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You'll definitely want to pick up a hard copy of City Paper on the streets today—our cover story features two comics about Washington's past.


  • D.C. reports first West Nile death. [Post]
  • Employees at private special ed schools not undergoing criminal background checks. [Examiner]
  • Office of Campaign Finance finishes reviewing Michael Brown's campaign. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Dee.

Conspiracy Theory: John Judge wants to add one more museum to Washington—the Museum of Hidden History, devoted to what some call "deep history" and what others might call "conspiracy theories."

Unconventional Delegate: Marion Barry's never boring at political conventions, which he's been attending since 1960.

Passing the Hat: More and more restaurants in D.C. are looking to crowdsourced options like Kickstarter.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? )

    • Michael Brown ordered to show how he spent some of his campaign money, but not all. [Post]
    • Eleanor Holmes Norton feels snubbed and says someone in the Obama administration is to blame. [Examiner]
    • Marion Barry's Twitter account: "Does D.C. have to get 'gentrified' to get voting rights?" [Post]
    • D.C. Dems have horrible seats at convention. [DCist]
    • Lotto trial set for 2013. [Examiner]
    • Norton takes aim at the GOP. [Informer]
    • Cop illegally took someone's phone, ACLS says. [Post]
    • D.C. agency "grades" are up, surprise. [DCist]
    • Norton wants more local residents on federal jobs. [Afro]

      ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips?

        • The uplifting universe of D.C. artist BK Adams [Pink Line]
        • Sonic Circuits honcho Jeff Surak chats about this year's festival of experimental music. [20K Under DC]
        • How the wrestling was choreographed in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. [Express]
        • Ital, the warped EDM project of Daniel Martin-McCormick (Mi Ami, Black Eyes), announces a new album. [Ad Hoc]

          FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

            • TNT named "most exciting" bar in D.C. area. [Zagat]
            • Metrocurean writer Amanda McClements to open Salt & Sundry boutique in Union Market. [Facebook]
            • The secretive life of Komi and Little Serow chef Johnny Monis [Washingtonian]
            • Crafty Bastards coming to Union Market. [Arts Desk]
            • D.C.'s 12 most anticipated restaurant openings [Eater]
            • Another renovation: Dalchinni Indian Restaurant [PoP]
            • Summer recipe recap [Borderstan]
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