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The D.C. Council voted unanimously yesterday to ban marijuana smoking in private clubs or bars.


  • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill to legalize drinking outdoors at breweries and distilleries. [Young & Hungry]
  • The Smithsonian banned selfie sticks. [DCist]
  • D.C. is cracking down on parking boot theft. [WTOP]
  • Kaya Henderson got her first raise as head of D.C. Public Schools. [Post]


Salad DaysKendrick Lamar will headline the Sweetlife festival this year.

Bigger Data: Can more data help mitigate D.C.’s affordable housing crunch? The D.C. Council thinks so.

This Is the End: West End Cinema is closing.

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

  • Council votes to ban private marijuana clubs, but activists aren’t happy. [WAMUTimesPost]
  • Councilmembers debate giving up staffers’ names to Congress over legalization. [LL]
  • Ward 8 candidate wants an apology after mystery official compares Kenya’s violence levels to Anacostia’s. [LLPost]
  • Kaya Henderson gets a raise. [Post]
  • Post ed board: Rally around the new fire chief. [Post]
  • Union Kitchen will let its members make marijuana edibles. [Y&H]
  • Man asks for his marijuana back at police station, pulls it off. [WAMUPost]
  • Anita Bonds wants affordable housing database. [Housing Complex]
  • Kenyan McDuffie introduces outdoor drinking bills for distilleries and breweries. [Y&H]
  • Courtland Milloy has marijuana puns. [Post]

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

  • U.S. government official: Anacostia is “way more dangerous” than part of Kenya. [Post]
  • D.C. is the 23rd most economically powerful city in the world. [CityLab]
  • It’s been a rough few months for D.C.-area transit. [Post]
  • The West End Cinema is closing. [Arts Desk]
  • Despite reining in the budget, Muriel Bowser‘s headed to SXSW. [Post]
  • Coming soon: Outdoor drinking at breweries? [Y&H]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR—-$549,900

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

  • West End Cinema will close at the end of March. [Arts Desk]
  • Kendrick Lamar will headline this year’s two-day Sweetlife Festival. [Arts Desk]
  • Watch Kokayi‘s hazy, heartwarming new video for “Part of It.” [Hometown Sounds]
  • A Canadian theater company is filming the entirety of Shakespeare‘s canon, and some will screen at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market. [Post]
  • Photos of Two Inch AstronautAlarms and Controls, and French Horror at Comet Ping Pong [BYT]
  • The Smithsonian has banned selfie sticks at all its museums. [DCist]

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

  • Five takes on cheese fondue around D.C. [Zagat]
  • The lineup for Sweetgreen‘s annual Sweetlife festival is in. [Arts Desk]
  • Moderntimes Coffee House closes at Politics & Prose. [Eater]
  • Why Restaurant Eve decided to keep its Asian tasting menu [Post]
  • Five vegetarian Reubens even corned beef fans will love [Washingtonian]
  • Italian market and restaurant Carluccio’s headed to Pike & Rose. [WBJ]
  • Lasagna, two ways [Express]