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About 20 people silently demonstrated in front of the White House this weekend, calling for the prosecution of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Last week, more than a thousand people gathered at Meridian Hill park to rally for Brown and other victims, particularly black men, of police brutality.


  • Everyone—-cab drivers, regulators, and Uber—-agrees that illegal street hails have to stop. [WAMU]
  • Data from AAA shows that auto theft in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia was at a historic low in 2013. [News4]
  • A new Department of Transportation proposal would protect bike lanes that are blocked by construction sites. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Who are the oil men who sell fragrances by D.C.’s Metro stations? [Post]


Beer Week: The 2014 Beer Issueyour hub for everything beer in D.C.is here. Have at it.

Jack Evans, Crusader: Has Jack Evans been cleansing his own Wikipedia pages of all negativity? He won’t say whether he’s been on an editing spree.

RIPLida Moser, the pioneer, street-style photographer who lived in Rockville and “didn’t give a fuck”, died last Monday a week before her 94th birthday..

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

  • Colby King considers Carol Schwartz‘s fifth mayoral run. [Post]
  • Councilmember Jack Evans‘ office won’t say whether he’s behind a recent Wikipedia revisionism spree. [LL]
  • At-large candidate Elissa Silverman goes on WAMU’s Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Charter board CFO helped businesses at center of Options charter school lawsuit, according to emails. [Post]
  • Possible murder-suicide leaves three dead. [Times]
  • Police still looking into homophobic assault at a Safeway. [Blade]
  • Judge could have a say on District health exchange. [WBJ]
  • After opposition, some back CSX tunnel. [Post]
  • The life of a District fragrant oils salesman [Post]

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

  • Muriel Bowser doesn’t plan to undo Vince Gray‘s tech incentives. [Post]
  • New rules would protect bike lanes, access at construction sites. [WBJ]
  • HR-57 plans one-story building a block and a half from the Shaw Metro. [Arts Desk]
  • Silver Line boosts Tysons office market. [Post]
  • And Tysons finally starts to feel urban. [GGW]
  • A comparison of the new supermarkets near downtown. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights 2BR condo—-$489,000

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

  • Beadwork as two-dimensional art, beyond the realm of traditional craft, at the Anacostia Community Museum [East City Art]
  • The architecture of CityCenterDC: “manicured, programmed, and under surveillance” [Post]
  • A tribute to the late Lida Moser, a pioneer of street-style photography who would have hated that label [Arts Desk]
  • This weekend’s video game convention wasn’t as packed as organizers had planned for. [Post]
  • HR-57 plans to build its new location in Shaw, right across the street from another venerated arts venue. [Arts Desk]
  • Dischord will reissue Slant 6‘s Soda Pop*Rip Off in October. [DCist]
  • An adorable 12-year-old in a Kyogre costume flew from London to D.C. for the Pokemon World Championship on Saturday. [Post]
  • Traprock “originator” Ethan Spalding on writing happy music and using a joint-smoking panda to make kids giggle [Bandwidth]
  • Want to see a D.C.-based Sharknado 3: Fin-Dependence Day? There’s a petition for that. [DCist]
  • What a few random people are reading on the Metro [BYT]

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

  • Bars where the sun don’t shine [Eater]
  • True Food Kitchen aiming for late September opening. [WBJ]
  • Tico chef Michael Schlow shares his favorite things. [Washingtonian]
  • How to spend $40 in Petworth [Post]
  • Top picks for D.C. Beer Week [Zagat]
  • Rocklands Barbeque expansion completed in Glover Park. [PoPville]