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Our D.C. Etiquette Issue is on stands today. WCP writers and contributors answer all the D.C. etiquette questions you never knew you had, from how to appropriately ask for weed at a party to whether you should drink that water in an Uber. So stop being so rude, dammit.


  • There’s been a recent increase in burglaries in the Brookland, Michigan Park, and Edgewood neighborhoods. [Post]
  • Meet the many, many at-large council candidates. [Loose Lips]
  • Why is big D.C. developer JBG Companies publishing a vanity newspaper for the Logan Circle and Shaw neighborhoods? [Housing Complex]
  • If the city wants to avoid a homeless crisis this winter, it’s going to really need to step up its game. [Housing Complex]


Olympics 2024: The District’s Olympic bid board has been revealed, and its members include former Mayor Tony Williams and, of course, chef Jose Andres. 

BikeDC: The District Department of Transportation’s proposed regulations for streetcars would make biking on H Street NE very, very difficult.

Gear Prudence: Our bike advice column has finally tackled the difficult question of helmets.

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

  • Tom Lindenfeld, Muriel Bowser advisor connected to Philadelphia corruption scandal, lost influence in the campaign over Olympics dispute. [Post]
  • Meet the many, many D.C. Council at-large candidates. [LL]
  • At-large candidate calls on elections board to investigate rival for fraud. [LL]
  • Attorney general Irv Nathan disputes story about whether he backed AG hopeful Karl Racine. [Washingtonian]
  • Post ed board criticizes government report on Relisha Rudd‘s disappearance. [Post]
  • Hot weather keeps District pools open after Labor Day. [Times]
  • D.C. developer gets into the newspaper game. [Housing Complex]
  • Pricey renovation can’t keep H.D. Woodson from closing over broken A/C. [Post]
  • Proposed DDOT rules would make biking on H Street NE much more difficult. [City Desk]
  • Big work ahead if city wants to avoid homelessness crisis in the winter. [Housing Complex]
  • Gay liaison unit members assigned to street patrol. [Blade]
  • Cabbies cited in passenger sting. [Post]

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

  • Here it is: the D.C. Olympics push. [dc2024.org]
  • How not to be a jerk on your bike, in the Metro, and everywhere else in D.C. [WCP]
  • The parking needs of various D.C. neighborhoods. [UrbanTurf]
  • Forrester Construction founder dies. [Post]
  • Biking could be banned along H Street streetcar corridor. [City Desk]
  • Banning bikes isn’t the right solution. Here are a few alternatives. [Streetsblog]
  • Streetcars in mixed traffic really aren’t very effective anyway. [CityLab]
  • David Grosso proposes a housing committee and other affordable-housing initiatives. [davidgrosso.org]
  • A modest proposal: Turn Wisconsin and M into a traffic circle. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • Today on the market: Deanwood rowhouse in need of rehab—-$145,000

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

  • Kennedy Center head Michael Kaiser just stepped down. How’d he do? [Arts Desk]
  • Locally formed kids TV show Pancake Mountain explains go-go. [DCist]
  • Satellite Room tips its hat to Ian MacKaye, a principled vegan, with a meaty burger named in his honor. [Post]
  • Photos of Spoon at the Lincoln Theatre [BYT]
  • The National Gallery’s Ruth Cole Kainen show, by the numbers [Post]
  • Pree just dropped its first single in three years, and frontwoman May Tabol calls D.C. a city of ambassadors, musically speaking. [D.C. Music Download]
  • Actress Shayna Blass is “convincingly gender-blurring” in Theater J’s production of Yentl. [Post]
  • Writers, on how to overcome writer’s block [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS is on vacation.  (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)