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If it’s Thursday, it’s Print Edition of Washington City Paper Day. This week it’s a Darrow Montgomery photo essay: Georgia Avenue is changing, but that’s nothing new.


  • Councilmember Mary Cheh wants to raise Circulator prices to expand lines. [Examiner]
  • Pediatrician allegedly watching child porn while his office is raided for child porn. [City Desk]
  • “Pimp on the Pike” now to be the pimp in prison. [WJLA]
  • Parents say Metro police beat up their kids. [Examiner]
  • Nationals reverse rainout policy. [Post]
  • Armed protest march on D.C. now about citywide civil disobedience. [City Desk]


Photo of the Day: Goodbye Champlain Street.

Uggos Welcome: The zoning code can’t regulate ugly buildings, Housing Complex’s Aaron Wiener writes—-and it shouldn’t.

Renaissance Man: Meet Kid Congo Powers—-DJ, monocle-wearer, cool dude, and one of Washington music’s best kept secrets.

Fish Story: A D.C. restaurant’s way of tracking its seafood with QR codes is straight out of hipster comedy Portlandia.

Watered Down: It’s time to bring hippos back to the National Zoo.

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

  • Mary Cheh proposes increased Circulator fares, service. [Examiner]
  • The fall of Southwest [Atlantic Cities]
  • Why the Class A housing boom won’t make your rent cheaper. [GGW]
  • Profile your neighborhood. [WDCEP]
  • How to help bikers avoid the H Street streetcar tracks [GGW]
  • MWCOG celebrates wastewater plan. [WJLA]
  • Anacostia ANC finally votes to support liquor license for new Uniontown restaurant. [Eat Shop Live Anacostia]
  • A rendering of National Harbor’s first apartment complex [UrbanTurf]
  • Credit card readers in taxis by Aug. 31. [City Desk]
  • Homeownership is bad for area employment. [Streetsblog]
  • Today on the market: Live above an old Sears

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

  • Could the Caribbean Festival return to D.C.? [Tim Craig]
  • D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a summer concert series on the National Mall. [Art 202]
  • Constellation Theatre teams up with 14th Street NW bars. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development (of “Tennessee” fame) plays a benefit for N Street Village next week. [Borderstan]
  • Arena Stage’s Associate Executive Director Chad Bauman talks about his transition to Milwaukee Repertory Theater. [D.C. Theatre Scene]

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

  • Where to eat brunch for every occasion [BYT]
  • A $200 tasting menu in a sandwich shop [Washingtonian]
  • Tom Sietsema gives Daikaya three stars. [Post]
  • Andrew Zimmern and restaurant owners voice support for D.C. food trucks. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac‘s fridge is pretty much empty—except for mustard and ice. [The Plate]
  • Hill Country kicks off backyard barbecue events at the National Build Museum. [PoPville]
  • Where to find shrubs (drinking vinegars) [Eater]