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Our latest cover story tells a 150-year history of D.C., all through one grand—-and now dumpy—-Logan Circle home.


  • The Coast Guard has called Ward 8 home for a year now. But it hasn’t done much to boost its surrounding community. [Housing Complex]
  • Dulles starts screening for Ebola. [News4]
  • An architecture firm is selected to design the 11th Street Bridge Park that will run over the Anacostia River. Check out the renderings. [Housing Complex]
  • The rabbi at a prominent modern orthodox synagogue in Georgetown allegedly spied on at least six women who were naked or partially naked while partaking in a Jewish ritual. [City Desk]


Occupy Bar Seat: A slew of new fancy bars are limiting the amount of time you can stay and drink at their establishments

Land Ho: It’s been two years, and the District’s best fire boat still isn’t fixed.

Gear Prudence: Help! How do I make a left turn? 

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

  • Mayoral candidates face off at penultimate debate. [LLPost, NBC4]
  • The District’s best fireboat still hasn’t been fixed, two years after a critical report. [LL]
  • No at-large candidate has a clear money advantage. [LL]
  • Anita Bonds and Robert White win the Current endorsement in the at-large race. [LL]
  • At-large hopeful Graylan Hagler says he’d give Teach for America teachers the boot. [Hagler Campaign]
  • More details emerge on the rabbi accused of voyeurism. [City Desk, City DeskPost, AP, WAMU]
  • Attorney general candidate Edward “Smitty” Smith‘s Stein Club endorsement catches attention.  [Blade]
  • State ed board candidates on WPFW today. [Twitter]
  • Should we turn Street Sense vendors into human traffic cameras? Certainly not. [Housing Complex]
  • WAMU limits its use of the Pigskins name. [WAMU]
  • Anti-discrimination bill makes it through D.C. Council committee. [Blade]
  • Playground opens at D.C. General homeless shelter. [WAMU]
  • Tom Sherwood makes it to 25. [Twitter]
  • Smart growthers don’t like highway-heavy plan. [WAMU]
  • Skyland comes down, but what’s next? [WBJ]


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

  • D.C. doesn’t build nearly as much housing as the suburbs, and it’s Congress’ fault. [CityLab]
  • Skyland’s getting demolished, but there’s still no Walmart lease. [WBJ]
  • The L Street cycletrack gets curbs. [WashCycle]
  • The D.C. General playground finally opens. [DCist]
  • Huge 401-unit development planned for NoMa. [UrbanTurf]
  • Lots of Silver Line commuters come from east of the Anacostia. [GGW]
  • Photos of a big fire in Anacostia. [CHOTR]
  • Today on the market: Semi-detached Park View house—$674,720

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

  • Despite petitions to save it, the rainbow-hued candle mural on the Potter’s House has been extinguished with beige paint. [Arts Desk]
  • Bonding with Ian MacKaye over BB guns, singing with Bad Brains, and other stories from Black Flag‘s Henry Rollins on coming up in the D.C. punk scene [Arts Desk]
  • Watch Ex Hex play two songs in a live session at WAMU [Bandwidth]
  • Which at-large D.C. Council candidate got a campaign donation from the 9:30 Club? [Loose Lips]
  • New Kennedy Center head Deborah Rutter wants the venue to highlight the works of more living artists. [Post]
  • Photos from Girls Rock! DC‘s first camp for adult women [DCist]
  • The Armenian Orphan Rug, a historic piece with deep political implications, will go on display at the White House next month. [Post]

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

  • Eight restaurants and bars with live piano music [Eater]
  • Chef Jeremiah Langhorne will open the Dabney in Blagden Alley. [Post]
  • Where to find global versions of fried chicken [Express]
  • Stevie Wonder visits Evolve Vegan Restaurant in Takoma. [PoPville]
  • The best brunch spots in D.C. (part two) [DCist]
  • Former Kitty O’Shea’s owner to open Irish pub on Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]
  • Five minutes with Eric Hilton [Reliable Source]