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Dark news today, Washingtonians: Montgomery County is lapping us in the comically luxurious cineplex race. Tickets at several in-the-works venues will run as high as $25 (and one will feature unlimited popcorn and reclining chairs).
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Vince Gray heckled at AIDS press conference. [Blade, WCP]
- Gentrifiers beware: Property crime up in emerging neighborhoods like Columbia Heights and LeDroit Park. [Examiner]
- Fairfax County court plays host to Chinese tycoon and Georgetown booster Eric Hotung‘s “riotous, high-dollar soap opera” [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Mayor Interrupted.
Brown Around Town: Disgraced Chairman Kwame Brown is back in politics already, and set to make a speech about the District’s Certified Business Entrepreneur program next week. Don’t call it a comeback. Seriously, don’t; he hasn’t even been sentenced yet.
Shuttered Bugs: The Metropolitan Police Department’s new general order reminds police that the First Amendment allows people to film and record them.
Quills and Spills: Mix the Marquis de Sade with theater in-joke and you get In the Company of de Sade, a Fringe play that sounds like it’s going to be sexy —-but only barely titillates our reviewer!
Waffle Fried: Did Groupon kill Back Alley Waffles, as its owner says? Or could it have been the quality of the waffles and the restaurant’s location, which was in a back alley?
LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by LL columnist Alan Suderman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mayor Vince Gray has had enough with those pesky reporters: “Can you get the microphone out of my face, please sir?” [Fox5]
- Housing agency to probe how Gray campaign got list of public housing residents. [Post]
- Gray: I didn’t need any list. [NBC4]
- Gray heckled at AIDS convention. [Times]
- Fiesta DC still looking for a home. [DCist]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton mum on donations from Jeanne Clarke Harris. [Times]
- Marion Barry‘s still got it. [NBC4]
- Special election would help white mayoral aspirants Jack Evans and Tommy Wells. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Weezer to play suburban Microsoft store for geeks. [ArlNow]
- Obama Victory Fund planning a fundraiser featuring the cast of The Wire…in Martha’s Vineyard. [Huffington Post]
- Luxury movie theaters coming to Montgomery County. [Post]
- Fiesta D.C. still without a casa. [DCist]
- The National Museum of American History’s new director started yesterday. [ArtDaily]
- The story of our times: CVS to replace a former Borders location at Pentagon Centre. [Washington Business Journal]
- Vornado, which owns most of the strange psuedo-nabe we call Crystal City, finds a home for the Arlington Artists Alliance. [Washington Business Journal]
- Classical-music blog Ionarts celebrates nine years! [Ionarts]
- Mount Pleasant Library to reopen this September. [The 42 Bus]
FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Doughnuts: now appearing on a brunch menu near you [Post]
- Doughnut-making costs are lower and the profits are higher than many other sweets. [Crain’s]
- Arlington police search for Beer Pong Bandits. [ARLnow]
- More details on Citronelle’s shutter due to water damage [Eater]
- Another name battle: Lost Dog Cafe sends cease-and-desist to Lost Dog Coffee. [Washingtonian]
- Eat this Indonesian dessert. [HuffPost]
- People lose their inhibitions when they order food online. [NPR]
- Mangialardo in Capitol Hill getting a new look. [PoP]