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This week’s cover story: Artisphere couldn’t survive without public funding, so Arlington County is shutting it down. But isn’t art worth the money?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Ward 8 special election goes into overtime. [Loose Lips]
- Why local governments in the D.C. area are partnering with a tech incubator [Housing Complex]
- Big plates are the new small plates. [Young & Hungry]
- Muriel Bowser‘s plan to keep body camera footage from the public has drawn a backlash. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Gear Prudence: I’m going to do a 100-mile ride, but I’m also lazy. Do I really have to train?
Small Step, Giant Leap: Whitman-Walker is only moving two blocks, but the change feels momentous.
Self-Defense: This PAC plans to attack members of Congress who meddle in D.C.’s local issues.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Firefighter dies after fighting blaze. [Times, Post]
- PAC takes aim at meddling congressmen. [LL]
- Feds: why can’t we blaze? [WAMU]
- Activists fundraise for Baltimore groups. [Post]
- More flipping nightmares. [WAMU]
- Gender-neutral bathrooms prove a tough regulatory sell for Whitman Walker. [Housing Complex]
- Replacing Marion Barry in Ward 8. [Blade]
- More on ex-Wilson High principal Peter Cahall‘s move to Montgomery County schools. [Blade]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Edens expands its Union Market empire. [WBJ]
- How to take 100,000 cars off D.C.’s streets. [GGW]
- Firefighter dies in Shaw apartment fire. [Post]
- A new PAC challenges politicians who challenge D.C. [LL]
- The proposed parking tax is basically a commuter tax. [GGW]
- The story of the not-yet-extant Anacostia streetcar. [GGW]
- Today on the market: House in Deanwood—-$330,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Even looking at these photos of Sufjan Stevens at DAR Constitution Hall might make you weepy. [Arts Desk]
- A conversation with local author Michelle Brafman on suppressing her feminist voice in a novel about Orthodox Jews [Arts Desk]
- Ten Dismemberment Plan songs Taylor Swift should cover… [Gawker]
- …and, in response, 10 Swift songs the D-Plan should cover [DCist]
- Watch Kali Uchis‘ new video for “Rush” and read about her fans’ creepy ideas of what she might smell like. [Bandwidth]
- How the first season of Ari Roth‘s new theater company, Mosaic, stacks up against Theater J’s [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The best vegetarian dishes for carnivores in D.C. [DCist]
- Is Nepali food too subtle to compete with Indian? [Post]
- Pinkberry in Clarendon plans to reopen. [ARLnow]
- What to drink at ABV, an outdoor “libation festival” happening next weekend. [Express]
- First look at Spinfire Custom Pizza [BYT]
- Try the beef brain tacos at Jarochita #2 in Arlington. [NoVa Mag]
- MASO Life + Flavor opening in Dupont next week. [PoPville]