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Expect a humid, cloudy Tuesday. (But the sun’ll come out tomorrow. )


  • Say goodbye to your tampon tax: With the new fiscal year, the Council’s bill to eliminate taxes on feminine hygiene products goes into effect.

  • One day before they’re set to vote, members of the D.C. Council––plus the mayor, hotel operators, advocates and others––appear split on a measure to more tightly regulate how Washingtonians use Airbnb. A proposed bill would ban users from listing their second property on the home-sharing service. “We have a significant affordable-housing crisis in this city, and to the extent that we’re losing units that could be rented out to tenants, losing them to short-term transient rentals actually hurts us,” Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told the Post.

  • Annual D.C. music festival All Things Go dropped pop artist BØRNS after multiple women accused him last week of sexual misconduct. Carly Rae Jepsen and Maggie Rogers will headline the festival, which is this weekend at Union Market.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray will reportedly press charges after a tussle with a bouncer last weekend left him bruised. [Twitter, WCP]

  • The Republican party of D.C. urges the Council to pass legislation overturning Initiative 77. [DC GOP]

  • Who photoshopped protestors out of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Fiesta D.C. photos? [WCP]

  • Advocates schedule a date for the third iteration of the Women’s March. [DCist]

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

  • The next Laotian restaurant from the creators of Thip Khao will be called Hanumanh. [WCP]

  • Bartender Trevor Frye is no longer bringing Marble Alley to Adams Morgan. [Twitter]

  • Look inside Little Beast, now open in Chevy Chase. [Washingtonian]

  • Wiseguy Pizza debuts today in Navy Yard with an adorable patio and pizza by the slice. [PoPville]

  • What to do when you absolutely must send food back. [Eater]

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

  • After decades involved in D.C.’s hardcore punk scene, Anna Connolly readies the release of her first solo album. [WTOP]

  • This interactive look at the new Glenstone expansion is almost as good as seeing it for yourself. [Post]

  • The Flash of the Spirit Festival kicks off this month. Here are 12 can’t-miss shows. [DCist]

  • It’s been a prolific year for D.C.’s Rahiem Supreme. [WCP]

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

  • Opinion: D.C. should rethink how it regulates short-term rentals. [PoPville]

  • What’s going on with Navy Yard’s blue castle? [Urban Turf]

  • The Bowser administration releases new figures on affordable housing spending. [Twitter]

  • D.C.’s prosperity “is not evenly shared,” per the DC Fiscal Policy Institute’s analysis of new census data. [DC FPI]

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

  • The Nationals’ teenage wonder Juan Soto was once again named the National League Rookie of the Month—the third time he’s won the honor this season. [MASN]

  • An ecstatic Alex Ovechkin bear hugged Capitals owner Ted Leonsis after receiving his Stanley Cup championship ring, which has 252 diamonds, 35 rubies and a blue sapphire. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • John Wall’s “Bruh” meme has advanced to the next round in The Ringer’s “What Is the Best NBA Meme?” bracket.

  • Disturbing new Maryland football allegations include stories of players suffering “psychologically, physically, and emotionally abuse.” [Post]

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

  • Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.

  • Author Wayétu Moore discusses, at Politics and Prose at Union Market, her magical debut She Would Be King, which lushly reimagines the early years of Liberia and combines history with magical realism. 7 p.m. at 1270 5th St. NE. Free.

  • The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery presents Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography, an exhibition exploring Japanese artists’ work that reflects the changing of both printmaking and their country. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free.

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