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Stereotype of a Stereotype: This year’s D.C. State Fair is textbook hipster. There will be the Pinterest-perfect “Mason jar flower arrangement” and the Tumblr-ready “Hats for Newborn” contest. Start prepping, D.C. The fair is on Sept. 20 at Old City Farm & Guild. -2

Veg Out: Competing with the D.C. State Fair this weekend: The DC VegFest—a most welcome best of everything vegetarian festival at Yards Park celebrating the best of everything vegetarian in and around D.C. +3

Best Dressed: Hey, take a look at Paul Pierce wearing a Wizards jersey! Get used to it, folks. +3

& More Pizza: &pizza is opening 10 new locations in the D.C. area. I’m all for &pizza, but there is such a thing as too much &pizza. -1

Friday’s Needle rating: 13 Today’s score: +Today’s Needle rating: 16