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Marion Barry‘s son, Christopher Barry, filed papers yesterday to run for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. Council that his late father left vacant. The candidate, whose full name is Marion Christopher Barry, has asked to appear on the ballot as “Marion C. Barry.”


  • Today’s snow caused a power outage in the Dupont Circle area and closed some schools (although DCPS remains open). [WAMU]
  • Local band Deleted Scenes has called it quits. [Arts Desk]
  • A 25-year fight against a trash transfer station in Ward 5 could be winding down. [Post]
  • The new D.C. Council holds its first legislative meeting today. [NBC4]


Local National Parks: D.C.’s new Park Service boss spoke about the challenges of running urban parks.

Next up at EatsPlace: The “pop-uppery” will have dumplings and noodle soup soon.

D.C. Data: This chart shows a lot has changed on the D.C. Council in two years.

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

  • Marion Barry’s son declares for his D.C. Council seat. [LLTimesTimesWAMUPost]
  • Mary Cheh cooks up what she says is a more palatable law about liability in bike crashes. [WAMU]
  • Muriel Bowser backs unlikely campaign to keep Eleanor Holmes Norton‘s limited House vote. [PostPost]
  • The Council’s experience loss, in graphs. [LL]
  • Meet Bowser’s housing team. [Housing Complex]
  • New Park Service boss: Private spaces “realistic” in parks like Franklin Square. [Housing Complex]
  • Phil Mendelson says Akridge is still far from the city on the D.C. United stadium deal. [WBJ]
  • More on the demise of the economic development committee. [WBJ]
  • The District: better when it’s run by women? [Post]

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

  • Nine development questions Muriel Bowser will have to answer. [Post]
  • The U.S. Olympic Committee could make its pick on Thursday. D.C.’s odds aren’t great. [NPR]
  • Phil Mendelson says D.C. and Akridge aren’t close to a deal on stadium land. [@willsommer]
  • Park Service may charge for access to C&O Canal towpath (outside D.C.). [WashCycle]
  • The Kennedy Center needs to be reconnected to the city. [GGW]
  • Lost in the Council shuffle: a dedicated economic development committee. [WBJ]
  • Capital Bikeshare and transit: complements, not enemies. [WashCycle]
  • Today on the market: 3BR Chinatown condo—-$810,000

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

  • Local indie-rock quartet Deleted Scenes has officially broken up. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to Maryland soul singer Reesa Renee‘s new track “Invisible,” about her depression following the deaths of two friends. [Bandwidth]
  • Listen to local synthpop trio the Walking Sticks‘ sexy new slow-burner, “Burn Brighter.” [D.C. Music Download]
  • What books and music will be big in the D.C. area this year? Local experts make their bets. [Express]
  • The D.C. Public Library is staging a 10-hour reading of George Orwell‘s 1984. [DCist]
  • Benji Madden of Good Charlotte fame married Cameron Diaz. [Post]

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

  • Chef Alex McCoy leaves Duke’s Grocery to open Southeast Asian restaurant. [Post]
  • Mad Momos closes in Columbia Heights. [PoPville]
  • Mike Isabella will open Kapnos Kouzina in Bethesda. [Washingtonian]
  • Craft brewers are running out of names, and into legal spats. [NPR]
  • Vigilante Coffee popping up at Impala Cantina y Taqueria. [Eater]
  • Where to find vegetarian tasting menus for every night of the week. [BYT]