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When the oral storytelling organization now known as Story District started hosting open-mic events, Columbia Heights didn’t have a Metro stop. There were busboys and poets, but no Busboys and Poets. “No one knew what storytelling meant,” says executive director Amy Saidman. “I was half naked on these”—she gestures to a stack of postcards—“just so people would understand this wasn’t for kids.” Twenty years later, Story District is a D.C. staple.


  • Police and National Park Service get ready for Juggalos and pro-Trumpers. [WAMU]

  • Expect these roads to close near the Mall on Saturday. [NBC4]

  • Most Metro lines will be slow this weekend. Orange will be the worst. [DCist]

  • A 14-year-old boy is under arrest for fatal shooting of a construction worker. [Post]

  • Three people shot on M Street NW last night. [ABC7, FOX5]

  • Duane Adrian Johnson pleads guilty to murdering D.C. yoga teacher. [NBC4]

  • United Airlines leaves woman in wheelchair stranded. His son is not pleased. [WUSA9]

  • Spy Museum gets a gift of 5,000 new artifacts. [WTOP, WBJ]

  • A map of all of D.C.’s New Deal projects: [DCist]


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

  • Deb Simmons prays for peace in case antifa turns up at Mother of All Rallies. [Times]

  • Vincent Orange could serve on Council and the Chamber of Commerce. [WAMU]

  • Ward 8 gets a water tower. [DCist]

  • Rats on the rise. [Post]

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

  • Our 2017 Fall Arts Guide is here! [WCP]

  • Ahead of a behind-the-scenes look at her seminal work, “The Dinner Party,” at National Museum of Women in the Arts, a conversation with Judy Chicago. [DCist]

  • How Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe has thrived in the District for decades. [Post]

  • A dinner party conversation about awful neighbors inspired playwright Karen Zacarías new play Native Gardens. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • AFI Silver Theater kicks off its annual Latin American Film Festival this weekend. [DCist]

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

  • Find hot dogs, fried chicken, and burgers at Swizzler’s 19th Street NW pop-up. [WCP]

  • Karma Modern Indian aims to open in November off Mount Vernon Square. [WCP]

  • New restaurants at The Wharf will accelerate D.C.’s staffing problem. [Washingtonian]

  • Why a local food writer’s armpits smell like nutmeg. [Post]

  • The food start-up that’s making people very, very angry. [Fast Company]

  • More women are entering Virginia’s wine industry. [WTOP]

  • The story behind Shrimp Boat in Ward 7. [Post, DCist]

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

  • Lack of affordable housing key reason why judge denies nursing home lawsuit. [Post]

  • Dueling opinions on whether Amazon will locate its second HQ in D.C. [Technical.ly]

  • How the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market is being preserved at the Wharf. [WTOP]

  • On whether the D.C. area has a “mismatched” housing market. [UrbanTurf]

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