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At least seven people were shot and wounded in D.C. over the Memorial Day weekend. Four homicides were reported, including a fatal stabbing near the H Street NE corridor and a fatal shooting in Shaw.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • In some parts of D.C., standing on the sidewalk is a crime. [City Paper]
  • Can D.C. musicians survive as the city gets more expensive? [WAMU]
  • Our Lady of the Vanishing Arts may make an appearance on Artisphere’s closing day. [ARLNow]
  • Why are area foxes stealing newspapers? [Post]

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Pop Psychology: What the summer film series in Golden Triangle, Navy Yard, and Dupont Circle say about the neighborhoods.

PhotosYoung Rapids and Pleasure Curses played a show City Paper hosted at the American Art Museum.

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

  • Muriel Bowser and supportive councilmembers will be at a pro-Bowser budget press conference for this morning. [Twitter]
  • Cabbies sue the city, alleging an unfair two-tier system against rivals like Uber. [PostWAMU]
  • Complaints board: Police need to be better at ID’ing themselves. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board: Keep the gun law. [Post]
  • Covenant agreement holds up Skyland Walmart. [WBJ]
  • String of shootings. [Times]
  • The District ranks high in energy efficiency. [WBJ]

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

  • Cayetana, Thou, and Makeshift Shelters will play In It Together Fest’s main showcase at St. Stephen’s. [Arts Desk]
  • An in-depth profile of Shy Glizzy [Post]
  • Artisphere’s final performance will be a mock Catholic Mass mourning the death of the arts. [ARLNow]
  • Local hip-hop duo Akoko‘s got a new video for “Front to the Back.” [Bandwidth]
  • A look at D.C.’s underground death metal scene [WAMU]
  • How D.C. dance label 1432 R got its start [WAMU]

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

  • Where to find fried chicken for your picnic [Eater]
  • Don’t mess with Todd Kliman‘s negroni. [Washingtonian]
  • Courthouse restaurants organize for food truck restrictions. [ARLnow]
  • Could cricket flour be the next big thing? [Post]
  • Six new restaurants and bars coming to D.C. [Zagat]
  • Twenty new and almost opened restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops in Northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
  • The best community gardens and farms in the D.C. area [DCist]