Happy Friday. City Paper’s Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide 2018 is here, so start planning.  


  • Metro is considering charging more per ride during major all-day events, like the Women’s March or even the 4th of July. The agency is looking for ways to make more money, and demand is often high on special event days. Metro already charges more during peak commuting times.  

  • The stepdaughter of slain housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa testified in the Mansion Murders trial yesterday. The morning after the murder, still not knowing what had happened to her stepmother, she drove up to the house. “It was all very weird. It was too quiet. I had a very bad feeling,” she said in court.

  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl is inching closer to resigning his position. “For my shortcomings of the past and of the present I take full responsibility and wish that I could wipe away all the pain, confusion and disillusionment that people feel, and I wish that I could redo some decisions I have made in my three decades as a bishop and each time get it right,” he wrote on his blog yesterday. “We must be prepared to do whatever is needed, including stepping aside … so that this archdiocesan Church we all love can move forward.”

  • Hurricane Florence, large and lumbering, is currently crashing against the Carolina coasts. Residents in New Bern, N.C. are waiting for a rescue.  


  • Missed connection:“We were playing leap frog running past each other but you never took your headphones out.”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mayor Muriel Bowserand former Mayor Tony Williams “share a moment” before last night’s Jeff Bezos speech. [Twitter]

  • The crowd softly booed Bezos when he said he wouldn’t be announcing the Amazon HQ2 location until later this year. [Twitter]

  • D.C.’s Median household income in 2017 was $82,372, a 9.1 percent climb from the previous year. [Post]

  • Michelle Obamawill take her book tour to 10 cities, and one of them is D.C. [NBC4]

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

  • Only two new restaurants got Michelin stars this year but The Inn at Little Washington earned three. [WCP]

  • This cocktail potentially has more ingredients than even the most complicated tiki drink. [WCP]

  • People are eating eel from the Chesapeake. [WAMU]

  • Old Ebbitt Grill, beautifully captured. [DC Refined]

  • Chef’s Table will look a little different this season. [Eater]

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

  • In case you skipped straight to the arts section this morning: Our Fall Arts guide has arrived! [WCP]

  • Before Hamilton leaves D.C., local students get a shot at seeing it. [WCP]

  • A woman is suing the Corcoran board to get back the sculptures of her mother, artist Suzanne Pascal. [Post]

  • The AFI Silver’s Latin American Film Festival kicks off and this year’s crop of films is strong. [WCP]

  • Yes, the National Portrait Gallery has a “rapid response” team for when a famous person dies. [Washingtonian]

  • Post theater critic Nelson Pressley stans hard for Signature Theatre. [Post]

  • Film review: The new Nicolas Cage revenge thriller is metal as fuck. [WCP]

  • Film review: This new documentary about the election of Donald Trump is depressing as fuck. [WCP]

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

  • Housing Complex will return next week.

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

  • Meet Patrick Clark, the D.C.-born wrestler known as Velveteen Dreamthat is pushing WWE forward. [WCP]

  • The Mystics are feeling good about their team despite being swept in the WNBA Finals. [WCP]

  • Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that the Capitals won the Stanley Cup? Well, hockey is right around the corner again. The team will begin its training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington today. [NHL.com]

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


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