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The Education Issue is on stands today. Read it to find out about social activism at Howard University in the wake of Ferguson, the intense NIMBYs fighting the construction of AU’s new dorms, and what’s behind D.C’s most troubled law school.


  • The D.C. Department of Transportation has installed 7.5 miles of bikes lanes this year, including the first in Ward 8. [Post]
  • Former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt draws comparisons between the 1991 Mount Pleasant riots and Ferguson. [WAMU]
  • The Supreme Court issued a last-minute order delaying gay marriage in Virginia—-the day before the state was scheduled to start issuing licenses to same-sex couples. [New York Times]
  • U.S. Park Police have identified a suspect in connection with an April sexual assault at a park near the Georgetown Waterfront. [Post]


Celebrity Chefs: Is the future of D.C. restaurants in chef collaborations?

Bike vs. Bikes: Have you seen this rogue cyclist involved in a hit-and-run (ride?) accident this weekend.

What’s Going On?: The Marvin Gaye mural in Shaw is getting painted over.

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

  • Legalized pot finally gets an opponent in the District. [WAMU]
  • Sticker mischief strikes the at-large D.C. Council race. [LL]
  • More on police endorsement of David Catania in mayor’s race [Post]
  • LL looks at the grim numbers behind American University’s law school. [City Desk]
  • Ex-mayor Sharon Pratt considers parallels between Ferguson, Missouri and the Mt. Pleasant riots. [WAMU]
  • Developer WC Smith gobbles up Congress Heights. [Housing Complex]
  • Suspect arrested, tied to Georgetown sexual assault. [Post]
  • Ward 8 gets its first bike lanes. [Post]
  • Neighbors fret over American University’s dorm plans. [Housing Complex]
  • “Cops and Robbers” run cancelled over Ferguson unrest. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)
  • NIMBYs, activists, and a loss of prestige: The Education Issue. [WCP]
  • DDOT’s installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes this year, but probably won’t meet its target. [Post]
  • Micro-living to the max: a 196-square-foot house for a family of three (plus a dog). [Dwell]
  • WMATA loses $4.2 million in settlement over procurement violation. [City Desk]
  • Renderings of what’s coming to South Capitol Street. [JDLand]
  • What to do if your building doesn’t have bike parking [Gear Prudence]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR—-$469,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)
  • Say goodbye to Shaw’s Marvin Gaye mural—-it’s being built over by new construction. [Arts Desk]
  • Ras Nebyu‘s “Queens” is a call to end misogyny and nurture black solidarity. [Bandwidth]
  • D.C.’s best record labels [DCist]
  • Eleven Simpsons episodes D.C. residents (especially politics nerds) should watch during the FXX marathon [Washingtonian]
  • Justin Rice of Bishop Allen, who plays the Black Cat on Saturday, on trading Brooklyn for the Catskills and folksy strings for ’80s synths [BYT]
  • Photos of Ben Tufts & Friends at Jammin’ Java [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman  (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)
  • Where to find locally made frozen pops. [Express]
  • Nine bars where you can bring your own dinner. [Zagat]
  • Should restaurants let pregnant women who aren’t customers use the restroom? [PoPville]
  • CityZen chef Eric Ziebold to open his own restaurant. [WBJ]
  • Second Union Kitchen will have a Blind Dog Cafe. [Eater]
  • Tom Sietsema gives Patowmack Farm 2.5 stars. [Post]
  • Five fat-tastic D.C. snacks [Thrillist]