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

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it received a letter with a page of the Quran smeared with what appeared to be feces at its D.C office on Monday. CAIR is a civil rights and advocacy group with regional offices nationwide. The group has already counted 35 hate crimes against mosques this year.


  • Yet another report shows the stunning gap between D.C.’s rich and poor. [Post]

  • The Facebook killer was not seen in D.C. yesterday. [NBC4, FOX5]

  • Georgetown makes amends with descendants of the slaves it sold. [WUSA9]

  • At least 20 inauguration protesters are rejecting all plea deals. [Buzzfeed]

  • Metro workers will have a safety drill at Navy Yard station on Sunday. [WTOP]

  • Ten D.C. bus lines worth committing to memory. [GGW]

  • Today’s forecast: quintessential spring. [Post]

  • D.C.’s LED streetlight rollout is on hold. The super-bright lights are good for policing but bad for sleeping. [WTOP]

  • Police are searching for three suspects in a Southeast killing. [ABC7]

  • Four men beat and robbed another man on a Metro car. [WUSA9, ABC7]

  • A 79-year-old man was stabbed to death in his Capitol Hill home. [NBC4]


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

  • Pushback on Bowser schools budget. [Times]

  • Howard teams with mayor on innovation incubator for minorities. [WUSA9]

  • Where’d she go? Bowser on unexplained “personal leave.” [Post]

  • Photo Gallery: D.C. protesters demand Trump tax returns. [Washingtonian]

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

  • George Saunders’ new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, has people flocking to the Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. [Post]

  • MetroStage is hosting a benefit cabaret to support DC Metro Theater Arts editor/publisher Joel Markowitz, who is suffering from ALS. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Check out photos of the annual Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest. [BYT]

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

  • The Post is publishing a series of rants, including one on cutting back on branding. [Post]

  • …and one on charging extra for sides. [Post]

  • Why Arlington is experiencing so many restaurant closures. [Arlington Mag]

  • Here are your Tax Day food and drink specials. [Washingtonian]

  • A guide to affordable eats in D.C. [Eater]

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

  • D.C.’s waterfront is starting to compete against the Mall for office tenants. [WBJ]

  • Popular barbeque purveyor could return to the National Building Museum. [WBJ]

  • Well-known “creative-class” pusher Richard Florida: reformed urbanist? [Post]

  • The ins-and-outs of “pop-backs”—the horizontal equivalent of “pop-ups.” [GGW]

  • The pros and cons of being a millennial in the District of Columbia. [Curbed DC]

  • Check out recent listings in D.C.’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. [UrbanTurf]

  • The region’s public transportation network, mapped. [Post]

  • Trail Planning 101. [GGW]

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