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Hundreds of demonstrators were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday while protesting the influence of money in politics. The activists were part of movement called Democracy Spring that marched from Philadelphia.


  • Police say they have arrested a 27-year-old allegedly involved in the shooting of a young girl. [Post, FOX5]
  • A 15-year-old was fatally stabbed at the Deanwood Metro station on Monday morning. [WTOP, NBC4]
  • Court papers allege that a “close relative” of ex-Mayor Vincent Gray illegally took $10,000. [Loose Lips]
  • A D.C. Public Schools teacher won arbitration over the system’s evaluation system this month. [WAMU]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned official travel to Mississippi following that state’s passage of an anti-LGBTQ law. [City Desk]
  • The Smithsonian Metro station could soon see an addition to its name: “National Mall.” [City Desk, NBC4]
  • Would you like some wine and “small plates” with your Starbucks venti frappuccino? [NBC4, Washingtonian]


  • “Best” Food at Trump Hotel: The mogul’s new hotel will have some of D.C.’s “best” food, its chef says.
  • Damaged City Fest: City Paper has photos of this year’s fourth annual local punk and hardcore festival.
  • The Wage Gap: A new report finds that women in D.C. make roughly $1 billion less than men.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New court documents shed light on alleged payment to Vince Gray‘s relative. [LL]
  • Longtime activist Jerry Clark dies at 74. [BladeBorderstan]
  • Muriel Bowser bans government-funded trips to Mississippi. [City Desk]
  • Teacher who disputed his DCPS evaluation talks about his arbitration win. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board: violence in Wards 7 and 8 needs more than police. [Post]
  • Union blames private firm for Circulator maintenance woes. [WAMU]
  • Bowser preps $15 minimum wage legislation. [Times]
  • Deborah Simmons has some opinions, this time on violence. [Times]

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

  • Some opposition for the Smithsonian’s $2 billion plan to renovate the area around the castle. [Post]
  • Watch North Carolina’s Mount Moriah live at the Wilderness Bureau. [Bandwidth]
  • Check out photos from this year’s Damaged City Fest. [Arts Desk]
  • RhizomeDC expands performance space, begins to hit creative stride. [DCist]
  • An interview with indie-pop singer/songwriter Louis Weeks. [DC Music Download]
  • Check out photos from the Washington Project for the Arts’ auction gala. [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chef Erik Bruner-Yang is stepping down from Toki Underground to focus on a new Adams Morgan hotel restaurant. [Eater]
  • What happens when a bartender has to give up drinking for two years? [Washingtonian]
  • How “artisanal” foods can finally spread the wealth [Post]
  • Why hunting down “authentic ethnic food” is a loaded proposition [NPR]
  • Cusbah is closing on H Street NE. [District Cuisine]
  • After Peacock Room closes for good. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • Sweetgreen is coming to Clarendon. [ARLnow]