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District Line Daily: Fall Arts

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Pick up your print City Paper today for all the autumnal news about music, books, and everything else in our Fall Arts Guide.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C.'s chief appraiser lowered property appraisals at past job, too. [Post]
  • Petula Dvorak not happy with breastfeeding AU professor. [Post]
  • Mount Pleasant library reopens. [Examiner]
  • D.C. gangs recruiting members from across D.C. metro area, meeting in Adams Morgan and Chinatown. [Examiner]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photo of the DayMisting Tent.

What Me Worry?: You might expect Jeff Thompson, the embattled fundraiser connected to the investigation of Vince Gray's 2010 campaign, to be a little anxious. But Thompson appears relaxed in a deposition, even bragging about his $300 haircut, manicure, and pedicure.

Buried by Borough: The musical omniculture represented by Brooklyn is killing regional music scenes, writes Justin Moyer.

Power in a Union: Meet Chef Richie Brandenburg, one of the forces behind Florida Avenue's Union Market.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • Peter Shapiro plans to run again when Mendo's seat opens up. Sekou Biddle "refused to answer questions" about his plans. [Informer]
  • Adrian Fenty has nothing to say about federal probe of his former opponent. [Fox5]
  • Lawyer for Councilmember Michael Brown's former campaign treasurer goes after Brown on Facebook. Brown says his former treasurer should be worried about the law coming after him. [Times]
  • Post really going deep on city's chief tax appraiser, whose record is a little messy. [Post]
  • D.C. gangs getting organized. [Examiner]
  • Jim Graham, Scot [Post]
  • Mount Pleasant library is open once again. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bob Mould talks about reconciling being an indie-rocker and a gay DJ. [Pitchfork]
  • David Letterman is no fan of awards shows, but he'll show up at the Kennedy Center Honors anyway. [Post]
  • D.C. native Rachel Grady discusses her newest documentary, Detropia. [Washingtonian]
  • Set your memory in motion: Watch this footage of Rare Essence's 31st anniversary concert from 2010. [TMOTTGoGo]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Pug will no longer serve "Marion Barry's Dirty Asian Summer Punch." [Post]
  • Forget burgers. President Barack Obama is on a pizza kick. [Obama Foodorama]
  • What a $1,000 dinner looks like [Washingtonian]
  • McDonald's will post calories on its menu board. [NPR]
  • D.C.'s best sidewalk cafes [Zagat]
  • Dining etiquette: Who orders? [Johnna Knows Good Food]
  • Toki Underground to host library "pop-up" at H Street Festival [Frozen Tropics]
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