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A woman died yesterday as a result of the Metro incident that caused a train to fill with smoke near L’Enfant Plaza station. More than 80 people were hurt overall.


  • L’Enfant Plaza station remains closed this morning. Yellow Line riders will be most affected. [Post]
  • A rider who was trapped in the smoke-filled train gives his account. [Fox5]
  • The National Park Service proposed new fees for using the popular C&O Canal National Historic Park. [WAMU]
  • A tour of the Dupont Underground, ahead of its transformation. [WTOP]


Slow Start-up: The ambitious restaurant crowdfunding site EquityEats is off to a slower-than-expected start.

Underrepresented Artists: Local black artists look to continue a collaboration that began at Art Basel in Miami.

Painful: Try this $13 “bondage-inspired” cocktail—or don’t.

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

  • One killed after Metro tunnel fills with smoke. [Housing Complex, Housing ComplexPost, WAMUTimes]
  • Taxi commission eyes 6,191 as the ideal number of cabs. [Post]
  • Teen killed after leaving a party in Northeast. [Post]
  • Statehood backers angle for a State of the Union mention. [WAMU]
  • Former city administrator Allen Lew reportedly in the running to manage Metro. [Twitter]
  • Shadow delegations gear up for another term. [WAMU]
  • Colby King on Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s budget gap. [Post]
  • Post ed board backs instant runoff voting. [Post

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

  • Yellow Line closed today; Green Line service restored. [WMATA]
  • Fannie Mae could move to current Washington Post site. [Post]
  • Turns out, crowdsourcing restaurants isn’t easy. [Y&H]
  • National Park Service weighs Fort Totten pedestrian trail. [WashCycle]
  • Donald Rumsfeld‘s Kalorama home sells for just shy of $4 million. [WBJ]
  • In cold weather, the inevitable water main breaks. [WJLA]
  • Today on the market: Semi-detached house in Burleith—-$1,249,000

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

  • Seven local black artists who showed work at Art Basel are thinking about future collabs. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to Paperhaus‘ complex, sensuous new track, “So Slow.” [Arts Desk]
  • Got a cool $8.5 million in the bank? Buy the Bethesda Theater, which houses the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. [BethesdaNow]
  • A tour of the old streetcar station (and soon-to-be event space) of the Dupont Underground [PBS]
  • A look at the nuanced exploration of black masculinity in Studio Theatre’s current production, Choir Boy [Post]
  • Four forthcoming benefit concerts in D.C. [DCist]
  • Watch Maryland rapper Sir E.U.‘s new video, filmed at the Hovermale’s ice cream parlor. [Bandwidth]

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

  • Nine decadent dishes and their healthier alternatives. [Zagat]
  • With 600 bottles of beer on the wall, how can a staff keep up? [Post]
  • 10 vegetarian dishes for winter. [Washingtonian]
  • With McFadden’s shut down, students pressed to fill Tuesday-night void. [GW Hatchet]
  • An obituary for McFadden’s. [DCist]
  • Bourbon Steak bartender Duane Sylvestre and Buttercream Bakeshop‘s Tiffany MacIsaac team up for “love potions” class. [Eater]
  • Taste of India closes in Woodley Park. [PoPville]