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When did D.C. politics break the gender barrier? Longer ago than you might realize.This week’s cover story is a history of women in D.C. politics.


  • Shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson gave $1 million in 2006 to a school tied to a former D.C. health director. [Loose Lips]
  • Few groups spent more money lobbying D.C. officials last year than Uber. [WAMU]
  • Top aides to Muriel Bowser are pulling in big salaries. [Post]
  • D.C.’s reputation as a transient city is well founded, with low-income residents especially likely to have left over the past decade, according to a new study. [Housing Complex]


Chocolate City: Meet D.C.’s first bean-to-bar chocolate makers.

Drone Responsibly: If you have to crash a drone in D.C., here are some places you really should avoid.

Mothership Done: One of Park View’s only sit-down restaurants, Mothership, is preparing to close.

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

  • Shadow campaign boss Jeff Thompson gave $1 million to school tied to top District health official. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser participated in last night’s count of the homeless. [Post]
  • Signature deadline knocks out candidates in Ward 4 and Ward 8 special election. [LL]
  • Kenyan McDuffie returns to bill pushing sports for girls. [Post]
  • Busted water main causes trouble in Dupont Circle. [NBC4]
  • The District is still a transient town for many. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Post ed board: Publicly punish the White House drone pilot. [Post]

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

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

  • Cuba could be a featured country at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival as soon as 2017. [Post]
  • Will the crowdsourced film on Dan Snyder‘s lawsuit against Washington City Paper get made? [DCist]
  • Photos from “Locally Sourced,” an exhibit at the Katzen Arts Center curated by Transformer’s Victoria Reis [BYT]
  • The Kennedy Center has a new composer-in-residence: Mason Bates. [Post]
  • Meet local DJ collective Moving Castle [D.C. Music Download]
  • A profile of Jessica Frances Dukes, who stars in the soon-to-open King Hedley II at Arena Stage [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Where to eat Brussels sprouts [Express]
  • Pasta Mia signs longterm lease in Adams Morgan. [Washingtonian]
  • After trial run, French chef Bertrand Chemel will continue leading Pizzeria Orso. [NoVa Mag]
  • Chicago’s Old Town Pour House is coming to Gaithersburg. [Post]
  • Mexican restaurant Diego closes on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]
  • Take a tour through the storied history Of Georgetown’s 1789 Restaurant. [Eater]