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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating another smoke incident that occurred on Metro in the month after the incident near L’Enfant Plaza station that killed one passenger.


  • Tico’s owner will open a new restaurant in Dupont Circle. [Young & Hungry]
  • Edward Snowden used to go on dates with his girlfriend at Tryst. [Post]
  • For the first time, D.C. is competing nationally on standardized tests based on the Common Core. [WAMU]
  • Baseball’s All-Star Game will bring big spending to D.C. [WTOP]


To Apples: Amid the city’s brewery and distillery boom, D.C. is getting its first cidery.

Full Circle: Over the weekend, Wale threw a free concert in an H Street NE parking lot.

Food Issue: For what situation do you want a recommendation on where to eat and drink? Let us know and we’ll answer in the 2015 Food Issue.

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

  • What’s keeping District housing expensive—and how to fix it. [Washingtonian]
  • More on Muriel Bowser‘s attempt to grab some of Karl Racine‘s attorney general powers. [WAMU]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras: Bowser’s AG move reminiscent of Peter Nickles and Adrian Fenty. [JRB]
  • Kenyan McDuffie aims to raise the smoking age to 21. [Post]
  • Accessing the District archives proves weirdly difficult. [Daily Caller]
  • Landlords will have to provide a “Tenant’s Bill of Rights.” [WAMU]
  • Is it time for a congestion tax? [Post]

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

  • Metro probably could have gotten millions more from developers for NoMa station. [Next City]
  • Why transit-oriented development is critical to Metro’s future. [PlanItMetro]
  • The urbanist era of D.C. gas stations. [BeyondDC]
  • A tour of the new 7000-series Metro railcars. [WAMU]
  • Starting this summer, landlords need to give renters the Tenant Bill of Rights or forgo rent hikes. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. needs to grow. Here’s how the city can make that happen. [Washingtonian]
  • The brewery boom is so passé. Welcome D.C.’s first cidery. [Y&H]
  • Wale concert angers H Street NE neighbors due to noise, lyrics. [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • Today on the market: Bloomingdale rowhouse—-$1,239,999

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

  • Wale played a secret, free concert on H Street NE on Saturday (and holds a serious grudge against City Paper). [Arts Desk]
  • Miffed H Street residents complained about Wale’s music on a neighborhood listserv: “I was walking by and heard some of it. A lot of ‘n word this, n word that. Eat that puxxy! Fxck that bitch!'” [Capitol Hill Corner]
  • A 1980s cowpunk band, Jason & the Scorchers, will play live behind an Arlington contemporary-dance troupe at the Kennedy Center. [Arts Desk]
  • There’s a new music magazine out of MoCo: HIGHWAY [Bandwidth]
  • Washingtonian‘s Benjamin Freed isn’t pleased with how the magazine’s readers voted for his Washington movie March Madness. [Weekends with Alex Witt]
  • Oliver Stone‘s filming his movie about Edward Snowden at Tryst, Snowden’s actual go-to date spot. [Post]

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

  • Where to find soft-shell crabs around D.C. [Eater]
  • Nine new classics of the D.C. restaurant scene [Zagat]
  • Rhino Bar in Georgetown will become a Club Monaco store. [WBJ]
  • Bryan Voltaggio‘s cookbook, reviewed [Post]
  • Photos from Maketto‘s housewarming party [BYT]
  • Rosa Mexicano closes in Friendship Heights. [PoPville]