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District Line Daily: Dupont Circle Shutdown

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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.

LINKDUMP BELOW!

LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by LL columnist Alan Suderman (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.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? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.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]
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