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A judge in federal court weighed whether the District attorney general race would remain on the ballot in 2014, but it seems legal technicalities may make it difficult to do.


  • There have been 165 logged suicide attempts in two years at the D.C. jail. [Washington Post]
  • Elissa Silverman will not be running in the upcoming at-large Democratic primary. [Loose Lips]
  • The man fatally shot near a Southeast D.C. elementary school may have been involved in a shootout with multiple gunmen. [News4]
  • Starting today, District mayoral candidates can start circulating petitions to secure their spots on next year’s ballot. [WAMU]


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.

NoMaWood: NoMa goes Hollywood: a 10-screen movie theater is opening in NoMa in fall 2016.

Bunny Spotting: The District needs your help in tracking its tiny rabbit population.

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

  • Paul Zukerberg makes his case for keeping the attorney general election in 2014;  Judge on ballot language mix-up: “Somebody did a lousy job here.” [Post]
  • Elissa Silverman counts herself out of Democratic At-Large race, Shadow Rep. Nate Bennett-Fleming is in. [Post, LL, LL]
  • Rock Newman and Andy Shallal told Vince Gray that Shallal would stay out of the race if the mayor ran. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C. students post gains in test scores. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board is pumped. [Post]
  • Metro lost $5.5 million in revenue during the shutdown. [WAMU]
  • Cabbies unhappy about mayoral spokesman Pedro Ribeiro‘s “third world” remark about the cab system. [Washingtonian]
  • DNA led police to suspect in cold case. [Post]
  • Howard ditches its CFO. [Post]
  • Ron Moten: affluent Washingtonians insulated from violence. [Times]
  • No, Metro car seats won’t match their line color. [Post]

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

  • Why is D.C. giving grants to bars? [Y&H]
  • Surveyors are measuring the Washington Monument to make sure it hasn’t sunk (or shrunk). [AP]
  • The Hecht’s building could go residential. [Post]
  • Southwest BID plans hit a bump. [WBJ]
  • No, D.C. under the Height Act isn’t like Paris. [GGW]
  • Old Georgetown Board doesn’t hate West Heating Plant proposal. [WBJ]
  • And you thought D.C.’s streetcar was contentious. [Streetsblog]
  • GSA goes from desk-sharing to car-sharing. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Country living, close to Costco

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

  • Big week for D.C. music: Fat Trel signs to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and Mary Timony‘s Ex Hex signs to Merge. [Arts Desk, Arts Desk]
  • A movie theater is coming to NoMa. [Housing Complex]
  • Following WAMU’s recent story, WTOP does its own piece on photographer Lloyd Wolf‘s documentation of death shrines. [WTOP]
  • A remembrance of the influential D.C. DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy [WAMU]
  • DJ Heat interviews Alexandria rapper Black Cobain. [DC Mumbo Sauce]
  • Alexandria’s Black History Museum spotlights living legends. [Post]
  • More on Mia Feuer‘s “An Unkindness,” on view at the Corcoran. [Post]

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

  • Nine must-try meatballs around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Oohhs and Aahhs on U Street NW to open second location on Georgia Avenue NW. [WBJ]
  • Ten new happy hours to try now [Washingtonian]
  • Ancient Mexico inspires the look at Agua 301, coming to Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • Osteria Morini will open in Navy Yard in about three weeks. [Post]
  • Astro Doughnuts now available at Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown. [PoPville]
  • The one thing no else has covered about Bluejacket? The bathrooms. [DCist]