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Welcome to Friday, D.C. If you’re planning an early Halloween shindig, take note of the reduced evening Metro service this weekend.


  • The lone suspect in a quadruple murder of a wealthy family in Northwest D.C. was found guilty. A jury convicted Daron Wint of all 20 charges brought against him for the murders of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. Wint faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

  • Six years to build 10 miles of bike lanes? Advocates tell the Washington Post that’s not quick enough.

  • A D.C. social worker was killed by a stray bullet while he was on his way home from work. Police found Roger “Tom” Marmet in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound Wednesday evening. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The 22-year-old’s death is the 135th homicide in the District this year. Marmet, who went by his middle name, Tom, worked for So Others Might Eat, an organization that helps people living in poverty.

  • Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student who was beaten to death 20 years ago, will be laid to rest today at the Washington National Cathedral. His parents donated some of his belongings—a Superman cape, a sign from a lemonade stand, and a wedding ring still in its box—to the Smithsonian museum.

  • Gear Prudence, Halloween edition: how to dress up like a scooter company, or Vision Zero, or dockless bike… (And then see if you can win some cash for that costume.)

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

  • ICYMI: The D.C. Council is searching for a moral compass. They haven’t found it yet. [WCP]

  • At-large candidate Dionne Reeder raked in $50,000 at a fundraiser earlier this week in her push to unseat At-large Councilmember Elissa Silverman. [Twitter]

  • Reeder also promised an alternative to Silverman’s paid family leave law, one of her biggest criticisms of the incumbent, but now she says she’ll wait until after the election. [Twitter]

  • Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan voted early. Find local early voting locations and times here.

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

  • Young & Hungry is away from her desk until next Wednesday.

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

  • Sex and memory play integral roles inHow I Learned to Drive at Round House Theatre and Actually at Theater J. [WCP]

  • Constellation Theatre Company’sAida is a sensory feast. [WCP]

  • D.C. is in need of an art fair, and Superfine! hopes to fill the void. [WCP]

  • Masterpeace: A sculpture of three hoodies in Foggy Bottom sparks unexpected conversations, and a friendship. [WCP]

  • Film review: Studio 54 Is An In-Depth Glimpse Into the Famed Club. [WCP]

  • Film review: Robert Greene’s latest, Bisbee ’17, takes an unique look at one small Arizona town’s darkest day in history. [WCP]

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

  • ICYMI: Formerly homeless and a fierce advocate for those who suffer the same, Jewel Stroman is running for a Ward 7 ANC seat. [WCP]

  • $60 million worth of upgrades planned for Dulles. [WBJ]

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson pushes the zoning commission to tweak the zoning code. [Urban Turf]

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

  • An independent commission of eight people determined in a 198-page report that while the Maryland football program created an environment where players feared speaking out, it “did not have a toxic culture.” In June, offensive lineman Jordan McNair was hospitalized and died shortly after suffering heat stroke during a strenuous practice. His death put a spotlight on the abrasive practices from the coaching staff. [AP]

  • Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension for an illegal hit on an opponent’s head during a preseason game will not be reduced. [AP]

  • A men’s tennis team from D.C. won the U.S. Tennis Association league’s adult 40 and over 3.5 national championship. [Twitter]

  • “Sub me out. I don’t wanna play no more, man. They weak,” Kevin Durant said during the Warriors’ 144-122 thrashing of the Wizards on Wednesday night. [NESN]

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

  • The National Museum of the American Indian presents Dia de los Muertos After Hours, featuring Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra, traditional Mexican food and drink, the chance to participate in making an interactive mural and paper marigolds, and exclusive access to the museum’s galleries.6:30 p.m. at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free.

  • West End Library presents a screening of Basquiat, a biopic about the brief life of the iconic artist whose work has a lasting impact to this day. 3 p.m. at 2301 L St. NW. Free.

  • Vermont-based rock bandTwiddle performs at 9:30 Club. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.


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