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Dorothy Fauntroy has been waiting more than three years for her husband, missing former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy, to come back to D.C. Friends believe Fauntroy is in Dubai.


  • This restaurant in Shaw will reward you for getting a parking ticket. [Young & Hungry]
  • Metro could be worse. [Post]
  • Feds: Senate staffer confesses in alleged sex-for-drugs scheme. [City Desk]


Council Hopefuls: Ahead of tomorrow’s special election, read up on the races in Ward 8 and Ward 4.

Sound Check, Please: Restaurants face challenges when they double as live music venues.

Folk Lite: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be smaller this year.

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

  • Colby King tells Jason Chaffetz to leave the District alone. [Post]
  • Special elections promise new allies for Muriel Bowser. [Times]
  • Post ed board runs another item to boost their special election picks. [Post]
  • Brandon Todd can’t stop knocking on doors. [Post]
  • Ward 8 race up in the air. [Post]
  • Union unhappy with Metro’s purported “safety culture.” [WAMU]
  • Walter Fauntroy‘s wife struggles with his mysterious trip. [Post]
  • Food trucks adapt to the city-imposed rules. [WAMU]

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

  • Metro’s not so bad, compared to the alternatives. [Post]
  • Graphing station-by-station walkability for each Metro line. [GGW]
  • The federal fight over transit funding continues. [National Journal]
  • Renderings of the townhouses and condos coming to an old Capitol Hill school. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C.’s private van service for commuters launches today. [Post]
  • In an age of fragmentation and consolidation, what’s the right size for a city? [Guardian]
  • Visitors to National Parks boosted D.C.’s economy by $685 million last year. [DCist]
  • A profile of the Southwest Waterfront, on the cusp on change. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Southwest studio—-$155,000

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

  • No tents, no daytime performances, and only one country in the spotlight? The Folklife Festival will look a lot different (read: much smaller) this year. [Arts Desk]
  • The Springfield, Va., music venue formerly known as Jaxx (currently called Empire) is closing. [Bandwidth]
  • Video art gets interactive at the American Art Museum. [Washingtonian]
  • The Foo Fighters pay tribute to retiring local newscaster Jim Vance. [DCist]
  • American harpsichord player Jory Vinikour played his first D.C. show at the Library of Congress. [Post]

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

  • Where to sip mint juleps and watch the Kentucky Derby [Drink DC]
  • Where to find a burger at every Metro stop [Thrillist]
  • The Grill Room now has an entire burger menu. [Eater]
  • Who’s behind the latest ethnic food trend? Maybe it’s a government. [NPR]
  • How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food [Post]
  • 12 new restaurants to try [Washingtonian]
  • 13 new outdoor dining options [Zagat]