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A federal appeals court temporarily blocked a recent decision on D.C.’s gun laws. For now, D.C. can still require individuals who want to carry a gun to show they have a “good” reason.


  • A backlog of cab passenger complaints is being cleared, and drivers are not pleased. [WAMU]
  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group will open a restaurant on Barracks Row. [Young & Hungry]
  • BowserLanier announcing new drug strategy. [NBC4]
  • David Grosso launched an investigation into a DCPS food vendor that agreed to pay $20 million as part of a lawsuit. [Loose Lips]


Bring the Tissues: A D.C. dog missing for four years was reunited with his owner, and there’s video.

Not Airport Food: BKK Cookshop, a new restaurant from the people behind Beau Thai (named after Bangkok’s airport code), has opened.

Bad Times: A report says D.C. employers who change schedules at the last minute cause significant economic hardship for their employees.

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

  • Cathy Lanier plans policing shift to drug suppliers. [Post]
  • What the District’s Olympic plan looked like. [Post]
  • David Grosso investigates DCPS food contract. [LL]
  • Eminent domain looms for D.C. United site. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board: don’t cut Metro funding. [Post]
  • Long wait ahead for new Metro cars. [WAMU]
  • Homeless kids face a summer without school. [WAMU]
  • Saturday night sees two murders. [Post]

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

  • Does the Hirshhorn have windows? The museum debated the New York Times on Twitter. [Arts Desk]
  • Watch Laughing Man‘s powerful, timely new video for “Bodycop.” [Arts Desk]
  • East of the river, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates Billy Strayhorn, a magnificent composer often overshadowed by his frequent collaborator Duke Ellington. [Arts Desk]
  • Behind the booking of D.C. Public Library concerts [Bandwidth]
  • The song stories of D.C. Brau’s beers [DCist]
  • “No one tries to act like a fake thug” in the D.C. break-dancing scene. [Washingtonian]
  • Inside this public-art installation at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, viewers chat with others half a world away. [Post]

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

  • Five places to stock up on summer beers [Post]
  • How to read a menu like a food critic [Washingtonian]
  • 10 great gazpachos around D.C. [Eater]
  • Olivia’s Diner will open July 1 at 1120 19th St. NW. [Borderstan]
  • How DC Brau mixes beer with music [DCist]
  • &pizza now offers its own wine [PoPville]
  • A look inside Alexandria’s new Wegmans [WBJ]