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It’s just another manic Monday, D.C. Expect a near-perfect spring day, with temperatures peaking at 65 and the sun shining most of the afternoon.


  • Hundreds of bicycle safety advocates blocked traffic on a stretch of Pennsylvania Ave. NW on Friday afternoon, protesting the “public health hazard” of D.C.’s streets, and Mayor Muriel Bowser’s response to traffic deaths during her time in office. In just over one week, two people were killed and five others injured after they were struck by cars.

  • A group of white nationalists crashed a speaking event at Politics and Prose on Saturday afternoon, chanting “this land is our land.” They interrupted Vanderbilt University scholar Jonathan Metzel’s discussion of his book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, which dissects the voting tendencies of middle- and lower-class white Americans.

  • Federal court documents show that an FBI and a real estate agent were charged in an alleged bribery scheme, with the two using confidential information on renters to manipulate the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act and “solicit lucrative real estate deals.”

  • A Washington Post review of HUBZone data shows that about $800 million earmarked for firms enrolled in the program was awarded to just 11 D.C. businesses.

  • Inside the political unraveling of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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

  • D.C. will provide high school students with a guide to track their progress toward their diploma. [Post]

  • Virginia doctor who handed out opioid pills like candy sentenced to seven years in prison. [Post]

  • Waiting for an answer on the number of 13-year-olds MPD officers have put in handcuffs. [Post]

  • University of Maryland medical system chief executive Robert A. Chrencik resigned a day after federal authorities raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s homes and office. [WABL]

  • Families of homicide victims in D.C. are seeking justice for their loved ones. [NBC]

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

  • Taylor Gourmet owner Casey Patten tries again with Grazie Grazie. [WCP]

  • Roasted: A review of Adams Morgan mainstay, Tryst. [WCP]

  • Union Square Cafe from Danny Meyer no longer bound for D.C. [WBJ]

  • What does Wale have to say about breakfast sandwiches? [DCist]

  • Fortunately or unfortunately, the new Dacha is swanky. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Arena Stage plunders the depths of the financial world in Junk. [WCP]

  • Woolly Mammoth announces its 2019/2020 season—its 40th year and first season selected by its new artistic director, Marìa Manuela Goyanes. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, some recommended reading from some D.C. area booksellers. [Washingtonian]

  • ICYMI: American University hosted its first Antiracist Book Festival on Saturday. [WCP]

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

  • Want to pay $350,000 to live in a carriage house? [WCP]

  • D.C. is among the metropolitan areas where gentrification has led to significant displacement of low-income residents. [Post]

  • WeWork is now D.C.’s largest private office tenant. [Curbed]

  • A new senior living facility could be coming to D.C. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Carter Kieboom, the Nats’ top prospect, made the most of his first MLB game. [MLB.com]

  • The Washington football team earned some unexpected praise for its NFL Draft performance. Pro Football Focus labeled it as “excellent,” while Sports Illustrated graded it a B.

  • “It’s good men are finally realizing that women can bring a whole lot to the table, including a new perspective and mentality they haven’t been exposed to before,” Mystics star and Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver tells On Tap Magazine.

  • All future D.C. sports gamblers can have someone to look up to: Jeopardy record breaker James Holzhauer. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler has rewritten what’s possible on the game show, but told CNBC he “wouldn’t recommend sports betting as a career.”

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

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