A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best of D.C. issue arrives today, available in your local Washington City Paper box. With both staff and reader picks, everything’s covered: best news anchor, best ranch dressing, even best Chipotle.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Body found in Tidal Basin. [Post]
- Washington disability rolls grow. [Examiner]
- Nightlife puts strain on police. [Examiner]
- Nats game delayed after umpires get caught in traffic. [NBC 4]
- New Metro garage already has cracks. [Examiner]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- CBEs set up sham D.C. offices; District government pays shams CBEs to be needless middlemen. Win-win! [Times]
- Mystery donors (for now) behind pro-Patrick Mara mailer. [Post]
- Paul Zukerberg organizing 4/20 concert the last day of early voting. [Post]
- Nine libraries, including two newly renovated ones, have to be closed because of the heat. [Post]
- David Catania not happy mayor’s budget calls for adding 132 employees at public libraries while cutting school librarians. [Examiner]
- Barack Obama signals support for budget autonomy. [Examiner]
- Rand Paul open to the idea of budget autonomy. [Post]
- Cathy Lanier wants more cops around nightclubs. [Post]
- Obama’s budget has money for St. Elizabeths construction. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.’s libraries can’t take the heat. [DCist]
- People used to swim in the Tidal Basin. Now they just do the dead man’s float. [WJLA]
- How does D.C. stack up against other global cities on cost of living? [Expatistan]
- Renderings and news from the Capitol Riverfront. [JDLand]
- D.C.’s laws are now available to all. [GGW]
- Walmarts march forward. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Glover Park for under $200k
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- “It’s basically a completely overblown toilet,” says architect Bjarke Ingels of the Smithsonian Castle. [Post]
- DC Advocates for the Arts protest Mayor Vince Gray‘s proposed arts budget. [DC Advocates for the Arts]
- Smithsonian also wants a budget increase, to the tune of $59 million. [AP via WJLA]
- Textile Museum hires a new director. [Washington Business Journal]
- The Washington Post‘s editorial board weighs in on the Corcoran/University of Maryland partnership. [Post]
- Nine D.C. libraries closed yesterday due to excessive heat. [Post]
- Philip Sherburne interviews local electronic music producer and DJ Maxmillion Dunbar. [Spin]
- Paperhaus files its first tour diary. [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The flavors of fermentation are becoming popular on grocery store shelves. [WSJ]
- What to expect from Del Campo, opening in a few weeks [Washingtonian]
- How to make your own bitters [Drink DC]
- New York’s Burger Joint considering D.C. locations [Eater]
- What did the public have to say about proposed food truck regulations? [Post]
- Boston chef Michael Schlow designing new menu for Vida Fitness’ Penthouse Pool Club [PoPville]
- Morton’s Steakhouse remodeled in Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag]