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Let a person talk without interrupting them and they’ll likely tell you something interesting. That’s the rule we follow when interviewing subjects for our annual People Issue, and this year’s lineup of performers, activists, organizers, and scholars didn’t disappoint. These 21 characters reflect on everything from fair housing to the use of technology in public spaces while at the same time explaining how they experience life in the region. Their stories will make you laugh, make you think, and remind you that D.C. is full of more than just bureaucrats.


  • D.C. Council tentatively agrees to fund parking expansion at Union Market. [WBJ]

  • And as expected, the urbanists at Greater Greater Washington aren’t pleased. [GGW]

  • Legislators consider 0.75 percent sales tax increase to fund Metro improvements. [WTOP]

  • Police, attorney general’s office investigate Capital City Public Charter School’s treatment of former teacher who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse. [NBC4]

  • Close to 73 percent of DCPS students graduated on time in 2017. [Post]

  • Uneven pavement and massive ruts on Massachusetts Ave. NE irk residents. [WJLA]

  • After second homicide in two nights, Brightwood residents plan community meeting with police to discuss increased crime. [Post]

  • Enjoy today’s weather before temperatures drop into the 30s overnight. [Capital Weather Gang]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Here’s what urban sprawl over time looks like in cities across America. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Are D.C. drivers the worst? [WAMU]

  • Youth football team raises money to vie for national championship in Florida. [Times]

  • ICYMI: Robert White screens documentary on returning citizens. [Afro]

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

  • D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick dies at 90. [WJLA]

  • Benjamin Genocchio, executive director of New York’s Armory Show and husband of Hirshhorn director Melissa Chiu, accused of sexual harassment. [Post]

  • Five FotoWeek DC photographers discuss the stories behind their most striking images. [Washingtonian]

  • Listen to the debut tape from D.C. pop-punk quartet Chill Parents. [BYT]

  • In Rockville, VisArts creates a new art installation in an ice skating rink. [East City Art]

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

  • Where to drink in D.C. if you’re want the feel of Maryland, Wisconsin, or Boston. [WCP]

  • If you really love carbs, here’s what to order at some iconic D.C. restaurants. [Post]

  • Bad Saint joins Eater’s list of the 38 best restaurants in America. [Eater]

  • Super Pollo is close to opening in Dupont. [PoPville]

  • Are these the best Italian restaurants in D.C.? [DC Refined]

  • Get ready to see more calorie counts on menus this May. [NPR]

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

  • Busboys and Poets’ Anacostia location might not open until next spring. [UrbanTurf]

  • Preservation officials decide West Georgetown Heating Plant is historic after all. [Curbed DC]

  • The cost of a two-bedrooms rental in D.C. varies widely. [UrbanTurf]

  • For $2,500 per month, you can rent you a one-bedroom in Kalorama, Mount Vernon Square, or West End. [Curbed DC]

  • Renovated Wardman Park condos in Woodley Park hit the market. [WTOP]

  • Price of Mount Vernon Square bed and breakfast drops to $2.5 million. [Curbed DC]

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