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Wings Broken on This Case Call it a different kind of energy jolt. Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided Monday night. Troopers say the truck hauling more than 30,000 pounds of Red Bull was heading north when the driver sideswiped a disabled truck on the side of the road. The trailer ripped open and the energy drink spilled onto the road. (AP) BAD IDIOMS

Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack, or Grain Stack An Oklahoma farmer’s iPhone that was lost when it fell into a grain elevator has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan. Kevin Whitney lost the phone in October when it slipped out of his shirt pocket as he was unloading grain from a truck into a silo. The load traveled to a depot in Louisiana, and then loaded onto a ship bound for the island of Hokkaido, Japan. A worker at the Japanese facility phoned a counterpart in Louisiana, who then called Whitney in late May asking if he lost an iPhone. (AP) BAD PUNS

A Nice ‘Clean’ Getaway Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he tried to escape from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket Monday in an attempt to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. (AP)

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Obama Seeks $3.7B in Border Aid White House taking heat as crisis along the Mexico line rages

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Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington. The W hite House said the money would help increase the detention, care and transportation of unaccompanied children, help speed the removal of adults with children by increasing the capacity of immigration courts and increase prosecution of smuggling networks. The money would also increase surveillance at the U.S. border and help Central American countries repatriate bordercrossers sent back from the United States. Obama requested the money in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner. The request did not include proposals for legislative changes that the White House wants. But Obama said he still will seek such changes, including providing the secretary of homeland

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Immigrant families protest U.S. policy Monday at the Los Angeles federal building.

Militia Mobilizes An armed Texas militia is planning to make a move for the U.S.-Mexico border, according to news reports. Members said the goal is not to interfere with law enforcement but to help secure the border and slow the surge of undocumented immigrants illegally entering the country. The group, called Operation Secure Our Border-Laredo, was identified to the San Antonio Express-News as “Patriots,” “Oathkeepers” and “Three Percenters,” a reference to the 3 percent of colonists who took up arms against England during the Revolutionary War. Organizers are looking to mobilize armed volunteers to send to Laredo, Texas. (AP)

security additional authority to speed up the removal of children who have arrived from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Obama said he also wants increased penalties for individuals who smuggle vulnerable migrants, such as children. More than 50,000 children have

arrived since October, in many cases fleeing violence at home but also drawn by rumors that they can stay in the U.S. Obama plans to discuss the crisis with faith and local leaders during a political fundraising visit to Texas today, but he is resisting calls to visit the border for a first-

United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see movement toward a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Central America meet in Nicaragua. (AP)

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hand look. The White House invited Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry to today’s meeting in Dallas. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, a Republican, called the situation on the border “extremely dire.” “It is clear that additional funding will be needed to ensure the proper care of these unaccompanied children, to enforce the law, and to further secure our border so that these problems can be mitigated in the short term,” he said in a statement. “Our committee will focus on providing what is necessary to meet these ongoing needs.”

Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the workplace, saying they fear that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill might compel private companies to begin citing objections similar to those that prevailed in a U.S. Supreme Court case last week. Signs of crumbling support for ENDA came first Tuesday from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, one of several gay rights groups that have aggressively pushed President Barack Obama to expand gay rights through executive action since the start of his presidency. Rea Carey, the group’s executive director, said, “If a private company can take its own religious beliefs and say you can’t have access to certain health care, it’s a hop, skip and a jump to an interpretation that a private company could have religious beliefs that LGBT people are not equal or somehow go against their beliefs and therefore fire them. … The implications of Hobby Lobby are becoming clear.”

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Securit y video showed nothing amiss when Frankea Dabbs entered a busy Manhattan subway station Monday night. But after riding uptown, police say Dabbs purposely left something behind on the subway platform: her baby girl. Dabbs, 20, was arrested on abandonment charges Tuesday after someone recognized her from the video released by police. A passenger noticed the unattended stroller on the platform. After the train pulled away, when the mother did not return, she notified a subway worker who called police. The baby, who is about 10 months old, showed no apparent signs of trauma, police said. (AP)

Roller Coaster Derails A roller coaster was hit by a falling tree at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night. (AP) CLUSTER, S.D.

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2016 GOP Convention Likely to Be in Cleveland Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s 2016 presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination in Ohio. (AP) SPOKANE, WASH.

2 Killed in Medical Center Shooting in Spokane Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center. Police said no one else was injured. (AP)

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Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions. In a letter sent to Justice Department officials, the senator’s attorney asserts that the plot was timed to derail the political rise of Menendez, D-N.J., one of Washington’s most ardent critics of the Castro regime. At the time, Menendez was running for re-election and was preparing to assume the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. According to a former U.S. official with firsthand knowledge of government intelligence, the CIA had obtained credible evidence, including Internet protocol addresses, linking Cuban agents to the prostitution claims and to

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efforts to plant the story in U.S. and Latin American media. The alleged Cuba connection was laid out in an intelligence report provided last year to U.S. government officials and sent by secure cable to the FBI’s counterintelligence division, according to the former official and a second person with close ties to Menendez who had been briefed on the matter. The intelligence information indicated that operatives from Cuba’s Directorate of Intelligence helped create a fake tipster using the name “Pete Williams,” accord-

