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The weird, wonderful Hirshhorn Bubble is on life support—-and it could take the museum with it. That’s this week’s Washington City Paper cover story, available today for $15 million less than the Bubble.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Pay $1 rent, get pop-up business space by St. Elizabeths. [Examiner]
- D.C. library chief announces retirement. [Post]
- Alleged carjacker dies after being shot by D.C. police. [Examiner]
- Metro rail ridership down almost 5 percent. [Examiner]
- True foodies order off-menu sauces. [Young & Hungry]
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HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Neighbors fight Skyland/Walmart project. [WBJ]
- Ibiza Night Club for sale? [PoPville]
- RGIII drops $2.5 million on a Loudoun County home. [WBJ]
- More details on the Mom’s Organic Market coming to Hecht’s [WBJ]
- Sequestration’s not as bad as we feared. [Post]
- Biking’s not just for white people. [Atlantic Cities]
- Retailers can lease St. Es pop-up space for $1/month. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Loft above Busboys
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
- Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble’s struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
- Corcoran’s Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
- D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper says she’ll retire this year. [Post]
- Tyler Green weighs in on the Hirshhorn Bubble’s deflation. [ArtInfo]
- Deathfix guests on the latest edition of Dissonance on Radio CPR. [Dissonance]
- Stream Paperhaus‘ new EP, Lo Hi Lo. [D.C. Music Download]
- Metro is looking for summer performers. [AP via WJLA]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Six D.C. bars named among the best in America. [Esquire]
- Twenty-three bars with outdoor happy hours [Washingtonian]
- Try these summer cocktails. [Post]
- Count ’em: 50, yes 50, spring restaurant openings [Eater]
- BurGorilla food truck launches. [Food Truck Fiesta]
- Restaurant with “Wanna Get Jerked?” sign closes for “upscaled” renovations. [PoPville]
- New group forms to oppose backyard hens. [ARLnow]