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This week’s cover story: Just standing outside can get you arrested in some parts of the District. Activists and the people arrested say a law against blocking the sidewalk is used to harass black men, the homeless, and protesters.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Why is D.C.’s breakfast scene so weak? [Young & Hungry]
- In his final City Paper column, Aaron Wiener offers his not-so-modest proposals for improving D.C. [Housing Complex]
- The go-go website TMOTTGoGo.com prepares to mark its 20th anniversary. [Arts Desk]
- Poll: Residents support Muriel Bowser‘s proposed sales tax increase. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Gear Prudence: I’m about to bike over shards of glass. Slow down or speed up?
Go East: Glen’s Garden Market will open a second location.
Slate Set: Here’s the lineup for this year’s AFI DOCS.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Gun permit applicants in limbo after new court ruling. [WAMU]
- Marion C. Barry pleads guilty, backs off Ward 8 race. [LL, NBC4]
- Mary Cheh backs away from Vincent Orange bill, and VO isn’t pleased. [LL]
- Cheh’s annual joke budget is funnier, more cutting than before. [LL]
- More on D.C. General children who showed traces of lead. [NBC4]
- Top-performing principals will get three-year appointments. [Post]
- Drug court attendees get their graduation. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- This year’s AFI DOCS slate is full of gold. [Arts Desk]
- Studio Theatre’s barroom theater set-up for Murder Ballad gave one Chief Ike’s bartender a shot at his first acting gig. [Post]
- London-based concert promoter Sofar is booking seated shows in living rooms around D.C. [DCist]
- D.C. technical writer Yasmin Naficy tries to sell three screenplays at the Cannes film festival. [Post]
- A rundown of current and closed music venues in Charlottesville, Va. [BYT]
- Photos of TV on the Radio at Echostage [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to eat and drink by the pool this Memorial Day weekend [Washingtonian]
- Mark Bittman eats fish scraps at Izakaya Seki. [NYTimes]
- Five new vegetarian sandwiches to try [Zagat]
- Where to eat at the airport [Eater]
- Mignot Restaurant & Coffeehouse coming to Petworth. [PoPville]
- Activists pile on at McDonald’s shareholders meeting. [NPR]