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Happy Tuesday. Expect clouds but no rain, and continued service delays on the Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines.


  • The first of three “public engagement forums” on the selection of a new D.C. Public Schools chancellor will kick off Tuesday evening. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the series after receiving criticism for allegedly keeping tight-lipped about the search process when she last reviewed candidates’ resumes in 2016. “I want [the Washington Teachers Union] to be able to review the resumes of applicants that apply,” WTU President Elizabeth Davis told WAMU. “I want the team to have honest input.”

  • Trains on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines bypassed the Farragut West station for a brief period late Monday afternoon after an apparent bomb threat. By 5:15, service was restored to the station and a Metro spokesperson said the bomb threat was unsubstantiated.

  • Metro’s union heavily criticized the transit authority for its “special accommodation” of a small group of white nationalists who gathered in downtown D.C. Sunday afternoon, though Metro itself denies that it specifically reserved trains for the protestors traveling downtown. WMATA also got flak from At-Large Councilmember Robert White, who similarly spoke out against Metro’s decision to give the group a private train to Sunday’s rally.


  • Commute: It’s the second workday of the Orange, Blue, and Silver Line service changes. Here’s what to expect.

  • Missed connection: “If I’m honest, yes I became frazzled around you. You came across as patronizing and condescending. Which explains why I couldn’t word anything around you. Bygones. I wish you well. But you’re an ass…” [craigslist]

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

  • Looks like money is flowing away from At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman to her business-backed challenger. [Post]

  • Bowser reportedly spent $4,500 on Dunkin Donuts for polling place volunteers during the June 19 primary… [Twitter]

  • …as well as nearly $3,000 on last-minute flights from El Salvador to D.C. (and back again). [Twitter]

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

  • Why do chefs and bartenders opt to give out the recipes for their signature dishes? [WCP]

  • These vegan enchiladas at Brookland Pintdon’t mess with fake meat. [WCP]

  • Here’s what a coffee competition looks like. [DC Refined]

  • Jeff Sessions ate huevos rancheros and fajitas on the day he made an immigration speech. [Eater]

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

  • Of course Snoop Dogg cranks to go-go. [WCP]

  • Listen to a new track from The Caribbean. [Pop Matters]

  • Matthew Gardiner talks about directing Stephen Sondheim’s Passion at Signature Theatre. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • As the world sends positive healing vibes to the queen Aretha Franklin, relive the time she made Barack Obama cry in D.C. [Washingtonian]

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

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announces four new lawsuits against landlords “to end concentrated drug- and firearm-related activity taking place at their buildings.” [DCist]

  • His office also issues a release warning against rental scams. [Curbed]

  • Take a gander at this extremely ornate home. [PoPville]

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

  • NBC will broadcast 18 Capitals games on NBC or NBC Sports Network next season, which is the second most of any team. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • Azzi Fudd, 15, became the first female basketball player to be invited to Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp for elite high school players last week where she played against male peers and also won the three-point contest. Fudd was last year’s Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year from St. John’s as a freshman. [SB Nation]

  • There are squash courts all over D.C., and now a professional squash player, Alister Walker, has been hired to be the director of squash at The St. James, a boutique sports, fitness, and entertainment center that will open in September in Springfield, Virginia. Athletes and families can meet the coaches on Aug. 15. [Twitter]

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

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