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D.C.’s first bottled vermouth will be available next week. A couple new bars are also making their own. Vermouth is having a moment in the District.


  • Riding a bike on the sidewalk often makes sense. Why the haters? [City Desk]
  • The cat cafe has arrived. Take a look inside. [Young & Hungry]
  • Mount Pleasant’s anti-Subway projectionist speaks out. [Post]


The Mighty DOCS: D.C.’s best film festival is underway, and we reviewed 37 of the films.

Gear Prudence: Should I accept that biking isn’t for me?

Summer Music: Come to our summer music showcase next week!

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

  • Republicans aim to stop local reproductive discrimination law. [Post]
  • New “hopscotch” bridge design expected in 2017. [WBJ]
  • Councilmembers air their summer jobs complaints. [Post]
  • Another Muriel Bowser official heads out ahead of severance deadline. [LL]
  • FTA report slams Metro on safety. [WAMUPost]
  • Post ed board: FTA report is a “wake up call.” [Post]

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

  • Too many people have died at Echostage. Now, DanceSafe is surveying the club’s conditions. [Arts Desk]
  • A guide to AFI DOCS, D.C.’s best film festival, with all the reviews you’ll need [WCP]
  • After a few disappointing years, the DC Jazz Festival is back with a new director fresh energy. [Arts Desk]
  • Want to be a theater critic? Join our Capital Fringe festival blogging team! [Arts Desk]
  • Summer playlists curated by D.C. bands and local music personalities [DC Music Download]
  • A Q&A with GoldLink on his future bounce sound, in which he shows a complete disregard for NPR’s language standards [NPR]
  • D.C.’s finest jukeboxes [DCist]
  • Photos of local artist Dana Jeri Maier‘s studio [BYT]

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

  • Here are the bars with the best jukeboxes [DCist]
  • Wonderland Ballroom owners open Dew Drop Inn. [Post]
  • Where to find Father’s Day dining and drinking specials [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. restaurants that host weddings [Eater]
  • Maryland farms that brew their own beer [Express]
  • The Airedale, “Europub and beer garden,” coming to former Mad Momos space. [New Columbia Heights]
  • A look at Science Club‘s updated menu [BYT]