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The Nats lost to the Giants 3-2 last night, ending their season and World Series hopes. The team fell to the Giants 3 games to 1 in the best-of-five National League Division series.


  • The deal to bring the Spy Museum to the Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square has officially collapsed. [Washington Post]
  • A D.C. prisoner hid a loaded handgun in his pants at D.C. Superior Court. It is unknown how or where the 19-year-old obtained the gun. [News4]
  • The D.C. Council gave initial approval to legislation Tuesday that would allow people convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes to apply to have their records sealed. [Washington Post]
  • The D.C. Council will hold a hearing on stop-and-frisk tactics by city police. [AP]


Large Debate: Come watch at least 11 at-large D.C. Council candidates debate at a WCP-hosted debate this Wednesday at the Black Cat. Doors open at 8 p.m., action starts at 8:30 p.m.

The Hunt for Red October: The Nats season is over, which fills our Jayson Werth gnome with #satitude.

Six Little Pigs: New York Les Trois Petits Cochons sued another charcuterie shop, D.C.’s own Three Little Pigs, for violating its trademark on the name.

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

  • Which candidate will crowd surf at the Loose Lips at-large debate tonight! There’s only one way to find out. 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat. [LL]
  • DNC chairwoman campaigns for Muriel Bowser, says it’s not a sign that Bowser is sinking in polls. [LL]
  • Ward 8 ANC commissioner curses out, appears to shove man at rowdy meeting. [LLPost]
  • After landing Barack Obama‘s endorsement, Bowser leaves event before he can give her a nod in speech. [Post]
  • LGBTQ-focused Gertrude Stein club endorses EdwardSmitty” Smith for attorney general, Courtney Snowden for at-large. [LLMetro Weekly]
  • Vincent Orange reconsiders plan to honor boxer once convicted of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. [Post]
  • Bill that would seal records for non-violent marijuana crimes passes its first vote. [WAMUPost]
  • Snow clearing legislation could be held up over seniors and disabled. [WAMU]
  • Special ed bills pass the D.C. Council. [Post]
  • Where’d all the affordable housing go? Here. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Metro Weekly interviews Catania. [Metro Weekly]
  • Carol Schwartz wants more media coverage. [DCist]
  • Deborah Simmons says…something about the mayor’s race. [Times]
  • Cabbies don’t do so hot in undercover stings. [City Desk]
  • Marion Barry had his parking ticket fees reduced. So why didn’t this Ward 8 resident? [Fox 5]

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

  • Lawsuit from charter schools threatens D.C.’s local control over education. [GGW]
  • West End Library redevelopment set to begin next month. [WBJ]
  • The deal to move the Spy Museum to the Carnegie Library has officially collapsed. [Post]
  • An update on the SEU building headed to the Shakespeare Theatre Company. [Hill Rag]
  • Safeway’s campaign to create a food desert, opposed by D.C. councilmembers. [GGW]
  • The plastic foam food container ban could help D.C. cyclists. [WashCycle]
  • The future of the R Street Firehouse [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. has America’s fourth-best transit, behind (ouch) Los Angeles. [Streetsblog]
  • Today on the market: Studio co-op at Van Ness Metro—$242,000

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

  • How local punk rocker Chris Suspect became an internationally known show photographer [Arts Desk]
  • House of Cards is actually filming in D.C. this season, mock gay protests and all. [DCist]
  • Experimental guitarist Anthony Pirog on his latest album, Palo Colorado Dream, inspired by childhood trips to Big Sur [D.C. Music Download]
  • An interview with Christina Billotte of Slant 6 on Dischord’s rerelease of Soda Pop Rip * Off after its 20 years out of print [Rookie]
  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company gave its annual award to British actor John Hurt. [Post]
  • Photos of Chromeo at the 9:30 Club [BYT]

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

  • Plates of all sizes in quirky categories befuddle diners. [Post]
  • Caffe Amouri and Maple Ave Restaurant owners to open deli/butchery. [NoVa Mag]
  • Nine new late-night happy hours in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Wiseguy NY Pizza is heading to Rosslyn. [Eater]
  • 11 pumpkin spice treats around town [Washingtonian]
  • A fall guide to the farmers market [DCist]
  • Danny Todd’s brings all-day breakfast, barbecue, and seafood to H Street NE. [PoPville]