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Last month, reports revealed that the Washington football team had hired the Bjarke Ingels Group, an architectural firm, to design its new NFL stadium—wherever it ends up. Critics hounded the decision and its implications for the region. But is BIG actually a good fit for the District?


  • The person a D.C. police officer fatally shot on Monday was carrying a BB gun. [City Desk, Post, NBC4]
  • An audit by the Office of Campaign Finance raises questions about Vince Gray’s 2010 campaign. [Post]
  • The D.C. Council will today debate whether cannabis clubs should be allowed to set up in the District. [AP]
  • Spring is coming: Potomac Phil, Punxsutawney Phil‘s local counterpart, did not see his shadow today. [Post]
  • A District delegation traveled to Iowa to advocate for statehood during the caucuses. [City Desk, DCist]
  • The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Sept. 24. [AP]
  • New affordable-housing developments in the District will cost more than $200 million to build. [City Desk]


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

  • Vincent Orange talks tiny houses for millennials. [City Desk]
  • Police officer shoots and kills man purportedly carrying a BB gun. [City DeskTimes]
  • More trouble with the streetcar. No, not that streetcar. [Post]
  • Development threatens to push out artists. [Arts Desk]
  • More on the family leave bill. [Times]
  • LL considers Real Housewives of Potomac. [Arts Desk]
  • Deborah Simmons gripes about free books for kids program. [Times]
  • Brace yourselves: another 6th Street NW bike lane meeting on Saturday. [DDOT]

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

  • With Landmark’s lawsuit against Regal, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black. [Post]
  • The housewives get frisky with whiskey in the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. [Arts Desk]
  • Dance Place honors Jan Van Dyke and other D.C. choreographers. [Post]
  • The Newseum’s exhibit on the FBI was reviewed by the FBI, of course. [Washingtonian]
  • Can design be genderless? A conversation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts explores the question. [Arts Desk]
  • Watch Bayonne live at Bandwidth’s Wilderness Bureau. [Bandwidth]
  • How Union Arts’ closing is affecting the local arts community. [DC Music Download]

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

  • A look back at China Chilcano‘s first year. [Eater]
  • 10 totally insane looking dishes and drinks [Zagat]
  • Chef Nick Sharpewill open Jolene in Adams Morgan. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to watch Super Bowl 50 [Post]
  • Meggrolls food truck looking to open storefront. [NoVa Mag]
  • Pizza-centric Declaration opens in Shaw on Saturday. [PoPville]