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The International Spy Museum is moving from its home in Penn Quarter to Carnegie Library, which will be redeveloped for its new tenant. The Spy Museum, a private museum, will turn into a nonprofit corporation.


  • A provision in the 66 pages of the District's proposed tattoo regulations that calls for artists to deny service to customers that “may have a communicable disease, skin diseases or other conditions posing public health concerns” could violate federal law. [WAMU]
  • The Navy Yard shooter lied about a past arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied to get security clearance. [News4]
  • Hundreds of Washingtonians lined up Monday to try and snag a job at one of the District's new Walmarts. [Post]
  •  A Virginia man news outlets wrongly identified as the Navy Yard shooter speaks out. [WTOP]


Prosaic Ramblings: Joyce Carol Oates was visiting D.C. for the National Book Festival and took to Twitter to seemingly bash the city's homeless population.

FreeStock: Check out pictures of the fans from this past weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Sweet Campaign: A man hoping to unseat Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lino Stracuzzi, is hoping  he can win his long-shot run by giving away free ice cream on the campaign trail.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?

  • Post ed board criticizes councilmembers Vincent Orange and Jim Graham again over opposition to Marion Barry's censure. [Post]
  • Petula Dvorak wishes Large Retailer Accountability Act opponents talked more to the unemployed. [Post]
  • The visitor parking pass lives on. [Post]
  • Along with common sense, new tattoo regs could also violate federal law. [WAMU]
  • Traffic officers issue 780,00 tickets in four years. [Post]
  • Metro change would cut bus line's service to Tenleytown. [GGW]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • Spy Museum is Carnegie Library-bound. [WBJ]
  • Joyce Carol Oates is not a fan of D.C.'s homeless. [City Desk]
  • Navy Yard shooting helps cement the "lockdown generation." [Atlantic Cities]
  • Yup, there are still chemical weapons in Spring Valley. [WJLA]
  • An ode to an eloquent Metro announcer. [GGW]
  • Barry Farm is in rough shape. [HuffPost DC]
  • Here's one neighborhood where home prices are holding steady. [UrbanTurf]
  • Walmart hiring centers draw early applicants. [NBC4]
  • Today on the market: Petite 4BR in Deanwood

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
  • Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
  • TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
  • Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
  • How did D.C. become a theater hub? [Atlantic Cities]
  • Politics & Prose and George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium team up for a new "Newsmaker Series." [Lisner]
  • More information on the Indian cultural center coming to U Street NW [PoPville]
  • New Petworth bar/restaurant will include a reading room. [Young & Hungry]
  • What the hell is Joyce Carol Oates tweeting about? [City Desk]
  • Photos from artist Wilmer Wilson IV's Connersmith performance, "Faust in the City" [D.C. Performance Art]
  • Brightest Young Things takes a field trip to Gypsy Sally's. [BYT]
  • The seven best things at Virgin Mobile FreeFest [Stereogum]
  • The best AND worst from Virgin Mobile FreeFest [DCist]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Are sea urchin farms the future for "foie gras of the sea?" [NPR]
  • Sushiko space for lease in Glover Park. [PoPville]
  • Philadelphia fried chicken and doughnut shop Federal Donuts is eyeing D.C. [Eater]
  • Cronuts and cronut knock-offs are still a thing. [DCist]
  • A.M. Wine Shoppe in Adams Morgan will close next month. [Washingtonian]
  • Red Hen window smashed by vandal. [Post]
  • Eight must-try fall pizzas [Zagat]


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