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  • The city has given up on public buildings as a replacement for D.C. General. [Housing Complex]
  • Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman will host public preview dinners for his new restaurant in his own home. [Young & Hungry]
  • The Georgetown rabbi charged with videotaping women in a ritual bath may have recorded 150 women. [Post]
  • Hotel murder mystery leaves D.C. police searching for clues. [ABC7]


Opportunity Cost: How a new loophole could give landlords a bigger edge on D.C. tenants.

Protect and Preserve: How MPD kept the peace among its own after a racially charged shooting.

Dance Off: Why Patty Boom Boom is closing, and why there’s a silver lining.

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

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

  • Muriel Bowser takes a small step to clear the homeless shelter backlog. [Post]
  • Capitol Hill (broadly defined) is getting more than 5,000 new apartments in the next three years. [Hill Now]
  • Capitol Crossing construction on the 3rd Street Tunnel starts this month. [District Source]
  • Scared, knifeless libertarian seeks a place to stay in dangerous D.C. [Post]
  • A preview of the ornate Museum of the Bible. [Post]
  • Another new design for controversial Dupont church project. [UrbanTurf]
  • More young people are living in D.C., and fewer in the far-flung suburbs. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: A brick box in North Cleveland Park—-$850,000

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

  • How works from the American Art Museum inspired the look of the Sleepy Hollow ballet [Arts Desk]
  • Why Patty Boom Boom is closing, and why there’s a silver lining [Arts Desk]
  • Susan Burch‘s cheeky haikus are on signs all over downtown “tree boxes.” [Washingtonian]
  • The mayor of London toured the Smithsonian to convince officials to open an outpost there. [Post]
  • William Tucker is reviving a neo-soul and R&B radio station that was one of the first aimed at a black audience. [Washingtonian]
  • Inside Dupont Underground’s plans to become an arts space [D.C. Music Download]
  • There’s a high-school jazz band competition at this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. [Post]

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

  • Stefano Frigerio joins Fiola as executive chef. [Washingtonian]
  • You can find 18 of the most bitter cocktails in D.C. at Copycat Co. [Post]
  • Michelle Obama dines at Rose’s Luxury. [Eater]
  • Local Pinkberry stores will reopen under new owners. [WBJ]
  • Pairing classical music with local dishes [Express]
  • Chef Robert Wiedmaier‘s new Bethesda restaurant will be called Urban Heights. [Robert Dryer]
  • A guide to drink and oyster pairings [Drink DC]