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D.C.’s best film festival has somehow gotten better. Here’s our guide to the 2015 AFI DOCS, which kicks off today.


  • Newly crowned NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is also an accidental D.C. strip club magnate. [City Desk]
  • Feds say Metro is plagued by “serious safety lapses.” [WAMU]
  • The Spy Museum is looking for public money to back a move to L’Enfant Plaza. [Post]
  • The staff of chef Nick Stefanelli‘s forthcoming Italian restaurant is serving frozen cocktails at Suburbia today. [Young & Hungry]


Half Baked: The people behind Baked & Wired opened a new cafe, which is nameless for now.

Jazz Up: Esperanza Spalding is realizing her potential.

Quitters Sometimes Win: D.C. officials appointed by Vince Gray can still get severance pay if they decide to quit this month.

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

  • Vince Gray appointees bail ahead of June severance deadline. [LL]
  • LL looks at NBA star Andre Iguodala‘s investments in Stadium Club. [City Desk]
  • $15 million of your tax dollars could save this crummy museum. [Post]
  • Harry Thomas Jr. crony gets a dozen weekends in jail. [LL]
  • Streetsweeper kills elderly man. [NBC4]
  • More synthetic marijuana overdoses at a homeless shelter. [Post]
  • Senators mad at Metro. [Post]
  • Shooting critically injures young man in Southeast. [Post]

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

  • At the DC Jazz Festival, Esperanza Spalding made a new fan out of Arts Desk’s jazz correspondent. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, and Darren Hanlon at the 9:30 Club [DC Music Download]
  • Prince and Stevie Wonder played a private show at the White House. [DCist]
  • Steve Martin wrote a musical with Edie Brickell, and it’s coming to the Kennedy Center this winter. [Post]

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

  • The best places for Father’s Day dining around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Local breweries embrace yoga [Express]
  • The new Wegmans in Alexandria accepts OpenTable reservations for its pub. [Post]
  • Eight underrated pizza places [Thrillist]
  • Where to drink sangria this summer [Eater]
  • Food companies have three years to remove all trans fats from processed food. [NPR]