In this week’s edition of City Paper: art spaces around D.C. keep closing down, Washingtonians love a good booze cruise, and developers try to cash in on broke millennials  


  • A look inside the construction of the Metro’s Purple Line tunnel, and an interview with neighbors who can’t deal with the noise anymore.

  • Wednesday was hot in the DMV, but Thursday could be even hotter. Triple-digit temperatures are likely, area meteorologists say. About 70 schools let students out early in Baltimore on Tuesday because of the heat, while Prince George’s County public schools did the same on Wednesday. D.C. is operating under a heat emergency, so call the hyperthermia hotline at 202-399-7093 if you see someone in need of assistance.

  • Four arts spaces shuttered in D.C. this summer, leaving the community to ask: Where can the city’s artists do their work? On this week’s City Paper cover, a survey of studio space in D.C., and the artists who will have to move to Maryland to find a home. “I think there’s a case to be made to the city about saying, ‘Look, maybe in this 50,000 plus square feet of retail space, there can be a section that you leave for community and arts space,’” says D.C. artists Rose Jaffe.


  • Savage Love: How to deal with swift rejection on a blind bondage date. [WCP]

  • Missed connection: “kept ALMOST making eye contact with a curly-haired boy with glasses and a pocket square on a shared metro commute between Chinatown and Petworth. i kept thinking you were looking at me, but every time i worked up the nerve to look you in the eyes, you weren’t looking AT me just in my general direction. and then you looked away. EVERY TIME! i was wearing a yellow dress and pony tail and drinking taro boba.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Mayor Muriel Bowsertalks to Hoda Kotb about adopting her daughter Miranda. [NBC4]

  • The city’s board of elections subpoenas one of S. Kathryn Allen’s signature collectors. [Twitter]

  • Jury selection began this week for a high-profile, grisly murder case. [Post]

  • Bethesda-bred Brett Kavanaugh says he “grew up in a city plagued by gun violence and gang violence and drug violence.” [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • The joys and challenges of running a party boat on the Potomac? [WCP]

  • Late night Thai noodle soups are coming to Adams Morgan. [WCP]

  • The horror! Food & Wine comes to D.C. and can’t get coffee at brunch. [Food & Wine]

  • Eat like the ambassador of Monaco. [Washingtonian]

  • And they say D.C. doesn’t have good late-night food options. [Post]

  • Everything you could want to know about margherita pizza. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • In his new documentary, Kato Hammond proves he still has a lot to say about go-go. [WCP]

  • Check out the music video for Bad Moves’ new single, “Crushed Out.” [Stereogum]

  • And after you watch that, follow it up with the music video for doom-crust metal outfit Ilsa’s “Old Maids,” which features some old-school witch trial madness. [Revolver Mag]

  • Not a music video, but an entertaining one: Pig Destroyer interviews unsuspecting tourists about their new album. [MetalSucks]

  • On his new record as Escape-ism, Ian Svenonius predicts the future of rock ‘n’ roll. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • D.C. issues a stop work order on the redevelopment of historic Franklin School. [Post]

  • Developers treat the promise of sophisticated “co-living” as catnip for young adults. [WCP]

  • CityCenter will get even more glitzy with the addition of a Tiffany & Co. [PoPville]

  • A food hall and entertainment venue are in the works at Fort Totten. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • The Washington Ballet’s artistic director, Julie Kent, uses her keen eye to teach the next generation of artist-athletes. [WCP]

  • An in-depth look at how local ultramarathon runner Michael Wardian set the Fastest Known Time on the C&O Canal Towpath and why this record means so much to him. [WCP]

  • Want to show off your basketball skills to pro basketball executives? The Wizards G-League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go, will host a tryout at the Saint Elizabeths East Sports & Entertainment Arena on Saturday, Sept. 15. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Activists against the local NFL team’s nickname and logo are planning a protest and march prior to Sunday afternoon’s game in Phoenix, Arizona. [SI]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

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