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  • 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]



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

  • 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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]