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Zoe Nadeau’s got a new friend in D.C.: the baby of Mayor Muriel Bowser, who announced late Monday that she’s adopted a child. In a statement posted to her Twitter account, Bowser said she began the adoption process late last year but wasn’t sure how long it would take. In the same message, she told residents she’ll take a week off to “enjoy these precious moments with my new baby.” Bowser did an interview with WUSA9 in conjunction with the announcement. She is looking forward to raising a “wonderful Washingtonian.”

Today’s wet weather is ill-timed, especially for bike commuters. The highest chance of rain rolls in between 8 and 11 a.m. and again from 3 to 7 p.m. The rest of the week carries promise for drinking on patios, but Memorial Day is still a mess.


  • Your Washington Capitals brought down the house Monday night, handily winning 3-0 in Game 6 against Tampa. The last game of the conference finals is Wednesday night in Tampa.

  • D.C. hasn’t pursued “sound tax principles,” the DC Policy Center says in a report published Monday, citing its restructuring of tax rates for commercial properties.

  • Federal Transit Administrators found “standing water, clogged drains, debris around cables and tunnel leaks” in every Metro line, but the system’s worst issues belong to the Red Line, inspection reports show. Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, and Tenleytown stations all had unsafe and dirty conditions.

  • It’s Trump versus the resistance during the trial for his inauguration day protesters—at least, according to some onlookers.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Duke Ellington parents sue D.C. in response to investigation of residency fraud. [Post]

  • Can Mayor Bowser accurately claim that D.C. has the fastest improving schools? [Post]

  • Several councilmembers attend annual retail conference in Las Vegas. [Twitter, Twitter]

  • Incumbents and some challengers get high scores from LGBTQ advocacy group. [Blade]

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

  • Miya Ando‘s landscape paintings at the American University Museum are of another world. [WCP]

  • Listen to synthpop duo NUEX’s new single. [AfroPunk]

  • This year’s Bentzen Ball will feature an all female/non-binary lineup curated by Tig Notaro. [Washingtonian]

  • Movement is the message in Synetic Theater’s Titus Andronicus and Pointless Theatre’s Rite of Spring. [WCP]

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

  • “2026” could be the worst pop-up of all time. On purpose. [WCP]

  • Kevin Tien of Himitsu named to Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” list. [Food & Wine]

  • Coffee shop and wine bar combo Ministry DC may arrive as early as June. [Eater]

  • Shaw Champagne bar switches its menu to “Afro-infused cuisine.” [PoPville]

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

  • A handful of pro bono attorneys testified in the D.C. Council Monday morning in support of a proposed bill to include some bankruptcy cases in TOPA. [Twitter, Times]

  • The Tunisian embassy is looking to offload some furniture. [Twitter]

  • Howard University moves forward with plans to redevelop the Bond Bread Factory into a “24-hour work, shop, eat, live, play destination.” [WCP]

  • The Hyperloop cometh. [PoPville]


  • Florida rock band New Found Glory performs with fellow rockers Bayside, The Movielife, and William Ryan Key at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 7 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $27.

  • The Anacostia Arts Center hosts an edition of Conversate With P, a conversation series in which creatives and entrepreneurs tell writer Panama Jackson their stories, this time featuring photographer Victoria Fordof Sneakshot Photography. 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, the National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition on the history and fallout of diseases, showcases objects to illustrate the scientific and cultural impacts of epidemics. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

  • ANC 1D meets at 7:00 p.m. 16th and Lamont Streets NW.

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