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After yesterday’s 2-0 Opening Day win, what’s next for the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
A few pieces of real news:
- A preview of the Cedar Hill Bar & Grill in Anacostia. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- Brass Knob warehouse building spared demolition. [UrbanTurf]
- The Washington Post isn’t the only paper leaving its center-city headquarters. [TNR]
- D.C. aims to eliminate traffic deaths. [TowardZeroDeathsDC]
- Georgetown ANC is surprisingly amicable on the zoning changes. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
And a few stories that didn’t fool us:
- Big Hope VI project coming to Southwest. [SWTLQTC]
- Donald Trump‘s renderings for the Old Post Office building. [UrbanTurf]
- Maryland contemplating a mandatory helmet law for drivers. [GGW]
- Curling rink coming to DCUSA. [New Columbia Heights]
- Today on the market: $2 million Dupont rowhouse, artwork not included
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]