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More than 100 people gathered Friday evening for a candlelight vigil for Tamara Gliss, a mother shot outside of her home in Shaw last week.


  • Metro’s Red Line had issues with arcing insulators at two stations this morning. [Post]
  • What if Pepco was replaced with a municipally owned utility? [WAMU]
  • Trayon White calls off recount in Ward 8. [Loose Lips]
  • Web series lampoons D.C. group houses’ intense screening of new roommates. [Post]


Stream of Consciousness: Advocates have taken what they learned at Malcolm X Park, a federal park pulled from the grips of drugs and violence, to Marvin Gaye Park in Ward 7.

Brunch Launch: Dacha Beer Garden began serving brunch, with beer cocktails and mead mimosas.

Pros and Condos: We rounded up what D.C. bands have to say about the condo boom.

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

  • Where in her budget are Muriel Bowser‘s promised middle school improvements? [Post]
  • Trayon White calls off the Ward 8 recount. [LL]
  • Lots of questions after budget autonomy court order. [Post]
  • Court refuses to put an injunction on CSX tunnel. [WBJ]
  • Bowser sticker campaign features in bands’ reactions to condoification. [Arts Desk]
  • More on reporter Charnice Milton, murdered while changing buses. [Post]

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

  • Listen to Br’er‘s heavily synthed tribute to a murdered trans woman, “Chanel Divinity.” [Arts Desk]
  • Historic buildings in Kalorama belonging to the Textile Museum have been sold to a private owner for $19 million. [Post]
  • Coached by Daddy Yankee, Arlington’s Samantha Rios is finding fame on La Voz Kids, a The Voice-esque Telemundo show. [Washingtonian]
  • The forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture will exhibit remnants from an 18th-century slave ship that crashed near Cape Town. [Post]
  • A conversation between Jon Weiss of D.C. label Babe City Records and Greg Rodrigue of NOLA’s Community Records [BYT]

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

  • 11 places where you can top your dishes with a fried egg [Eater]
  • The eight best wings in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • How Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Slow Food theorists got it all wrong. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. restaurants translated into emojis [Express]
  • Tips for eating cheap in D.C. [DCist]
  • Try some of Filipino cuisine’s most challenging dishes at Kalye, a two-day pop-up [Post]