A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Like crippling humidity and left-standing tourists on Metro, madly popular architectural follies at the National Building Museum are a staple of summer in D.C. This time we are invited inside the Hive: three large domes ingeniously assembled out of thousands of paper tubes, the design of architect Jeanne Gang and her Chicago-based practice, Studio Gang. Chimes and pipes inside the Hive make for a multisensory experience. It is sheer, ridiculous fun.


  • Millions unaccounted for in the case of the missing D.C. school voucher money. [Post]

  • FBI joins effort to find murder suspect in stabbing on Southeast bike trail. [Post]

  • Police send 62 illegal ATVs and dirt bikes to be crunched. Watch the video. [FOX5]

  • Should Arlington trade in county status and become a city? [WAMU]

  • Heat and humidity will rise as the week wears on. [Post, ABC7]

  • Video of a waterspout on the Chesapeake during Saturday’s cold front. [NBC4, Post]

  • “Grosvenor” is pronounced “Grove-nor.” [GGW]

  • Former Senators announcer Bob Wolff dies at 96. [AP]

  • A missing bald eagle is found, and an injured one is healing. [Post]

  • A segment of the Red Line will be closed for the next three weekends. [NBC4]

  • NFL team under pressure to sign Kirk Cousins, with millions at stake. [NBC4]

  • Opposing protesters make friends at Friday’s march. [Post]

  • Police arrested a serial armed robber in D.C. on Friday. [Post]

  • D.C. has the highest liver cancer rates in the nation. [WTOP]

  • New study predicts sea level rise schedule for local coastline. [Post]

  • D.C. says it will hand out 2,500 naloxone kits to prevent opioid overdoses. [WTOP, Post]

  • Team of Afghan girls will compete in robotics event after major visa obstacles. [AP]

  • Louis Frans Amelinckx, 17, has gone missing from Northwest D.C. [WUSA9]

  • And police are still searching for a 13-year-old Northwest girl. [FOX5]


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

  • ICYMI: Trans activists march for greater protections. [DCist]

  • House marches on toward repeal of D.C.’s assisted suicide law. [Post]

  • Judge dismisses case against Code Pink activist. [WAMU]

  • Naming rights are fine, but Metro needs sales tax and fare hikes. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Metro supervisor fired for overtime fraud.[Post]

  • District drivers spend more time finding parking than almost everyone. [DCist]

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

  • Fringe review: Abortion Road Trip is a well-written meditation on women’s rights. [WCP]

  • More Fringe: Release: A Rock Opera is uneven, but still has a lot to offer. [WCP]

  • For Capital Fringe attendees, a pub crawl of H Street. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • “Work It, Gurl:” The story behind that massive 14th Street mural. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Where to find less crowded outdoor happy hours in D.C. [Post]

  • Bar Civita will soon close in Woodley Park. [Washingtonian]

  • Brian’s Comfort Kitchen to replace that doomed address on 19th Street NW. [PoPville]

  • Bid on beer memorabilia from the now-closed RFD through July 26. [Eater]

  • Had a boozy Sunday Funday? This could help. [Thrillist]

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

  • Veteran with daughter shares experience of living in D.C. General family shelter. [Post]

  • District residents are spending more money on housing and other necessities. [DCFPI]

  • Timeline: the search for the FBI headquarters’ replacement. (It’s been a while.) [WBJ]

  • Big returns: The most profitable District neighborhoods for flipping houses. [UrbanTurf]

  • Planned Fannie Mae headquarters redevelopment will have a town square. [UrbanTurf]

  • Councilmember talks improvements for Eastern Market Metro plaza. [Capitol Hill Corner]

  • D.C. wins grant from federal government to help catalogue LGBTQ spaces. [Curbed DC]

  • $103,543: The income needed to comfortably afford a two-bedroom in D.C. [Curbed DC]

  • Report: Rate of high poverty neighborhoods in D.C. suburbs has increased. [Curbed DC]

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