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Happy almost Friday, D.C. It’s looking like rain today. The National Park Service has approved the permit application for a “white civil rights” rally in August. There’s a new issue of City Paper on newsstands today.


  • Opponents of Initiative 77 have moved their fight from the ballot to the D.C. Council, the Post reports, urging legislators to veto the referendum passed by a margin of 55-44 Tuesday night. A supermajority of the Council, plus Mayor Muriel Bowser and Attorney Karl Racine, have vocalized opposition to the proposal.

  • Self-styled “incubator” Halcyon is shaking up the arts scene in the District. From spinning Migos to colonizing Mars, its vision is expansive—and its goal is even broader. Read Kriston Cappson the (growing) local giant.

  • Last week, City Paper reported that senior officials in the D.C. government have known for months that contracting and construction issues have delayed the production of homeless shelters in Wards 7 and 8. In response to these findings, the D.C. Council will hold a public roundtable on Monday, June 25, where Council members will interview government witnesses under oath about the shelter delays.

  • Pope Francisordered the removal of 87-year old Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., from public ministry after the church substantiated claims of sexual abuse lodged against him. The church also also “acknowledged that it had made previously undisclosed legal settlements with adults who accused McCarrick of sexual misconduct decades ago.”


  • Wonder Woman 2 An unconfirmed movie is filming in D.C., so be wary of road closures.

  • If you’re at a marijuana pop-up event, stay vigilant.

  • Professional missed connection: I’m looking for a female photographer / possibly a photo blogger who said she was from DC. She was maybe in her late 20’s, maybe early 30’s. We met at the Gratitude Migration Festival in Keensburg, NJ in Summer 2017. She was a photographer who took some of the best photo documents of a large puppet head sculpture that I built. Unfortunately, I was very busy all festival, and lost the note she gave me with her information. [Craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. ethics board picks new Office of Open Government leader after controversy. [WCP]

  • ICYMI: D.C. incumbents had a very good night on Tuesday in the primary races. [WCP]

  • A child died at the D.C. General family homeless shelter early Wednesday. [FOX5]

  • Initiative 77 passed, but don’t expect the tipped minimum wage to go up overnight. [Post]

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

  • Longtime veteran D.C. actorFloyd King talks about his career on the stage and some of his favorite roles. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Halcyon’s inaugural By The People Festival wants to be like an East Coast SXSW. [DCist]

  • Summer of Wonder Woman (content): 12 things Wonder Woman should do in D.C. in 1984, which is when the new movie is set. You know, in case the screenwriters are looking to fill in some gaps. [Washingtonian]

  • Speaking of filming in D.C., BYT looks back at the not-too-good D.C.-set thriller Murder at 1600. [BYT]

  • And speaking of films, here’s our review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (spoiler: bad!). [WCP]

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

  • A casual Hawaiian restaurant tries its hand at vegetarian poke. [WCP]

  • Major celebrity sighting at Ben’s Chili Bowl. [PoPville]

  • Millennials tip the least, but it’s mostly because of where they dine. [Post]

  • The obvious problem with “gay-for-play” promotions during Pride month. [Eater]

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

  • City Paper’s @HousingComplex Twitter is back, y’all. [Twitter]

  • Short article, long meeting: The saga of ANC 1B. [PoPville]

  • It’d take making roughly $35 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental in D.C. [Curbed]

  • It’s GGW versus Marc Elrich. [GGW]

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

  • Through the first three days of the World Cup, it’s clear D.C. residents can’t get enough of soccer. The D.C. market scored the highest television ratings on Fox Sports, according to The Washington Post, with a 3.39 average rating, ahead of Providence (2.77), Austin (2.66), New York (2.5) and Miami (2.47). [Post]

  • Washington Capitals assistant coach Todd Reirden is a likely frontrunner to replace Barry Trotz, who resigned earlier this week. The Washington TimesMatthew Paras looks back on Reirden’s journey up the coaching ranks. [Washington Times]

  • In May, the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting. The George Washington Law School will hold a symposium today starting at 3 p.m. on what that means for sports consumers. [GW]


  • Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter joins the National Symphony Orchestra for a performance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$99.

  • Author Anna-Lisa Cox speaks at Politics and Prose at The Wharf about The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality, which chronicles the westward expansion of thousands of black settlers.7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

  • Rock icon and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler performs at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $45–$125.

  • ANC 7B meets at 7:00 p.m. 3200 S St. SE.

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