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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Diamond District is on our cover this week. Five years ago the rap trio helped define the DMV hip-hop scene. Are people still listening? [WCP]
- Lost track of all the indictments stemming from Vince Gray‘s 2010 mayoral campaign? Here’s an explainer to catch you up on where we are in the case against Gray. [Loose Lips]
- Some DCPS middle school were assigned to compare Hitler to President George W. Bush. [City Desk]
- D.C. police will start carrying new emergency kits that include tourniquets as part of a new training program that goes beyond basic first aid. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Race On: A David Catania internal polled obtained by LL shows the two leading mayoral candidates in a statistical dead heat.
Branded Booze: The new trend in the ever-trendy D.C. dining scene: restaurants acquiring their own personalized booze supply.
Trash or Art? Anacostia residents want this 5×5 public art project that looks like a bunch of yard junk out of their neighborhood.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- David Catania polling memo obtained by LL shows mayor’s race nearly tied. [LL]
- Although Carol Schwartz makes fun of the mystery poll. [LL]
- Would-be operators want to take over scandal-plagued charter school. [Post]
- The case against Vince Gray, explained. [LL]
- Firefighters endorse Muriel Bowser for mayor. [LL]
- Kishan Putta keeps his spot on the at-large ballot. [LL]
- Another public-art flap flares up in Anacostia. [Arts Desk]
- Olympic bid organizers make their pitch to local governments. [WBJ, WAMU]
- Peaceoholics could call councilmembers at their trial. [LL]
- New house prices will squeeze affordable housing stock even more. [Housing Complex]
- Short film covers gentrification on H Street. [Post]
- Congressional meddling averted for now. [City Desk]
- Two of many reasons not to host the Olympics. [Post]
- Shoddy sidewalks threaten the elderly. [WAMU]
- District cops will get medical kits in new program. [Times]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- DCPS homework: Compare George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler. [City Desk]
- The four finalist designs for the 11th Street Bridge Park. [Post]
- Prince George’s County gets in on the EB-5 action. [WBJ]
- The danger of reopening a Southeast Freeway segment. [GGW]
- JBG goes from solo agent to development partner. [WBJ]
- Former congressman builds eco-friendly house in Palisades. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Edgewood corner house—-$617,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Some Anacostia residents are incensed over a 5×5 art installation in their neighborhood that looks like a big pile of trash. [Arts Desk]
- Listen to the first song from Tigers are Bad for Horses, a new electro-chill band out of Georgetown University. [D.C. Music Download]
- Jordan Lee of Mutual Benefit, who plays the Rock & Roll Hotel tonight, says an acid-trip revelation inspired him to learn Spanish. [Arts Desk]
- High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens will play the title role in Gigi at the Kennedy Center in January. [Post]
- Pioneering jazz drummer Billy Cobham, who plays the Howard Theatre tonight, on band leadership: “There’s got to be a dictator, and I’m it.” [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House opens Sept. 19 in CityCenterDC. [Post]
- Six new brunches to try [Thrillist]
- José Andrés details his latest trip to Japan. [Nat Geo]
- Kristi Green is now beverage manager at Osteria Morini. [Eater]
- A new supper club—please stop calling it “secret”—heads to D.C. [Washingtonian]
- Radici Italian market opening soon near Eastern Market. [PoPville]
- How to get the most out of Taste of Georgetown on Saturday. [Zagat]
- Baked & Wired owners officially sign lease for a bakery in Mount Vernon Triangle. [DCist]