Expect a cloudy morning, rainy afternoon, and very thunderstorm-y evening.


  • The former president of Howard University, Patrick Swygert, and Attorney General Karl Racine, will independently hold fundraisers for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris in mid-June.

  • A bill introduced Tuesday by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau would allow residents to vote by mail up to 45 days before an election. “I can’t tell you how many times people are heading to the polls and I get a text, ‘Oh my gosh, what about this down-ballot election, what am I supposed to be doing?’ Vote-by-mail actually eliminates all of that because people can see everything they have to vote on in the privacy of their home,” Nadeau told WAMU.

  • D.C. will lease a vacant school property in Southeast, the Post reports, a decision that paves the way for a charter school to replace it. Charter schools in D.C. have the right to make the first offer on the building, per federal law.

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year: The National Museum of Natural History’s dinosaur and fossil hall reopens on Saturday.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mendo takes a dive. [Twitter]

  • Will Maryland boycott Alabama? [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A dining and drinking guide to Pride weekend. [Washingtonian]

  • Sunday is Drafting Table’s last day in business. [PoPville]

  • Critic Tim Carman found mock-meat he likes at Pow Pow. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A new mural honors Maurice Scott, the 15-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet over Memorial Day weekend. [WCP]

  • The month of June is a menagerie of art exhibitions in the District. [DCist]

  • Dane Figueroa Edidispills all about Klytmnestra, and how her identity informs her work. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • There were high-stakes theatrics for D.C.’s Bachelorette contestant. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Duke Ellington’s childhood home in LeDroit Park hits the market—for $1.2 million. [WBJ]  

  • Major traffic changes are coming to Maryland Avenue NE. [Curbed]

  • The difference in rents for LEED-certified buildings and those that aren’t is about 15 percent, a new study says. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In a race between man and horse, bet on the horse. Well, unless that man is ultramarathon legend Michael Wardian. [Run247]

  • “It certainly is hard. But for so long it’s just been understood that Latin players would learn English,” says Nats second baseman Brian Dozier. “Why not also flip that expectation?” [Post]

  • Maryland women’s lacrosse goalie Megan Taylor is a finalist for the Honda Award, given to the best collegiate female athlete in 12 sports. [Baltimore Sun]

  • Washington football team left tackle Trent Williams is skipping mandatory minicamp, reportedly because he wants a new contract. [CBS Sports]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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