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Just two weeks before Election Day, Muriel Bowser has a decisive 17-point lead over David Catania in the mayoral race, according to a new poll of likely D.C. voters commissioned by Washington City Paper  and WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show.


  • The poll also shows Karl Racine leading the pack in the attorney general’s race by ten points. [Loose Lips]
  • The campaign treasure for disgraced former Councilmember Michael Brown pled guilty Thursday to evading income taxes and campaign finance violations. [Washington Post]
  • Volunteers are gearing up for a massive search around Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Saturday for Relisha Rudd, the 8-year-old girl who has been missing for seven months. [News4]
  • D.C. Council funding disputes will likely cut the planned 22-mile street car system to just eight miles. [WAMU]


Margin Walkers: This week’s cover story looks at Fugazi’s influential 13 Songs album 25 years after it was first released. It’s a retrospective in the words of the people who lived and learned from it.

Too Late to Apologize?: The D.C. Board of Elections wants you to know that it’s very, very sorry for printing an upside flag on its voter guides and the lying about it.

Fall Additions: Here’s the abbreviated guide of all the newest places to eat and drink in D.C.

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

  • New WCP/Kojo Show poll: Muriel Bowser leads mayor’s race by 17 points. [LL]
  • Poll: Karl Racine leads the attorney general race. [LL]
  • Attorney general candidate donnybrook at the Wilson Building! [LLPost]
  • Vince Gray shrinks the streetcar after D.C. Council budget cuts. [Housing Complex, WAMU,
  • Ron Moten demands satisfaction from David Catania. [LL]
  • Elections board: sorry for screwing up the voter’s guide, then making up an excuse. [City DeskPost]
  • Mayoral hopefuls face off in education debate. [Post]
  • The Post at-large series covers Kishan PuttaElissa Silverman, and Robert White. [PostPostPost]
  • Former Michael Brown campaign treasurer takes a guilty plea. [Post]
  • “Is Muriel Bowser swimming with sharks?” [Post]
  • Deborah Simmons considers the State Board of Education races. [Times]
  • The Times: new gun law doesn’t give us our guns. [Times]
  • Michael Neibauer has an idea about who will develop Potomac Yards. [WBJ]
  • Report praises District’s energy efficiency. [WAMU]
  • Teacher sex? “Hold your horses, all your David Lee Roths.” [Post]

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

  • Fewer people are riding Metro. That’s bad news for developers who own Metro-adjacent property. [Post]
  • The problem with putting new homeless shelters east of the Anacostia River. [CHOTR]
  • Will Vince Gray or Muriel Bowser weaken an affordable-housing bill? [GGW>]
  • The Central Union Mission’s move from 14th Street NW is gentrification “done right.” [Post]
  • Americans would rather fund new transit than build new roads. [Streetsblog]
  • Driver charged with murder for hitting cyclist in Shaw. [Post]
  • Today on the market: 1BR condo by the 9:30 Club—$499,000

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

  • Come to Washington City Paper‘s music showcase—-featuring Laughing Man, Furniteur, and free beer—-at the American Art Museum tonight! [Arts Desk]
  • Local actress Rachel Manteuffel on braving onstage nudity for the first time—-how she prepared, practiced, and dealt with audience responses [Post]
  • Friends and family members remember Michelle “Chel’e P.” Perry, a well-loved singer and actress on the local go-go scene. [Arts Desk]
  • An interview with Dr. Ruth, veteran sex advice-giver, who speaks at the DCJCC tomorrow [DCist]
  • Listen to Joy Buttons‘ “Other,” a sludgy punk joint with pop sensibilities. [Bandwidth]
  • Older D.C. jazz musicians struggle to make ends meet without regular gigs. [Post]
  • Sherry Berg on playing a dog onstage for NextStop Theatre Company—-for the second time [D.C. Theatre Scene]

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

  • What happens when you order a cocktail at a dive bar? [Eater]
  • Here’s where you can find legit New York pizza in D.C. [Post]
  • An anonymous chef rants against the anonymous users of Yelp. [VICE]
  • Seven “sexy” Halloween food costumes [Washingtonian]
  • Where to celebrate Day of the Dead in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Plan B Burger Bar opening Nov. 3 in Penn Quarter. [PoPville]