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Happy Tuesday. Need a good cry? Here’s where you can do that.


  • Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a strike in several major cities to coincide with the former’s IPO.

  • The mother of a 13-year-old D.C. boy recounts how her son became an active member of the alt-right. “In his mind, he was now an intrepid truth-teller disseminating critical information that mainstream society was invested in keeping under wraps,” the woman writes in Washingtonian. “Challenges to this narrative were to be expected—indeed, they were built into the narrative.”

  • Another day, another study highlighting the weaknesses in D.C.’s public bus system. The Bus Transformation Project released over two dozen recommendations for making the region’s buses work better. They include making payments easier, improving route maps and bus stops, and enhancing affordable transit options. Ridership declined 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, the study found.

  • Federal contractors are asking Congress to guarantee back pay for the workers affected by the government shutdown.“We should harness the pain of this most recent event and learn from it,” one chief executive said.

  • Some welcome good news: The crabs are alright.

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

LL is away from his desk and will return next week.

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

  • ANXO is serving mocktails throughout May for Mental Health Month and happy hour is BOGO. [WCP]

  • D.C. Chefs Kwame Onwuachi and Tom Cunanan win James Beard Awards. [WBJ]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced legislation that could help your favorite local drink makers. [DCist]

  • Denizens‘ Riverdale Park taproom and brewery welcomes all beer drinkers beginning May 25. [WCP]

  • Leave the city and visit a farm. [Post]

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

  • Signature Theatre’s 30th season will include musicals and plays galore. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Breaking down Fugazi’s storied music career, one infographic at a time. [WAMU]

  • Ally Theatre Company and local theater all-star Jennifer L. Nelson will get special Helen Hayes Awards honors this year. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Congress weighs a budget increase for Metro. [Curbed]

  • The demand for homes on Capitol Hill by the numbers. [Urban Turf]

  • Doug Donatelli calls D.C. “a very challenging market.” [Bis Now]

  • A long-awaited hotel is coming to Mount Vernon Square. [WBJ]

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

  • Current and former Wizards players, team staffers, and NBA executives tell Post reporter Candace Buckner that former Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld failed to establish a culture of accountability.

  • Here we go again: Another game, another Nationals loss—this time in Milwaukee— thanks to their bullpen. The eight-hour plane delay in Philly certainly did not help. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • Chol Marial, a 7-foot-2 center from South Sudan, has signed to play basketball for the University of Maryland. [ESPN]

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

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