Do you have a plan to vote?
Let us tell you the information you need to register and cast a ballot in D.C.
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.
The International Spy Museum is moving from its home in Penn Quarter to Carnegie Library, which will be redeveloped for its new tenant. The Spy Museum, a private museum, will turn into a nonprofit corporation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A provision in the 66 pages of the District’s proposed tattoo regulations that calls for artists to deny service to customers that “may have a communicable disease, skin diseases or other conditions posing public health concerns” could violate federal law. [WAMU]
- The Navy Yard shooter lied about a past arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied to get security clearance. [News4]
- Hundreds of Washingtonians lined up Monday to try and snag a job at one of the District’s new Walmarts. [Post]
- A Virginia man news outlets wrongly identified as the Navy Yard shooter speaks out. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Prosaic Ramblings: Joyce Carol Oates was visiting D.C. for the National Book Festival and took to Twitter to seemingly bash the city’s homeless population.
FreeStock: Check out pictures of the fans from this past weekend’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Sweet Campaign: A man hoping to unseat Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lino Stracuzzi, is hoping he can win his long-shot run by giving away free ice cream on the campaign trail.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Post ed board criticizes councilmembers Vincent Orange and Jim Graham again over opposition to Marion Barry‘s censure. [Post]
- Petula Dvorak wishes Large Retailer Accountability Act opponents talked more to the unemployed. [Post]
- The visitor parking pass lives on. [Post]
- Along with common sense, new tattoo regs could also violate federal law. [WAMU]
- Traffic officers issue 780,00 tickets in four years. [Post]
- Metro change would cut bus line’s service to Tenleytown. [GGW]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spy Museum is Carnegie Library-bound. [WBJ]
- Joyce Carol Oates is not a fan of D.C.’s homeless. [City Desk]
- Navy Yard shooting helps cement the “lockdown generation.” [Atlantic Cities]
- Yup, there are still chemical weapons in Spring Valley. [WJLA]
- An ode to an eloquent Metro announcer. [GGW]
- Barry Farm is in rough shape. [HuffPost DC]
- Here’s one neighborhood where home prices are holding steady. [UrbanTurf]
- Walmart hiring centers draw early applicants. [NBC4]
- Today on the market: Petite 4BR in Deanwood
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
- Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
- TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
- Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
- How did D.C. become a theater hub? [Atlantic Cities]
- Politics & Prose and George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium team up for a new “Newsmaker Series.” [Lisner]
- More information on the Indian cultural center coming to U Street NW [PoPville]
- New Petworth bar/restaurant will include a reading room. [Young & Hungry]
- What the hell is Joyce Carol Oates tweeting about? [City Desk]
- Photos from artist Wilmer Wilson IV‘s Connersmith performance, “Faust in the City” [D.C. Performance Art]
- Brightest Young Things takes a field trip to Gypsy Sally’s. [BYT]
- The seven best things at Virgin Mobile FreeFest [Stereogum]
- The best AND worst from Virgin Mobile FreeFest [DCist]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Are sea urchin farms the future for “foie gras of the sea?” [NPR]
- Sushiko space for lease in Glover Park. [PoPville]
- Philadelphia fried chicken and doughnut shop Federal Donuts is eyeing D.C. [Eater]
- Cronuts and cronut knock-offs are still a thing. [DCist]
- A.M. Wine Shoppe in Adams Morgan will close next month. [Washingtonian]
- Red Hen window smashed by vandal. [Post]
- Eight must-try fall pizzas [Zagat]