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Good Morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

Looks like the finger-crossing worked after all: Fort Reno Park has reopened after new tests revealed arsenic levels in the soil to be within safety limits…

…But maybe not: The City Paper reports that "one of the test readings revealed high amounts of lead" in the northwest area of the park.

Sex and the City's tagline may read "get carried away," but we've been feeling more swept away than carried by the film's media onslaught. This past weekend, the Post's Robin Givhan profiled Patricia Field, and today both Ann Hornaday and Monica Hesse have bylines about the movie. Hesse's piece profiles a group of fans who—holy Jimmy Choo knockoffs!—gathered for drinks at a Maggiano's before catching an early screening of the film. Seriously, girls? You can't celebrate Sex and the City by getting drinks at a family-style restaurant. That's, like, against the rules of feminism or something. To prevent similar tragedies from occurring this weekend, we've compiled a list of bars and spots where you can grab a drink in style, just the way God Manolo intended. 

Three local talent bookers will join us for a chat tomorrow at 11. Often wondered how these people determine what bands to bring to town? Now is your chance to ask them. Submit a question here!

We could tell the National Aquarium was in desperate need of a makeover, but what we didn't know was that it's the oldest aquarium in the country. Did you? Renovations, including new displays, are expected to be completed by June.

A group of D.C. Council members are, says the Post, working on legislation to push for the construction of a $150 million soccer stadium for the city's D.C. United team. The plan's proposal to fund construction "with excess tax revenue being collected to pay for Nationals Park," has already stirred debate.

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