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The best museums in D.C. off the National Mall [DCist]

Philanthropist and ex-Ford’s Theatre chairman Wayne Reynolds took to the witness stand to decry the Corcoran’s fundraising efforts on the institution’s third day in court seeking permission to dissolve. [Post]

Photos from after-hours at the Freer and Sackler Gallery [BYT]

Read a secret, deleted chapter from Marion Barry‘s autobiography [Loose Lips]

Watch D.C.-based cellist Janel Leppin and indie-folk guitarist Marissa Nadler play a haunting, reverb-drenched tune. [Bandwidth]

Summer reading picks from D.C. VIPS [Washingtonian]

How Congressional staffers persuade their members to interview with Stephen Colbert [Post]

Listen to Kali Uchis‘ smooth new track on a Kitty Cash mixtape. [Bandwidth]