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Kim Dickens donated a kidney to Marion Barry in 2008. Now, Barry’s widow, Cora Masters Barry, is suing Dickens over her “Barry Dickens Kidney Foundation.”
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. resorted to sheltering homeless families in Maryland hotels this winter. [Housing Complex]
- Streetcar rails are already being repaired. [WAMU]
- The “pop-up megaplex” Prequel opens a bakery this week. [Young & Hungry]
- DDOT to enforce new parking meter regulations near Nationals Park. [ABC7]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Smoking Guns: January’s Metro smoke incident was far from a one-time event.
Rap Beef: Turns out Wale holds a grudge against City Paper.
Presenting: Our very own 2015 Helen Hayes Awards awards!
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Blame yesterday’s power outage on a loose piece of metal. [City Desk, Post, WAMU, Times]
- The District does what it didn’t want to: puts homeless families in Maryland hotels. [Housing Complex]
- Marion Barry‘s estate sues the woman who gave him a kidney. [LL]
- Brandon Todd wins Gertrude Stein endorsement in Ward 4. [LL, Blade]
- Ron Machen joins his former white shoe law firm. [Post]
- Metro looks for rider input. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Power outages prompt evacuations, tweeting. [City Desk]
- Architect of Grand Central overhaul will design Union Station’s makeover. [Post]
- A mostly inane Q&A with former DDOT Director Gabe Klein. [CNN]
- The latest McMillan renderings. [UrbanTurf]
- Washingtonians agree: The housing situation’s bleak. On other issues, they’re divided. [DCist]
- Millennials aren’t flocking to urban neighborhoods; college-educated millennials are. [FiveThirtyEight]
- NoMa self-storage facility could become 205 residences. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: 1BR condo by the Southwest Freeway—-$368,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The winners of the Helen Hayes Awards and a recap of the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am ceremony [Arts Desk]
- Our Helen Hayes Awards Awards for Outstanding Dick Joke, Outstanding Coddling, and Outstanding Use of Outdated Gender Norms [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Kill Lincoln at the Black Cat [BYT]
- Wale wore a Pigskins chain and threw love to RGIII on ESPN. [SportsCenter]
- Former D.C. punk band Dudes subconsciously ripped a line from Kendrick Lamar. [Bandwidth]
- Arlington native Alicia Kenworthy will seek romantic bliss on a ridiculous new reality show, Find My First Love. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Local restaurants offer alternatives to Chick-fil-A. [Post]
- Where to eat after you check out the cherry blossoms [Washingtonian]
- Film about Edward Snowden shoots scene at Tryst. [Reliable Source]
- D.C.’s cat cafe raises more than $35,000 on Kickstarter. [Eater]
- Taylor Gourmet has a new spring menu. [PoPville]
- Pho “is one of the greatest scams of all time.” [Pinkies Out]