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After last’s night special election, your new at-large councilmember is…current Councilmember Anita Bonds. We’re less than a year away from next year’s mayoral primary, but if you’re already hungry for more D.C. politics, we’ve got campaign party coverage from the BondsElissa Silverman, Pat Mara, and Paul Zukerberg events.


  • The alleged Petworth hammer-murderer, brother of NFL player Vernon Davis, was off his meds, according to new documents. [Post]
  • The last time D.C.’s latest cicada brood showed up, Bill Clinton was president. [WJLA]
  • Alleged child pornographer—-and D.C. teacher—-Eric Toth caught by tourist. [Post]
  • George Washington University operating room surgery stopped by malfunction. [Post]
  • Gruesome teen murder case in D.C. court. [Post]
  • Nothing suspicious at Bolling Air Force Base, despite reports. [NBC4]


Photo of the Day: Jazz Legend Butch Warren.

Tube Boob: Ex-Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales is back, and he has some scores to settle.

Hebrew: New glassware at the Red Hen features “Heroes of the Torah.”

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Anita Bonds, winner. [Post]
  • Elissa Silverman defies and mocks skeptics, sets herself up nicely for another run. [LL, Post]
  • Pat Mara didn’t do so well. [LL]
  • Harry Jaffe can’t find any of Vince Gray‘s true believers. [Examiner]
  • Tony Williams wants public/private “infrastructure bank” for D.C. [WBJ]
  • Mark Plotkin says white candidates split vote. [Fox5]
  • Budget autonomy is the District’s, if Congress says so. [LL]

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

  • We have a winner. [Loose Lips]
  • Many of the country’s best schools are in the D.C. region. Just not in D.C. itself. [WTOP]
  • Adams Morgan condo project, animated. [UrbanTurf]
  • Benning Ridge house fire leads cops to more than 600 marijuana plants. [WJLA]
  • French Market is a lesson in sidewalk widening. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • One Metro rider finds fare postings confusing, calls for system overhaul. [GGW]
  • D.C. United stadium might not be such a good deal for the District. [Slate]
  • Social life suck? Blame the city. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Brightwood fixer-upper

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

  • To reach more universities, the Smithsonian joins a super-fast broadband network. [AP via WTOP]
  • Pinky Swear Productions’ Co-Artistic Director Karen Lange talks to the Post‘s Backstage columnist about producing plays written by women. [Post]
  • The Corcoran and Brentwood Arts Exchange team up for a Corc student exhibit. [East City Art]
  • D.C. indie-rock supergroup Deathfix now has a Tumblr. [Tumblr]
  • Wale releases a sexist, unoriginal music video for the sexist, unoriginal “One Eyed Kitten Song.” [Complex]

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

  • Seven bars where you’re most likely to spot a celebrity [Drink DC]
  • Food, Wine & Co. rebrands itself. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Lemonade on tap, bottled cocktails, and house-made sodas coming to Mike Isabella‘s Kapnos. [Washingtonian]
  • Cocktails and hotel minibar-inspired snacks at The Observatory rooftop bar in Georgetown [Urban Daddy]
  • Nooshi opens in about a week on Barracks Row. [PoPville]
  • The Pig chef Garret Flemming will open a gastropub higlighting foraged ingredients. [Eater]
  • Restaurant Association of Maryland winners include a food truck. [Post]