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In light of the recent unrest in Baltimore, Mayor Muriel Bowser held a town hall meeting with D.C. teens and young adults to hear them speak about their experiences with D.C. police officers.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. sues over Virginia couple’s shoddy home renovations. [WAMU]
- LaRuby May‘s lead over Trayon White in Ward 8 is down to 80 votes. [Loose Lips]
- D.C.’s only food boat returns later this month, this time with beer. [Young & Hungry]
- Spikes will be bolted to the White House fence in July to deter fence jumpers. [NBC4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
‘Sphere Today…: Arlington is closing “money-losing” Artisphere. But isn’t art worth the money?
Size Matters: If you hate small plates, good news: Big plates are the new small plates.
Casual Sexism: How many women play local music festivals?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer is off today (tips? email@example.com)
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. files suit against troublesome house flipper. [WAMU]
- Has Arlington, once a pioneering urban suburb, lost its way? [Washingtonian]
- Borderstan is back (on June 1). [Borderstan]
- A D.C. archaeologist looks back. [OPinions]
- How bikes balance. [CityLab]
- Today on the market: Edgewood 2BR condo—-$295,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- How many women are playing in area music festivals? Not too many, it turns out. [Arts Desk]
- Artisphere cost Arlington millions of dollars. Here’s why they still shouldn’t have shut it down. [WCP]
- Touring bands dish on their favorite things about D.C. [D.C. Music Download]
- An approving ode to Olivia Neutron-John [Post]
- A Q&A with visual artists Becky Borlan, Nehemiah Dixon III, and Ric Garcia of the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County [East City Art]
- The forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture opens a preview of its first planned exhibitions today. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A guide to Mother’s Day brunch [BYT]
- Whole Foods launching lower cost stores geared toward millennials. [NPR]
- Eat and drink your way through European Union embassies Saturday. [Post]
- The early word on Maketto [Eater]
- Inside the insane D.C. dinner for people who spent $85,000 at Hermès [Politico]
- The Gibson has a $45 cocktail for four called Mine’s Bigger That Yours. [Washingtonian]