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LaRuby May, whom Mayor Muriel Bowser backed in Ward 8, has a slim lead in the race to replace Marion Barry on the D.C. Council. Trayon White, who’s in second place, says he’ll request a recount. In Ward 4, Bowser-backed candidate Brandon Todd won by a wide margin.


  • Interactive maps with precinct-by-precinct results from yesterday’s election. [Loose Lips]
  • Marion C. Barry says he’ll run again in Ward 8. [Loose Lips]
  • Drake and the Strokes will headline a two-day music festival in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
  • Popeyes reopens on 14th Street NW. [Young & Hungry]


Revival: How a dead tree bookstore survives in Petworth.

Monoculture: Why Capital Bikeshare’s membership is getting whiter, wealthier, and more male.

Live and Let Dive: This new Adams Morgan bar’s dive cred was already being questioned before it opened last night.

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

  • Brandon Todd wins in Ward 4; LaRuby May ahead but not decisively in Ward 8. [LLLLPostLLWAMUNBC4]
  • See the election results on a precinct map. [LL]
  • Special election turnout comes in at less than 20 percent. [LL]
  • Busted forensics lab will cost $1 million. [Post]
  • Bikeshare members: now whiter and richer. [Housing Complex]
  • D.C. Health Link wants more funding. [WBJ]

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

  • The unlikely survival of a new bookstore in Petworth. [Arts Desk]
  • Developer bets that grown-ups will want to live like college students again. [Post]
  • Win an essay contest, win a tiny house. [UrbanTurf]
  • A Van Ness Metro entrance will close for three years. [GGW]
  • Union Market residential projects gets preliminary zoning approval. [UrbanTurf]
  • Bridj has arrived in D.C. (Did you notice?) [Post]
  • The full saga of an unrelenting Chevy Chase NIMBY. [DCist]
  • Today on the market: Two-level Logan Circle condo with a solarium—-$499,000

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

  • A new jazz joint, the Jazz and Cultural Society, opens in Brookland tonight. [Arts Desk]
  • How Upshur Street Books, a six-month-old dead tree bookstore, is surviving in Petworth [Arts Desk]
  • In what will no doubt be a disappointing turn for many of his fans, Kendrick Lamar teamed up with Sweetgreen on a supremely corny “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe” T-shirt. [Stereogum]
  • A review of the Broccoli City Festival [D.C. Music Download]
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Man of La Mancha could launch the famous musical back to Broadway for its 50th anniversary. [Post]

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

  • Mark Furstenberg vs. people who camp out at his tables [Bread Furst]
  • Provision No. 14 has cocktails in French presses. [Post]
  • Barley Mac, from owners of A-Town Bar and Grill, coming to Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Hank’s Pasta Bar coming to Alexandria. [Patch]
  • The Shaw Bijou is coming to 9th Street NW. [Eater]
  • Mango Tree launches Thai-inspired brunch. [DCist]