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You may know local blogger Dan Silverman by a different name: the Prince of Petworth. Among residents, he’s known for his frequent—sometimes quirky—posts about the goings-on of D.C.; among journalists, “his name has become a punchline.” Our cover story this week looks at the man behind the screen, what makes him tick, and how he sees the District.


  • The District’s population could reach about 1 million people by 2045, according to regional officials. [Post]
  • School resource officers helped rescue multiple elderly people from a fire in Southeast. [NBC4, WUSA9]
  • In 2015, D.C issued $226 million in traffic tickets, but about a quarter of that went unpaid. [WTOP, WJLA]
  • Metro is implementing a couple of measures hoped to make bus rides more efficient. [City Desk, Post, DCist]
  • Metro is also looking into selling its headquarters across from Verizon Center to have more funds. [Post]
  • Black women are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in D.C., facing barriers to treatment. [WTOP]
  • The Office of the D.C. Auditor says the District needs to more closely manage homeless services. [FOX5]


  • Summer Camp: A currently unnamed bar near Union Market will be summer camp-themed come spring.
  • ICEBERGS: Remember the National Building Museum’s ball pit? This year, the museum will feature “ice.”
  • Mayor for Life: Ex-Mayor Marion Barry is dead and buried but his cemetery plot still lacks a headstone.

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

  • LL profiles the Prince of Petworth and his many critics. [WCP]
  • Project X: Taxi commission mulls deregulation. [WAMU]
  • Friction over Marion Barry‘s delayed headstone. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser announces State of the District address plans. [DC.gov]
  • Deborah Simmons fired up about school vouchers. [Times]
  • Water meter woes. [NBC4]
  • D.C. not cheap. [City Desk]

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

  • Coming to the National Building Museum this summer: Icebergs! (Sans Titanic). [Arts Desk]
  • In honor of the 19th anniversary of his death, Hank’s on the Hill and Tap & Parlour are honoring Notorious B.I.G. this week. [Post]
  • Inside the the unspoken rules of D.C.’s go-go scene. [Bandwidth]
  • Local musicians spotlight their local musical heroes for Women’s History Month. [DC Music Download]
  • Here’s how D.C. will be repped at SXSW. [Arts Desk]
  • On The Voice, local singer/songwriter Owen Danoff turned heads, er chairs. [Washingtonian]

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

  • How to pair Girl Scout cookies and cocktails [WTOP]
  • People keep crashing their cars into the Dolcezza [Washingtonian]
  • Five desserts that will make you feel like a kid again [Express]
  • After legalizing raw milk, legislators fall ill from drinking raw milk. [Eater]
  • DC Brau to relaunch Heurich-inspired lager on March 24. [Boderstan]
  • Ajizen Ramen coming to Chinatown. [Borderstan]