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Pierre-August Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” is one of D.C.’s most treasured paintings. Thousands of visitors flock to the Phillips Collection to see it every year. But secrets lurk underneath its layers of paint, revealing a new series of characters and models that the acclaimed Impressionist eventually covered up. Art historians and curators used a variety of techniques, including X-ray and infrared scans, to look inside the painting, and the results of their work can be seen at a new exhibit opening this weekend at the Phillips.


  • Metro and its largest union offer different accounts of defective bus use. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Demonstrators march through D.C. to protest recent immigration raids. [Fox5]

  • FEMA asks D.C. man who received financial assistance during Hurricane Katrina to return the money. [WUSA9]

  • Airline: Passenger removed BWI flight over dog allergy. Passenger: I was removed from the flight because I’m a Muslim woman of color. [Post]

  • Alexandria man arrested for threatening Howard University students online. [WJLA]

  • Nats fans prepare for playoffs with “Haunted Pep Rally.” [WTOP]

  • D.C. International School remembers student who died at soccer game. [Post]

  • Jose Andres discusses his assistance work in Puerto Rico. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Racine will not petition Supreme Court for review of concealed carry law. [NBC4]

  • D.C. police, ACLU, settle lawsuit over arrest of transgender activist. [Post]  

  • Religious leaders hold vigil to advocate for gun control. [WAMU]

  • Emergency legislation, explained. [DCist]

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

  • In the age ofDonald Trump, filmmaker and projectionist Robin Bell emerges as one of D.C.’s harshest critics. [Post]

  • Local artistAdam Griffithswill self-publish a 600-page graphic novel about corporate greed and the civil rights movement. [East City Arts]

  • At Carroll Square Gallery, three photographers present solid portrayals of fragility. [WCP]

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

  • Food editor Laura Hayes is on vacation. Young & Hungry links will resume on Oct. 17.

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • Neglectful landlord Sanford Capital sells two run-down buildings for more than $12 million. [Bisnow]

  • Bowserbreaks ground on all-affordable apartment building on H Street NE. [NBC4]

  • She also announces $75 million on investment in planned affordable housing. [Bisnow]

  • Check out what will be open at The Wharf by next week. [UrbanTurf]

  • Lavish historic home near Meridian Hill Park sells for $2.3 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Columbia Heights rowhouse—with a D.C.-themed bedroom—on sale for nearly $1 million. [Curbed DC]

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