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

Like the outermost figure in a Russian nesting doll, the story of St. Elizabeths hospital holds within it a series of resonant narratives: about shifting attitudes toward mental illness; about the idea that architecture can heal the troubled; and about a part of D.C. long cut off from the rest of the city, becoming its own surprisingly complex and self-sufficient community. “Architecture of an Asylum,” an illuminating new exhibition at the National Building Museum, chronicles this history.


  • District seeks landlords to house homeless families now living in motels. [WCP]

  • How a prosecutor can win a murder trial when the body is still missing. [Post]

  • Thousands marched to demand Trump release his tax returns. [NBC4]

  • A convicted sex offender posed as a D.C. school bus driver. [Post]

  • Opinion: The Met Branch Trail is always safer than the street. [GGW]

  • Metered parking is coming to the Mall on June 12. [NBC4]

  • Your guide to Easter Monday at the National Zoo. [WTOP]

  • Watch the National Cathedral bell ringers. [FOX5]

  • Watch the Easter Bunny take down Teddy Roosevelt at Nationals Park. [Post]

  • How the Wizards fought for their win in Game 1. [Post]

  • Woman sentenced to a year in prison for embezzling $420,000 from Howard University employees’ pension accounts. [Post]

  • Showers will bookend the week, but the middle days should be nice. [Post]

  • A man was stabbed to death in Northeast D.C. yesterday afternoon. [ABC7]

  • Simone Stringfellow, 16, went missing in Southeast last Thursday. [WUSA9]


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

  • More campaign finance trouble for Councilmember Brandon T. Todd. [Post]

  • D.C. residents pay twice as much in taxes as the rest of the country. [FOX5]

  • Animated maps: Low-income communities have farther to go, fewer options. [Post]

  • D.C. has vast solar potential. [WAMU]

  • They are ready to fight MayorBowser’s proposed pet chicken ban. [NBC4]

  • Here’s why you get an extra day to file your taxes. You’re welcome, America. [DCist]

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

  • Philip Kennicott visits the Hirshhorn’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition, complains about lines. [Post]

  • Listen to Den-Mate’s new EP. [DC Music Download]

  • Constellation Theatre announces its 2017/2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Who’s the better press secretary? Sean Spicer, or Matt Walsh’s Veep character?

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

  • The founders of Philly’s Vedge are bringing vegan street food to D.C. [Post]

  • Where to find the best beer and shot combos in the D.C. area. [Washingtonian]

  • &pizza’s Pi Day weddings get some love in the New York Times. [NYT]

  • The case for paying restaurant interns and “stages.” [Eater]

  • Eat like Tom Brady? [Thrillist]

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

  • Most family-shelter applicants in D.C. are denied, and some get sent away. [Post]

  • What the Department of Human Services has to say about such rejections. [Post]

  • The District is searching for private landlords to shelter homeless families. [WCP]

  • Alley dwellings: Could they help alleviate D.C.’s high housing costs? [Curbed DC]

  • Neighborhood profile: Northwest’s Cleveland Park, past and present. [UrbanTurf]

  • A major development in NoMA by JBG and Brandywine faces delays. [Bisnow]

  • Old Georgetown Board tells developer to tweak plans for heating plant. [Bisnow]

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