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  • Charnice Milton, the local reporter randomly gunned down in Skyland, was remembered at a vigil Wednesday. [NBC4, WJLA]
  • D.C. schools improved under mayoral control, but disparities remain. [Post, WAMU]
  • Construction worker killed while working on National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Post]


Shades of Gay: How do non-gay bars become gay destinations?

Straight and Narrow? The District doesn’t have any out gay councilmembers. Does it matter?

Inaugural Meating: Meat and Dairy Eaters Anonymous—like AA for people going vegan—will meet for the first time tonight at PETA’s headquarters.

Photolaugh: Matt Stuart finds the humor and absurdity in street photography.

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

  • The District doesn’t have any openly gay councilmembers. Does it need one? [LL]
  • Medric Mills‘ family sues the District over fatal “carelessness.” [Post, NBC4]
  • Questions about D.C. United’s potential move to Loudoun. [WBJ]
  • Report: Schools have improved under mayoral control. [WAMU]
  • Teacher charged with sex abuse. [Post]
  • Letter to the editor: a gondola? Why not the Circulator instead? [Post]

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

  • Matt Stuart finds the humor and absurdity in street photography. [Arts Desk]
  • Want the Foo Fighters to break up? Sign this petition for them to release a single on Dischord. [Bandwidth]
  • Photos of the Tallest Man on Earth at the Lincoln Theatre [BYT]
  • A morning at Daybreaker, the early-weekday sober dance party that’s made its way here from New York [Post]
  • An interview with 17-year-old Ben Cook, who’s returning to the D.C. area to act in Newsies at the National Theatre [DC Metro Theater Arts]

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

  • Seasonal Pantry will close its market, expand supper club days. [Eater]
  • Where to eat Korean fried chicken [Washingtonian]
  • Ex-server sues Bombay Club owner, claiming he was stiffed overtime. [Post]
  • D.C.’s best destinations for ice cream [DCist]
  • Can’t miss food and drink events in June [Zagat]
  • ​Six things Carluccio’s changed to fit its European brand to American tastes [WBJ]