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Start your Monday by going on a ride with Courtland Milloy and a 101-year-old woman, then check out the links:


  • Ivy City fighting plan for intercity bus depot in the neighborhood. [Post]
  • D.C. government ethics pledge not enforceable on its own, says Mary Cheh staffer. [Examiner]
  • New proposal from Jack Evans would make libraries open on Sunday, stay open later on other days. [Examiner]


Photos of the Day: Kathryn Cornelius—-Save the Date.

Hop To It: Today is the second day of D.C. Beer Week, and there’s lots to do and drink. Check out our calendar and guide.

Hip-Hop Festival a Success: Trillectro, the District’s mashed-up festival for electronic music and hip-hop, was a success. Marcus J. Moore has the highlights, including brazen pot smoking and Tabi Bonney‘s lovely entourage.

Ad Contract Controversy: The Washington Informer has filed a complaint with the city saying that it lost an ad contract to the Washington Times because it focuses on African-American life in Washington.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. ethics pledge “an aspirational set of goals.” [Examiner]
  • Ivy City doesn’t want intercity bus depot. [Post]
  • How much can tech sector help D.C.? [Post]
  • Jack Evans wants libraries open later, on Sundays. [Examiner]
  • Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says Rep. Darrell Issa‘s commuter tax could lead to a “turf war.” [WBJ]
  • Courtland Milloy goes on a ride with 101-year-old woman, grades her driving. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Photo’s from Friday’s concert for Pussy Riot [City Desk, City Desk, Liz Gorman]
  • Despite some end-of-the-day noise-complaint hiccups, Trillectro festival succeeds. [Post]
  • Whither theater’s subscription model? [Post]
  • Black studies scholar Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, who founded the Smithsonian’s Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, has died. [Post, DCist]
  • In praise of local Hispanic theater [DC Theatre Scene]
  • WaPo fiction critic Ron Charles has breasts on his mind, professionally speaking. [Style Blog]

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

  • Back Alley Waffles planned to auction off its equipment and owner’s “personal items” yesterday to pay back employees. [DCist]
  • Bistro Bohem‘s European-style next-door cafe planning to open around Labor Day in Shaw. [PoP]
  • D.C. chefs at the James Beard House [We Love DC]
  • Richard Sandoval‘s Toro Toro coming to 1300 I St. NW. [WBJ]
  • Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan gets an A for brunch. [Bitches Who Brunch]
  • Nail polish made of salt and pepper and barbecue spice rub [NoVa Mag]
  • Bronx Pizza & Subs opening soon in Clarendon. [Thrillist]