Thieves Steal $6M Worth Of Samsung Electronics Sao Paulo Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with at least $6 million worth of cellphones and computers. The gang of heavily armed men captured eight plant employees as they neared the factory in a company bus just before midnight, said civil police in Sao Paulo state. They stole the workers’ ID tags and took two of them with them as hostages as they entered the factory

in the college town of Campinas. The remaining six employees were taken to an unknown location. Once inside, the gang overpowered security guards and spent more than three hours in the plant, trucking out the electronics. In total, police suspect that 20 robbers participated, carting out more than 40,000 finished products in seven trucks. Police had estimated the value of the stolen goods at $36 million, but Samsung later put the figure at $6 million. No employees were hurt, Samsung said. ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON (AP)

ing to the former official. The tipster told FBI agents and others he had information about Menendez participating in poolside sex parties with underage prostitutes while vacationing at the Dominican Republic home of Salomon Melgen, a wealthy eye doctor, donor and friend of the senator. The allegations against Menendez erupted in public in November 2012, when the Daily Caller, a conservative website, quoted two Dominican women claiming Menendez had paid them for sex. The FBI investigated the prostitution claims but was unable to corroborate them. Last year, three Dominican women who had initially claimed to reporters that they had been paid to have sex with Menendez recanted their story. Tucker Carlson, editor in chief of the Daily Caller, said in a phone interview that it would be a major shock to him if the Cuban government spooled out a story that his reporters ran with — but that it’s also a hard claim for him to verify. “I really can’t assess it without more information,” Carlson said. “It’s bizarre on its face, but also fascinating.” M A NUEL ROIG - FR A NZI A A ND CAROL D. LEONNIG (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Israel’s Blistering Attack Against Hamas Ground invasion possible in response to militant strikes

“If we need to go inside in a ground operation, then we will do it. … We will not stop anything until the rocket firing ends.”

Warning sirens sounded in Israel’s central cities Tuesday night, and residents in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv area scrambled into bomb shelters as militant groups in the Gaza Strip fired a salvo of powerful rockets toward Israel’s capital and high-tech corridor. In the first day of a major Israeli operation against the Islamist militant organization Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, more than 160 rockets were fired at Israel. According to the Israeli military, 116 of them landed on Israeli soil and 24 were intercepted. Meanwhile, the Israeli army, air force and navy struck more than 150 sites in the coastal enclave and killed five Hamas operatives in targeted strikes. Israel also mobilized infantry troops along the border for

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An Israeli missile explodes Tuesday on impact in southern Gaza Strip as Israel launches its biggest offensive in nearly two years.

Backstory Israel and Hamas are enemies that have engaged in rounds of fighting over the years. Until recently, they had been observing a truce that ended hostilities in 2012. Tensions recently soared over the killing of three Israeli teens and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian teen. (AP)

a possible ground incursion. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to expand its Gaza operation and instructed the army to “take their gloves off” against Hamas and increase attacks on Gaza, according to an account by a senior Israeli official. Israeli attacks from the air and sea killed at least 16 Palestinians,

including at least six civilians, three of them children, said Ashraf alQidrah, a spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry. In Tel Aviv, air raid sirens sounded Tuesday for the first time since the latest crisis began. The Israeli army reported that an Iranianmade Fajr-5 artillery rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip toward the

— Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel’s minister for internal security. About 1,000 soldiers have been activated along the border.

Israeli metropolis but the rocket was intercepted. It was the deepest such attack from the Gaza Strip since fighting escalated two weeks ago. An army spokesman also confirmed reports Tuesday that three militants from Gaza succeeded in swimming toward the southern Israeli coast in an attempt to infiltrate the seaside Zikim army base. According to base officials, the militants were killed in exchanges of fire with Israeli soldiers. WILLIAM BOOTH AND RUTH EGLASH (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Rebels Fled, but Fight Isn’t Over Slovyansk, Ukraine

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Not the Sharpest Knives in the Drawer Teens at one of England’s more troubled schools were so desperate to escape the classroom that they apparently lifted an escape plan straight out of the history books. Five 14-year-old boys at Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham recently used a bunch of cutlery stolen from the school’s cafeteria to dig an escape hole beneath the facility’s 12-foot-high fence, according to the Times of London. For this act of rebellion — an escape attempt and petty theft — the kids were “spoken to,” a teacher said. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. “I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness,” the 68-yearold said of life in Slovyansk after it came under the control of proRussia separatists in April. “I was afraid to admit that I am Ukrainian. Finally, this absurdity has ended.” The rebels f led Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been their stronghold, over the weekend as Ukrainian troops mounted an offensive. They left behind a city heavily damaged by fighting and riven by vehemently differing views. President Petro Poroshenko made a surprise visit to Slovy-

Meanwhile … Ukraine’s government took an increasingly aggressive stance Tuesday toward the pro-Russia separatists, vowing to expunge them from their reduced area of control and imposing new conditions before peace talks can restart. Ukraine has displayed growing confidence in recent days after driving the insurgents from Slovyansk. Officials said Tuesday that the area held by the rebels has now been reduced by half. (AP)

ansk on Tuesday and announced that electricity was being restored after the city went weeks without power, water or gas. Its hospital was operating on electricity supplied by portable generators, and gasoline for those machines was in

danger of running out soon. Poroshenko also promised that all schools would be repaired by the first day of classes on Sept. 1. The government soldiers may have won the battle for the physical city but not yet for its people’s hearts and minds. Many residents in Slovyansk feel Russian by all measures except their passports. The city, 90 miles, from the border, had once been part of the Russian Empire and Russian is its dominant mother tongue. Resentment is high toward the Ukrainian authorities who came into power in Kiev after Russia-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych fled in February. Some easterners claim the Kiev government aims to suppress their use of the Russian language and wipe out their ethnic identity. YUR AS K ARMANAU (AP)

