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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- David Catania jabs Muriel Bowser in puppet video. [LL, Post, Post,
- 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. [LL, Post, WAMU]
- Elissa Silverman, Graylan Hagler score union endorsements in the at-large race. [LL]
- The troubled New Communities program finally pays off in NoMa. [Housing Complex, Post]
- 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 Desk, Post]
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 Kristof, Times 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? email@example.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]