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In this week’s City Paper, you’ll find:

  • Tim Carman on Montgomery County’s peculiar county-controlled system of wine distribution. It’s likely the reason that the boutique Riesling you quaffed in Bethesda cost $20 less when you saw it on a D.C. wine list a week later.
  • Jonathan York on the travails of Youngin’s Towing, perhaps the most notorious of city towing outfits.
  • In Loose Lips: James Jones on A. Scott Bolden‘s campaign spending. The results are in: He’s thrown tens of thousands after his failed politcal bids, making him the king of political self-spending in District politics.
  • In Show & Tell: Sarah Godfrey on McDoanld’s based musical artist Peter Rosenberg.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna catches up with one of the fifith-graders given a free college education by Abe Pollin nearly 20 years ago. She still hasn’t given up on his offer.
  • In Young & Hungry: Anne Marson puts together another CP Dining Quiz. This one’s different, though! It’s Google-proof, we swear!
  • Plus film, music, theater, books, and more