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On this hot Monday, keep this map of cooling centers in mind if you see a neighbor who needs assistance. It’ll feel like 98 degrees today.


  • Journalism Twitter erupted Friday when D.C. residents learned that the Newseum—the mammoth, glass ode to journalism and the press that continues to hemorrhage money—has sold T-shirts in its gift shop with “You Are Very Fake News” stamped across the chest. A spokesperson for the museum initially tried to justify the merch by claiming that it champions both the free press and “free speech,” but by Saturday, it announced it had taken all of the T-shirts down from its website and physical store.  

  • Metro board chairman and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evanssaid Saturday that the transit authority will not provide a special train for the white supremacists hosting a rally in D.C. next weekend, despite considerations otherwise. But Post reporter Faiz Siddiquicautions against taking Evans at his word—a spokesperson for Metro told Siddiqui a day later that “the ONLY official spokespeople for Metro are Paul Wiedefeld and his designees.”

  • Siddiqui also obtained a copy of the federal government’s secret plan to shut down and de facto operate the region’s metro system, should it decide that the rail network and its handlers pose significant safety risks. It’s “the only transit system in the country whose chronic safety problems have warranted a step-by-step plan to address the possibility of a federally mandated shutdown,” he reports.


  • Data point: D.C. could generate an additional $2 to $4 million annually from its Worksite Parking Program. [DC Auditor]

  • Missed Dupont Circle connection: “We made eye contact for a split second. You sat on the same bench to my left, very close to me. You were reading too, until you got out your phone(s). Then you left. I wish I’d said something to you. Did you notice me?” [craigslist]

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

  • Elissa Silverman: Unite the Right group’s hate “has no place here.” [Twitter]

  • Protestors and shooting survivors joined a Fairfax rally protesting the National Rifle Association. [Fox5]

  • Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted three women near Logan Circle this week. [WTOP]

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

  • Would you eat a burger stuffed with Wagyu beef, lobster, truffles, and caviar? [WCP]

  • A Foggy Bottom happy hour that comes with a side of sirens. [WCP]

  • Maryland’s Guinness brewery is ready to roll. [WBJ]

  • What prompted Hill Country BBQ to go cashless. [Post]

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

  • ICYMI: An oral history of D.C.’s famed Uptown Theater. [WCP]

  • Hemphill Fine Arts’ latest exhibition might contain the best new local artwork of the year. [WCP]

  • From exhibitions at the Freer to the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md., here are all of the can’t miss art shows this month. [DCist]

  • D.C.’s best museum is an accident—and at your feet. [WAMU]

  • The National Gallery of Art’s latest exhibition will make you laugh. [WCP]

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

  • The Department of General Services found lead on the outside of a building on the D.C. General campus. [Twitter]

  • A copy of the non-disclosure agreement that Amazon made D.C. officials sign. [Scribd]

  • City officials go back to the drawing board with Barry Farm. [WBJ]

  • Restaurateurs receive staggering concessions to open businesses in mixed-use buildings, brokers say. [Bis Now]

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

  • After a week of on and off (and on again) rain, the fans at the Citi Open tennis tournament were greeted with sweltering heat and humidity during the men’s and women’s finals on Sunday, won by Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova. [Tennis.com, AP]

  • The Mystics were supposed to play a game on Friday night, but their opponent, the Las Vegas Aces, decided not to play the contest in D.C. about 90 minutes before tipoff due to travel issues—more than 25 hours spent in airports and airplanes over two days. Mystics coach Mike Thibaultsaid he was “really disappointed” at the decision, but the WNBA Union praised the team, saying it was “a really bold move to stick up for yourself like that.” [New York Times]

  • Shawn Kelley’s three-year tenure with the Nationals officially came to an end Sunday evening, when the team traded the reliever to the Oakland A’s just days after Kelley threw his glove down on the mound and looked toward the dugout in frustration.[MLB.com]

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

  • California post-disco duo De Lux performs at Union Stage as part of their More Disco Songs About Love tour. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $12–$15.

  • Research scientist and former professional football player Robert W. Turner II stops at Politics and Prose to discuss Not For Long: The Life and Career of an NFL Athlete. His new book chronicles through interviews with former and current players how the NFL’s policies leave players with chronic pain and a lack of job and financial skills. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • Multiple Exposures Gallery presents a group show from some of its artist members, jurored by Maryland-based photographer Mark Power. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free.

  • ANC 8E meets today at 7:00 p.m.3400 Wheeler Rd. SE.

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