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  • One year after white nationalists and white supremacists––including members of the neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan––descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, social justice activists from a broad swath of coalitions are organizing responses to the white nationalists’ planned follow-up rally on Sunday in D.C. “There’s a large population of folks who say, ‘Just ignore them. Why are you engaging with them?’ But we decided to take a different approach,” Black Lives Matter D.C.’s April Goggans told City Paper, “and that is, fascism doesn’t get ignored out. History tells us that ignoring fascism doesn’t make it go away.”

  • All 548 of the brand-new, highly touted 7000-series Metro trains will be taken out of service over the next year and inspected, a Metro quality oversight panel said last week, after manufacturing issues resulted in improper wiring. Metro claims the re-inspections will not affect daily service, though now might be a good time to start cycling. (Especially in light of Capital Bikeshare’s new rewards program.)

  • The Department of Health recently shared that, while there has been a slight decrease in recent years of new HIV infections among D.C. residents, youth ages 13 to 24 are “proportionally the worst they’ve been in a decade and two times the national rate,” WAMU reports. Health experts gathered on Kojo Nnamdi to discuss the city’s response.


  • Data point: Events DC’s projected total operating revenue for FY 2019 is $29,256,030. [DC Auditor]

  • Missed connection: “Woman on metro carrying the Nautilus 90 North book. I rode the metro with you from Columbia Heights to L’Enfant on Sunday afternoon. I noticed you right away even before we got on the metro. I wish I had said something to you. You gave me a nice compliment just before getting off at L’Enfant.” [craigslist]

  • On the podcast: “Listen to your youth,” says 20-year-old Velonte Chambers. [WCP]

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

  • The mayor’s office confusingly, briefly, promoted an abstinence-only sex education policy. [Post]

  • Councilmember Elissa Silverman readies herself for November. [Twitter]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asks for a Congressional hearing on the federal transit authority’s “unprecedented” plan to take over the D.C. Metro system in the event of an emergency. [Twitter]

  • More on the Council’s effort to cut childcare costs. [WAMU]

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

  • Battle over whether or not to repeal Initiative 77 sparks a rap song about wages. [WCP]

  • Poké Papa is opening in Farragut West as a part of its local expansion. [WCP]

  • All your questions about the cookie dough craze, answered. [Washingtonian]

  • The problem with consuming liquid nitrogen pebbles. [Post]

  • The award for best bathroom at the Wharf goes to Mi Vida. [WBJ]

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

  • Bacchae premieres a new music video for “Dig,” off their recently released EP. [Stereogum]

  • Kurt Boehm, director of Keegan Theatre’s The Bridges of Madison County, talks about the timeliness of producing the play now in D.C. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • In which Rosie O’Donnell led a protest outside the White House, for some reason. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Ivy City residents call out the mayor’s decision to host her birthday party Ivy City Smokehouse, citing development concerns. [Post]

  • Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau wants to, at least temporarily, halt demolition on the D.C. General campus. [Twitter]

  • A (distracting, sad) exercise in nostalgia. [PoPville]

  • Did Google Maps make up your neighborhood name? [Urban Turf]

  • Rents are falling nationally for the highest earners, and staying stagnant––or rising––for the lowest. [Post]

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

  • The Mystics are going to the playoffs. Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points and Kristi Toliver had 25 to help Washington secure a spot in the postseason with Tuesday night’s 103-98 win over the Phoenix Mercury. All home games will be played at George Washington University’s Smith Center because of ongoing renovations at Capital One Arena. [AP]

  • There’s a new soccer mini-pitch—or futsal court—in town. D.C. United, in partnership with Musco Lighting, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, unveiled the mini-pitch at the Petworth Recreation Center in Northwest, D.C. on Monday. [PoPville]  

  • Looking to bolster their bullpen, the Nationals signed reliever Greg Holland after he was released by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this month. Perhaps a change of scenery will help Holland get back into form. In St. Louis, he compiled a 7.92 ERA over 32 games and 25 relief innings pitched. [NBC Sports]

  • Mamie Johnson Little League’s historic season ended Tuesday with a loss to the a team from Maryland, but the team from Ward 7 has already made a big impact on D.C. As captured by The Undefeated’s Clinton Yates, players left the dugout to cheers. [Twitter]

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

  • Union Stage presents an acoustic open mic night in the tap room, a new music open mic event at The Wharf. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. Free.

  • Australian indie rock artist Alex Lahey performs at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15–$17.

  • Author Roy Scranton discusses his new novel We’re Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change, a collection of essays on the unpleasant realities of violence, urgent global issues, and a volatile world, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • ANC 4C meets at 6:30 p.m. 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

  • ANC 2B meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

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