ICYMI: The Beginning of the End

We reported last week that Bruce Gottlieb was leaving Natonal Journal. Here’s where he wound up:

Former National Journal president and Atlantic Media general counsel Bruce Gottlieb has joined the Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation SoftBank, where he will head their D.C. office, our POLITICOPro colleague Tony Romm reports.

Vince Gray was cruising to re-election despite his corruption investigation woes. Now things are looking a bit more tenuous:

Vince Gray asked District residents last night to believe in his innocence, but the staff of the Northwest Current isn’t buying it. After endorsing Gray’s re-election bid last week, the paper announced today that shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson’s guilty plea has inspired them to withdraw it.

Sadness prevails. DC already lost their last great American video store. Now the original in Baltimore is selling off its inventory too:

This week, the Video Americain on Cold Spring Lane closes its doors for the last time. It is the last video store of its kind* in Baltimore. The Roland Park location, opened in March of 1989 in a ramshackle converted gas station, was one in a constellation of six stores originally started in Newark, Del., by Barry Solan, Michael Bradley, and David Ostheimer, three men united in their love of repertory cinema.