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Some employees who work in federal facilities are on strike today, with plans for picket lines outside two Smithsonian museums.


  • Developers get sweet deals from city on land. [WAMU]
  • Metro supervisor fired for stealing home appliances. [Examiner]
  • Process for charter schools to move into unoccupied D.C. public school buildings gets easier. [Housing Complex]
  • Alexandria man accused of Saturday night crime spree. [Post]
  • Georgetown student wins $100,000 on Jeopardy! [Post]
  • Pigskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III is happy about his fan-bought wedding gifts, thank you. [WJLA]


Photos of the Day: The 138th Preakness Stakes.

Haters to the Left: Washington rapper Wale has had enough of his D.C.-area haters.

Mamma Mia: Get your pasta fork—-the D.C. area is getting a lot of Italian restaurants.

Scofflaw Busted: In a satisfying bit of bike justice, a cab driver making an illegal U-turn through the Pennsylvania Ave. bike lane was pulled over by law enforcement—-and it was all caught on tape.

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The city has sold Donatelli/Blue Skye $17.5 million worth of land for $88. [WAMU]
  • Harris Teeter and condos at Georgia and Eastern avenues NW? [@carinr]
  • Glover Park residents aren’t too psyched about a new Wisconsin Avenue NW strip club. [Post]
  • The new pop-ups: Pop-downs. [PoPville]
  • Anacostia housing is hot. [FOX]
  • Beer joins gin and pot in Ivy City. [ElevationDC]
  • Select D.C. from the drop-down and test your geographical knowledge. [Locatestreet]
  • D.C. is (barely) among the top 10 most expensive U.S. cities for the third straight year. [Post]
  • School bus drivers face big pay cuts. [WJLA]

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story closes early at Gala Hispanic Theatre. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Stream Red Hare‘s Nites of Midnite over at Spin—but before you do, read our review of the aggro record. [Spin]
  • Behold: Adams Morgan’s summer concert series! [The 42]
  • Dave Nada makes a free mix for the rapidly approaching Moombahton Massive party at 9:30 Club. [Moombahton]
  • D.C. activist/punk historian Mark Andersen and writer Ralph Heibutzki have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their in-progress book about The Clash. [Kickstarter]
  • More on the fight to restore funding to Fillmore Arts Center [Post]
  • The Axel F soul dance party returns—but to Howard Theatre, and with a prom theme. [The Root D.C.]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Tensions escalate in Max’s Best Ice Cream landlord dispute. [Washingtonian]
  • A guide to eating, drinking, and more on U Street NW [Thrillist]
  • San Francisco’s Tadich Grill coming to D.C. [WBJ]
  • A new vegan ramen option at Taan [Post]
  • Your hair can reveal your soda consumption. [NPR]
  • Benny’s Bar & Grill opens in Potomac. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Seven hot cocktail trends in D.C. [Zagat]