Happy Monday, D.C. Those damn bald eagles are in the news again. Temperatures are supposed to get up into the 60s today.


  • Questions still remain about who, exactly, planned and organized the disastrous African food tasting event two weeks ago. But one thing is clear, it was a “shit show” reminiscent of the failed Fyre Festival.

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is facing a grand jury investigation and a reprimand from the D.C. Council. Details made public Friday indicate the scope of the federal probe is expanding. Here are the latest updates:

    • Three of Evans’ private clients, all of whom are deeply involved in D.C. matters, received federal subpoenas. They are EastBanc, Colonial Parking, and Willco.

    • The Council and the mayor’s office also received subpoenas instructing them to preserve records pertaining to specific pieces of legislation and specific people and entities.

    • These questions about Evans’ ethics could mean the end of his nearly three-decade tenure as a local lawmaker.

    • We talked on the City Paper podcast about all of this.

  • A white D.C. couple adopted an African American baby in the 1960s, a time when cross-racial adoptions were taboo (though not technically illegal in the District). With the help of local clergy, attorney Landon“Jack” Dowdey, and then up-and-coming activist Marion Barry, the couple fought the unwritten policy that prevented such adoptions.

  • Harper, Shmarper: D.C. sports bar owners aren’t worried about the slugger’s departure.

  • After six years of delays, a D.C. jury will decide whether Diana Lalchankilled her husband in self defense or cold-blooded murder. Lalchan says she endured abuse for years. Prosecutors say the murder scene tells a different story of that night in 2013.

  • Maryland’s highest court ruled 4-3 that b, the man convicted of killing his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, will not get a new trial. The case drew national attention on the podcast Serial.

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

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racineon his local and national ambitions, his lawsuits against President Donald Trump, and his recent exchange with the president. [Post]

  • The New Yorker’s Osita Nwanevu on D.C.’s push for statehood. [New Yorker, Twitter]

  • Councilmember Charles Allen held a committee hearing in the D.C. Jail. [Twitter]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser’s chief of staff, John Falcicchio, is on Washington Life Magazine’s list of young “go-getters” in the area. Former At-Large Council candidate and recently elected president of the D.C. Young Democrats Marcus Goodwin also made the cut, as did City Paper food editor Laura Hayes. [Washington Life Magazine]

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

  • Where to try three-siren gumbo in Alexandria. [WCP]

  • A look at some of the dishes coming out of the Mama Chang kitchen. [Eater]

  • InsideRed Bear Brewing in NoMa. [Post]

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

  • Loi Loiexplores the darker side of pop and electronica on their new album. [WCP]

  • #TBT: Remember when Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg starred in the 1964 Rockville-set filmLillith? [Post]

  • Accessible captioning technology comes to Arena Stage and Signature Theatre. [Express]

  • Arena Stage’s 2019-2020 season will feature 10 productions, including two world premieres. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • The local urbanist blog Greater Greater Washington is hurting for funding. [Washingtonian]

  • Do Arlington residents really want Amazon in the region? [WBJ]

  • The median home price in D.C. has shot up nearly $100,000 in five years. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Record-setting ultramarathoner Michael Wardian is attempting to set the Fastest Known Time for the 683-mile Israel National Trail starting on March 10. Follow his progress on Facebook.

  • D.C. United’s debut broadcast on streaming service FloSports did not go well. [Post]

  • World No. 1 tennis champion Naomi Osaka, who played for the Washington Kastles last season, graces the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s world fame issue.

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

  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor hosts longtime British rock group Jethro Tull for the band’s 50th anniversary tour.8 p.m. at 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill. $35–$99.50.

  • Profs & Pints presents Understanding the Mueller Investigation, a talk in which white-collar crime expert and former federal prosecutor Randall D. Eliason gives an informative overview of the history and current status of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into the 2016 presidential election, at The Bier Baron Tavern. 6 p.m. at 1523 22nd St. NW. $12–$15.

  • Generation Citizen CEO Scott Warren discusses his new book Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics, which champions the political participation and activism of youths across time, at Solid State Books.7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

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