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Meet Peter May in our latest cover story: The most powerful man you’ve never heard of shaping D.C.’s growth.


  • Five candidates are running in D.C.’s first attorney general race. If only anyone actually knew what the job does. [Loose Lips]
  • The District’s food incubators are not just places to cook. They have “pop-upperys” [Young & Hungry]
  • MPD Chief Cathy Lanier announced Wednesday that some of the agency’s officers will start wearing body cameras as part of a years-long program to roll out the cameras to the entire force. [Loose Lips]
  • The man who allegedly abducted still-missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was taken into custody Wednesday in Texas. [Post]


Ode to Street Harassers: “I’m Not Your Fucking Baby”—listen to the new track addressing D.C.’s persistent street harassment here.

The People-less Transit: Streetcar service starts on H Street NE next week, sans passengers.

Home News: Loose Lips attorney general debate is next Monday at the Rock & Roll Hotel. Be there, or be square.

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

  • David Catania jabs Muriel Bowser in puppet video. [LLPostPost,
  • How the District’s attorney general vote became the most purely political race of the election. [LL]
  • The Loose Lips attorney general debate is Monday, Sept. 29. Be there! [LL]
  • Peter May, the most powerful D.C. official you’ve never heard of [WCP]
  • Metropolitan Police roll out body cameras for officers. [LLPost, WAMU]
  • Elissa SilvermanGraylan Hagler score union endorsements in the at-large race. [LL]
  • The troubled New Communities program finally pays off in NoMa. [Housing ComplexPost]
  • Adios to Metro boss Richard Sarles. [City Desk,
  • Bowser goes to event for LGTBQ elderly. [Blade]
  • Streetcar moves to another phase, but you still can’t ride it. [City DeskPost]
  • Where’s a LGBTQ member of the D.C. Olympics bid? [Blade]
  • Office of Human Rights runs anti-discrimination Metro ads. [Blade]

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

  • H Street streetcar will begin running on schedule next week (but without passengers). [City Desk]
  • Five years removed from tragedy, Metro will return to automatic operation. [WUSA]
  • Metro CEO Richard Sarles is retiring. [City Desk]
  • A plug for a women’s history museum on the National Mall [Post]
  • The four proposals for a big Takoma Park development near the D.C. line [UrbanTurf]
  • Google Street View ventures into Columbia Heights–area bars (and presumably others). [New Columbia Heights]
  • How to make Ward 5 more bike friendly [WashCycle]
  • Today on the market: Southwest studio—-$225,000

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

  • Listen to Jack on Fire tell catcallers where to get off in “I’m Not Your Fucking Baby.” [Arts Desk]
  • In the ’70s, D.C.’s Dynamic Superiors made history with one of the first openly gay Motown singers. [Bandwidth]
  • Famed violinist Joshua Bell, who played an anonymous concert in the Metro as an experiment for the Post in 2007, will play Union Station on Tuesday. [Post]
  • Nicholas KristofTimes columnist and white savior extraordinaire, is coming to Sixth & I on Monday to teach you how to change the world. You know, like him. [DCist]
  • A roundup of the 5×5 Project’s curators and their works’ themes [This Is It DC]
  • Listen to the debut single, “Foulbrood,” from Two Inch Astronaut‘s forthcoming sophomore EP.  [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Carla Hall to open hot chicken joint in New York then D.C. [Post]
  • Bonchon opens in Hyattsville on Oct. 1. [Washingtonian]
  • Kapnos Taverna and El Centro D.F. coming to Reagan National Airport. [WBJ]
  • Ghibellina owner Ari Gejdenson to open three restaurants in Ivy City. [WBJ]
  • Five D.C. restaurants with fresh new looks [Zagat]
  • Recap of Chefs for Equality fundraiser [Eater]
  • Belga Cafe turns 10 with events throughout the month. [PoPville]