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Local nonprofit Collective Action for Safe Spaces has trained staff at WMATA, 20 local bars, and several organizations about how to stop harassment as a bystander. Director Jessica Ravensays she’s conducted more trainings in the past two months than in the past year.


  • Beloved wheelchair-bound neighbor dies after she’s caught in crossfire. [WUSA, Post]

  • Notes from an immigrant rights rally at D.C.’s Metropolitan A.M.E. church. [WAMU]

  • Va. Dems and Republicans traded many jabs yesterday. [Post, Post]

  • In particular, on MLK Day Va. Democrats held their GOP counterparts to account for not disavowing Trump. [Post]

  • Malia and Sasha’s White House swing set is now on a D.C. family shelter’s grounds. [Post]

  • A list of inauguration parade participants in order of appearance. [NBC4]

  • Prepare for gridlock Friday and Saturday. Walking may be the best option. [WAMU]

  • Man who had no pulse for five minutes thanks firefighters for saving his life. [NBC4]

  • One dead and another injured in an early-morning Northeast shooting. [WTOP]


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

  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: Stand Up. [Informer]

  • Trump is the next LBJ, writes Richard Cohen. [Post]

  • On being a Washingtonian… [Washingtonian]

  • MLK Jr. Library’s Washingtoniana Room to close for three years. [Washington D.C. History Blog]

  • The Cubs visit the White House—finally. [Post]

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

  • Watch a new music video from Hand Grenade Job. [The Le Sigh]

  • Listen to “Nothing Feels Natural,” the title track from Priests’ upcoming LP. [Pitchfork]

  • Two trans actors talk about their experience acting in Mosaic Theatre’s production of Charm, a play inspired by the story of Chicago trans icon Miss Gloria Allen. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Do customers care about the beef in their burgers? [Post]

  • D.C.’s lack of a food identity is a good thing. [Washingtonian]

  • Drag brunches mix mimosas with glam. [DC Refined]

  • David Hagedorn finds warming Korean soups in Eden Center. [Arlington Mag]

  • BYT visits Mezcalero for a first look. [BYT]

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

  • Longtime Shaw residents worry the neighborhood’s future does not include them. [NPR]

  • Should D.C. get rid of required parking minimums to support more development? [GGW]

  • A former George Washington University building gets a $16 million refurbishment. [WBJ]

  • The National Children’s Museum is negotiating a lease in D.C.’s Reagan building. [WBJ]

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