News & Politics

Washingtonian Today: FLOTUS loves Stan Smiths

Photograph by Evy Mages

About Washingtonian Today

Washingtonian Today is not just another political news roundup. Instead, this daily morning brief provides local context on national news, catches you up on what’s happening at Washingtonian, points you toward super duper awesome things to do around town, and lets you in on some special events going on in-house. Sign up here to receive Washingtonian Today in your inbox every morning.

Good morning, Washingtonians. Here’s what was happening this weekend: Michael Cohen changed his tune about the Access Hollywood tape story, the Manafort jury just wants to go home and party, Trump picked a fight with Andrew Cuomo on Twitter, and FLOTUS got really matchy-matchy with her Adidas Stan Smiths. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more throughout the day.

Today’s free fitness class, by Kim Olsen:

Kick off the week with feel-good yoga at BicycleSpace, where a rotating roster of local instructors leads give-what-you-can classes at the downtown and Adams Morgan locations. Currently, funds benefit New Endeavors By Women, a DC nonprofit that provides housing, education, and employment opportunities to help homeless women achieve independent living. Arrive early (7:15 PM) as the class tends to fill up, and bring your own mat. 440 K St., NW and 2424 18th St., NW.

It’s a plan! Let’s catch up, shall we?

•  Bad news: Turner Broadcasting shut down the much-chattered-about Rick and Morty pop-up bar.


• Audi Field won’t let you bring in your purse, but we found a workaround.


• It’s official: We’re over poké. And for your service, we ranked the least-authentic places around town.


•  Here is the best Dim Sum in the area.


• This NFL star is stepping off the field and into the kitchen. Meet Tobias Dorzon and his Union Market oyster bar.


Around town:

Barack Obama’s got an enviable summer reading list. (Washington Post)

How Tangier Island became team Trump. (Politico Magazine)

Mayor Bowser throws Twitter punches at Trump. (DCist)

Take a break…

Larry Kudlow’s horrible suits. (GQ)

News from home:

We’re getting down to the wire, folks. Nominate your crew for Washingtonian’s Best Places to Work feature.

Get your questions in now for Ann Limpert’s chat Friday at 11.

Ticket packages for Taste of Georgetown are on sale now.

Staff Writer

Brittany Shepherd covers the societal and cultural scene in political Washington. Before joining Washingtonian as a staff writer in 2018, Brittany was a White House Correspondent for Independent Journal Review. While she has lived in DC for a number of years now, she still yearns for the fresh Long Island bagels of home. Find her on Twitter, often prattling on about Frasier.