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The Renwick’s curator-in-charge, Nicholas R. Bell, talked to City Paper about the museum’s “Wonder” exhibition, which has spawned a ton of social-media photos: “The most exciting part of Instagram, for me, [is] the comments.”


  • A Ward 1 community meeting on a replacement shelter for D.C. General got heated last night. [City Desk]
  • Members of D.C.’s business community are still concerned about revised paid-leave legislation. [WBJ]
  • As happened last year, D.C. students’ private information was inadvertently made public online. [Post]
  • Metro’s number-two official and top rail engineer, Rob Troup, has resigned. [WAMU, WAMU, NBC4]
  • The H Street–Benning Road streetcar will start serving riders “on or after Feb. 26.” Really? [WAMU]
  • The fire department is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of a child Wednesday. [NBC4]


  • Spring Arts Guide: It’s still winter but we’re here to help you plan appropriately for this year’s events.
  • Joe House: Bill Simmons’ old pal Joe House, a long-time local resident, gives the D.C. view on Simmons’ sports podcast.
  • Restaurant Roundup: Young & Hungry has compiled a “shorthand guide” to the newest eatery openings.

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

  • Former DCFEMS medical director says she couldn’t hold agency accountable. [WAMU]
  • Karl Racine faces another year as the District’s first elected attorney general. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser‘s D.C. General dispersal plan goes in front of community meetings. [WAMU, DCist]
  • Big turnout for family leave hearing. [TimesPost]
  • The streetcar could run by Feb. 26, maybe. [WAMU]
  • On today’s Politics HourYvette Alexander. [WAMU]
  • OSSE posts personal information for 12,000 students. [Post]
  • Deborah SimmonsVince Gray‘s entry in Ward 7 race lit a fire under Alexander. [Times]
  • Minimum wage protest planned for the Council. [DCist]

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

  • Listen to a brand new track from Janel and Anthony. [Arts Desk]
  • Pyramid Atlantic is moving out of Silver Spring, and bringing its weirdness with it. [Bandwidth]
  • The Hirshhorn is hosting a 360-degree wall drawing by local artist Linn Meyers. [Arts Desk]
  • After a five-year hiatus, Solas Nua is bringing staged Irish plays back to the D.C. area. [Post]
  • Inside Songbyrd’s diverse booking. [DCist]
  • What to see at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. [Arts Desk]
  • Here’s the new trailer for that D.C.-set show that people seem to like so much. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Where to dine and drink solo [Post]
  • New and upcoming raw bar projects [Eater]
  • 10 new bars and restaurants to try now [Washingtonian]
  • Dish of the week: EatsPlace’s takoyaki hotdog [Express]
  • The Passengerhints at spring reopening in Shaw. [Borderstan]
  • Pho 88 Restaurant and Deli now open in Chinatown. [PoPville]