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

Last month, we asked readers to complete a simple sentence and define D.C. residents in their own words. After culling through more than 500 responses, we’re ready to share our favorites, as well as the patterns that emerged. From go-go music and mumbo sauce to escalator etiquette and the obsession with asking about a person’s job, these answers precisely explain life in the District.


  • AU shares image of suspect who hung racist signs on campus bulletin boards. [WTOP]

  • Woman stabbed to death in Southeast D.C. apartment while holding her baby. [NBC4]

  • Massage Envy faces $25 million lawsuit after several local women pressed charges against a local massage therapist. [WJLA]

  • How to appropriately give the gift of cannabis in D.C. [AP/WTOP]

  • The NMAAHC is now memorialized on a postage stamp. [WUSA9]

  • UMD grad students reimagine Southwest D.C.’s Banneker Overlook. [GGW]

  • Tour guides reflect on what it’s like working in Trump’s Washington. [Post]

  • Dupont’s “Soviet Safeway” will be able to sell beer and wine after all. [Post]

  • Kojo Nnamdi and guests debate what it means to be a good neighbor. [WAMU]


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

  • D.C. Death With Dignity Act gets an emotional hearing in Congress. [Times]

  • DPW will offer a text alert system to help locate your towed car. [WAMU]

  • A visit to Lincoln’s Cottage. [Post]

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

  • The Avalon and West End Cinema sue Landmark Theatres for denying them access to films. [WBJ]

  • At Leica Store, Sara May shares vivid photographs of Sierra Leone post-Ebola. [WCP]

  • 10 new murals are going up in D.C. soon. Here’s where you can find them. [DCist]

  • Michael Kahn discusses his impending departure from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Councilmember Trayon Whitewalks with Ward 7 and 8 residents to protest the “grocery gap.” [WCP]

  • Are these the 10 best bars in D.C.? [Post]

  • Top places for first dates, including some restaurants. [DCist]

  • Tourist trap Phillips Seafoodto replace Tortilla Coast in Logan Circle. [WBJ]

  • These are the most exciting restaurants arriving at The Wharf. [Washingtonian]

  • Yang Market’s new owners talk operating a corner store in the online era. [WTOP]

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

  • The pros and cons of bringing the second Amazon HQ to D.C. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Zoning Commission approves 280-unit building in Ward 7. [Bisnow]

  • How D.C. demographics, housing prices have changed over seven years. [UrbanTurf]

  • New National Building Museum exhibit shows home with adaptable furniture. [UrbanTurf]

  • Four strategies the District can use to make the city more affordable. [GGW]

  • A $9.9 million home is on the market near the Obamasin Kalorama. [Curbed DC]

  • Luxury building with gilded rooftop will open soon in Shaw. [WBJ]

  • Logan Circle co-working space to rebrand after its CEO’s ousting. [Bisnow]

  • Attorney General Karl Racine announces affordable housing victories. [OAG]

  • Ward 3 neighbors file appeal against District’s homeless shelter plans. [WCP]

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