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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s cover story: When Washington City Paper Arts Editor Christina Cauterucci was groped in Adams Morgan, she called D.C. police. What happened next surprised her. Here’s why.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Weed is legal in D.C.! We’ve got some dos and don’ts for celebrating. [City Desk]
- But where to celebrate? Pot legalization advocates struggled to figure that out last night. [Post]
- One year after a homeless child vanished, critics say the shelter operator should go. [Housing Complex]
- The new interim D.C. taxi commissioner on how professional cabbies should compete with ride-hailing services. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Dinner and a Show: Tableside preparation makes a comeback at D.C. restaurants.
Neo-Emo: Listen to the debut LP from D.C.’s Makeshift Shelters.
Gear Prudence: Not everyone’s relationship with Capital Bikeshare is meant to last a lifetime.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Congress couldn’t stop Muriel Bowser from legalizing marijuana this morning. [LL, Post, Times, WBJ, WAMU]
- How not to get arrested after legalization. [City Desk, Post]
- Post ed board: back off, Republicans. [Post]
- Police get order on how to handle legalization. [Post]
- Brianne Nadeau: If you’re arresting Bowser, arrest me too. [Post]
- What does pot mean for the District’s culture? [Post]
- Is it time to get rid of D.C. General’s operator? [Housing Complex]
- When is it time to break up with Bikeshare? [City Desk]
- Judge gives D.C. Health Link lawsuit the boot, but it isn’t over yet. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How (and where) to celebrate legal pot without getting punished. [City Desk]
- Supply won’t meet demand in D.C.’s housing market anytime soon. [UrbanTurf]
- Kaya Henderson wants to revamp the school modernization process. [Post]
- How a 1988 initiative gave Anacostia students a boost. [GGW]
- Affordable apartment building by Shaw Metro gets a building permit. [WBJ]
- A map of D.C.’s boundary stones, from a century ago. [Ghosts of DC]
- Vacancy drops for high-end offices. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Dupont 1BR—-$365,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Stream local pop-punk outfit Makeshift Shelters‘ debut LP, which makes neo-emo sound like a good thing. [Arts Desk]
- The venues, bands, and shows that should be on your D.C. bucket list [D.C. Music Download]
- Listen to two new tracks from the Effects, a band the A.V. Club compares to all the most cliché purveyors of “the D.C. sound.” [A.V. Club]
- A selection from the first-ever NoVa International Film Festival [Post]
- The Walking Sticks turn a snow day into a dream-pop wonderland in their latest video. [DCist]
- Photos from Sleater-Kinney‘s sold-out, electric show at the 9:30 Club [NPR]
- An interview with choreographer Shu-Chen Cuff of Reston’s Gin Dance Company [DC Metro Theater Arts]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The best bagel sandwiches in D.C. [DCist]
- Peter Chang will join the fast-casual revolution with Arlington restaurant. [Post]
- New exec aims to restore J.Paul’s, Paolo’s to their former glory. [WBJ]
- Jack Rose owner purchases De Vinos, Dahlak spaces; sells Bourbon in Adams Morgan. [Express]
- Chef Tim Ma steps back from Maple Ave Restaurant as he plans a D.C. opening. [Post]
- Where to dine near the Verizon Center without a reservation [Eater]
- What are Baltimore’s best restaurants? [Zagat]