33% The rise in Rolls-Royce sales for the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. The British-made cars are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price, and they have become musthaves for the new global elite. That group is growing in number even as much of the world struggles to get by in an era of low growth, low expectations and high unemployment. (AP)


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Iraq Session Now Sunday Iraq’s parliament Tuesday rescheduled its next session for Sunday after criticism over initial plans for a five-week break. There is pressure for political leaders to agree on a new government that can confront militants who have overrun parts of Iraq. (AP) KYODO NEWS/AP

A group of shirtless protesters crashed a news conference by Rob Ford, shouting for Toronto’s mayor to resign. Ford was Ford speaking Tuesday about his opposition to a transit project but was nearly drowned out by a small but vocal group of demonstrators. Ford returned to office last week after two months in rehab. The group was inspired by a shirtless jogger whose rant at Ford during a Canada Day event on July 1 sparked a social media frenzy. (AP)

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In Afghan Election, a Plea President Barack Obama has taken the unusual step of intervening in a foreign election by asking the trailing candidate in Afghanistan’s presidential race to allow the process for investigating fraud claims to go forward and to avoid taking his own measures, the White House said Tuesday. (AP)

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The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, who was shoved off a moving train on an overnight trip from southern Thailand, has sparked calls for capital punishment for rapists. The girl, whose body was found Tuesday, was returning with her sisters from a visit to their grandmother and had disappeared from a sleeping berth. The man arrested was a railway worker. (AP)

Nigeria’s National Council of State is promising to deliver “some good news” very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months. The council is “satisfied the security agents know very well where the girls are located,” Gov. Godswill Akpabio said Tuesday. The governor said the question is how to rescue the girls without endangering their lives. (AP)

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Heavily armed Muslim fighters attacked a Catholic church compound sheltering thousands of civilians in Central African Republic, killing at least 17 people and leaving 10 seriously wounded, officials said Tuesday. Fighters accused St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bambari of helping Christian militiamen operating in the area. (AP)

Troops Retake Palace Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards Tuesday, the latest attack underscoring the threat posed by Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in east Africa. (AP)

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Hours Changed on Va.’s Reversible HOV Lanes The reversible HOV lanes on Interstate 95/395 will close to northbound traffic by 10 a.m. each weekday and reopen for southbound traffic by noon. The Virginia Department of Transportation has moved up the times by one hour till the end of summer to ease traffic congestion on southbound I-95. VDOT said that it doesn’t anticipate that the earlier closing will create significant delays for northbound drivers. (THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON

D.C. Grocery Owner Killed in Armed Robbery The owner of a corner market in Northwest has died after suffering head trauma during an armed robbery on Friday night. According to the police report, James Oh, 76, and his wife were closing their store on July Fourth when two hooded men entered and demanded money. Oh handed over $3,000, then the thief hit him on the head with a gun before fleeing, his wife told police. Police are still searching for the suspects. (TWP) WASHINGTON

Ex-Redskin Reaches Deal in Assault Charge Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan entered into a diversion program in an agreement with D.C. prosecutors that would require Morgan to perform 32 hours of community service in exchange for his misdemeanor assault charge being dismissed. Morgan, 28, accepted the diversion program in connection with an April fight with a valet of a Northwest nightclub. (TWP)

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Footgolf Is a Thing Lake Ridge and General’s Ridge golf courses are hosting a tournament, but you won’t need clubs or a caddy. The July 19 and 20 event at the two Prince William County, Va., courses is for footgolf, a sport new to Northern Virginia this year. Footgolf, which originated in the Netherlands and made its way to the West Coast of the U.S. in 2011, is a soccer-golf hybrid. Players walk the course and try to kick a size 5 soccer ball into a 21-inch bucket. It has caught on quickly at the two courses, the only places in Northern Virginia to play the sport. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Public information officer Julie Parker live tweets Lt. Scott Finn getting a hug from an elderly man after escorting him back to his home when he became disoriented.

whole story,” said Finn, driving a police cruiser with Parker staring at an iPad in the passenger seat. As law enforcement agencies look to social media to share information about everything from road closures to the location of a DUI checkpoint, they are also leverag-

ing the medium to boost their reputations and community relations. Prince George’s County has been particularly aggressive in this area. While even some of the department’s staunchest critics say the county is safer and the agency’s relationship with the commu-

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Lt. Scott Finn had a toothache. But before he went to the dentist, the nearly 12,000 people who follow the Prince George’s County, Md., police department on Twitter heard about it. They also learned that during his shift one recent Friday, Finn and his colleagues reunited a disoriented older man with his family and confiscated a concealed weapon from a known felon. The details were posted as part of a “live Tweetalong” aimed at showing the public a side of law enforcement they rarely get to see. Next to Finn the entire evening, the police department’s chief spokeswoman Julie Parker documented his every move. “Social media helps us tell the

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nity has markedly improved over the past 20 years, the force is still working to overcome a past once defined by corruption, police brutality and high crime rates. “It’s hard to erase the years of things that have happened,” said Bob Ross, president of the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP. Since Parker came on board in 2011, she’s been trying to tell more of the good stories. The department announced the quick arrests police made after a fatal shooting on its blog. On Facebook, it posted pictures of officers creating a makeshift leash out of crime tape when they found a lost dog. And on Twitter, there’s images of officers changing tires for stranded drivers. Now, many law enforcement agencies around the country look to Prince George’s as an example of how to run a community and mediafriendly communications division.

Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flags from its Lee Chapel after a group of black students led protests arguing that the Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth Ruscio’s announcement Tuesday likely will reverberate among many of the school’s students and alumni who revere the Lexington university’s southern heritage. For decades, the administration has delicately addressed the school’s historic ties to the Confederacy. In April, a group of black law students wrote a letter to the school’s

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board of trustees urging a series of reforms that they believe would make minority students feel more comfortable. Black students compose approximately 3.5 percent of the school’s total enrollment.

The students implored administrators to meet to issue a formal apology for the school’s ties to slavery. They also asked that the school remove the Confederate flags from the chapel near a memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who served as the university’s president after the Civil War and is buried on the grounds. Ruscio, in announcing the removal of the f lags, acknowledged that “these are legitimately complicated matters, and they are often uncomfortable, too.” Ruscio also publicly apologized for the school’s past ownership of approximately 80 slaves from 1826 to 1852. T. REES SHAPIRO (THE WASHINGTON POST)

The amount that Maryland’s four casinos raked in for the fiscal year that ended in June, according to data released this week by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. That figure is expected to soar with the Aug. 26 opening of Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, which is expected to haul in at least $425 million, according to fiscal studies of the project. (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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M St. Won’t Crumble Yet One bake shop bites the frosted dust, but it’s too soon for cupcake eulogies

Sweets Gone Sour

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We had enough cupcakes to declare frosting dead to us long before Crumbs’ demise, and the doughnut craze seems to be sprinkling out. Perhaps it’s time for the humble muffin to have its moment? Until then, we look back at our past addictions and that moment when we collectively sighed, “OK, enough already!”

The lights are off at Crumbs Bake Shop on 11th Street. The glass display case is empty. There will be no more cupcakes sold there, or at any other Crumbs location. The New York-based chain rocked the pastry world Monday with news that it was closing down all 48 of its stores. America’s largest cupcake chain is now a thing of the past. But the cupcake trend, it seems, is not. Across town from the shuttered Crumbs location, local cupcake shops Georgetown Cupcake and Baked and Wired were doing brisk business Tuesday afternoon. On M Street, the traditional pilgrimage for cupcake aficionados, concerns about the dessert’s demise seem premature. “Considering the lines we have pretty regularly, it’s definitely not dead yet,” says Jamie Rosen, manager at Baked and Wired. “Not even a little bit.” Ian and Debra Mishalove, standing outside Baked and Wired with a cupcake each, backed Rosen up. They believe the cupcake, in all its miniature, frosted glory, remains the ultimate dessert choice. “They’re the perfect little package,” Ian says. The Mishaloves are, admittedly, a bit biased: The self-described cupcake enthusiasts ate cupcakes on their first date and served them at their wedding instead of a traditional cake. But even skeptics don’t think cupcakes are going anywhere soon. Reeves Hankins, who calls the entire dessert industry “overhyped,” acknowledges that the pastry has an undeniable appeal: they’re small, single serving size, and have an instagrammable aesthetic. David Sax, author of “The Tastemakers” and an expert in food trends, has a similar take. He says that Crumbs’ demise was “a classic tale of overexpansion and borrowing too much money,” rather than an indicator that the cupcake trend has gone stale. The chain, which began as a single store

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The Cupcakery That Couldn’t Could this mark the end of the (not so) great American cupcake fad? Or did Crumbs’ massive cakes scare away the cupcakery’s once seemingly endless lines? The answer is likely a mixture of the two — the cupcake craze, while still ongoing, has deflated, and size does matter — but there’s more at play. A closer look at Crumbs’ business paints the picture. Number of Stores

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on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, began to expand just as demand for cupcakes was beginning to plateau — meaning that each new shop was making less and less money. In 2009, Crumbs raked in almost $1.2 million per store. By last year, its per store sales had fallen 46 percent to just under $650,000.

“They were relying on people lining up for cupcakes with the same attention they did in 2008 and 2010 … and no food trend can sustain that,” Sax says. Sax believes that, although the “cultural mania” over cupcakes has peaked, the trend has now “matured.” Bakeries can’t depend

The number of calories in one of Crumbs’ vanilla cupcakes, which also packed 36 grams of fat, according to a 2007 NPR report. Compare that to a red velvet cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake, which, according to myfitnesspal.com, only has 250 calories and 13 grams of fat. (E XPRESS)

entirely on cupcakes’ cache the way they once did, but the pastry is now an established part of America’s dessert landscape. For local bakers, Sax’s analysis rings true. Hello Cupcake in Dupont Circle expanded its offerings to include full-size cakes last year, and a week ago began serving a small selection of breakfast pastries. “You can’t open up a store and just sell cupcakes any more,” says pastry chef ShaDawn Ferguson. SAR AH K APL AN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Robin van Persie looks on during the Netherlands training session Tuesday.

