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Get ready for a document dump, o’ watchers of D.C. politics. A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Attorney’s investigative files in the Vince Gray 2010 mayoral campaign case—the one that saw financier Jeff Thompson plead guilty to running a shadow campaign—opened to the public.


  • Muriel Bowser wants a quick turnaround analysis of her homeless shelter plan. [Post]
  • Considering the role of private security in Anacostia. [WAMU]
  • Without Verizon Center, what happens to Chinatown? [WBJ]


  • “Juice” selling business aims to stay on the right side of marijuana law. [LL]
  • A trip to Colombia inspired D.C.’s newest spirit. [Young & Hungry]
  • Our season finale recap of The Real Housewives of Potomac! Remember, we make Will Sommer watch this so you don’t have to. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Events D.C. proposes plans for RFK site. [City DeskWBJ]
  • Minimum wage referendum can continue to the ballot after all, pending signatures. [City Desk]
  • Bowser’s St. Elizabeths choice resigns. [Post]
  • Power outages require backup transfer for 911 calls. [Post]
  • Attorney General Karl Racine investigates finances surrounding the Howard Theatre. [Post]
  • Marion Barry associate, civil rights activist Ivanhoe Donaldson dies. [WUSA9]
  • Chief judge at D.C. Superior Court wants another term. [Post]
  • Thoughts of some sort on the future of the RFK site. [Times]
  • “Arts park” planned for Brookland. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Coming to Brookland: An arts park! [Arts Desk]
  • The Howard Theatre has some serious financial woes. [Post]
  • Local politicians who should get the Hamilton-style musical treatment. [Arts Desk]
  • An interview with K.A.A.N., the D.C. area’s next big rap star. [Bandwidth]
  • There was a massive pillow fight on the National Mall and here are the pictures to prove it. [BYT]

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

  • Rose’s Luxury‘s Aaron Silverman named among the best new chefs in America. [Food & Wine]
  • A new delivery service offers cold-pressed juice… and weed. [Loose Lips]
  • How restaurants are celebrating the return of the Nationals [Washingtonian]
  • The unwritten rules of dining that all people should follow [Post]
  • A beer lover’s guide to D.C. [Zagat]
  • 19 hipster restaurants that need to be stopped immediately [BuzzFeed]