Commute safely into work this Wednesday. Heavy rains Tuesday evening left pockets of floodwater across the city, and certain counties in the DMV are eyeing road closures. The storms are a result of (rejoice!) a cold front rolling across the area. Expect temperatures in the low 80s and high 70s today.


  • Barry Farm residents continue to fight for their homes even as demolition begins on the public housing complex in Southeast, whittling the number of families remaining down to just 80. The city’s stalled plan to revitalize the property involves tearing it down and building it anew. But in thePost, Courtland Milloy asks: “Instead of just trying to attract a ‘creative class,’ the city might show some creativity itself. Why couldn’t the city just sell Barry Farm to the tenants and give them the same half-billion-dollar subsidy and tax breaks that other developers get?”

  • The same George Mason University professor who resigned among multiple allegations of sexual assault was charged this week with embezzling university funds.

  • The Nationals are throwing in the towel. The team’s principal owner Mark Lerner wrote a letter to fans that essentially amounted to an apology for the disappointing season, pleading for patience. “I believed in this team, and would have loved to see them all play healthy together this season,” Lerner wrote. “However, the time has come for us to make decisions that will bolster our roster for next season and beyond.”


  • Missed connection: “Adams Morgan &pizza. Well this is a long shot I chatted with you and your friend in line for pizza on Saturday night, you were from Saudi Arabia, and you and your friend both were perfectly lovely people. I believe as I was leaving the other gentleman in our line pursued further acquaintance. I only wish I was capable of such boldness. Cheers!” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • On the walls of Trump International, a flashy sign of welcome for felons. [Twitter]

  • Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White reimbursed his constituent services fund for a controversial $500 donation to the Nation of Islam. [Post]

  • The DC Policy Center is recruiting families for a focus group on the role of STEM in kids’ lives. [DCPC]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • There’s now a Chinatown outpost of Alexandria’s Killer E.S.P. coffee shop. [WCP]

  • What to do when your restaurant is totally short staffed. [Washingtonian]

  • Estadio’s Max Kuller named a “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker.” [Food & Wine]

  • Tim Carman’s thoughts on the “luxury burger experience” at The Capital Burger. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Ultra Beauty talk about Steely Dan (and other things, of course, but Steely Dan is important y’all). [This Is Not a Drill]

  • Here’s GALA Hispanic Theatre’s 2018/2019 season, featuring the musical version of Fame. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • And here’s Avant Bard’s new season of theater. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Chase F. Robinson, president of the CUNY’s grad school, tapped to lead the Freer/Sackler galleries. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • DC Preservation League celebrates Bloomingdale’s historic status. [Twitter]

  • A luxury apartment building on H Street NE fights the revocation of its CofO. [Urban Turf]

  • The city kickstarts an effort to find the precise number of “affordable” units in D.C. [Curbed]

  • Complaints over power service in the triangle east of 2nd St NE, South of Florida Ave and north of the H Street. [PoPville]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • The Washington Spirit is looking for a new head coach after firing Jim Gabarra, who was also the team’s general manager. The Spirit currently sit in eighth place in the nine-team National Women’s Soccer League. [MyMCMedia]

  • It’s not difficult to connect the dots between a college football program under siege following the tragic death of a player and the lack of interest in high school football, writes City Paper contributor Leonard Shapiro. [WCP]

  • D.C.’s newest running back is turning heads at practice already. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • Herndon-based folk singer-songwriter Crys Matthews performs at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

  • DC9 hosts Astronomy on Tap, in which professional astronomers—Valerie Neal, Emily Martin, and Matt Shindell of the Air and Space Museum and Christie Cox of NASA—give engaging talks on the subject. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center presents the opening of Mosaic Theater Company’s run of Marie and Rosetta, a production that chronicles the relationship between two legendary musicians: Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $50–$68.

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