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How did four nerdy outsider musicians build D.C.’s coolest dance-music label? This week’s cover story delves into the cosmic world of Future Times records.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Gray administration officials are pushing back against At-Large Councilmember David Catania‘s education plan. [Post]
- Tommy Branch was sentenced to 24 years for severely beating former Capitol Hill resident Thomas Maslin with a baseball bat. [WTOP]
- Second amendment activists to protest with supersoakers on the National Mall. [DCist]
- A 70-year-old man died and two firefighters were injured in a Mount Rainier fire. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
AG Tax: D.C. will have its first attorney general election next year. Unfortunately, no one seems to want the job.
Extra Virgin: Derek Hills explains his one-man Capital Fringe show about being a 27-year-old virgin.
And Then There Were Four: Reta Lewis, a former aide to President Clinton and ex-State Department official, announced her candidacy for D.C. mayor.
Mount Vernon Triangulation: In revamping NoMa, city planners forgot about parks—a mistake that is now costing $50 million to fix. Now it looks like they’re making the same error in Mount Vernon Triangle.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Gray administration pushes back against David Catania‘s accountability plan for schools. [Post, WAMU]
- Council panel backs licenses for undocumented immigrants without markings. [Times]
- Washington Teachers’ Union president Nathan Saunders ousted in election. [Post]
- Fourth mayoral candidate enters the race. [Post]
- AAA spokesman gets a workout at zoning hearing. [WTOP, NBC 4, WAMU,Housing Complex]
- Mary Cheh wants fire chief to resign, Deputy Mayor Paul Quander isn’t convinced [NBC 4, WAMU]
- The owner of the Sequoia presidential yacht is giving it up. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DDOT chief: 2 in 3 chance that streetcars are operational by year’s end. [WAMU]
- More on weed’s concentration in Ward 5. [Atlantic Cities]
- D.C.’s hipster clusters. [Yelp]
- Recommendations for the North Capitol Street bus line. [PlanItMetro]
- Central Union Mission redevelopment is about to begin. [UrbanTurf]
- Microish-units coming to Dupont. [WBJ]
- D.C. Auditor responds to question of ANC audits. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- Kaya Henderson objects to David Catania‘s “watered-down version” of charters. [Post]
- Today on the market: This could be your view
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- National Museum of American History plots a sweeping American culture exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
- A chat with Trouble Funk‘s Big Tony in advance of the go-go group’s 35th anniversary show [Post]
- The increasingly juicy Round House Theatre Silver Spring saga continues. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
- Pitbull loves charter schools! [Post]
- The public loves the National Gallery of Art! [Huffington Post]
- Book World tells us what books to read this summer. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to drink on the fourth of July [Drink DC]
- Northern Virginia food events and restaurant specials for July 4 [NoVa Mag]
- How does Jose’s Table at Minibar compare to the most expensive restaurants in the world? [Washingtonian]
- Michael Landrum hands over ownership of Ray’s the Classics in Silver Spring to two employees. [Post]
- Where to drink mezcal [Eater]
- Mediterranean Spot on U Street NW planning to add pizza oven and serve alcohol. [PoPville]
- Sprinkles offers “gender reveal” cupcakes in honor of royal baby. [Zagat]