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This week’s cover story: unpaid wages, uncompensated injuries, and unjust firings—a look at the margins of the D.C. labor market.


  • The good vibes between Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C.’s leading pot activist are gone already. [Loose Lips]
  • Snow day food and drink deals, organized by neighborhood. [Young & Hungry]
  • D.C. cops “regularly” share nude pictures they take from people they arrest, a lawsuit alleges. [Loose Lips]
  • The ban on sledding on Capitol grounds remains in place today, despite Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asking for a reprieve. [City Desk]


Brohibition: With McFadden’s and Rhino Bar gone, college kids at Georgetown and GW say there’s nowhere to go out.

Dream TeamA group of whiskey experts from around the country is coming together to launch a new distillery in D.C.

Uber, for Vans: D.C.’s getting a new transportation option this spring, and it’s not the streetcar.

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

  • Say goodbye to the marijuana legalization consensus. [LL]
  • District officials pressured Metro to appoint a turnaround executive. [Post]
  • Snow emergency starts at 7 a.m. [WAMU]
  • D.C. Council committee pushes through bill that will limit marijuana testing for jobs. [Post]
  • Lawsuit accuses District pilfering of pilfering nude photos from cell phones. [LL]
  • Marion Barry didn’t leave behind a will, but he was the target of an open ethics investigation. [LL]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asks for sledding to be allowed on Capitol Hill, doesn’t succeed. [LLTimes]
  • Can Uber for buses work out? Bridj wants to find out. [Housing ComplexWAMU]
  • Changes made to at-risk school funding. [Post]

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

  • What to do about bike-lane eschewers? [Gear Prudence]
  • Recommended snow-day reading on urban planning. [GGW]
  • Learn about mapping segregation in D.C.’s gentrifying neighborhoods. [New Columbia Heights]
  • D.C.’s total housing stock is assessed at six times its 2000 value. [UrbanTurf]
  • The struggles of D.C.’s day laborers. [WCP]
  • Today on the market: Bloomingdale 1BR—-$389,900

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

  • P.A. Palace, a longtime purveyor of go-go recordings in Maryland, has closed its last store. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to Young Rapids‘ latest album, Pretty Ugly (and read our review). [Noisey]
  • Two of 13 artists in the National Museum of Women in the Arts biennial have strong D.C. ties. [Arts Desk]
  • Highlights from the National Archives’ new exhibition on America and booze [BYT]
  • Wale released the cover art and tracklist for his forthcoming album. [Arts Desk]
  • The National Museum of American History will offer an online course on superheroes in pop culture. [Post]

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

  • At BLT Steak, Wagyu beef comes with a certificate of authenticity with the cow’s name. [Eater]
  • Tom Sietsema wants more consistency at Pinea. [Post]
  • Beer-loving couple plans Alexandria’s first beer garden. [WBJ]
  • Chefs from Toki UndergroundRose’s Luxury, and Ghibellina will host a dinner together. [PoPville]
  • Six things to expect from Barrel & Bushel opening next month. [NoVa Mag]
  • Snowfall prediction means chaos for grocery stores. [ARLnow]