Van Persie May Miss Semifinal World Cup Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem. Van Persie trained separately on Tuesday with defender Daryl Jan4 PM

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Goals scored by Germany’s Miroslav Klose in four World Cups after scoring against Brazil on Tuesday, breaking the mark of 15 goals he shared with Brazil’s retired star Ronaldo.

World Cup Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a recordsetting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil’s defense was torn apart. The Germans reached their eighth final and will face either Argentina or the Netherlands on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Previously, Brazil’s biggest World Cup loss was 3-0 to France in the 1998 final. This matched their biggest ever margin of defeat in any competition, equaling a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920 in the South American championship, the predecessor of the

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Germany handed Brazil its first loss in a competitive match on home soil since 1975.

Copa America. “We wanted to make the people happy … unfortunately we couldn’t,” defender David Luiz said. “We apologize to all Brazilians.”

It’s also Brazil’s first loss in a competitive match on home soil since 1975, when Peru won 3-1 at the very same Mineirao Stadium in the Copa America. Its last loss

at home came in a friendly with Paraguay in 2002. Brazil’s attack was weakened by the loss of Neymar, who fractured a vertebra after getting kneed in the back in the quarterfinal win over Colombia. But it was Brazil’s porous defense that was the biggest problem in the first half as the host also sorely missed suspended captain Thiago Silva. On Tuesday, with Bernard playing as the third striker, Brazil attacked from the start. But they failed to get any solid chances, and it wasn’t long before the Germans opened up the defense and started the rout. Toni Kroos and Andre Schuerrle scored two goals each, while K lose, T homa s Muel ler a nd Sami Khedira added the others. CHRIS LEHOURITES (AP)

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From Down Under to Caps Prospect Camp Capitals It was 2 a.m. in Australia when Capitals prospect Nathan Walker received a long-awaited phone call last month. Washington had traded up into the third round to select the forward with the 89th overall pick in his third and final year of draft eligibility. “From there on,” Walker said, “the roof on the house pretty much blew off.” At that moment, Walker became the first Australian ever drafted into the NHL. The 20-year-old, whose initial interest in hockey derived from the “Mighty Ducks” movies, is one of several players hoping to further their development at the

Capitals’ annual prospect camp. “The main goal is to play and stay in the NHL,” Walker said Monday. “Obviously, it doesn’t happen overnight or in one year.” In a rather unique situation, Walker was a regular participant in Washington camps prior to being drafted. He was an unsigned invitee to training camp last season, parlaying an impressive preseason into an AHL contract. “It was really valuable. I spent two weeks at [training] camp and the amount of stuff that I learned was just outrageous,” said Walker, who left home at 13 to play hockey in the Czech Republic. “I came out from that camp knowing a lot more and being a lot better — not

KATHERINE FREY (THE WASHINGTON POST)

maat. Coach Louis van Gaal said both were suffering “stomach and intestinal problems.” Van Gaal said he would not rush into deciding whether Van Persie is fit to play at Sao Paulo’s Itaquerao Stadium against the Lionel Messi-led Argentina. “I have to make a decision tomorrow. I’m not going to do that today. We have more than a day,” Van Gaal said Tuesday. “Van Persie is a very important player for us.” Van Persie scored three times in the first two Dutch matches of the World Cup. But the Manchester United striker has struggled to hit the same rich vein of form since being suspended for the Netherlands’ last Group B match after picking up two yellow cards. MIKE CORDER (AP)

Hershey Bears coach Troy Mann, left, talks with Nathan Walker during camp.

only as a player, but also as an individual as well.” With Washington’s minor-league affiliate in Hershey, Pa., Walker

scored five goals and 11 points in 43 games. The Capitals’ scouting staff had seen enough to officially make him a member of the organization. “We’ve been following Nathan for a few years,” assistant general manager Ross Mahoney said at the draft. “He’s obviously ahead of some of the other players … because he has been playing with men.” Walker’s unusual journey toward his NHL dream has taken him worldwide. Now that he is closer than ever, he plans to take his time. “I’m prepared that I’m going to be in Hershey for another couple years developing,” he said. “We’ll just take it from there.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)


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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a 102.4 passer rating in his rookie season in 2012, but his rating dropped to 82.2 in 2013, his second year in the league.

NFL Is Sleeping on RGIII Ranking Redskins passer Robert Griffin III as the NFL’s 19th best quarterback is like saying Teddy Roosevelt was the 19th best U.S. president — it’s bull (not bully!). The same ESPN poll of past and present NFL front office personnel ranked New England’s Tom Brady as the league’s best overall passer. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, By Rick New Orleans’ Drew Snider Brees, Denver’s Peyton Manning and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck completed the top five. It’s pretty hard to knock that list. Yet an ESPN fantasy poll rated Brady 12th overall and Griffin seventh. Fans ranked Manning, Rodgers and Brees atop the list with Detroit’s Matthew Stafford and Carolina’s Cam Newton in the top five, respectively.

