Happy Friday D.C. It’s rainy and will be all weekend.


  • Here’s what to do if you spot a coyote in the DMV.

  • On Thursday, the Metro board deferred a vote on restoring trains’ late-night service after Jack Evans said this week he’d fight to keep Metro open later. It did, however, vote to hike fares for special events.

  • The fight for tipped wages isn’t over yet. Advocates who led the charge to collect 35,000 signatures will appeal a judge’s decision to void their efforts.

  • Amazon will pay JBG Smith roughly $35 per square foot for 537,000 square feet of office space in Crystal City.

  • VICE Sportsrevisits the wild story of Curtis Malone, the D.C. basketball coach who was convicted in 2014 for being involved in a massive cocaine and heroin operation.

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

  • A map of where D.C. born residents live, and where they don’t. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • D.C.’s Department of Forensic Science did its whole annual report as a comic book. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Jack Evans called a Post reporter an “asshole.” Then he apologized. [Twitter] Also there was some talk about expanding Metro’s hours. [WAMU]

  • Ward 8 libraries aren’t cutting their hours, despite what you may have heard. [Washington Informer]

  • Kojo will talk today during the Politics Hour about the fight to build a new football stadium in D.C. [Kojo]

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

  • What do you eat when someone dies? [WCP]

  • Walters Sports Bar is back from the dead, opening in Navy Yard this spring. [WCP]

  • More on Mike Isabella’s bad press blame game. [Post]

  • Taco Bell Cantina is almost here. [WBJ]

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

  • An affordable housing complex houses one of the District’s most ambitious maker spaces. [WCP]

  • Anthea M. Hartig named as the new director of the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, the first woman to lead the museum. [Post]

  • See middle class foibles play out in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Panties, The Partner, and The Profit. [WCP]

  • Live through five thrilling moments in the Motion Picture Association Association’s D.C. headquarters that changed movies as we know them. [Washingtonian]

  • At Dupont Underground, Brandon Morse offers a taut essay on borders. [WCP]

  • Here’s how you can get into the African American Museum in 2019. It’s kind of complicated. [DCist]

  • Elliot Ackerman‘s Waiting For Eden interrogates death and war. [WCP]

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

  • ICYMI: Why developers are frustrated with First Source. [WCP]

  • Bi-weekly homeless encampment “recleaning” in the K Street underpass and on First St NE continued this morning, with 15 people temporarily moved out. [Twitter]

  • What we know about Providence Hospital’s closure plan. [WBJ]

  • Dispelling the (racist) notion that few Washingtonians have long roots in the city. [Urban Turf]

  • AdMo: It’s a thing. [PoPville]

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

  • Johnny Holliday is stepping away from his role on MASN broadcasts. [Post]

  • Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving received MVP chants … from the Capital One Arena crowd. [NBA.com]

  • Washington running back Derrius Guice needed three additional surgeries on his injured knee due to an infection. [ProFootballTalk]

  • “This is my kind of mama”: A Maryland basketball fan embarrassed her son on the jumbotron and earned the respect of singer Kelly Clarkson. [Twitter]

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


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