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In this week’s Washington City Paper, in boxes now: as the Big East comes to an end, an oral history of the time Georgetown’s basketball team dominated the conference, threw elbows for racial justice, and won the hearts of black Americans.


  • If an injured D.C. cop can’t get a District ambulance, what chance to regular residents stand? [Post]
  • Digital billboards headed to the Verizon Center. [Post]
  • Pigskins head back to court over name fight. [WTOP]
  • Lots of developers interested in future of FBI headquarters. [Post]
  • Washington Post managing editor John Temple steps down after less than a year in the position. [City Desk]


Because I Got High: D.C. Council candidate Paul Zukerberg supports marijuana legalization, but that doesn’t mean the rest of his positions are up in smoke.

Brutal: A lawsuit against Howard University and a campus sorority alleges that students underwent “dehumanizing” hazing.

Secret Agent Plan: The FBI is headed out of D.C., and the District doesn’t seem too concerned about stopping it.

Simmer Down Now: The chef at Washington’s hotly anticipated Daikaya is trading gastronomy for ramen.

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

  • City investigating why injured police officer couldn’t get an ambulance in Southeast D.C. [Post]
  • Johnny Barnes suing DCPS over school closing plan. [Informer]
  • Familiar names attached to would-be new Medicaid MCO. [WBJ]
  • Deets on what’s in store for West Heating Plant. [WBJ]
  • Competition for FBI HQ fierce. [Post]

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

  • Georgetown’s West Heating Plant going once, going twice, sold for $19.5 million. [UrbanTurf]
  • But whoever won the auction is facing some serious challenges. [WBJ]
  • GSA gets 35 proposals for the FBI headquarters. [Post]
  • But GSA’s still not sure how the costs of an FBI swap would work out. [WBJ]
  • The hazards of love, when it comes to signage. [DCist]
  • The D.C. government will be getting all its energy from a NoVa wind farm. [DCist]
  • There’s plenty of office space available for small companies, but precious little for big ones. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Logan condo

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

  • D.C. writer and George Washington University professor Thomas Mallon (Watergate) is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. [Post]
  • The dancer who confessed to orchestrating an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet’s director has performed in D.C. before. [Post]
  • Brightest Young Things announces a big local music showcase at The Hamilton in April. [Brightest Young Things]
  • Monica Hesse interviews Miranda Kenneally, a young-adult novelist who works as a State Department analyst by day. [Post]
  • This is depressing: Sisqó comes to Clarendon. [ArlNow]

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

  • New D.C. bill could make it legal for home bakers and caterers to sell their goods. [DCist]
  • Sorry, Freddy’s from House of Cards is fictional, but there are some good barbecue substitutes.  [HuffPost]
  • Bryan Voltaggio‘s Range deserves the hype, says Tom Sietsema. [Post]
  • The best cars for regulars [Eater]
  • The Birreria at Georgetown’s Pizzeria Paradiso celebrates its reopening with week of specials [DC Beer]
  • The lunchroom called Capitol Hill [NYT]