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Déjà vu for Fort Reno: Just a few weeks before this season’s concerts should start, the organizer posted a plea for donations. Why did it come so late?


  • Thousands of documents, but no “solid conclusions” in Metro smoke incident. [WAMU]
  • Trauma is the cause of many D.C. students’ struggles, report finds. [Post]
  • The New York Times takes on the McMillan controversy. [NYT]
  • Bowser, Mendo clash over budget amendment. [Loose Lips]


Food Fight: Bowser and Racine continued their spat over a $20 million settlement with a DCPS food vendor.

Good Drinks: The Argonaut now notes which of its beers and wines are women-owned and environmentally friendly.

New Nats CloserJack Evans takes credit for the save at a recent Nats game.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser clashes with Karl Racine over food settlement. [LL]
  • New documents lay out January Metro disaster. [Post]
  • Jack Evans fills in on grounds crew for the Nats. [LL]
  • Bowser says the CFO is concerned about the cost of police body camera FOIA. [Post]
  • Museum Square residents rally against changes to their building. [Post]
  • For U Street, a giant hole. [WBJ]
  • Federal government re-ups the District’s No Child Left Behind waiver. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Another summer, another beef with the National Park Service: Fort Reno is broke again and needs your money to make concerts happen. [Arts Desk]
  • Eating at five D.C. museum cafés [Post]
  • An installation in a NoMa underpass will use sounds from trains and passersby to produce waves of light. [DCist]
  • With all the support D.C. and its Maryland suburbs give their artists, Arlington’s shuttering of Artisphere stands out as a short-sighted, disheartening maneuver. [Washingtonian]
  • Keegan Theatre just completed a $4.4 million renovation… [DC Theatre Scene]
  • …will it get its certificate of occupancy before its reopening on Saturday? [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The most annoying restaurant trend happening today [Post]
  • 10 great date restaurants around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Inside the National Security Agency’s farmers’ market [Express]
  • Chef Rob Weland talks about his forthcoming restaurant Garrison. [Washingtonian]
  • Happy hours for crossing new foods off your bucket list [Eater]
  • Florida Liquors on 14th Street NW reopens after renovations. [Borderstan]
  • New Australian coffee shop, Habit, opens in Mount Pleasant. [New Columbia Heights]