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The District is trying to get a court to appoint the city’s most frequent 911 caller—she’s called 226 times in the past year alone—a medical guardian.


  • What’s open and closed in the District on Veterans Day. [WTOP]
  • In honor of Veterans Day, two of the original Tuskegee Airmen will join District leaders for a wreath-laying ceremony. [News4]
  • D.C. has five completed Obamacare enrollees, though 321 users have requested an insurance plan from the online marketplace. [WBJ]
  • The D.C. jail is working to curb a rash of suicides. [Washington Post]


Tokyo Drift: ICYMI, in the cover of the latest issue of Washington City Paper: D.C. punk band E.D. Sedgwick goes on tour in Japan and things go—-well, you’ll see.

Pop Quiz: How much do you know about D.C.’s land use rules? Take our quiz to find out.

Washington Rednecks: A solution to end all this team name drama.

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

  • Vincent OrangeAndy Shallal are running for mayor. [LLPostWashingtonian, WAMUWBJ]
  • Post ed board, like Vince Gray, wants a study on minimum wage increase. [Post]
  • D.C. Jail tries to curb suicides. [Post]
  • Ed board: what took so long? [Post]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras: election will be about liberals versus progressives. [Post]
  • Streetcar routes! [Housing Complex]
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says federal landlords are in “purgatory” over budget confusion. [WBJ]
  • Report backs Capitol Police decision in Navy Yard aftermath. [Times]

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

  • Sorry D.C., you’re only the fifth fastest-gentrifying city in America. [HuffPo]
  • Details of the four proposals for the Franklin School. [WBJ]
  • D.C.’s theater past and future. [Post]
  • Test your knowledge of D.C.’s land-use rules. [City Desk]
  • A few reasons to be skeptical of D.C.’s NAEP gains. [GGW]
  • Three D.C. charter schools launch crowdfunding campaigns today. [Post]
  • Rogue driver kills one, injures four. [WJLA]
  • Southwest Waterfront and Buzzard Point, a century ago. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Make cycletracks safer by making them smaller. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Century-old Columbia Heights condo

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
  • Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
  • Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
  • A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]
  • Josef Palermo bases an art piece on his ex-roommate’s diary; ex-roommate says the diary is a work of fiction. [Post]
  • Georgetown theater sign may light up again. [Washingtonian]
  • Katherine Goldstein and Dismemberment Plan‘s Travis Morrison continue to talk about their marriage. [Studio 360]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Try these white truffle dishes. [The Plate]
  • Veterans Day food and drink specials in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Ramen burgers make D.C. debut at Degrees at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
  • What’s behind Yelp’s fake restaurant review reviews? [NPR]
  • After neighborhood battle, All Souls finally prepares to open in Shaw. [Eater]
  • Bolt Burgers will be high-tech. [Post]
  • Three new and notable breweries [Express]
  • Blind taste test of nine different colas [Thrillist]