A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our third annual People Issue is here! We caught up with 19 of the District’s most interesting, provocative, and creative leaders, businesspeople, advocates, and artists. The result? A cross section of people who make D.C. D.C.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- More details emerge in the death of Alonzo Smith, 27, whom D.C. officers found unconscious and in handcuffs when they responded to a call for an assault in progress at the Marbury Plaza apartments on Good Hope Road SE. [Post]
- Rideshare company Uber says its trips in Ward 7 and 8 have grown seven-fold in the last year. [City Desk]
- A male pedestrian suffered critical injuries after being struck by the driver of a Greyhound bus near the Convention Center Wednesday. [City Desk]
- Beliebers: Justin Bieber announced a new song via some mural art on Rhode Island Avenue NE. [NBC4]
- It’s going to be around 80 degrees in D.C. tomorrow as the eastern U.S. sees an “Indian summer.” [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Forage Ahead: Blagden Alley’s latest eatery, The Dabney, takes Mid-Atlantic locavorism to a new level.
- Shifting Shadows: Prosecutors again pushed back hearings for the 2010 Vince Gray shadow campaign.
- Fall Foliage: Nonprofit group Casey Trees compiled a map of where you can see changing leaves in D.C.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Police investigate death of man handcuffed by special police officers. [Post]
- Vince Gray and Jeff Thompson investigation gets more time. [LL, AP, Post]
- Getting a license can take months for undocumented immigrants. [WAMU]
- Post ed board: How did Metro botch its general manager search so badly? [Post]
- What will narrow lanes mean for Wisconsin Avenue? [GGW]
- Uber touts East of the River trips. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Watch the new music video for the Max Levine Ensemble‘s “My Valerian.” [NPR Music]
- Ras Nebyu discusses his latest single and trip to the Ivory Coast. [Arts Desk]
- NPR is hosting a free screening of the new hip-hop doc Stretch and Bobbito. [Bandwidth]
- After nearly breaking up, local world fusion ensemble Elikeh is back with new music. [DCist]
- Justin Bieber revealed a new song title via a mural on Rhode Island Avenue NE. [Post]
- Check out a new Kali Uchis [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The best restaurants for picky eaters [DCist]
- Couture cake artist Maggie Austin will be culinary director for Buzz Bakeshop. [Post]
- Where to go for afternoon tea in D.C. [Eater]
- Captain Gregory’s Speakeasy is serving doughnut sliders and sundaes. [Washingtonian]
- Dishes that will change your mind about foods you think you hate [Express]
- Chef Geoff’s downtown location will close at the end of the year. [WBJ]