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You’ll definitely want to pick up a hard copy of City Paper on the streets today—-our cover story features two comics about Washington’s past.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. reports first West Nile death. [Post]
- Employees at private special ed schools not undergoing criminal background checks. [Examiner]
- Office of Campaign Finance finishes reviewing Michael Brown‘s campaign. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Dee.
Conspiracy Theory: John Judge wants to add one more museum to Washington—-the Museum of Hidden History, devoted to what some call “deep history” and what others might call “conspiracy theories.”
Unconventional Delegate: Marion Barry‘s never boring at political conventions, which he’s been attending since 1960.
Passing the Hat: More and more restaurants in D.C. are looking to crowdsourced options like Kickstarter.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Michael Brown ordered to show how he spent some of his campaign money, but not all. [Post]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton feels snubbed and says someone in the Obama administration is to blame. [Examiner]
- Marion Barry’s Twitter account: “Does D.C. have to get ‘gentrified’ to get voting rights?” [Post]
- D.C. Dems have horrible seats at convention. [DCist]
- Lotto trial set for 2013. [Examiner]
- Norton takes aim at the GOP. [Informer]
- Cop illegally took someone’s phone, ACLS says. [Post]
- D.C. agency “grades” are up, surprise. [DCist]
- Norton wants more local residents on federal jobs. [Afro]
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The uplifting universe of D.C. artist BK Adams [Pink Line]
- Sonic Circuits honcho Jeff Surak chats about this year’s festival of experimental music. [20K Under DC]
- How the wrestling was choreographed in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. [Express]
- Ital, the warped EDM project of Daniel Martin-McCormick (Mi Ami, Black Eyes), announces a new album. [Ad Hoc]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- TNT named “most exciting” bar in D.C. area. [Zagat]
- Metrocurean writer Amanda McClements to open Salt & Sundry boutique in Union Market. [Facebook]
- The secretive life of Komi and Little Serow chef Johnny Monis [Washingtonian]
- Crafty Bastards coming to Union Market. [Arts Desk]
- D.C.’s 12 most anticipated restaurant openings [Eater]
- Another renovation: Dalchinni Indian Restaurant [PoP]
- Summer recipe recap [Borderstan]