record an outgoing message. Never feel guilty about letting your phone go to voicemail again!

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    DC Brau Tour + Hangout with DCist Staff

    You helped save local journalism ... let's cheers to that! You and a friend can hang out with the editors of DCist and check out the inner workings of hometown brewery DC Brau (their in-house historian will give us a tour!)

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    Catch The Kojo Nnamdi Show Live

    Experience a D.C. institution live. Sit in the control room and watch how the daily magic of the Kojo Nnamdi Show gets made, followed by a tour of the WAMU/DCist newsrooms. Have we mentioned that there's a whole free wall of books here?!?!

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    DCist Getaway at The Line

    You deserve a staycation, and where better to do it than at one of the buzziest new hotels in the District? Get away for a night (while remaining within city limits) at the LINE Hotel, and enjoy breakfast the next morning at Brothers And Sisters, chef Erik Bruner-Yang’s lobby restaurant.

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    10 tickets, and an I.M.P Expedition

    Everyone is going to want to be your best friend when you’ve got entry to the best venues in town. Take a whirlwind tour of I.M.P’s iconic rooms with two tickets to the 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lincoln Theatre and 9:30 Club Presents at U Street Music Hall (that’s right, all five of them!). Pick one show at each venue in August or September that is currently on sale, subject to availability. Plus, you’ll be able to show off that you're a true D.C. music fan with two mugs and two t-shirts each from the 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and Merriweather Post Pavilion.

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    NPR HQ Tour + Tiny Desk Concert

    Visit the mothership. You and a guest will take a tour of NPR headquarters, have lunch at the charmingly named Sound Bites cafe, and catch a live Tiny Desk concert. We'll send you a couple of options in July to choose from.  

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