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Firefighters responded to smoke incidents at three different Metro stations over the weekend, though no injuries were reported.


  • More bad news for the streetcar: It caught on fire Saturday night. [Housing Complex]
  • Christopher Barry‘s run to replace his father on the D.C. Council has been much more challenging than expected. [Post]
  • Post editorial board criticizes Bowser administration for its decision on the Franklin School museum. [Post]
  • A developer sold the majority of its parcel on Half Street SE across from Nationals Park. [WTOP]


Homeless Youth: These maps show where D.C.’s homeless kids go to school.

High-Tech Drinks: A bar in Dupont Circle is experimenting with sous vide cocktails.

Due Process: Federal prosecutors are taking their time with Jeff Thompson.

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

  • The streetcar catches on fire. [Housing ComplexPost]
  • Feds take their time with Jeff Thompson and Vince Gray. [LL]
  • The rise of gentrification truthers. [Housing Complex]
  • Chris Barry tries to take his dad’s seat. [Post]
  • Where all D.C.’s vacant land is. [Housing Complex]
  • Royal Jelly? [Post]
  • The homeless talk about living outdoors during the winter. [WAMU]
  • What caused the petroleum smell in the water? D.C. Water doesn’t know. [Housing Complex]
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library bulks up homeless outreach. [WAMU]
  • Hearing held over CSX rail project. [Post]

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

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

  • For the Washington elite: how to spend $133 on a movie date [Washingtonian]
  • A history of women’s theaters in D.C. [Post]
  • Watch a video of Laura Tsaggaris playing “To Sleep is to Dream” on a ukelele and cello at the Atlas Theater. [Hometown Sounds]
  • A visit with blind keyboardist George Smallwood, who plays covers to beats from a Yamaha drum machine [DCist]
  • Should the Phillips Collection and National Gallery include artists’ full, real names on wall text, revealing their Jewish heritage? [Post]

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

  • Three places to pretend it’s summer [Zagat]
  • Provision No. 14 will replace Diego on 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
  • Not even Old Bay can save the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. [Post]
  • Restaurants are drawn to an industrial neighborhood with Hecht Warehouse development. [WBJ]
  • Six farm restaurants worth the road trip [Eater]
  • Donburi owner James Jang to launch eclair boutique G’eclair. [Express]
  • La Tagliatella officially closes in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
  • Taste test of weird Asian chip flavors [BYT]