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D.C. joined protests across the nation after a St. Louis County, Mo., grand jury decided not to bring any criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August. A slate of additional protests is scheduled for today.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Marion Barry‘s memorial is still being planned and likely won’t be held until December. [Washington Post]
- Barry’s condolence book is now open to the public. People can head to the Wilson Building on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to sign it. [News4]
- D.C. officials have put a bill that would increase the number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs on hold until next year. [WAMU]
- Washington City Paper photographer Darrow Montgomery shares his collection of Marion Barry photographs—-a collection that spans 25 years. [WCP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Making Friends Til The End: One of the last people to speak with the mayor-for-life before he died was a 26-year-old Ward 8 native who said he wanted to follow in Barry’s footsteps by serving the community. Barry told him he was proud of him.
Marion Barry, the Musical: Six songs about the mayor for life.
Sticking with Cosby: The Smithsonian says it will not remove its Bill Cosby–associated art exhibit at the National Museum of African Art.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer, is on vacation (tips? email@example.com)
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A photo archive of a changing mayor in a changing city [WCP]
- Developers remember Marion Barry the wheeler-dealer. [WBJ]
- A tour of Barry’s former Hillcrest house [Curbed]
- Peebles pays a healthy premium for 5th and I NW lot. [WBJ]
- Mi Casa pitches an all-affordable development for Florida and Q NW. [UrbanTurf]
- Is Congress breaking its own rules on free parking? [Streetsblog]
- Where Olympics venues could go in and around D.C. [Post]
- Today on the market: Truxton Circle rowhouse with separate basement unit—-$849,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Despite mounting scrutiny, the Smithsonian is sticking by its exhibition of Bill Cosby‘s art collection. [Arts Desk]
- The Dismemberment Plan‘s Travis Morrison on designing album covers and deciding what songs to play on tour [DCist]
- How pop culture remembered Marion Barry: through a thousand dull-witted crack jokes [Arts Desk]
- Cerphe Colwell, who DJed at alt-rock station WHFS in the ’70s, on the yoga button that led him to meet George Harrison [Washingtonian]
- White Point Studio opens in the Gateway Arts District. [East City Art]
- alt-J thoroughly disappointed at least one audience member at Echostage. [BYT]
- Meryl Streep and Stevie Wonder were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman, is on vacation. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org