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After yesterday’s 2-0 Opening Day win, what’s next for the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper?


  • Will art get tourists off the Mall? [Examiner]
  • 20 deer killed in Rock Creek Park cull. [WTOP]
  • D.C. politicos, including two potential mayoral hopefuls, raise money for Virginia governor candidate Terry McAuliffe. [Loose Lips]
  • Limp doesn’t stop burglar from stealing from Arlington club. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Bank of America.

Hoagie Denied: One Northern Virginia town is fighting the construction of a branch of cult convenience store Wawa.

Going Underground: Some National Mall advocates want to build a parking garage under it. It’s not an April Fools’ joke, writes Aaron Wiener.

Springtime: New D.C. restaurant Table matches the color of its menus, aprons, and one of its walls with the seasons.

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

  • Elissa Silverman says her views are more nuanced than people think. [Examiner]
  • Matthew Frumin says he’ll keep second job if elected to the council. [NBC4]
  • Police and fire unions skeptical they will get raises. [Examiner]School boundary overhaul delayed. [Post]
  • Say yes to budget autonomy. [Post]
  • Former speechwriter for George H. W. Bush calls on Marion Barry to resign. [USNews]
  • Jack Evans enjoys opening day. [Post]
  • D.C. Votes tries to fool voters. [Post]

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

A few pieces of real news:

And a few stories that didn’t fool us:

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

  • Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he’s eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
  • WETA’s Around Town talks Corcoran’s “Pump Me Up” exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
  • Towson’s Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
  • Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [Dischord]
  • ICYMI: WaPo asks people in the publishing industry—including book reviewer and former City Paper arts editor Mark Athitakis—what it’s like to navigate today’s newfangled literary world. [Post]
  • My favorite local April Fools prank? Probably Twang 96.3. [WHUR]

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

  • Where to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month [Post]
  • Take a peek inside Azur. [BYT]
  • Navy Yard Gordon Biersch and Clarendon’s La Tagliatella now open. [Washingtonian]
  • April Fools pranks in the food and restaurant world [Eater National]
  • Hot pot/barbecue/tapas spot EUR Asian coming to Tenleytown [PoPville]
  • Some José Andrés satire [The GW Hatchet]
  • Where to eat and drink al fresco [Borderstan]