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We’re in the throes of the August doldrums, but even now, there is news:


  • With the heat on, airport board cancels contracts to former board members. [Examiner]
  • DCPS staff cuts make it hard to catch truants. [Examiner]
  • Go-go club owner found dead inside club. [Times]
  • In yesterday’s District Line Daily, I said that at-large candidate David Grosso had outraised his incumbent opponents. In fact, while Grosso has raised more money than Vincent Orange, his other incumbent opponent, Michael Brown, claims to have raised more than double Grosso in the last campaign cycle. Because of an investigation into alleged theft from his campaign, Brown was not required to file a campaign finance report. [Post]


Photos of the Day: Man on Corner.

Sandwich Slashed: Dupont Circle’s Asian-themed Chipotle spin-off ShopHouse is expanding soon. But it’ll be without its banh mi sandwich, which the aspiring chain has ditched.

Tenant Tussle: After a long feud with its landlord, Georgia Avenue’s Enterprise Theatre & Jazz Lounge is moving and getting a new general manager.

Mayoral Trendsetting: Vince Gray made news when he called Chick-fil-A “hate-chicken” on Twitter. And now, improbably, it seems to be catching on.

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

  • The Kennedy Center’s new organ arrives. [Post]
  • GALA Theatre will present three D.C. premieres next season. [Post]
  • Emmylou Harris talks about her early days playing clubs in D.C. [DCist]
  • Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser theorizes that arts could be saved if more fathers danced. [Huffington Post D.C.]
  • A Washington Post contributor says nice things about Natalie Hopkinson‘s book Go-Go Live [Post]
  • Signature Theatre director Eric Schaeffer says the company’s upcoming benefit “Summer Hummer” will be a “a very bawdy, off-color variety show … unlike anything the theater community has ever done.” [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Todd Kliman‘s guide to Restaurant Week [Washingtonian]
  • Inside Julia Child‘s new kitchen at the National Museum of American History [Eater]
  • Little Serow makes the Hot 10 list. [Bon Appetit]
  • Oval Room still awesome, even during Restaurant Week. [Post]
  • Good Bites of Petworth bringing vegan comfort food to Upshur Street NW [PoP]
  • Seven D.C. lobster rolls [Zagat]
  • Get your Capital Kombucha [Borderstan]