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D.C. tries to brand itself as “cool” and more exclusive. [Post]

A short and fawning profile of Cathy Lanier [NYT]

Why we should be skeptical of the soccer stadium deal. [Hill Rag]

What the stadium means for the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. [Hill Rag]

The D.C. area is No. 1 in wage growth since the recession. [Atlantic Cities]

Three charters bid for a Hillcrest site. [GGW]

The Anacostia Playhouse hits a snag with the IRS. [DCist]

The St. Elizabeths Gateway Pavilion probably won’t open in late August, given that, y’know, it’s September. [WBJ]

A brief response to the “Is Congress Heights gentrifying?” debate. [CHOTR]

Rhode Island Avenue NE is not easy to cross. [RIA Insider]

Today on the market: Glover Park condo