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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Councilmember Michael Brown's driver's license suspended five times over eight years. [Post]
  • No corner offices for big-wig Holland & Knight attorneys. [Post]
  • D.C. government tried to seize elementary school's pets. [Examiner]

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

Photos of the Day: H Street Festival.

Ch-Ch-Changes: A panel last week on gentrification emitted a little heat, but not much light. But the City Paper commenters get insightful—aside from the guy who calls himself a "gentrifying badass."

Get Selfish for Shellfish: The recently reopened Union Market already has a star vendor: Rappahannock Oyster Bar. But good luck getting a seat.

Shots of the District: The Carroll Square Gallery's new exhibit of vintage National Geographic photographs of the District look more like a day on the town than NatGeo's usual exotic fare.

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

  • Who's gonna drive you home? There's a good chance it won't be Michael Brown, who's had his license suspended five times over the past eight years. [Post]
  • DYRS bragging about shit it's supposed to do. [Times]
  • Those promised defamation lawsuits against Sulaimon Brown never happened, reminds Colby King. [Post]
  • Marion Barry hits the town two nights in a row. [Post]
  • Budget autonomy bill stalled. [Times]
  • All-or-nothing approach to statehood isn't working, says Pat Mara. [Post]
  • Post keeps a bright light on tax office bureaucrat's vetting. [Post]
  • D.C. Vote's Ilir Zherka moving on. [Post]
  • Gray to start filling boards this week. [Examiner]

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

  • Jaylee Mead, an astronomer and philanthropist whose name adorns numerous venues in D.C.'s theater landscape—including Arena Stage's gorgeous, two-year-old Mead Center for American Theater—has died. [Post, DC Theatre Scene, Washingtonian]
  • Peter Marks: "Jaylee Mead just had to be there"—and D.C.'s theaters were better for it. [Post]
  • The late Vance Bockis remembered by friends and family, including his bandmates from the bands The Factory and 9353. [Post]
  • H Street Festival is friendly to lip tattoos, and other photographic revelations. [DCistjuxtaexposed, Prince of Petworth]
  • Twelve actors Peter Marks is watching [Post]

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

  • Top business breakfast spots in the Washington area [WBJ]
  • Ben's Chili Bowl debuts new mural with Chuck BrownBarack ObamaBill Cosby, and Donnie Simpson. [WJLA]
  • Colonel Brooks' Tavern in Brookland closes. [PoP]
  • Landlord of shuttered Uniontown Bar & Grill in Anacostia is considering several bids, but Busboys and Poets is not one of them. [Greater Greater Washington]
  • No portrait of Keeping up with the KardashiansScott Disick at Capitale—for now [Eater]
  • Beer helps President Barack Obama build his regular-dude cred. [NPR]
  • Marion Barry croons at newly reopened Tony & Joe's [Reliable Source]
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  • JustMe

    Who's gonna drive you home? There's a good chance it won't be Michael Brown, who's had his license suspended five times over the past eight years.

    By contrast, the gentrifiers may not be "humble", but they are civic-minded enough to pay their fines and keep their registration up-to-date.

  • PANDA-monium

    Baby panda! From frozen sperm?

    Our little SNOWFLAKE!

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