Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
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 Washington Post Co. sold its flagship newspaper to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in a surprising move made all the more surprising by the fact that no one knew the Post was even looking for new ownership. LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor Vincent Gray led a mock primary of the mayor campaign’s four likeliest candidates commissioned by the Tommy Wells campaign, despite the fact that Gray hasn’t announced whether he’s running. [Post]
- An inmate at D.C. Jail has been found dead of apparent suicide. [WTOP]
- D.C.’s rate of pedestrian fatalities is among the highest in the country, making the city eligible for extra federal funding. [WAMU]
- Deer might not be inhibiting forest regeneration in Rock Creek Park. Does that mean Bambi is safe from the deer hunt that started in March? [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY: News on the Move: What could the sale of The Washington Post mean for the city? We’re not quite sure yet.
Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In: Two weeks after declaring his candidacy, beleaguered mayoral candidate Christian Carter has even more money problems.
Franken-dessert: New York may have its cronut, but the District can boast its own fair share of hyrbid doughnut desserts. Doughnut ice cream sandwich anyone?
Comedy and Controversy: Gilbert Gottfried discusses his favorite curse words, political correctness, and the filthiest jokes he’s ever told.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Poll commissioned by Tommy Wells shows candidates and undeclared Mayor Vince Gray within a few points of each other. [Post]
- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. [Post, City Desk, Politico]
- Newspaper analyst: Graham family selling Post is “unexpected.” [WBJ]
- Nice one, Express. [Twitter]
- Jack Evans is sad to see another local institution pass out of local hands. [WBJ]
- Housing Authority has big plans for its obsolete headquarters. [Housing Complex]
- District’s pedestrian fatality rate higher than average. [WAMU]
- Police investigating 4-year-old boy’s death. [WTOP]
- WaPo ed board wants Gray to assure companies with a living wage veto. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sale aside, here are some potential future homes for the Washington Post. [Post]
- The paper can keep leasing its 15th Street NW space from its no-longer-parent company. [WBJ]
- A third of D.C. homes sell within a week—more than any other city. [Redfin]
- Donald Trump makes it official at the Old Post Office. [WBJ]
- Metro giving out free U-locks in College Park right now! [DCist]
- Adams Morgan Exxon to turn into bike-/transit-friendly condos. [GGW]
- Images of the old U Street [PoPville]
- Today on the market: Hear tigers and monkeys; beware red pandas
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Wondering why D’Angelo canceled his show at Merriweather last weekend? He was hospitalized for an unspecified medical emergency. [Spin]
- More on playwright collective The Welders [D.C. Theatre Scene]
- Listen: A new song from Julie Ruin [Entertainment Weekly]
- Watch: Animal Collective‘s new, bizarre video for “Monkey Riches” [Baltimore City Paper]
- And now, your moment of Zen: a portrait of Adrian Parsons [E. Jane]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Latte Art Competition coming to Bayou Bakery. [ARLnow]
- Is reality TV couple opening a restaurant in D.C.? [Washingtonian]
- Breaking Bad, the drinking game [Drink DC]
- Remembering Annie Kaylor of Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse [Post]
- Chefs share their most underrated dishes. [Eater]
- Lab-made burger short on flavor [Time]
- The foodie bucket list [Zagat]