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On the Sunday before Election Day, the mayoral candidates made their final attempts to connect with voters. David Catania and Carol Schwartz hit the farmers markets and grocery stores, while Muriel Bowser opted for the more traditional Sunday route and stumped with a large Ethiopian Orthodox congregation.


  • The Washington football team’s game against Minnesota Sunday drew thousands of people who were protesting the team’s offensive name. [New York Times]
  • The retired head of Sidwell Friends Lower School is donating the best pieces from his vast collection of historic school artifacts to the Smithsonian. [Washington Post]
  • D.C. has an even greater discrepancy between the rich and the poor than you probably thought. [WAMU]
  • A D.C. criminal defense attorney was found gagged and strangled to death in his Dominican Republic apartment. [Washington Post]
  • D.C. tells the owner of a Shaw apartment complex that it can’t raise the rent on its low-income tenants. [Housing Complex]


Politics Issue: Our Politics Issue is online and on stands now. There’s poll results on what voters think about everything from the mayor’s racepotguns, and homeless shelters. And we make our endorsements. Read them to see who we think should be mayor, the two at-large council members, attorney general, and more.

Teen Mob: Dozens of teens mobbed a bus after school Friday. There were no arrests and no major injuries.

Mayoral Power Rankings: In the final edition of Mayoral Power Rankings, David Catania is on top—-“even if he almost certainly won’t win.”

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

  • David Catania tops the final pre-election Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
  • Candidates campaign in final days. [Post]
  • Mayoral candidates court party-hopping Dems. [Times]
  • District opposes rent increase on low-income tenants. [Housing Complex]
  • Developer wants to ditch properties in affordable housing program, but he says the city won’t help him. [Post]
  • Colby King: Don’t vote for someone who will hurt Home Rule. [Post]
  • The Post ed board goes in again for Muriel Bowser. [Post]
  • Teens get on bus, but get off on charges. [City Desk]
  • Marion Barry flexes political power in D.C. Council, attorney general races. [Post]
  • Leaf collection returns. [WAMU]
  • At-large candidate Graylan Hagler gets a song. [YouTube]
  • More on the District’s inequality numbers. [WAMU]
  • Are any college students actually voting here? [WAMU]

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

  • Developer of first two for-sale IZ units still can’t sell them. [Post]
  • Teen mob takes over 97 bus; no arrests made. [City Desk]
  • A list of ANC races with smart-growth implications. [GGW]
  • Lots of fatalities occur when people bike drunk, but that’s not the real problem. [CityLab]
  • Construction on 321-unit Florida Rock building on Anacostia River bank gets underway. [JDLand]
  • What the 11th Street Bridge Park means for Anacostia. [Hill Rag]
  • Blocked from Carnegie Library, Spy Museum tries to figure out what’s next. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Hill East three-unit rental—-$849,900

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

  • The Hirshhorn’s docents—-many of them retired adults who’ve volunteered at the museum for years—-have been replaced by young aspiring museum staffers. [Post]
  • A preview of “Full Spectrum: The Prolific Master within Loïs Mailou Jones” at the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities building [East City Art]
  • This could get ugly—-the National Archives and the Library of Congress duel over whose Magna Carta is more legit. [Post]
  • D.C.’s bougiest movie theater [Washingtonian]
  • Director Robert Richmond on taking Julius Caesar out of ancient Rome and into the present for his Folger production [DC Theatre Scene]
  • A sixth grader reviews Washington National Opera’s La bohème [Post]

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

  • How to route your DIY brewery bike tour [DCist]
  • Another restaurant critic ditches anonymity. [Dallas Morning News]
  • Komi building damaged by fire. [PoPville]
  • How Le Diplomate deals with VIPs [Eater]
  • Four can’t-miss food events in November [Zagat]
  • What goes into selecting northern Virginia’s 50 best restaurants [NoVa Mag]
  • The oldest restaurant in every state and D.C. [Thrillist]