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A new lawsuit claims that an attorney’s corpse went unnoticed in Metro’s Judiciary Square station for four days before being found. The man’s parents are suing WMATA for $25 million.


  • Final terms reached on soccer stadium deal. [Post]
  • D.C. cab companies are struggling to meet a deadline for wheelchair accessibility. [WAMU]
  • Phil Mendelson asks for mercy for Council staffer convicted of fraud. [Loose Lips]
  • Survey: Residents move to D.C. for jobs and move out for housing. [District, Measured]


Email By Committee: At this D.C. government agency, some emails need to be approved at a weekly committee meeting before they can be sent.

A Better RAMMYs: Five changes the restaurant industry awards need to make.

Swallow Your Pride: How a homegrown show of solidarity became a commercialized, one-size-fits-all party weekend.

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

  • Muriel Bowser cuts final D.C. United deal. [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson asks judge to have mercy on Harry Thomas Jr. crony. [LL]
  • OSSE creates committee to review employee emails before they go out. [LL]
  • Cathy Lanier: If video redacting is as easy as BEGA says, they can do it themselves. [Times]
  • Concealed-carry numbers jump. [WAMU]

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

  • Our Pride Week gift to you: two hours of dance music from the ’70s and ’80s, New York’s gay heyday, mixed by DJ Lisa Frank and the NeedlExchange crew [Arts Desk]
  • A Q&A with AFI DOCS head Michael Lumpkin [Washingtonian]
  • Fredericksburg guitarist Daniel Bachman played a set of traditional Virginia tunes for Smithsonian Folkways. [Bandwidth]
  • A review of a thoroughly queer trapeze performance by D.C.’s Sweet Spot Aerial Productions [DCist]
  • Local author Dolen Perkins-Valdez has published a new book on race and rebuilding in post-Civil War Chicago. [Post]

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

  • Six bars with live music [Drink DC]
  • Timber Pizza Co. coming to Petworth. [PoPville]
  • Try “hot” gelato at Dolci Gelati. [Post]
  • Hangover observations from the RAMMYS [Eater]
  • Eight must-try steaks in D.C. [Zagat]
  • The Olive Oil Boom opens in Courthouse. [ARLnow]
  • A guide to Capital Pride [BYT]