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Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Shlonsky died Saturday after being shot near the Shaw-Howard Metro station, at 7th and S streets NW, around 5 p.m. A recent American University graduate, Shlonsky is the latest in a series of victims of gunfire in the neighborhood: Last Tuesday, a shooting near 7th and O streets NW left three men wounded.


  • Stevie Wonder performs in a pop-up show at 10 a.m. this morning at the Armory. [NBC Washington]
  • During an interview that aired Sunday morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he’s for “whatever’s best” for D.C. residents regarding statehood. [City Desk]
  • Members of the 300 Men March Movement arrive in D.C. today on their way to protest Baltimore City’s growing gun violence. They’ll march along the National Mall this afternoon. [WUSA9, The Baltimore Sun]
  • Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits, one of D.C.’s most popular liquor stores, has sold to a real-estate firm in Chevy Chase. The store will remain at its present location near the Van Ness-UDC Metro station. [WBJ]
  • In other food and drink news: D.C. restaurant week begins today. More than 250 eateries are participating. [IBT]


  • ICYMI: Check out our most recent cover story on the situation of David Wilson, an inmate who says a murder confession—that’s gone missing—will exonerate him.
  • David Garber: Who is he, and why does he want Vincent Orange’s at-large D.C.-councilmember seat?
  • All Together Now: The Washington Project for the Arts hosted its 5th Annual SynchroSwin Saturday at Capitol Skyline Hotel. We have pictures.

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

  • Police try to stem uptick in homicides. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board isn’t on board with David Grosso for decriminalizing prostitution. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser opens up section of O St. with new green tech. [DCist]
  • Opinion: maybe the District can block Dacha expansion. [Blade]
  • Bowser appoints former admiral to run the Department of General Services. [Post]
  • Arrest made in H St. stabbing. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Before her not-so-secret show at the Howard Theatre on Saturday, Janelle Monáe led a Black Lives Matter rally at the Justice Department. [Post]
  • D.C. theaters stage more plays by women than New York City, L.A., and Philly. Only Chicago mounts more. [Washingtonian]
  • The Strathmore’s ukelele festival, by the numbers [Post]
  • In Fact’s new video feature of Kali Uchis, the soul-pop vocalist goes record shopping at Som Records and Joint Custody. [Bandwidth]
  • Photos of Basement, Adventures, LVL UP, and Palehound at the 9:30 Club [DCist]
  • A chat with Miranda Rose Hall, an area playwright whose play How We Died of Disease-Related Illnessis now showing at the Callan Theatre [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • The kolache is a pastry looking for its big break outside of Texas. [Post]
  • 12 reasons Adams Morgan doesn’t suck anymore [Thrillist]
  • A guide to D.C.’s essential doughnut shops [Eater]
  • 1831 Bar & Lounge coming to the short-lived Second State space on M Street NW. [PoPville]
  • Bluejacket opens a bottle shop and tasting room next door. [DCist]
  • Compass Rose to debut a “Bedouin tent” tasting room on back patio. [Express]