The Rundown…

Culture: It’s true. Washingtonians are obsessed with power, money, and education. According to a study released by the Brookings Institute, the Washington region ranks as the best-educated in the country. Now that explains why we have access to the all those foreign news channels such as Russia Today, France 24, NHK World, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English…(Washington Post)

Dining: Wolfgang Puck’s The Source starts serving brunch on Saturdays. (Washington Business Journal)

Infrastructure: The Park Service releases its vision for the National Mall. L’Enfant’s plan for the mall was inspired by the gardens at Versailles. If that’s true, then why does the mall look like a dump compared to the estate of Louis XIV? (NY Times)

Travel: Starting November 6th, Turkish Airlines will offer nonstop service from Istanbul to Dulles aboard a Boeing 777-300ER. (Air Transport World)

Media: Christiane Amanpour will start her gig at ABC”s This Week on August 1st.  (ABC News)

More Media: Jon Sopel to anchor BBC World News America for the next two weeks. (@BBCJonSopel)

Retail: Forever 21 opened its G Street location in DC. That recession went by fast. (PQ Living)

More Retail: British retailer Next unveil their Autumn/Fall collection. (Next Direct)

Beyond Our Borders: Thierry Henry joins the New-York Red Bulls and will play his first game on July 22nd. (AP)

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