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

Since reports surfaced Friday that now former Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Nileshelped schools chancellor Antwan Wilson‘s family enroll his daughter in a public high school she wasn’t assigned to, Wilson has faced sharp criticism from elected officials and the general public. D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson has called for Wilson’s resignation, as have Councilmembers Robert White, Vincent Gray, and Mary Cheh. Concerned citizens have started an online petition demanding the same.


  • D.C. activist, socialite, and art collectorPeggy Cooper Cafritzhas died. [Post]

  • Among other things, Cafritz is known for co-founding the Duke Ellington School. [NBC4]

  • Local teens, in solidarity with the Florida shooting victims, plan a lie-in in front of the White House to demand gun reform. [WJLA]

  • The District grants building permit for Elon Musk’s would-be hyperloop on New York Ave. NE. [Post]

  • Introducing another fake neighborhood—North Shaw! [New Columbia Heights]

  • The Caps’ Devante Smith-Pellyexpands on racist encounters with hockey fans. [Post]

  • Bryan Harper, brother of Bryce, wants to join the Nats’ bullpen this season. [Post]

  • The National Cathedral is now home to a red-tailed hawk. She needs a name. [WTOP]


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

  • Post editorial board slams DCPS’ Antwan Wilson, but doesn’t call for his ousting. [Post]

  • Meet Kim Ford, who’s challenging Delegate Eleanor Holmes Nortonin the Democratic primary. [Afro]

  • D.C. Council postpones decision on new United Medical Center operator contract. [WBJ]

  • District Department of Health finds UMC staff failed deceased patient. [Post]

  • “Bike life” advocate wants D.C. voters to decide whether ATVs should be allowed on roads. [WAMU]

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

  • Listen to a new song from D.C. rock trio Park Snakes. [DC Music Download]

  • Going to the movies is expensive. Watch free ones at these regional venues. [Post]

  • Howard University is extra excited for Black Panther—an alum plays the title character. [Washingtonian]

  • Chelly the MCdrops a new three-song mixtape. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Olney Theatre Center’s Aubergineis a rich play about food, memory, and Korean immigrants. [WCP]

  • Sir E.U.performed a 25-hour concert. Yes, you read that correctly. [Post]

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

  • The Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Baris back March 1 with a ten-foot animatronic Godzilla. [WCP]

  • Where to brunch if you’re off today. [Washingtonian]

  • Before the temperature rises again, dine or drink near a fireplace. [Zagat]

  • Try a cocktail that tastes like Thai papaya salad. [DC Refined]

  • At cashless restaurants, businesses and banks benefit at the expense of consumers. [Eater]

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

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine files two new lawsuit against Sanford Capital. [WCP]

  • D.C.’s supply of homes for sale declined late last year. [UrbanTurf]

  • Upper Northwesters roast developer over designs based on iPhone photos. [UrbanTurf]

  • For $3,100 a month, you can rent a two-bedroom apartment in Brookland or at The Wharf. [Curbed DC]

  • D.C.’s Chinatown is barely Chinese anymore, but residents preserve traditions. [WAMU]

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