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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]