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The District has exemplary permanent housing for the chronically homeless in Columbia Heights, at a building called La Casa. There, 40 male residents representing the “most vulnerable segment” of D.C. live decently, with no strings attached.


  • Jason Goolsby, a black teen detained by police Monday, spoke to the public: “I want justice.” [City Desk]
  • Has “Chocolate City” become “Latte City”? A columnist reflects on recent news about race. [Post]
  • Point of debate: Would a proposed paid-leave bill “be a lose-lose for women and D.C”? [MarketWatch]
  • Police are investigating a double stabbing on K Street NW early Friday that killed one. [NBC Washington]
  • Fast-casual eateries Sweetgreen and Cava Grill raised tens of millions in venture capital this year. [WBJ]
  • Get ready to break out your sweaters and jackets this weekend: D.C. could see “frost and freeze.” [WTOP]


  • Bad Justice: Read this week’s cover story on Charles Daum, a defense attorney in D.C. whose record includes faked evidence, missing witnesses, and threats from his own clients.
  • Checking Up on the Corcoran: A year after the museum closed, what’s next from the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, which oversee the Corcoran as part of a 2014 financial agreement?
  • White Noise: Metro has announced a feedback site for riders called Amplify. How will it help the transit system?

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

  • Does the city need tax breaks for businesses anymore? [WAMU]
  • LL looks at the tale of a lawyer gone bad. [WCP]
  • Handcuffed UDC student holds a press conference. [WUSA9, City Desk]
  • Deputy mayor throws some jabs over body cameras. [LL]
  • Charter school teacher who slept with teen gets probation. [Post]
  • One-time almost mayoral candidate Donahue Peebles eyes New York’s mayoral suite. [WBJ]
  • More tax cuts ahead in the District. [WBJ]
  • Job market gets worse for non-college grads. [WAMU]
  • Would-be District Onion site’s latest joke: Tommy Wells is boring. [Rock Creek Snark]

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

  • A year after the Corcoran’s collapse, the National Gallery of Art is making big plans with its collection. [Arts Desk]
  • Meanwhile, the National Gallery of Art has acquired another 1,541 works from the Corcoran. [Post]
  • Numero Group reissues The Eyes of Daybreak’s excellent 1979 LP Eyes of Love, which was made by a group of incarcerated prisoners in a Virginia prison. [Pitchfork]
  • Watch a new music video for Soccer Team‘s “Best Employed New Beau.” [Impose Magazine]
  • Ed Walker, host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast for more than 60 years, is retiring to focus on his health. [Post]
  • How the Smithsonian’s Luce Foundation Unplugged series puts the spotlight on local bands. [DCist]
  • D.C. Public Library and playbackthetape is hosting Home Movie Day in D.C. next weekend. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Where to pick pumpkins, apples, and flowers [Express]
  • Union Social is now open in NoMa. [District Cuisine]
  • Pizzeria Orso is now serving certified Neapolitan pies. [Washingtonian]
  • Small meat producers take their slaughterhouse gripes to Congress. [NPR]
  • Five dishes to try at L’Hommage Bistro Francais [Zagat]
  • Hand-pour coffees now available by robot at Qualia. [Post]
  • Another app that let’s you pay for hard-to-get tables is coming to D.C. [Eater]
  • &pizza planning new location in Columbia Heights. [Borderstan]