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

The originator of D.C’s urban streetwear scene, whose storefront at Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street closed in 2010 after 25 years in business, will return to retail stores this summer, with a dozen area DTLR locations carrying the definitive local brand. “The Madness Shop was the place you went to get your clothes if you grew up in D.C. in the 1980s and 1990s,” says patron Miyesha Perry, who stood in line with sneakerheads, hip-hop aficionados, and lifestyle bloggers to get into a recent pop-up for the brand.


  • China spends $100 million to replicate its famous Ge Garden at the National Arboretum. [Post]

  • A guerrilla bench divider appears in Mount Pleasant, thwarting homeless. [GGW]

  • Nearly 70 D.C.-area teachers have had their licenses revoked or canceled since early 2016, but the causes are not readily available to the public. [NBC4]

  • Dunbar High evacuated due to fumes from a nearby construction site. [WTOP]

  • The kids in Mr. Sorto‘s kindergarten class are very good salsa dancers. [WUSA9]

  • A look at Children’s National Health System’s new rooftop healing garden. [WBJ]

  • Diane Rehm will marry retired Lutheran minister John Hagedorn this fall. [Post]

  • Tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day. How to join the celebration: [WAMU]

  • The Nats are off to an exceptionally good start this season. [Post]

  • Red line service has been restored. [NBC4]


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

  • Councilmembers urge delay of local tax cuts in favor of school spending. [Post]

  • It gets ugly at the WMATA board meeting. [WAMU, Post]

  • Commute appears normal despite threat of employee ‘sick out’ protest. [WUSA9]

  • Chaffetz heads home for foot surgery, but questions linger in D.C. [AP]

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

  • This art is trash: How Chester Hawkins’ turns pictures of public trash cans into documentation-as-art. [WCP]

  • Howard Theatre may temporarily close due to rent and payment issues. [Post]

  • More from Becky Levy‘s Hand Grenade Job tour diary. [WCP]

  • Flashpoint Gallery’s newest exhibit documents a shrinking D.C. arts scene. [Post]

  • Catch a free show tonight from Coup Sauvage and The Snips and Janel Leppin at Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. [WCP]

  • The second annual D.C. Music Summit will take place on Saturday. [DC Music Download]

  • Hays and Ryan Holladay return to their site-specific musical experimentation with a 12-month musical protest on the National Mall. [Post]

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

  • This McLean man cooks lavish dinners for big-name D.C. chefs. [Post]

  • Zenebech Injera: Reincarnated! [PoPville]

  • Millennials are the “share generation,” even when it comes to food. [OpenTable]

  • Try these eight food trucks next time you want lunch on wheels. [Arlington Mag]

  • This wild berry is very good for pandas like Bao Bao. [NPR]

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

  • The seven D.C. neighborhoods where it’s hardest to find a home. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. residents have lots of opinions about possible Airbnb regulations. [GGW]

  • And some D.C. units on Airbnb are listing for as much as $600 a night. [GGW]

  • An overview of Ward 5’s controversial Brookland Manor redevelopment. [GGW]

  • D.C. plans to house the homeless in an abandoned federal warehouse. [CityLab]

  • Developer flips from office to mixed-use plans at Southwest Waterfront. [WBJ]

  • Speaking of the Waterfront, it’s going to look a lot different in the future. [Bisnow]

  • A Q&A with the developer of the Wharf development, Monty Hoffman. [Bisnow]

  • The entertainment venues planned for Southwest, including new arena. [Bisnow]

  • Luxury home prices in D.C. have jumped a third over last year. [Business Insider]

  • Buying a new condo in Logan Circle isn’t cheap but sure looks nice. [Curbed DC]

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