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Nine years after a man died following a botched emergency response, the D.C. Fire and EMS department has followed through on less than half of the recommendations made after his death, an audit says.


  • After banning the box, D.C. Council targets credit checks during the hiring process. [City Desk]
  • Feds: Metro has not adequately addressed assaults on bus drivers. [Post]
  • Try Japanese whisky from Bar Otsukare, popping up at Crane & Turtle. [Young & Hungry]


Train in Vain: This data visualization shows that Metro has only had eight days in 2015 without a delay of 10 minutes or more.

Ground Control: Biking on the sidewalk is great sometimes. Why the hate?

The Mighty DOCS: Read our guide to AFI DOCS, the documentary festival happening now in D.C.

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

  • D.C. FEMS skips nearly half of ambulance recommendations. [LLPostTimes, WAMU]
  • LL issues an ex cathedra opinion: Riding a bike on the sidewalk rules. [City Desk]
  • Kenyan McDuffie bill looks to stop credit discrimination in hiring, but how effective is it? [City Desk]
  • Big mixed-use development for Eckington. [WBJ]
  • Keep Mount Pleasant weird, says Mount Pleasant weirdo. [Post]
  • The way we live now: a tiny apartment. [Post]

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

  • The story of Sister Polygon Records—more than just an indie farm team [Arts Desk]
  • More drama for the forthcoming Eisenhower Memorial: A modified version of Frank Gehry‘s design gets some approval, but Congress can’t agree on it. [Post]
  • This summer’s free outdoor concert schedules [BYT]
  • Watch timelapse videos of the construction of a giant beach-like ball pit at the National Building Museum. [DCist]
  • Samira Wiley and some political types acted in a Shakespeare Theatre Company production. [DC Theatre Scene]


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

  • The best cheap eats in the D.C. area [Washingtonian]
  • Madam’s Organ fined $500 after band opened window to let out a fart. [Borderstan]
  • A meadery could be coming to D.C. [Express]
  • Meet the guy behind the Mount Pleasant Subway protest. [Post]
  • D.C.’s best “speakeasies” and hidden bars [Drink DC]
  • Ten icy drinks to try this summer [Eater]
  • What your last meal in D.C. should be [Thrillist]
  • Jessica Alba dined at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace last night. [PoPville]