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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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • 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]