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It’s Friday, which means only three days until the “hottest weather of 2018,” and four until the District’s primary election. (We are not, however, expecting comparable heat from the race.)



  • This is your final day to vote early for the June 19 primary.

  • Here’s our guide to AFI DOCS, D.C.’s best film festival.

  • 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.” [Craigslist]

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

  • Contests for D.C. Democratic State Committee seats divides party operatives. [WCP]

  • Michael D. Brown, who is not Michael A. Brown, is running for shadow senator. [Post]

  • Bowser has two long-shot opponents in James Butler and Ernest Johnson. [DCist]

  • Three shootings in the past 36 hours have left one person dead and four injured. [NBC4]

  • A juvenile was shot in Mount Pleasant and police are looking for a male suspect. [FOX5]

  • Clergy who spent a night in D.C.’s Central Cell Block observed roaches and filth. [FOX5]

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

  • Ann Hornaday on this year’s AFI DOCS: “The tenor of this year’s edition of AFI Docs … feels distinctly of its time, in many ways surprisingly so.” [Post]

  • Speaking of movies, here’s our review of A Kid Like Jake. [WCP]

  • And our review of Hearts Beat Loud. [WCP]

  • And fine, one more: Tag. [WCP]

  • Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordanon being part of the new wave of women in indie rock. [WAMU]

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

  • New H Street NE bar Idle Hands has a “casting couch.” [WCP]

  • José Andrés on video talking about Initiative 77. [Post]

  • Introducing a shipping container winery from a local brewer. [Washingtonian]

  • Could Initiative 77 have national implications? [CityLab]

  • Where to take dad this Sunday. [DC Refined]

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

  • The Cleveland Park branch of D.C. Public Library is reopening this Saturday. [Curbed]

  • Sports Zone Elite in Columbia Heights, meanwhile, abruptly closed. [PoPville]

  • Rowhomes and townhomes: they’re different. [GGW]

  • Another affordable development planned for Ward 8. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Ted Lerner, 92, stepped down as the managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals on Thursday. His son, 64-year-old Mark, is taking over. The Lerner family has owned the Nationals since July 2006. [WTOP]

  • Even though Capitals’ Stanley Cup hero Devante Smith-Pelly, one of the few black players in the NHL, reiterated that he would not go to the White House for the customary celebration for championship sports teams, many of his teammates told The Washington Post that they would go if invited. [Post]

  • D.C. United’s new stadium, Audi Field, is set to open on July 14. But according to Pablo Iglesias Maurer in DCist, many close to the team—hard-core fans, journalists, and MLS insiders, are worried that the club isn’t quite ready for its close-up. [DCist]



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