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For our latest cover story, the Washington City Paper staff compiled a style guide for everything D.C. Learn the proper way to spellbama,” punctuate “D.C.,” and refer to Chevy Chase, the actor.


  • Mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Carol Schwartz talk about solving the District’s biggest puzzle: public schools. [Housing Complex]
  • Opponents of the D.C. United Stadium deal are quiet—-for now. [Loose Lips]
  • Mayor Vince Gray touts his affordable housing efforts amid city housing crisis. [Washington Post]
  • Tenleytown residents are not happy about a confusing “mini” traffic circle in their neighborhood. [News4]


Orange Crush: The pumpkin craze has gone too far—-and it’s not really even about pumpkins.

(e)merge art fair: It’s the biggest game in town for contemporary artists. But does it marginalize them, too?

Free PR: The ultimate price for American University to pay for late-night Metro service during the Nats playoff run? $0. 

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

  • The D.C. manual of style: from “bama” to “mayor-for-life.” [WCP]
  • David Catania and Carol Schwartz struggle to bury the hatchet at Southwest debate. [LL]
  • Lorie Masters: Enough of Paul Zukerberg in the attorney general race, what about me? [LL]
  • Vince Gray talks affordable housing. [Housing ComplexPost]
  • Gray still proves reluctant to endorse Muriel Bowser. [Post]
  • Kenyan McDuffie wants to shake up election operations. [WAMU]
  • Mayoral candidates talk education. [Housing Complex]
  • Museum Square owners justify their $250 million price tag. [Housing Complex]
  • Cabbies turn off pretty much everyone. [WAMUWBJ]
  • Are folding bikes for dorks? LL says yes! [City Desk]
  • American University gets off scot-free on Nationals Metro. [City Desk]
  • Hospital deal can’t get Howard a debt upgrade. [WBJ]

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

  • D.C., you’re doing it wrong. Here’s the right way to write and talk about the District. [WCP]
  • What to do with dying suburban office buildings? Turn them into schools, perhaps. [Post]
  • A rundown of all the residential development coming to H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
  • What’s in store for the Intelsat building in Van Ness. [WBJ]
  • The D.C. area will have the most flooding in America by 2045. [DCist]
  • ANC voices opposition to rent increase at troubled Columbia Heights building. [SALM]
  • Today on the market: Kingman Park rowhouse, capitalizing on the Benning Road streetcar—$425,000

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

  • Is it theater or theatre? What’s the “Politics & Prose of punctuation”? Do I really have to abide the camel-hump capitalization of harDCore? Find out in Washington City Paper‘s internal style guide, our D.C. manual of style and usage. [WCP]
  • Watch Paperhaus‘ trippy, violet-hued video for “Cairo.” [D.C. Music Download]
  • After you see Gone Girl, see these films about messed-up relationships, screening in D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • What’s up with the abundance of architecture design firms (and lack of artists) in the list of finalists for the forthcoming NoMa underpass installation? [East City Art]
  • Read your teenage diary and listen to others read theirs at the Mortified show at Town. [Post]
  • Watch local artist Whitney Walker, a Corcoran alumna, draw a big chalk mural at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. today. [Washingtonian]
  • Smithsonian magazine’s Ingenuity Awards are coming, and Rosanne Cash will win one. [Post]

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

  • Best Korean restaurants in and around D.C. [DCist]
  • Pop-up beer garden coming to Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • Six new beer breweries to visit around Washington [Washingtonian]
  • Tom Sietsema‘s No. 2 restaurant is Mintwood Place. [Post]
  • Five new reasons worth leaving the office for lunch [Zagat]
  • 3 Stars Brewing Company is now distributing in Virginia. [Eater]
  • What to eat at Mosaic District in Fairfax [Express]