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WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around D.C.) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy…

  • Mei Xiang gave birth to two baby panda cubs over the weekend. They look so ugly and so cute at the same time. (via Washington Post)
  • There are four new trains! Go ahead and bask in that shiny new train smell. (via Greater Greater Washington)


  • Dram & Grain made Thrillist’s 21 Best Cocktail Bars in the US list. I can’t say I’m surprised. (via Thrillist)
  • The Unified Scene Theater is open in Bloomingdale. It’s owner, a DC Improv alum, plans the space to be used for shows, community meetings, classes, and possibly even more. Sounds tight. (via City Paper)
  • The Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage received $1.24 million to help save dying languages. It’s the biggest gift the center has ever received. I’m glad I’m not in charge of the center because I would embezzle that money so quick. (via Washington Post)


  • Our homicide total for the year has passed 100 over the weekend. (via WUSA)
  • A new Vietnamese restaurant is opening in Shaw. Now if only a cheap lunch spot could open (like really cheap, not D.C. cheap) we would be totally set. (via Borderstan)
  • Red Light is temporarily closing for renovation and when they do reopen in a couple of weeks, the menu will move away from desserts and focus on more savory options. I don’t know, man. Dessert is pretty great. (via Washingtonian)