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This week is the Education Issue: Undocumented immigrants achieve the dream of college, and the D.C. Council isn’t sure what to think about a school for minority boys. Plus, our 2015 Camp Guide.


  • Behind the scenes at D.C.’s pop-up restaurants. [Young & Hungry]
  • Rabbi accused of videotaping women in ritual bath due in court today. [NBC4]
  • The National Symphony Orchestra’s music director will step down. [Arts Desk]
  • The snow and cold could drain millions of dollars from the D.C. area economy. [WTOP]


It’s True: D.C. is full of single people with no kids, as these maps show.

Legal Woes: Building that houses low-income tenants in Chinatown could face demolition despite legal fixes that were supposed to prevent it.

Gear Prudence: How can I force my fellow cyclists to be as well-behaved as I am?

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

  • Councilmembers scrap over proposed school for minority young men. [LL]
  • Emergency legislation might not help Museum Square tenants after all. [Housing Complex]
  • Burglar who targeted elderly, including Muriel Bowser‘s parents, gets nine years.  [Post]
  • Where the childless singles are living in the District. [Housing Complex]
  • Metro will replace carpet with… more carpet. [WBJ]
  • District government will survey LGBT residents. [Blade]
  • Post ed board: “Metro needs a makeover.” [Post]

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

  • The Education Issue: public-school strife and a higher-ed boost for immigrants. [WCP]
  • With “top-to-bottom review,” streetcar opening unlikely before May. [WAMU]
  • The inaugural streetcar line is, in the scheme of things, quite small. [Vox]
  • A map of D.C.’s fire and police stations in 1880. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Is there any hope for poorly planned College Park? [Post]
  • Today on the market: Chinatown 2BR—-$810,000

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

  • A gray suit and fedora Don Draper wore on Mad Men are heading to the American History Museum, along with his office bar cart. [Vulture]
  • Local rising-star rapper Goldlink chills with hip-hop kingmaker Rick Rubin… [VSCO]
  • …who also digs Virginia lounge-pop act Kali Uchis. [Fader]
  • Photos from rehearsals for the Washington Ballet’s Sleepy Hollow [Washingtonian]
  • The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival kicks off with a preview show at Gypsy Sally’s on Saturday. [DCist]

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

  • Local wine pros share their wine spots and other vino tips. [BYT]
  • Napoleon Bistro will drop its French accent and adopt Afghan fare. [Post]
  • Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year [Zagat]
  • Eight new burgers to try around D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Bryan Voltaggio expands Family Meal. [Eater]
  • &pizza raises another $10 million in funding. [WBJ]