Good morning. It’s Friday. Treat yourself to photos of a 650-ton boring machine that digs tunnels under D.C. And watch out for double-parked vehicles downtown.


  • A shooter killed five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis. Others are wounded. The suspect had a longstanding grudge against the paper. Surviving Gazette staff put out a newspaper this morning anyway, and at least one reporter there is not interested in your prayers.

  • Here in D.C., The Poststepped up security (as did the New York Times and many other papers), and Councilmember Charles Allen’s comms director Erik Salmitweeted that he wrote for the Gazette, his hometown newspaper, fresh out of college.

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a search for a new chancellor to lead D.C.’s troubled schools. A coalition of advocates plans to scrutinize her selection process. Last time around she picked Antwan Wilson, but her search committee members complain they didn’t see his resume until after she’d settled on him. Wilson ultimately left in disgrace. The new search, though, has its own Instagram page.

    • Here’s Bowser’s press conference on the matter.

    • Here’s the press conference by local advocates seeking to ensure that Bowser plays by the rules.

  • Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people who were protesting ICE for detaining and separating families. Most of the protesters were women.


  • Plan ahead to avoid Fourth of July traffic.

  • Missed connection: “I saw you at Rise the other day. … It’s hard making friends who approve of using cannabis for pain management.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • Northeast residents uneasy after police incident with a suspect who was allegedly a plant. [Post]

  • Lawmakers hear activists and developers on controversial Ivy City project. [DC Line]

  • D.C. Department of Human Services touts LGBTQ anti-homelessness efforts. [Blade]

  • Ward 7’s Vince Gray dances with seniors … and meets with “pandas”. [Twitter, Twitter]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen(tips?

  • Miriam’s Kitchen, well known for its efforts to feed the homeless, also provides a creative outlet for D.C.’s homeless. [DCist]

  • Take a peek at this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival. [BYT]

  • Krista Schlyer’s River of Resilienceproject documents the Anacostia River in all its nitty gritty beauty. [East City Art]

  • This week in City Paper film reviews, part 1: Nancy showcases the underappreciated Andrea Riseborough. [WCP]

  • This week in City Paper film reviews, part 2: A dysfunctional family hits the road in the uneven and endearing Boundaries. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Try the 36 immoderate appetizers, entrees, and desserts in the Food Issue. [WCP]

  • Forthcoming Navy Yard restaurantShilling Canning Company experiencing major delays. [Eater]

  • Catch up on all the newly opened restaurants across the DMV. [Post]

  • What it’s like for a restaurant who counts Donald Trump as its landlord. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • D.C. General residents are grappling with construction work on the shelter campus. [DCist]

  • Many at D.C. General say they don’t know what comes next for them. [Street Sense]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Want to be in a blockbuster movie? Put on your running shoes. Casting directors for Wonder Woman 2 are now casting runners (or joggers, as the casting call says) in Alexandria. But hurry, you must be available today or tomorrow and the filming will take place July 7. [Project Casting]

  • The Wayne has landed. Hundreds of D.C. United fans welcomed English soccer superstar Wayne Rooney to the the District when he arrived at Dulles International Airport on Thursday afternoon. [WCP]

  • Mixed martial arts fans will have plenty to cheer for when the Professional Fights League, which started its inaugural season earlier this month, makes a pitstop at George Washington University’s Smith Center on July 5. Jake Shields and Ray Cooper headline the event. [MMA Junkie]


  • Pennsylvania post-hardcore singer and musician Anthony Green performs at Union Stage in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of his album Avalon. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $19.50–$29.50.

  • Jazz multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste, indie pop singer-songwriter Kishi Bashi, and composer Joachim Horsley perform at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for the Ben Folds-curated National Symphony Orchestra Declassified. 9 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $25–$75.

  • The National Portrait Gallery opens One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a new one-room exhibition that chronicles this extraordinary year in American history. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F Streets NW. Free.

  • ANC 8D meets at 7:00 p.m. 4601 MLK Jr. Ave. SW.


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