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The late, great David Bowie came to Silver Spring in 1971—reportedly the first time he set foot in the U.S. A music journalist whose family took the star out to dinner one night remembers that trip: “It wasn’t an interview, just spending time with him…I feel luck that someone who became a bright star spent some time with…my family.”


  • Think you’re lucky and will win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot tonight? Think again. [Post, City Desk]
  • Lawyers representing 87 people who are suing Metro discussed the civil complaints Tuesday. [City Desk]
  • Who will be the next chairman of Metro’s board: Virginia’s Jim Corcoran or D.C.’s Jack Evans? [Post]
  • Whitman-Walker Health plans to develop its 1701 14th NW site with retail and residential space. [WBJ]
  • After April 1, Delroy Burton will no longer lead the D.C. Police Union. [FOX5]


  • ANC Intrigue: After a troubled 2015 and a City Paper cover story, Kathy Henderson will no longer chair ANC 5D.
  • From Bocce to Brewing: H Street NE’s Vendetta will soon make way for brewing equipment and comfort food.
  • Remembering MLK: 100 D.C. public school students will recite the “I Have a Dream” speech this Friday.

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

  • Jack Evans in tough fight for Metro chairmanship. [Post]
  • D.C. FEMS still letting members retire without facing discipline. [Post]
  • What the District’s State of the Union guests mean. [Post]
  • More on the Vince Gray  [Blade, WAMU]
  • “Is Vincent Gray the new Marion Barry?” [Jonetta Rose Barras]
  • New housing woes for Adams Morgan. [GGW]
  • Deborah Simmons checks in with former MPD boss Charles Ramsey. [Times]
  • Architects talk potential new NFL team stadium. [WBJ]
  • The fatal Metro smoke incident, one year later. [WAMU]

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

  • The White House is hip, joins Snapchat and quotes DJ Khaled. [Post]
  • Inside the new pop-up art installation in Northeast D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • David Bowie‘s first visit to the U.S. was in… Silver Spring? [Arts Desk]
  • David Bowie’s mark in D.C.’s past and present. [Bandwidth]
  • Photos from CD Cellar’s final shows in its Arlington location. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Pitmaster Rob Sonderman to leave DCity Smokehouse to launch another barbecue project. [Post]
  • Six new tasting menus to try in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken debuts cake doughnuts this week. [Eater]
  • Spanish tapas restaurant will replace SoBe Bar & Bistro in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
  • Where to shop, play, and eat in the new north end of Shaw [Thrillist]
  • How Virginia’s drinking scene has changed [NoVa Mag]