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Mondays can be rough, but today’s was even rougher for commuters using the Dupont Circle Metro station, which was closed from about 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. because of broken escalators. Metro: What’s going on?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Commuter tax could be tricky. [Washington Times]
- D.C. Preservation League not happy with new plan for Union Station. [Examiner]
- Spirit Festival remembers Chuck Brown. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Chain & The Gang @Fort Reno.
Library On-Trend: The District’s MLK Library downtown knows what the kids like: food trucks. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., food, presumably to lure sated customers into the library for a book.
Swagger-Jacking: A Washington Post writer has accused new U Street NW restaurants like The Brixton of “swagger-jacking” black culture, even as some black residents are pushed out of the neighborhood. But, writes Alex Baca, that’s not the whole story.
Festival Speculation: With the line-up for October’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest at the Merriweather Post Pavilion still a secret, fans are invited to guess.
Voter Outreach: Councilmember Jack Evans met with Adrian Fenty Friday to feel out who the ex-mayor might support in the next mayoral campaign, whenever that comes. Evans may be out of luck, though—-Alan Suderman writes that Muriel Bowser would be a natural pick for Fenty’s endorsement.
LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by LL columnist Alan Suderman (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. doing so well because we’re so smart. [NYTimes]
- Anyone interested in voting for Colin Powell’s son as mayor? P.S. He lives in Virginia. [Post]
- Meet the new health department boss. [Times]
- Muriel Bowser thanks everyone at her birthday. [Examiner]
- Mary Cheh and Vince Gray, frenemies without the friends part [Post]
- Michelle Rhee hagiographer imagines if she were still here. [Post]
- Hooray for new teacher evaluations [Post]
- Voucher program gets 300 new kids. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Alex Baca (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spirt Fest’s tribute to Chuck Brown featured the late Godfather of Go-Go’s band, playing alongside members of Trouble Funk, Rare Essence, and E.U. No holographic Chuck, though. [Post]
- Wale at Lollapalooza: He started his set late and complained all the way through it. [Spin]
- Nadastrom at Lollapalooza: The D.C.-formed duo “has coined its midtempo booty electro moombahton, but today it could just as easily be re-dubbed hair of the dog.” [Time Out Chicago]
- Kathryn Cornelius to get married and divorced—and married and divorced, and married and divorced—for a performance-art piece at the Corcoran. [Post]
- Are book reviews (and book reviewers) too nice? Yes. Jacob Silverman blames Twitter. [Slate]
- The Post‘s Ron Charles to Silverman: You’re right. And yet… [Style Blog]
FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Twenty-five thousand loaves of bread will be consumed in the Olympic Village dining hall. [Eatocracy]
- The Guards gone for good. [Post]
- Worst Yelp reviews of the best restaurants and other cultural institutions [BYT]
- Cookbooks as decor [NoVa Mag]
- The most exciting Korean food in the area? [Washingtonian]
- The cocktail version of Dippin’ Dots [Urban Daddy]
- Pleasant Pops among the best popsicles in America. [Food & Wine]
- Fire at Sweet Mango Cafe [PoP]