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You are so D.C. if…

Thanks to the 500+ readers who completed this sentence. You would vote for Chuck Brown for president, you have New York Avenue on your mind, and you think “NoMa” is a dumb name. Jokes aside, City Paper staff blindly voted and here’s who won. 

In third place, Thomas Philibin: You’ve thrown an electric scooter into the Tidal Basin.

In second place, Josh Gibson: You notice that pink Miss Pixie’s pens are literally everywhere and you wonder how that is even possible.

But who won first place? Pick up a copy of today’s print issue or check the website

Fill in the blanks without spilling your drinks at Roofers Union in Adams Morgan. That’s where City Paper will be celebrating the winners and new membership program tonight, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (You won’t even miss tonight’s Democratic debates!) And you’ll certainly need a crisp DC Brau in this heat. Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com)


  • Learn about D.C.’s anti-jury policies that made convictions surge, and the efforts to change that. [WCP]

  • Mumble Sauce: How does Bianca Bonita Carter protect herself in a city that’s violent toward Black trans women? A lot of ways, starting with 16 wigs. [WCP]

  • Washington Post Express is shutting down, and now 20 journalists and countless others are without jobs. [DCist, Twitter

  • Regional leaders set goal of 320K new homes in D.C. metro area by 2030. [Curbed]

  • Alexandria recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day. [NBC4]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Dupont ANC filed a compliant over a tagged Twitter photo. [WCP]

  • Council’s investigation into Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans won’t be ready on time. [DC Line]

  • No more condos for developer Anthony Lanier. [Bisnow]

  • A Virginia mother and victim of domestic violence was deported to El Salvador, a country she fled 15 years ago fearing rape or murder. [WAMU

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What do D.C. bartenders really think of our karaoke skills? [WCP]

  • Have you tried the spicy fried chicken sandwich slathered with creamed spinach at Bub & Pop’s? [WCP]

  • José Andrés has now surpassed 100,000 meals served in the Bahamas. [DCist]

  • Seven Reasons gets three stars from critic Tom Sietsema. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The fall arts and entertainment guide is here. [WCP]

  • Check out our reviews of selections from the 2019 Latin American Film Festival. [WCP]

  • Invasive vines are taking over. [WAMU]

  • CBS Evening News comes to Washington. [Washingtonian]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bladensburg High School hopes its football team’s future is brighter than its past. [WCP]

  • The Mystics swept the coach of the year and player of the year awards from the Associated Press. [Bullets Forever]

  • A year after tearing his ACL, Derrius Guice could be out for a lengthy stretch of the NFL season again with another knee injury. [CBS Sports]

MAKE PLANS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this section? Get the full To Do This Week newsletter here. Tips? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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