A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twenty-one people have been struck by gunfire in D.C. since Friday, including seven people last night and early this morning. One of these victims has died.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The Washington football team officially appealed the U.S. trademark board’s decision to strip the team of its federal trademark. [City Desk]
- Mayoral debate organizers say they will hold their debates even if leading candidate, and elusive debater, Muriel Bowser decides not to attend. [Post]
- The new Silver Line is still frustrating Blue Line commuters, particularly at the Rosslyn Metro station. [WAMU]
- The Capital Beltway, the road connecting Maryland and Virginia, turns 50 years old this weekend. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Beer Week: The 2014 Beer Issue—your hub for everything beer in D.C.—is here. Have at it.
NY Invasion: Five percent of D.C. residents were born in New York. That’s more than were born in Maryland or Virginia.
Disruptive Art: Ballston will soon be home to a rotating collection of technocentric art installations.
Stationary Drinking: Online-based booze delivery services are now legal in D.C.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Debate organizers say they’ll hold event even if Muriel Bowser skips out. [Post]
- Jonetta Rose Barras: Where are the mayoral candidates on housing? [Post]
- 21 people shot in the District since Friday. [Post]
- Bowser talks tech investment. [WBJ, WBJ]
- Hine development wins court backing. [Housing Complex, WBJ,
- District takes another shot at St. Elizabeths infrastructure. [WBJ]
- DDOT workers go after Rosslyn “love locks.” [Post]
- Alcohol board OK’s booze delivery services. [City Desk, Post, WBJ]
- More on tattoo parlors’ complaints about new Department of Health tat regulations. [WAMU]
- Rosslyn Metro station misses performance goals. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where D.C. residents come from (not D.C., mostly). [NYT,City Desk]
- Get ready for real-time Metro and bus information in many more D.C.-area buildings. [Post]
- Before statehood, D.C. needs a plan to pay for its justice system. [Roll Call]
- Metro takes an accidental journey around the world. [City Desk]
- After canceling solicitation for St. Elizabeths infrastructure, city reissues it. [WBJ]
- One of the biggest problems of homelessness is sleeplessness. [CityLab]
- Today on the market: Brightwood Park rowhouse in need of an upgrade—-$457,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- What can the local jazz community learn from Fort Reno? [CapitalBop]
- Ballston’s public art docket this fall: apps on apps on apps [Arts Desk]
- Meet local vocalist Kacey Williams of Black Alley, which headlines Carter Barron’s neo-soul night tonight. [Post]
- A local man has raised more than $30,000 on Kickstarter to get Kenny Loggins to play a concert in his living room. And now, Archer voice actor H. Jon Benjamin is trying to raise $15,000 to fly to D.C. to introduce him. [DCist]
- Can D.C.’s art scene survive without traditional galleries? [Arts Desk]
- How Washington City Paper‘s art director, Carey Jordan, made this week’s Beer Issue cover out of hops and malt [City Desk]
- Watch McLean artist Emilie Brzezinski, who’s in her 80s, carve tree trunks into sculptures with a chainsaw. [Post]
- Photos of Twin Peaks, the Lemons, and the Sea Life at DC9 [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Beer Issue is here. [WCP]
- Online booze delivery services can now operate in D.C. [City Desk]
- More details about Momofuku Milk Bar coming to D.C. [Post]
- Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria opens on U St. NW. [PoPville]
- Is it too soon for pumpkin beer? [Drink DC]
- Seasonal Pantry fried chicken pop-up continues today. [Zagat]
- What to do with late summer produce [BYT]