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When Ibiza, once the District’s hottest megaclub, opened in NoMa in 2007, few thought it would garner the reputation for violence and money problems that D.C. residents now associate with its name. Having lost its liquor license this May, “Ibiza leaves behind some good times, some bloody faces, and a lot of people who wish they had never gotten involved,” writes Will Sommer in this week’s cover.


  • A young girl has died after being shot last night in Southeast. Reports indicate that the shooting may have been an accident. [NBC Washington, Fox 5 DC]
  • On the other side of D.C., a man was arrested in Northwest last night in connection with a triple shooting. [NBC Washington]
  • Steve Randall Oney, a 59-year-old man from Tennessee, was brought into custody Tuesday night for carrying unregistered weapons in his pickup truck. According to court documents, Oney had asked police for directions to the White House. [WUSA9]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser is throwing herself a birthday party at Maketto on H Street NE, where she will solicit donations to her constituent service fund. That fund already has $109,627.15 from contributions to her inaugural committee. [Loose Lips]
  • A new rule by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation requires employees to pull swimmers out of public pools if lightning strikes. [WTOP]


  • Milk, Eggs, Beef, Shrimp…: Those are just some of the things Sandra Beasley, a local author and poet, is allergic to. Read about her—and others’—experience of dining out with extreme dietary restrictions in D.C.
  • The Beautiful People: Are you one of them? The Hill released its annual list of the 50 Most Beautiful people in D.C. yesterday. Apparently, many Washington beauties enjoy comfort food and exercise—just like the rest of us.
  • Not Out of the Woods: Bandolero, a modern Mexican restaurant in Georgetown that shut down last week, still faces two lawsuits involving alleged sex crimes committed by staff: electronic voyeurism and assault.

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

  • Post ed board huzzahs Phil Mendelson on ethics disclosure bill.  [Post]
  • It’s almost the mayor’s birthday. Pay up. [LL]
  • LL looks at sex crime-related lawsuits at one of Georgetown’s hottest restaurants. [Y&H]
  • UMC shake-up! [WBJ]
  • D.C. Taxicab Commission aims money at improving handicap access. [WAMU]
  • Group wants universal healthcare for District kids. [DCist]
  • At least our power is cheap. [Post]

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

  • Organizers of this year’s In It Together Fest, which starts today, set up an anti-sexual harassment training for all volunteers. [Arts Desk]
  • A call for the National Museum of African Art to remove the portraits of and quotes by Bill Cosby from its exhibition of his collection [Hyperallergic]
  • A loud 11-year-old boy reviews a Loud Boyz record. [BYT]
  • Bravo’s starting a reality show about rich black women in Potomac, Md. Here are a few of their names. [Post]
  • D.C. people who are good at ‘gramming [Washingtonian]
  • Local actors Nancy Robinette and Andrew Long are headed to Broadway to join the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • The best tacos in the D.C. area [DCist]
  • Can you really taste local? [Washingtonian]
  • Washington’s best rickey will be crowned on Sunday. [Post]
  • Former White House chef Sam Kass heading to NBC News. [Eater]
  • A Southern-inspired—and pork-free—menu at hookah bar Nomad Grill. [NoVa Mag]
  • Las Placitas to relocate to lower 8th Street SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • Westray’s Finest Ice Cream food truck to debut Friday. [Express]