A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest issue of Washington City Paper is on stands now, and our cover story is all about Kemp Mill Records—-a once-dominant local music chain that now only has one storefront left.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Cash-strapped Howard University reported that its namesake hospital lost $21 million last year. [Washington Business Journal]
- At-Large Councilmember David Catania’s many challenges in getting education bills passed through the D.C. Council. [Loose Lips]
- The D.C. police department is introducing a new bloodhound dog to its force today that will be trained to track down missing people. [News4]
- A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered gun activist Adam Kokesh to remain in jail while he awaits trial on a weapons charge. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Snakes on a Plate: In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that D.C. foodies’ demand for snakehead exceeds the supply.
New Eats: A roundup of the onslaught of restaurants opening in the typically sleepy month of August.
Stagnant Masses: At the March on Washington Wednesday, thousands of people were stuck in the security line for hours. These are their stories.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- The group behind D.C.’s Olympic bid won’t reveal its board members. [Post]
- Marion Barry‘s son charged with DUI and marijuana possession in Virginia. [NBC 4]
- Fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe goes on Kojo, declares the department “one of the best” in the country. [WAMU]
- One way in which the D.C. United stadium deal is worse than Nationals Park. [Housing Complex]
- Howard University Hospital lost $21 million in 2012. [WBJ]
- Gray gives a speech at the March on Washington commemoration. [Post]
- Gun activist Adam Kokesh will stay in jail for now. [Post]
- Adams Morgan bar The Reef can’t survive stabbing. [City Desk]
- The argument that D.C. can foot the $4 billion Olympics bill. [NBC 4]
- David Catania‘s struggle to make his mark on education. [LL]
- The war on pedestrians of the 1920s. [GGW]
- Does it really matter if Millennials stay in the city? [Streetsblog]
- What goes on outside the gates of St. Elizabeths [CHOTR]
- A photographer recalls the D.C. of old. [Arts Desk]
- Magic Johnson bought out of hotel’s residential project. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Tower over Ward 3
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dismemberment Plan tops this year’s CMJ lineup. [Spin]
- D.C.’s Film Office gets a mobile app. [Facebook]
- Pleasant dancing experiences exist in D.C. [DCist]
- See local indie rock at The Lot at Union Kitchen. [Popville]
- ICYMI: RIP anthropologist and Smithsonian curator Marvette Pérez. [American History Museum]
Links from Young & Hungry columnist Jessica Sidman will return next week. (tips? email@example.com)