A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 14th annual AFI DOCS film festival starts tomorrow and lasts through Sunday. With close to 100 documentaries playing, it can be a lot to take in. City Paper reviewed more than half of the featured films for your cultured summer.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A woman who was killed on early Saturday had a temporary restraining order against her ex. [Post, NBC4]
- While Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton defends budget autonomy, Republicans attack home rule. [City Desk]
- Riders recount their experiences of the first day of Metro’s second SafeTrack surge in D.C. [Post, WAMU]
- Activists led by CODEPINK held an overnight peace vigil outside the NRA’s Fairfax main office. [Post]
- Officials are striving to figure out how to repair the decaying Arlington Memorial Bridge. [NBC4, WTOP]
- The District sucks at sports: Yea or nay? [FOX5, Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- “Veggie-centric” Diner: Fare Well on H Street NE opens tomorrow and will have fried seitan and waffles.
- Photo Synthesis: Shaw has a new mural at 1800 ½ 11th St. NW devoted to a legendary D.C. photographer.
- Grandfamilies: Officials broke ground on a development that will serve families headed by grandparents.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Kentucky congressman wants open carry in the District. [WCP, WAMU]
- Deborah Simmons frets over people hanging around Anacostia during a weekday. [Times]
- Metro off-peak times aren’t all the same. [GGW]
- Police face off with ATV riders. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser touts new affordable housing development. [WCP]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- AFI DOCS kicks off tomorrow. Here’s our guide to this year’s films. [WCP]
- Break out your Birkenstocks, Farm Aid returns to the D.C. area. [Post]
- Highlights of the 10-minute plays at this year’s Source Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Meet the winning jazz band of DC Jazz Fest’s inaugural JazzPrix competition. [WCP]
- A musical celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service. [Post]
- Annotating Shaw’s newest mural. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The Hilton brothers will open a Southern-inspired diner and bar in Penn Quarter. [Washingtonian]
- Ten must-try new sandwiches in D.C. [Zagat]
- If you can’t afford to eat at the Inn at Little Washington, shop at its new farmers market. [Post]
- Cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers has seen three marriage proposals. [Eater]
- Ten first date ideas from local chefs [DC Refined]