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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.


  • 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]


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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Congress couldn’t stop Muriel Bowser from legalizing marijuana this morning. [LLPostTimesWBJWAMU]
  • How not to get arrested after legalization. [City DeskPost]
  • 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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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’sPaolo’s to their former glory. [WBJ]
  • Jack Rose owner purchases De VinosDahlak 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]