A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
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Mothership Done: One of Park View’s only sit-down restaurants, Mothership, is preparing to close.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- It’s extra-super-duper official now: REI’s coming to NoMa. [Post]
- At a luxury Georgetown condo, a month yields a $700,000 price bump. [UrbanTurf]
- Capitol Gateway takes a step forward. [WBJ]
- Union Market project gets a new look. [UrbanTurf]
- Visualize the evolution of the world’s transit systems. [Alexander Rapp]
- Donald Trump says he “beat up” contractors at his D.C. hotel project. [Post]
- Today on the market: End-unit rowhouse with a porch overlooking North Capitol Street—-$599,500
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]