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PCP is showing up in the systems of arrested people in Washington more than in any other city surveyed, according to a new study. While less than 1 percent of men arrested in cities like San Diego and New York had PCP in their system, in Washington, almost 12 percent did.


  • North Capitol drive-by blamed on gang feud. [Times]
  • Four people stabbed near Georgetown law school. [Post]
  • Columnist Jonetta Rose Barras sees another lotto scandal. [Examiner]
  • D.C.’s top speed camera has made $8.1 million in seven months. [Post]


Photos of the Day: DPR Pool Opening.

Unsatisfied Customer: One man claims Politics & Prose booted him out for asking for a book about the Marquis de Sade.

Apostrophe-less: Why doesn’t St. Elizabeths have an apostrophe?

Dry Mayor: Mayor Vince Gray didn’t kick off the summer swim season this year with a jump in the pool.

Spacely Space Bar: At last, a Jetsons-themed bar on H Street.

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

  • Before D.C. can build at Walter Reed, it needs to figure out exactly what it has. [WBJ]
  • At least one company’s interested in the Franklin School. [Post]
  • Anacostia Park makes it onto Metro map drafts. [GGW]
  • Imax, other retailers interested in eastern D.C. [WBJ]
  • The Capitol Riverfront of the future [JDLand]
  • Ward 8 houses the city’s homeless, gets a bad rap as a result. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
  • A new (canine) transportation mode comes to Columbia Heights. [New Columbia Heights]
  • Most bridges in D.C. are deficient or functionally obsolete. [DCist]
  • Reasons for caution about building streetcars. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Brookland residents fight proposed new restaurant. [WJLA]
  • Today on the market: Simple geometry in Deanwood

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

  • How local theaters are experimenting with new ways of making theater [Post]
  • Meet the Washington National Cathedral’s chief Sunday bell ringer. [WAMU]
  • Planned Fairfax Army museum needs a lot more money to open. [WTOP]
  • Three shot and wounded near Maryland’s Seize the Dance—but it’s a dance studio, not a nightclub, as this report describes it. [Post]
  • A roundup of Memorial Day political cartoons [Post]

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

  • GBD launches brunch with entree, doughnut, and coffee for $12 [Washingtonian]
  • Five things to try at B Too [Girl Meets Food]
  • Whiskey shortages? [Drink DC]
  • Meet the chef of Norway’s embassy [Eater]
  • Dairy Godmother‘s cicada crunch ice cream doesn’t actually have critters. [Post]
  • The seven best farm-to-table restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]