A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For D.C. school kids, today is the most Monday of all Mondays in the year: D.C. Public School students go back to school. Shortest summer ever?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Two first-person accounts of Roosevelt High School’s transition from an all-white school to an all-black one [WAMU]
- The search is on for Lanier’s replacement. [Post]
- Who are the locals blogging about D.C. news? [Express]
- We get a one-day break from miserable heat. Yay? [WTOP]
- Will D.C.’s housing ever be affordable again? Maybe. [The Atlantic]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Wiz-ing Along: Wizards practice facility gets a builder for the project, and the group is working with a few Ward 8–based companies.
- Sauce-o-Meter: Ranking recent D.C. food news from lame sauce to mumbo sauce.
- Make It Herzog Good: Arts Desk talks with Werner Herzog, and it’s everything you’d want it to be. “Personally, I do not use cell phones.”
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- At a sold-out Black Cat show on Friday, The Julie Ruin get personal. [Post]
- Local rapper Swipey was fatally shot in Maryland over the weekend. [DCist]
- Here’s all the opera coming to D.C. for the 2016-2017 season. [DC Theatre Scene]
- The Smithsonian celebrates 50 years of Star Trek. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Uh oh. A prediction for a restaurant recession [Food and Wine]
- Here’s why Radius Pizza is closed [Eater]
- Organic wine tastes better [Post]
- Could Honey Pig be headed into D.C. proper? [PoPville]
- There’s a lot of infighting in the craft beer industry [Thrillist]