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RIP D.C. jazz musician Frank Wess. [Arts Desk]

Listen to Ian MacKaye on NPR’s Ask Me Another. [NPR]

Was $1.3 million too much to spend on a decorative structure for the New York Avenue bridge? [WJLA]

Green-paint vandal found incompetent to stand trial. [AP]

Elton John hits D.C. to fetch his lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. [Post]

A map of The Exorcist’s filming locations in Georgetown [Curbed]

Local band aims to break ridiculous record. [WAMU]

Happy Halloween. It’s Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander as Nicki Minaj. [Twitter]