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The Coronavirus Hits Home – Metro Weekly Digital Edition (03-19-20)

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Editor’s Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Metro Weekly is temporarily replacing our printed edition with our new Digital Edition! It’s just as informative, just as interesting, just as fun, and has the added bonus of being interactive. A new issue is published every Thursday. Always FREE to read!

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In this week’s issue.

Cover Story

Closing Calls: As the coronavirus pandemic hits hard, D.C.’s bar and restaurant industry responsibly shuts its doors to help combat the spread. By John Riley

Life, Community, Culture

Check out our revamped Spotlight section: From streaming the Metropolitan Opera to Clyde’s delivery and carry out, we’ve curated ways to entertain and feed yourself. By Doug Rule


Chasing COVID-19 – Taking Precautions – Price is Right – Rush to Judge – South Beach Scandal – Reductive Rant


Television: A sleuthing male stripper takes it off for justice in Netflix’s spicy Spanish soap opera Toy Boy. By André Hereford

Music: Christine and the Queens hones a uniquely conceptual brand of pop, while Caribou brings electronica to challenging new levels. By Sean Maunier


From the Publisher: The Digital Pathway – Scene Photos at Red Bear Brewing Co. – Fun & Games (Contests!) – Last Word

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As a free LGBTQ publication, Metro Weekly relies on advertising in order to bring you unique, high quality journalism, both online and in our weekly edition. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many of our incredible advertisers to temporarily close their doors to protect staff and customers, and so we’re asking you, our readers, to help support Metro Weekly during this trying period. We appreciate anything you can do, and please keep reading us on the website and our new Digital Edition, released every Thursday and available for online reading or download.

Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at

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