The Dan Brown Bump

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months, you know that Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol, is set in DC. And what’s the point of being featured in a bestselling book (or movie) if you can’t capitalize on all the people coming to your city to see the places featured?

Dupont Hotel is offering a “Lost Symbol” package that includes a copy of the book, and The Telegraph reports that staff at the House of the Temple, headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, are expecting a tenfold increase in tourists this year, thanks to Mr. Brown. Then again, that article also calls DC “stuffy” and “the most boring capital in the world to visit,” so I’m taking everything they say with a grain of salt.

Jasmine is a Spin magazine contributor who is completely obsessed with music and all things new and different. She’s lived in the DC area since 2006, and still has plenty to discover about this great area! Find out why she loves DC.

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