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Happy Thursday, D.C. We could get used to this (but we won’t): The Capital Weather Gang predicts a mostly sunny day with low humidity and temperatures in the 70s. Enjoy it while it lasts.


  • Anxiety, disarray, and tumultuous leadership in the city’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities has the arts community on edge. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed restructure giving give her total authority isn’t helping.

  • Tyrone Hall was acquitted of a misdemeanor crime in local court. But the federally controlled parole commission still sent him back to prison. Advocates calls for reform have intensified.

  • Masako Morishita is suing the restaurantMomo Yakitori and her former partner, Andrew Chiou, alleging she wasn’t paid. She’s seeking nearly $65,000 in unpaid wages, transportation expenses, and groceries.

  • The creative agency No Kings Collective was tapped to create a mural at Nationals Park. It’s slated to be completed by this Saturday, May 18, and features memorable moments from the franchise’s history, including a nod to the 1950s Senators.

  • Fresh off a successful campaign to save go-go music on a Shaw street corner, Ron Moten is promoting a new development project billed to save Anacostia.

  • A Metropolitan Police Department officer was caught on video swatting a phone out of a citizen’s hand, wagging his finger in the man’s face, and then shoving him with two hands. MPD says they’re reviewing incident, which occurred in Anacostia where officers on the Crime Suppression Team said they were investigating an unoccupied vehicle. Four people were arrested.

  • Georgetown University will expel two students caught up in the college admissions bribery scandal.

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

  • Councilmember Brandon Todd reprimanded for violating campaign laws. [DCist, BEGA]

  • City regulators want exclude college sports from D.C.’s new legalized sports gambling. [WAMU]

  • Metro officers are not issuing tickets for fare evasion until confusion with the language in a new law that decriminalized the violation. [Post]

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

  • How D.C. restaurants hook regular diners in a city that’s thirsty for what’s new. [WCP]

  • There will be dueling pop-up dinner parties this summer thanks to newcomer Dîner en Noir. [WCP]

  • Kaz Sushi Bistro still shines after 20 years according to critic Tom Sietsema. [Post]

  • Fancy hotel rooftop bar alert. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ted Leonsis wants to reunite Fugazi. Ian MacKaye is… unfazed. [WTOP]

  • But maybe Ted can book Priests at Capitol One Arena and give all the proceeds to charity? Hey Ted, if you’re reading this, do that. [Twitter]

  • Sirius Company is taking go-go into new places in the District. [Post]

  • Giant bugs have invaded Smithsonian gardens. [DCist]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

Housing Complex is away from her desk and will return next week.

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

  • Local artists Peter Chang and Brandon Hillof No Kings Collective are behind the latest artwork at Nats Park, a large mural that celebrates the history of the franchise. [WCP]

  • By day, MPD Officer Tiara Brown is affectionately known to residents as “Officer Friendly.” The rest of the time, she is “The Dark Menace,” a professional boxer boasting a record of 7-0 with five wins via knockout. [WCP]

  • Mystics forward Aerial Powers is expected to be out two to four weeks with left gluteal injury. The team’s first regular season game will be on May 25 in an away contest against the Connecticut Sun. [WNBA.com]

  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema added to her long list of athletic achievements by breaking former Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s 2012 record for fastest woman in Congress in Wednesday’s three-mile Capital Challenge race in Anacostia Park. [Roll Call]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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