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Kenneth Young’s painting is a stand-out in a room full of them. When the National Gallery of Art reopened its East Building in 2016 following a three-year renovation, the museum devoted a chunk of gallery space to the legends who worked here in the District. Among their works hangs “Red Dance” (1970), a stain painting by Young. It’s a storm of acrylic dabs on an unprimed canvas, blotches of ochre and burnt orange, a red-shifted Milky Way. This is a Washington Color School painting, like and unlike the rest.


  • Equal Rights Center sues Sanford Capital for housing discrimination. [WCP]

  • Obama family buys Kalorama home they’ve been renting. The price? $8.1 million. [Post, NBC4]

  • Two nooses on the Mall in one week. First outside the Hirschhorn, now inside the African American Smithsonian museum. [Post, NBC4, ABC7, FOX5]

  • Retired federal agents say immigrant facing deportation is a hero who should stay. [Post]

  • Truxton Circle neighbors are shaken after three days of gunfire. [Post]

  • The fantasy National Spelling Bee draft, and other gold for spelling bee fans. [NBC4]

  • That big sloppy intersection at the Columbia Heights Metro is getting a makeover. [GGW]

  • Gentlemen: instructions on how to interact with females on bikes. [WABA, GGW]

  • A cleanup of World War I chemicals in Northwest is almost done. [ABC7]

  • The people want air fresheners in Metro cars. [GGW]

  • Lidl is opening 20 U.S. stores, including one in Virginia. [WBJ]

  • He drove seven miles while bleeding from stab wounds, trying to reach Howard University Hospital. [Post]

  • She’s an artist: A national award for a Tenleytown first-grader. [Current]

  • College-bound teen survived treacherous environment. [WUSA9]


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

  • The “private investigator” in Seth Rich case isn’t licensed to practice in D.C. and was fired from MPD. [WCP]

  • Kaya Henderson’s undeserved legacy as an educational empress finally unravels. [WCP]

  • You get a driver’s license, you are registered to vote. [Post]

  • Investigative group sues to get access to Seth Rich evidence. [Post]

  • Alternate take: Republican lobbyist is exploiting the Rich murder for “attention.” [Washingtonian]

  • Dire projection: D.C. could be under water someday. [WUSA9]

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

  • Listen to a new song fromDove Lady. [GoldFlakePaint]

  • How Shaolin Jazz bridges the gap between hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts in D.C. [DC Music Download]

  • Chimamanda Adichie, April Ryan, and more part of the Maryland Book Festival. [Washingtonian]

  • Something about House of Cards. [DCist]

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

  • When you weren’t looking, Bar Charley rolled out an affordable steakhouse menu. [WCP]

  • The legal battle between restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and a server heats up. [Washingtonian]

  • Mexican women grow from migrant grape pickers to California winery owners. [Post]

  • That controversial Maryland brewery bill is now a law. [WBJ]

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

  • Nonprofit sues notorious D.C. landlord Sanford Capital for housing discrimination. [WCP]

  • D.C. lawmakers pass budget with affordable housing and homeless investments. [WCP]

  • What the inside of the Obamas’ home looks like. Hint: it has eight bedrooms. [UrbanTurf]

  • If your budget isn’t as large, here are D.C. homes you can buy for $1 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Zoning Commission approves big condo project located in heart of Shaw. [Bisnow]

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