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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 spell“bama,” punctuate “D.C.,” and refer to Chevy Chase, the actor.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.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 Complex, Post]
- 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. [WAMU, WBJ]
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]