The polls pit personnel experts versus fan favorites, but ranking Griffin 19th among passers is absurd — even after his poor second season that ended with him being benched after 13 games. The NFL is sleeping on RGIII. Disperse all NFL quarterbacks and Griffin is probably taken eighth after Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Luck, Newton and Seattle’s Russell Wilson. But the NFL talent evaluators must not have been watching Griffin over the offseason. He has discarded his knee brace, leading to ankle-breaking moves, and improved his arm strength with his ability to plant better. Most of all, they must not remember the Griffin of 2012,

whose smile was contagious throughout the locker room. Last year’s 3-13 season under overlord Mike Shanahan has been forgotten by players. Incoming coach Jay Gruden is the antithesis of his draconian predecessor, and Griffin is feeling good. And when Griffin is feeling good, the team is feeling good. And suddenly, the Redskins might be right back in the NFC East race. The swagger has returned and Griffin’s second season has taught the quarterback that the NFL isn’t all roses. Griffin spent the offseason building his mental and physical assets. He’s going to

The swagger has returned and Griffin’s second season has taught the quarterback that the NFL isn’t all roses.

be so much tougher this fall after last year’s harsh lesson. Griffin seems more focused on the field than he did last season, when he was recovering from knee surgery and distracted by weekly power struggles with Shanahan. He now looks like the rookie who was untouchable. Throw in a better offensive line, new receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts and returning pass-catchers Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed, and the Redskins should threaten to score 30 points on a weekly basis. Not all storylines now lead back to him, Griffin recently joked. The Redskins have more balance and a couple new personalities. For Washington to reverse last season’s meltdown, it starts with Griffin. Fortunately, he’s way better than the 19th best NFL passer. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

Back on the race’s home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France pack faces a first possible shakeout today over nine patches of bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France. Many riders were expressing dread that the forecast is for rain, meaning the cobbles will be slick. For defending champion Chris Froome, a crash that scuffed up his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist Tuesday in a nervous, crosswind-swept Stage 4 couldn’t have come at a worse time. Astana team leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, who kept the yellow jersey, decried a “crazy race” i n Tuesday ’s 101-m i le ride along the Belgian border. Froome and two-time champ A lberto Contador are among 20 riders trailing Nibali by two seconds. JAMEY KEATEN (AP)

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Weeks after the Redskins hired progressive political blogger Ben Tribbett to help defend the team’s controversial name, Tribbett announced late Monday that he will resign. “Things got a little out of control on Twitter,” Tribbett, 34, told The Washington Post on Monday night, adding that his position on the name has not changed. “I supported the Redskins before I took this job. … I think that’s how they found me. I still support them. I don’t think [the name is] a slur.” (T WP)


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Otto Porter Jr., left, and Glen Rice Jr. didn’t see much playing time during their rookie years with the Wizards last season.

Summer of 2nd Chances Porter, Rice looking to make an impact in sophomore seasons NBA All Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. could do last season was sit, watch and wait. They wanted to play, thought they should’ve played, but understood that there was little time for rookies to find their way on a Wizards team that delivered on owner Ted Leonsis’ playoffs-orelse ultimatum. Porter had the least productive season ever by a third overall pick, and Rice didn’t appear in any of the final 71 games for the Wizards. But now, the floor belongs to them. As the Wizards began a four-day mini-camp to prepare for summer league in Las Vegas, Porter and Rice understand that they will be looked upon to lead in addition to showing

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Combined games played by the Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. (37) and Glen Rice Jr. (11) during their rookie seasons last year.

they deserve a shot to become rotation players next season. “It’s going to be fun,” Rice said after the Wizards concluded a nearly three-hour first practice Monday at Verizon Center. “I think we’re both ready because we both been working, and been in places where we were the go-to guys. I think it’ll be an easy transition, just getting out there, seeing what happens.” Despite the lack of playing time, Rice and Porter didn’t view their first NBA season as a waste. “Just watching … it made me want to come back and redeem myself,” Porter said. Porter said he had a “learning

season” instead of a lost season, but he clearly started from behind. He strained his right hamstring after his third ineffective summer league game and suffered a right hip flexor injury two months later that robbed him of training camp. By the time Porter made his season debut Dec. 6 after a few days of practice, the Wizards were in contention for a playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference, Trevor Ariza was hogging most of the minutes at small forward and Martell Webster was taking up the rest. Ariza is now an unrestricted free agent, and the Wizards are confident they will be able to retain him. But if Ariza finds a more lucrative offer elsewhere, Porter realizes that he might be looked upon for more in his sophomore campaign. “Whether they do or they don’t [sign Ariza],” Porter said, “my mindset is to continue to work hard.” MICHAEL LEE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Apartments

M-F 8:30 - 5 PM SAT. by appt only

4511 B Street SE, Washington, DC 20019 • 202-621-6836 SE

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2343 Green Street SE • Wash. DC 20020

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Friendship Court July 12th 10am - 2pm OPEN HOUSE Saturday, The weather is nice and so are our apartments!!!

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1 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms STARTING @ $729* STARTING @ $829*

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3719 4th Street SE

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Call For Information on Specials! EFF, 1 & 2 BRs $ Starting @

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NW-Cleveland Pk/Zoo 3217 Connecticut Ave. NW 1 & 2 BR From $1399/Partial S/D Heat, Cooking Gas, & H/W Incld Laundry Room & On-Site Manager Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Marlon @ 202-528-0295 or The Barac Co @ 202-722-2100 EHO

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1512 Corcoran St. NW Eff $1,195- Sec. Deposit $600 Close to Shops & Metro Bright Hardwoods Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call AJ Coley @ 202-999-0793 or The Barac Co. @ 202-722-2100 EHO NW- Dupont Circle 1603 U St. NW Eff $1150-Sec-Dep $600 Heat & H/W Incl/Bright Hardwoods Manager On-Site Housing Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Diguez @ 301-642-7948 or The Barac Co. @ 202-722-2100 EHO

