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Expect a cool(-er) and cloudy Monday.


  • The Nationals have resumed their partnership with national pizza chain Papa John’s less than one month after suspending their relationship with the chain. The company’s founder, John Schnatter, admitted he used the N-word during a conference call in May. “We … are part of Papa John’s national effort to distance the organization from the inappropriate and hurtful behavior of the company’s founder,” the team said in a statement to City Paper.

  • The chief of Reagan National and Dulles International airports, John Potter, is one of the highest paid airport executives in the country, newly released documents show. He receives a base salary of roughly $475,000, and is eligible for over $230,000 in bonuses. Potter also receives 39 vacation days a year.

  • Sorry, Rick and Morty fans: the cartoon-themed pop-up bar was canceled after Turner Broadcasting and Cartoon Network threatened the pop-up’s operator with steep fees, reportedly refusing to negotiate over copyright issues. “Adult Swim was not approached in advance of Drink Company building out and announcing their Rick and Morty themed bar. That bothered us, [because] it wasn’t polite and aimed at profiting off of Rick and Morty fans … also, it’s illegal, which we’re pretty sure still counts for something,” the company said in a statement.

  • A George Mason professor retires amid multiple allegations of sexual assault.


  • Missed connection: “Mura Masa concert. We had a good conversation in the restroom at the Mura Masa concert at the 9:30 Club. We were the opposite of each other bi-coastally. You’re here visiting family. Hit me up if you want to continue the convo and maybe grab something. Great talking with ya.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Elissa Silverman says she plans to file a formal challenge against Council opponent S. Kathryn Allen, alleging Allen submitted forged signatures to get on the November ballot. [District Dig]

  • A performative sparring match, on Twitter, between D.C. officials and Donald Trump. [WCP]

  • An effort to recruit young voters. [Post]

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

  • The Sovereign offers a late night absinthe happy hour. [WCP]

  • Someone born and raised in Hawaii ranks D.C.’s most offensive poke bowls. [Washingtonian]

  • Nine restaurants where vegans (and their non-vegan friends) can eat great. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The history of punk in Arlington. [ARL Now]

  • The story behind the Aretha Franklin poster at the National Portrait Gallery. [WAMU]

  • D.C. government gears up for its annual 202 Creates Month, with a full month of events for the city’s creative economy. [AFRO]

  • Beauty Pill‘s Chad Clark, Will Eastman, and Be’la Dona frontwoman Sweet Cherie talk about the inspired pairing of the two bands at U Street Music Hall. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Here’s your chance to live in a house ripped straight from an ‘80s slasher flick. [WCP]

  • The history of a wonky Mount Pleasant building. [Post]

  • All the homes and condos sold in July. [PoPville]

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

  • In Natasha Cloud’s own words, she was “shooting like booty,” but with the game on the line, Cloudhit a step-back buzzer beater to end the Mystics’ regular season at home with a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks. [USA Today]

  • Things are not going well when your own fans start booing you. The Nationals are now seven games back in the National League East after losing 12-1 to the struggling Miami Marlins. [MASN]

  • D.C. United keeps on rolling. The team that had one of the worst records in MLS has now won three games in a row, including a 2-0 win over New England Revolution that featured an all-female on-air broadcast crew. As City Paper contributor Pablo Maurer tweeted, “Who are these guys?” [WJLA]

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

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