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Which traffic lights in the region drive you crazy? Local motorists weigh in.


  • Two men shot—with one dead—in NW this morning. [WJLA]
  • Fight breaks out on Metro train at the Woodley Park station Monday night. [Post]
  • Fairfax zoning change will create up to 1,000 home day care spots. [WTOP]
  • Residents and police discuss safety of Metropolitan Branch Trail. [WJLA]


Less Prone to Prison Terms: Mary Brooks Beatty has had enough of D.C. corruption and is heading to the South Carolina suburbs.

Lobby Away: The D.C. Council’s vote on the Walmart bill is being postponed until next week.

Monocles and Racy Restrooms: A look inside Alan Popvosky’s new Teddy Roosevelt-themed eatery.


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

  • Office of Campaign Finance general counsel doesn’t note outside law firm on conflict-of-interest forms. [WAMU]
  • Jeff Thompson‘s former accounting partners try to distance themselves from him, inspire Mayor Vince Gray to review their work with the city. [NBC 4]
  • Large retailer living-wage bill moved to next week. [Post]
  • 2014 primary date likely won’t be moved from April Fool’s Day. [Post]
  • D.C. flag tattoos, real and temporary, celebrated. [WAMU]
  • Metro card glitch makes DCPS students late for school. [Post]
  • 18 gentrifying D.C. neighborhoods [WTOP]

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

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

  • Get your 2013 Capital Fringe tickets NOW. [Capital Fringe]
  • The classy Hay-Adams author series commences this summer. [Post]
  • Architecture firm Gensler redesigns its own office. [Post]
  • How much do artist studios go for in D.C.? [Curbed]
  • House of Cards takes over the Maryland House of Delegates. [WTOP]
  • Want to witness the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue in the Capitol’s visitor center? Sorry, you can’t. [Huffington Post D.C.]
  • Hear Kanye‘s Yeezus at U Street Music Hall tonight. [Post]
  • A brief history of Duke Ellington‘s favorite hangout, Frank Holliday’s Pool House in Shaw [WAMU]
  • A British television crew stops by the Freer Sackler Archive to shoot a program about Bible hunters. [Smithsonian Collection]
  • Dave Chappelle: no love for D.C. [DCist]

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

  • The nine hottest rooftops for drinking and dining [Zagat]
  • Daniel Boulud confirms he’s bringing DBGB Kitchen & Bar to D.C. [Eater]
  • Why is Founding Farmers and its ilk so successful? [Roll Call]
  • A beer glass that prevents you from using your smartphone [Drink DC]
  • 20 hours with restaurant publicist Dusty Lockhart [NoVa Mag]
  • Restaurants make your food look imperfect on purpose. [HuffPost]