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4632 Livingston Rd SE

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Washington View 2014

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7019 Georgia Avenue NW Washington DC 20012

NW - 1BR $969 - $ 1019 incl utils. Laundry on-site, Lead Safe!! Ms. Mitchell 301-316-4590

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2629 Douglas Rd., SE • Washington, DC

1-877-801-4266


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CAPITOL HEIGHTS EHO

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202-969-2563

3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20784

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1 BRs fr. $860/mo 2 BRs fr. $985/mo Meadow Green Courts! $20 APPLICATION FEE! Convenient to shops, schools, Dishwasher. Walk-in closets., w-w carpet 5% DISCOUNT: METRO & DC GOVT employees

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Metro accessible to Addison Rd. & Suitland Rd. Stations

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$69,660

6

(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) State of the Art Fitness Center Stainless Steel Appliances** Granite Countertops** Washer & Dryer** Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change.

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301-735-2104

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3

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6617 Atwood Street District Heights, MD 20747

2

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• Computer Lab & Classes • Metro Accessible • After school and Summer program for the kids • Easy access to 495/295, Metro and Shopping

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Summer Ridge 1 Free Application Per Household

2428 Corning Ave. Fort Washington, MD 20744 Call today to schedule an appointment tour!

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Hyattsville

Rosecroft Mews

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Starting @ $980 We Offer Second Chance Program With $0 Security Deposit

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11658 South Laurel Drive Laurel, MD 20708

XX609 1x1

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Coopers Crossing Landover, MD

1, 2, and 3 BRs Starting at $920 *

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7742 Finns Lane Lanham, MD 20706

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1 and 2 BRs available • 1 block from West Hyattsville Metro • Newly Renovated Apt Homes* • FREE after school program • On-Site security • Fitness/Business Center • Hablamos Español

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SUITLAND

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1 BRs fr

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$

Close to the Forest Glen Metro Off-Str. Parking/Controlled Access Ceiling Fans Housing Vouchers Welcome UTILITIES INCLUDED

1BR $825 • 2BR $925 Utilities & Carpet Included! (A/C Extra)

301-277-6202 Oxon Hill 3BR 1BA Eat in Kit, liv rm, bsmnt, fncd back yard, near bus line & Washington National Harbor, drive way. $1600. 301-375-7072.

1020

3415 Parkway Terr. Dr. Suitland, Md. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.

877-608-6548

Silver Spring

OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY JULY 12TH, 11am-2pm WINDSOR COURT AND TOWER APTS • Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly • Washer & Dryers in all 3 BR units

1 BR Special- $1168 2 BR Special- $1300* 3 BR Special- $1650* *select models. 50% off your first full month’s rent PLUS $100 off each month. Must move in by 7/15/14* Ask about our rental coupon special!

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Suitland

IN PRINT.

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t

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$599

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only (on a 12 mo. lease)

BR’s starting at $899 and

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Mitchellville—$750, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, 11014 Spring Lake Dr, 240-432-9338, Deck, DW, EIK, Fpl, Form DR, Form LR, Gas FP, Hw Flrs, WW Carpet, WD, HSI, pkg, Pool

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Andrew’s Ridge

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599

Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr

$

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1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only $

920

2 BRs fr

• Walk to Metro • W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail • Secure Buildings • Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill

Forest Glen Apts. 888-887-6793

(when you sign a 12mo. lease)

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1439 Southern Ave.

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www.novodev.com

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888.480.1693

• Mins from 495, Rt. 50, 295

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1 BR $1021 All Utilities Included 1 BR + Den $1132 2 BR $1255 2 BR + Den $1522 3 BR 1599 3 BR + Den $1746

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CREEPY ADDITIONS

Wes Bentley Joins New ‘American Horror Story’

TVLine reports that Wes Bentley will join the cast of “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Bentley will play Eddie, who comes Bentley to “torment” Kathy Bates’ character. The new season of “American Horror Story” will take place in 1952 at the country’s last freak show. Bates, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson are set to star. (EXPRESS) UNNECESSARY

Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Remake in the Works

Disney is developing a live-action remake of its 1941 musical film “Dumbo,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ehren Kruger, who wrote three of the “Transformers” films, is attached to write the script. The studio is planning to use CGI for the titular flying elephant. (EXPRESS)

Hearsay

“Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.”

Well Enough Alone Jack Antonoff goes solo for his catchy ’80s pop nostalgia project Bleachers Music Certain shortages are more dire than others (fossil fuels, Arctic ice and the like), but the dearth of decent band names still matters. Especially if your name is Jack Antonoff, guitarist of the Grammywinning rock band fun., who next week will release the debut album from his new solo project, Bleachers. The music is pretty good, and the name is pretty great — a romantic moniker evocative of teenage makeout spots, or high school tribes with platinum hair, or, if you squish them together, peroxide punks smooching in secret. Antonoff — brown-haired with birth-control glasses — says that Bleachers gives him the opportunity to write bloody-heart-on-sleeve rock songs. And so the 11-song album, “Strange Desire,” finds the 30-year-old time-traveling to the early 1980s, a time when the melodrama of Journey and the Psychedelic Furs may not have been all that dissimilar. It’s unabashed, nostalgic stuff, and according to Antonoff, deeply personal. But if these songs were by “Jack Antonoff,” would anyone care? To go solo in rock ’n’ roll, the name Mom and Dad gave you probably won’t cut it. Look at all of the frontmen who have dared to branch out in recent years without a nomde-rock: Julian Casablancas of the

All Ears

Jack Antonoff, guitarist for indiepop band fun., says Bleachers is a deeply personal project.

