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How is Muriel Bowser‘s administration wooing Dan Snyder to build a football stadium in the District? Thanks to a FOIA request, we’ve got details.


  • Police seek 14 persons of interest in connection to the killing of local reporter Charnice Milton. [Post]
  • A 15-minute train ride from D.C. to Baltimore? Maryland’s governor is considering the $10 billion project. [WAMU]
  • Former ANC member found guilty of attacking homeless man. [Post]
  • Police look into assistant who dropped cash at home where quadruple homicide occurred. [WTOP]


The Gay Issue: In an era of rapid change, D.C.’s queer history matters more than ever.

Swallow Your Pride: How Capital Pride became a commercialized, one-size-fits-all party weekend

Gear Prudence: Why do people take Bikeshare bikes on the Metro?!

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

  • Longtime DPW head Bill Howland resigns. [LL, DCist]
  • Muriel Bowser hasn’t met with Dan Snyder—-yet. [LL]
  • D.C. Council considers disabled parking rules. [WAMU, NBC4]
  • Whitman-Walker moves to its new building. [Post]
  • The Council wants another look at inclusionary zoning. [Post]
  • Former ANC member guilty in homeless man attack. [Post]
  • ABC Board lets Park at 14th reopen. [Post]

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

  • Divas, goths, goofs, and glam: four breeds of D.C. drag queens and kings [Arts Desk]
  • Commercial composer by day, alt-pop philosopher by night: meet Louis Weeks [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to a live studio session from Paperhaus [Daytrotter]
  • A preview of this summer’s D.C. museum exhibitions [Express]
  • Two D.C. icons—Ian Svenonius and Kojo Nnamdi—face off on public radio. [The Kojo Nnamdi Show]
  • Watch the trailer for Sharknado 3, wherein great whites in a cyclone wreak havoc on the District. [Post]

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

  • Five new restaurants to try in the D.C. area [Express]
  • DCity Smokehouse team opening Wicked Bloom Social Club in Bloomingdale. [Washingtonian]
  • 3 Salsas shows off its eccentricities with Mexican homestyle cooking. [Post]
  • Rito Loco, coming soon to Shaw, will be open 24 hours on weekends. [PoPville]
  • Dolcezza owners will debut Mom and Pop’s in Mosaic District this month. [Eater]
  • Sisters Thai opens second location in Mosaic District, with two more planned. [NoVa Mag]
  • Where to eat doughnuts for a fake national holiday [DCist]