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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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.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 LINKSby Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]

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