A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

In the aftermath of the Douglas High School shooting, area teenagers and other activists gathered outside the White House on President’s Day to call for stricter gun laws. Seventeen individuals lay on the ground for three minutes (the amount of time it takes to buy a gun in America) to honor those who lost their lives last Wednesday. Two 13-year-olds drove the point home by sharing a sign with a simple message: Am I next?


  • Spring is coming? Temperatures could reach record highs today and tomorrow. [WUSA9]

  • Is a memorial to school shooting victims on the Mall an appropriate tribute? [Post]

  • Start your day with Metro delays: A fire broke out on tracks near the Benning Road station this morning. [WUSA9]

  • The federal government is still the region’s largest employer, but local government is now a close second. [WTOP]

  • Metro suddenly loses the leader of its track department. [GGW]

  • National Airport’s revitalization project has begun. So have major traffic issues. [WUSA9]

  • D.C. women now have their own co-working spaces, free of foosball tables. [WAMU]

  • At a Georgia Ave. NW Wendy’s, customers are fighting parking tickets. [WJLA]

  • The Nats will likely sign veteran relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit to a $1 million deal. [WJLA]


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

  • Before scandal, DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson said parents “obsess” about school placement. [WCP]

  • Wilson refuses to say whether he should or will resign his position. [FOX5]

  • As of late Monday, five D.C. councilmembers have called for him to leave DCPS. [Post]

  • Wilson says he was acting in his child’s best interest. [WAMU]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser tries to woo tech companies during a trip to San Francisco. [Post]

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

  • GoldLinktalks about life on the road. [FACT Magazine]

  • A robotics professor and an art professor at George Mason University are creating high-tech instruments from old ones. [Post]

  • Maryland writer Jesse Holland talks about writing Black Panther’s origin story. [Afro]

  • D.C. celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, with mixed results. [Post]

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange’s latest show, A Curator Collects, pays tribute to black female artists. [WCP]

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

  • ADenizens Brewing Co. owner could be Maryland’s next lieutenant governor. [WCP]

  • Get to know the French baker behind Maison Kayser. [WTOP]

  • How Black Panther flips the script when it comes to food. [Eater]

  • Pretzel bakery Nordic Knot is coming to Reston in the spring. [NoVa Mag]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Three-quarters of homeless women living without children in D.C. survived abuse. [Post]

  • Let’s talk about what gentrification means to realtors and religious leaders. [WUSA9]

  • Skip the White House tour and explore these other presidential residences around Northwest. [Curbed DC]

  • Kojo panelists lament the region’s worst street signs. [WAMU]

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