Even if you haven’t heard Jack Antonoff’s name, you’ve surely heard his tunes. Here are some of his most noteworthy tracks. (E XPRESS)

He co-wrote fun.’s indie-pop anthem “We Are Young,” which took home the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2013 and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Antonoff also helped Sara Bareilles write her single “Brave,” one of 2013’s unofficial earworms. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for co-writing Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction,” for the British comedy “One Chance.” Bleachers’ first single, “I Wanna Get Better,” which Antonoff co-wrote, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard alternative songs chart.

AUTUMN DE WILDE

In Brief

“Doing a Bleachers song … is an escape and it keeps me creative and it keeps me locked into what I want to do.” — JACK A NTONOFF, TELLING NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT WRITING SONGS IS HIS HOBBY, AND THAT “TO GET AWAY FROM MUSIC, I DO OTHER MUSIC”

Strokes, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Paul Banks of Interpol, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and, most recently, Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen. Can you hum a tune from any of their respective solo recordings? Did you bother

to listen to them in the first place? Going it alone betrays the ancient precept that rock ’n’ roll is a collective art. We love rock stars, but we respect them when they’re part of a constellation. Going solo under your own name smacks of ego-tripping, while adopting a bandesque name connotes authority and significance. With Bleachers, Antonoff is

doing his best to reconcile new wave sleekness and the unapologetic wallop of the emo-punk he grew up on. By multitracking his vocals, it doesn’t sound like a solo turn so much as an army of Antonoffs emptying their hearts and lungs. It works well on the album’s first single, “I Wanna Get Better,” a stuttering power ballad about growing up and freaking out. Other times, he pushes it. “Like a River Runs” sounds like it was written for a Reagan-era prom and, when the chorus kicks in, a teen-flick pep rally. As a Jack Antonoff song, it might read as excessive, ostentatious, embarrassingly overblown. Because it’s a Bleachers song, you might catch yourself singing along. CHRIS RICHARDS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

— TAY LOR SW IF T, OPINING ON THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ON WSJ.COM. SWIFT ASSERTED THAT AN ALBUM’S VALUE IS “BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF HEART AND SOUL AN ARTIST HAS BLED INTO A BODY OF WORK.”

$222.7M

The box office take of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in China, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After just 10 days in release, the fourth “Transformers” film became the topgrossing film in China of all time, beating the $221.9 million earned by “Avatar” in 2009. (E XPRESS)


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“I struggle to sympathize with the plight of people who complain about not being able to watch an edited version of a 10-year old movie, with commercials” — CHRIS PERKINS AT JALOPNIK.COM

isn’t quite sure why “Lord of the Rings” fans felt the need to whine on Twitter when a marathon of the series’ films on TNT was interrupted this weekend by the Coke Zero 400. The NASCAR race was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was delayed by rain until Sunday morning, interrupting the block of “LOTR” programming.

“Disgraced Uruguayan soccer star and serial biter Luis Suarez has nothing on Brian Lake of the Australian Football League.”

“Where do the men of America live? Where are the ones with beautiful hair? Where are the tiresome men who still brag about their GPAs? And where are all the self-sufficient, independent dudes of this great country?

— MARISSA PAYNE AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM/BLOGS/ EARLY-LEAD reports that the

— MAGGIE LANGE AT NYMAG.COM/THECUT

Hawthorn player allegedly attempted to strangle his opponent, North Melbourne’s Drew Petrie, during a game over the weekend. Lake could be suspended and fined for the action, which he says was just an unintentional act of self-defense.

introduces the answer to all these rhetorical questions: A map recently released by Lulu, an app that lets women rate men the same way Yelp lets users review restaurants. The most popular positive comments about D.C.’s guys: #MothersLoveHim and #4.0GPA. D.C. gentlemen, your worst habit? #HitItandQuitIt.

“Justin Bieber may have celebrated his 20th birthday this spring but on Twitter, he isn’t smarter than a fifth grader.” — DAVE JOHNSON AT TIME.COM finds the Canadian pop star in the company of Lady Gaga and “smarter” than more than a third of all Twitter users. Time magazine analyzed 1 million public tweets to assess the complexity of messages sent via the service against a commonly used reading comprehension test. They found that 33 percent of those tweets required no more than a fourthgrade education to comprehend.

“The characters of your favorite children’s adventure, the one that jump-started the imaginations of so many millions of kids, are now boring, conventional and nearing middle age.” —CAITLIN DEWEY AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM wasn’t

among the many Harry Potter fans who were ecstatic over the latest story of the wizarding saga, which author J.K. Rowling posted to Pottermore.com on Tuesday.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have to part ways with someone who enjoys your company a great deal. You’ll be missed, but you can surely keep in touch. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Others may be slowing you down somewhat by not doing things exactly as you had instructed. It may be time to clarify — more than once. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) What begins as a game will remain fun, surely, but the consequences may ultimately become much more serious than you had expected. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re going to want to get things right, but you mustn’t appear to be going only for results. Remember, the process counts as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You have a great many skills that others are not yet aware of, but today you’ll have a chance to put at least one on display.

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