If you’ve put more energy into your voting plans than your wedding plans, if you’ve gone cold turkey on polls only to peek again, if someone in your life has stopped shaving in anticipation of Tuesday, it’s OK to indulge in Maru videos


  • By many indications, the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, and the 50,000 jobs that come along with it, could be Crystal City, the Washington Post reports. Sources have even said that certain buildings are preparing to make space for hundreds of employees.

  • WAMU goes behind the scenes at D.C.’s underground black poker club. The elite club formed in 1942, when social organizations were popular but African Americans had limited access. This gathering of doctors, lawyers, and other professionals played for hours on weekends. More than seven decades later, the members are participating in an oral history project.

  • The ’Skins snapped a three-week winning streak in an injury plagued loss to the Falcons.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • ELECTION GUIDES: D.C. Board of Elections, DCist, WAMU, WUSA9

  • Trayon White ain’t never been no bitch.” How the Ward 8 councilmember has been shoved into the middle of the at-large race.

  • The guy who botched signature gathering efforts by two at-large Council candidates still wants to get paid. Don’t hold your breath, dude. [WCP]

  • As Mayor Muriel Bowser cruises into a second term, DCist wondered how she’s done so far: A Bowser retrospective. [DCist]

  • The D.C. Libertarian Party has candidates running for mayor, attorney general, Council chair, and D.C.’s congressional delegate. All four of them are gay. [Metro Weekly]

  • ANC CommissionerScott Davies is being criticized for missing meetings. The reason? His Navy reserve unit was called into active duty. [Yahoo]

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

  • Cizuka Seki‘s weekly ikebana arrangements inform how she plates sashimi. [WCP]

  • How’s Kwame Onwuachi’s cheesesteak at Philly Wing Fry? [WCP]

  • Related: Scouting out the new Whole Foods in Navy Yard. [Post]

  • People really like the Guinness brewery in Maryland. [WBJ]

  • Thankfully it doesn’t seem like edible glitter has made its way to D.C. [Eater]

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

  • Watch a trippy new music video from Flasher. [Rolling Stone]

  • Local theater director Matthew Gardiner talks about his ballet roots. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • The National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition features a history of selfies, kind of. [DCist]

  • At the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, a frank conversation about the impact of development in the District. [AFRO]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Housing counseling organizations see a slight increase to their fiscal year 2019 budgets, but warn that services will still slow. [WCP]

  • Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray publicly calls on Bowser to intervene in the closure of Providence Hospital. [Twitter]

  • Want a Hulk-green front door? [WCP]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In the first football game since D.J. Durkin’s firing, the University of Maryland acted as if everything were normal. The reality is anything but that. [WCP]

  • Go-go music roared from the speakers during timeouts, the national anthem performer sang along to a go-go drum beat, and go-go music legends were honored during halftime at the Capital City Go-Go’s franchise opener. [WCP]

  • The Washington football team’s much-celebrated run defense had trouble stopping the Atlanta Falcons in its 38-14 loss at FedEx Field. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The Wizards finally win a game at home. [Bullets Forever]

  • “I think they got this city interested again in soccer and our team,” D.C. United coach Ben Olsen says about the team that exceeded expectations in its inaugural season at Audi Field. [WCP]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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