The Rundown…

Culture: The Hill unveils the “50 most beautiful” people on Capitol Hill. (The Hill).

Travel: Delta enhances its schedule out of Reagan Airport. (Airlines & Destinations)

Sport: Just over 36,000 soccer fans watched Inter-Milan defeat Manchester City. (USA  Today)

Media: Christiane Amanpour gets mixed reviews on her “This Week” debut. According to viewership figures, This Week came in third for overall viewers, but second in the A25-54 demo rating.  (Huffington Post/TV Newser).

More Media: Watching AMC’s Rubicon was similar to a chef extending pasta dough for yards. It was deadly dull from start to finish and never picked up. We looked forward to watching the pilot, but were disappointed. That’s one hour of our lives we won’t get back. Check out the Boston Herald’s review.

Retail: Reiss UK unveils their Autumn/Winter promotional video entitled “Elements.” I’m not sure whether it’s stylish/cool or just plain weird. Directed by Jamie Morgan. (Reiss Fashion)



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)