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The District has officially joined the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, a motley crew of historically oppressed minorities and ethnic groups around the globe, as part of the push for statehood. D.C. Shadow Senator Paul Strauss led the delegation to the group, but how much membership in it advances the cause remains unclear.


  • The D.C. Jail needs $800,000 in emergency funding to repair a deteriorating section of its roof that risks disrupting its surveillance operations, raising concerns about the state of the facility as a whole. [NBC4]
  • Two women recorded twerking on camera at a gas-station store are wanted for allegedly abusing a man. [Fox5DC]
  • On Monday, Metro unveiled five new 60-foot buses—the first of 21 such vehicles—to service the District’s major north-south roads in Northwest. Officials say they’ll improve reliability on those roads. [City Desk]
  • A driver died in a crash late Monday night near the U.S. Holocaust Museum. [WTOP, Post]
  • Report: D.C. lacks certain key civil-rights provisions in its current police body-camera policies. [City Desk]


  • The Washington Breadsticks: In Master of None, his new Netflix series, comedian Aziz Ansari mocks the Washington Football team, suggesting a gluten-filled name change. (John Oliver and others did recently too.)
  • Speaking of Gluten: Fast-casual gluten-free chain The Little Beat opened yesterday at 1212 18th NW.
  • Dear Imprudence: Slate columnist Emily Yoffe is leaving her post, and being replaced by…a Millennial.

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

  • The District, now an “oppresssed minority.” [City Desk]
  • New buses hit Metro routes. [WAMU, City Desk]
  • More on performance parking for Chinatown. [WBJ]
  • It’s District history time. [Post]

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

  • Virginia artist Pindar Van Arman paints with acrylics… and a robot. [DCist]
  • Listen to Youth Brigade‘s Bayou diss track “Bouncer.” [Bandwidth]
  • At a new exhibit at GWU’s Brady Gallery, an absence of people leaves an astonishing presence. [Post]
  • Photos of Den-Mate live at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. [DC Music Download]
  • Oontz oontz oontz: Future Times puts their entire discography on Bandcamp. [Arts Desk]
  • Check out a new song from psych-rock trio Heavy Breathing. [Bandwidth]

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

  • The best new under-the-radar restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
  • D.C.’s most important beer bars [Thrillist]
  • Where to eat in Tysons Corner [Eater]
  • Restaurants and bars raising money and offering discounts for Veterans Day [Post]
  • Who’s on the wall at The Palm? [Washingtonian]
  • A sushi and ramen restaurant is coming to Shirlington. [ARLnow]