A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nationals are still alive, after beating the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday in the third game of the NL Division Series. They’re down 2-1 in the series, meaning they have to win tonight to extend the series to a decisive Game 5 (which would be in D.C. on Thursday).
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- President Barack Obama endorsed Muriel Bowser for mayor—-an endorsement that Councilmember Mary Cheh called peculiar. [Loose Lips]
- A new mayoral poll reportedly shows Muriel Bowser just four points ahead of David Catania, but most people haven’t actually seen the poll. [Washingtonian]
- Some D.C. public schools are seeing positive results from the “blended learning model.” [WAMU]
- President Barack Obama‘s Facebook page accidentally called D.C. a state. [Washington Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Disappearing Housing: A look at the District’s ever decreasing affordable housing in interesting charts and numbers.
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.
Religious News: The rabbi at D.C.’s largest conservative synagogue received support from his congregation after he told them he was gay Monday.
Gym Nauseam: Our latest cover story explores the District’s booming high-end, luxury gym scene. Are they making D.C. a healthier city, or they are just serving the already fit and rich? Give us 30 burpees and we’ll tell you.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Barack Obama endorses Muriel Bowser in the mayor’s race. [LL, WAMU, Post, Times, Post]
- Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh calls the Obama endorsement “peculiar.” [LL]
- Attorney general campaign-sponsored poll few have actually seen purportedly shows David Catania just points away from Bowser. [Washingtonian]
- Bill aims to keep Palisades from becoming a food desert. [Post, WBJ]
- Fact-checking whether Bowser “greased the wheels” for her Park Southern operator donor. [Post]
- Post ed board endorsement could dramatically help Karl Racine‘s chances in the attorney general race. [LL]
- Board of Elections: voting machines need to be replaced. [WAMU]
- District backs more tech companies. [Housing Complex]
- 9-year-old tries to stay alive after being shot in the head. [Post]
- Underground Dupont Circle art gets closer to actually happening. [Housing Complex]
- “Blended learning” pays off in some schools. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A portion of the Red Line will close for 14 weekends, starting in 2016. [GGW]
Despite rising supply, Class A rents go up. [UrbanTurf]
- Law firms spurring office construction: a thing of the past? [WBJ]
- Parts of Lincoln and Stanton parks will close for eight months for turf improvements. [Hill Rag]
- A tour of sub-400-square-foot living. [UrbanTurf]
- A map of Metro station architecture. [GGW]
- Private land is cut out of Springfield’s FBI bid. [Post]
- The blurring of the urban/suburban divide. [CityLab]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR condo—$479,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- The former streetcar space below Dupont Circle will finally become an underground art space. Literally. [Housing Complex]
- Photos of Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, and Teen Liver at the Black Cat [Bandwidth]
- Listen to the 12-minute track by Philly alt-punk act Restorations that writers and visual artists interpreted for this weekend’s Call + Response opening at Hole In the Sky. [DCist]
- The Phillips Collection complements its exhibition of neo-impressionists with musical performances inspired by (and that have inspired) pointillism. [Post]
- Listen to the “nonsensical rhymes” of local indie-rock outfit Spirit Plots‘ “Set Out.” [Bandwidth]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Green Hat Gin turns two with party tomorrow. [PoPville]
- Things you don’t understand about food trucks unless you run one [Thrillist]
- Are these the D.C. area’s best restaurants? [Zagat]
- Fishnet launches a fancier chef’s counter. [Washingtonian]
- What to expect from Mango Tree, coming to CityCenterDC [Eater]
- The Red Hen is Tom Sietsema‘s No. 4 restaurant. [Post]
- Where to find good beer cocktails [DCist]
- Brewing trends at the Great American Beer Festivals [Drink DC]