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Two young children at the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter tested positive for high levels of lead.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The lineup for the 2015 AFI DOCS film festival was announced. [Arts Desk]
- The cleanup of the Anacostia River has a long way to go. [Post]
- D.C.’s faux speakeasy fad isn’t done. [Young & Hungry]
- D.C. is ranked the third-best city for parks in the country. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Peak Luxury Condo: A condo building hired a “sommelier in residence.”
New Franken-Dessert: This D.C. muffin purveyor knows what the muffin-top joint on Seinfeld was missing: ice cream.
How to Start a Weekend: Come to our music showcase on Friday with Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids! There’ll be free beer.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Elevated lead levels discovered in two children at D.C. General. [NBC4]
- District considers appealing latest handgun ruling. [Post]
- The Nose considers the new councilmembers. [Hill Rag]
- DDOT puts in new barriers to block illegal U-turns on Pennsylvania Ave. [WAMU]
- A look at UDC’s urban farm. [WAMU]
- We’re so swole. [WAMU]
- More on Vincent Orange‘s legislation to make bars test their noise levels. [Post]
- Emancipation Day will push tax day for most of the country next year. [AP]
- Charter board approves new schools. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- This Friday, come to our show at the American Art Museum! Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids will make music, and Hellbender Brewery will give free beer tastings. [Arts Desk]
- Watch Feedel Band, a local Ethiopian jazz outfit, play live at WAMU. [Bandwidth]
- The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade will stage a free, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Georgetown. [DCist]
- A preview of Zombie: The American at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, a world premiere play that imagines a grim future for the U.S. [Washingtonian]
- Musings on the absurdity of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, now showing at the Folger Theatre [DC Metro Theater Arts]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The nine most exciting summer restaurant openings [Zagat]
- Where to find meat on a stick [Express]
- Hill Country to host game-day pop-up across the street from Nationals Park. [Post]
- Piassa Ethiopian Cuisine coming to former Caribbean Citations space in Shaw. [PoPville]
- Where to stop for food on the way to the Maryland/Delaware shore [Eater]
- Marriott wants to seed your dream bar in a shipping container. [WBJ]
- Is this chocolate or blood? [BuzzFeed]