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A milestone is coming up in D.C. education: the District’s last public all-boys school is set to close when the school year ends.


  • D.C. Walmarts getting new designs. [Post]
  • New D.C. Jail boss tries to make changes. [Post]
  • Aggravated assaults more likely around D.C. bars. [Examiner]
  • Inside the presidential motorcade-themed “Ubercade.”[Examiner]
  • John Kelly takes on food delivery ad. [Post]


Buzzed: It’s the circle of life: one coffee shop on H Street NE closes, another opens, if only temporarily.

Tagged: Behind the scenes of the making of The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan.

Streaking: The Wizards’ winning streak has been broken, and now, Michael Jordan‘s former agent is talking smack about his former team. 

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

  • Phil Mendelson knew about problems with MPD’s sex assault cases a while ago, did nothing, police union says. [Examiner]
  • Regional business that couldn’t satisfy CBE requirements cries foul, shenanigans begin. [Times]
  • Vince Gray’s school spending plan needs some tweaks. [Examiner]
  • New D.C. Jail boss gets a glowing review. [Post]
  • High-end hotel market shakeup. [Post]
  • WUSA9 reporter gets two Uber drivers fired. [WUSA9]

Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener is on vacation.

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

  • Peter Marks: Round House Theatre’s new producing artistic director, Ryan Rilette, could put the suburban company on the same level as Studio Theatre and Arena Stage [Post]
  • Chris Richards profiles Martyn, the talented Dutch dubsteppish producer who resides in Northern Virginia—and recently became a U.S. citizen [Post]
  • Eisenhower Memorial’s metal tapestries may be unsafe, report says [DCist]
  • George Mason history professor nominated for George Washington Book Prize [Post]
  • The Renwick Gallery will undergo renovations in 2014 [Post]
  • Venus Theatre’s 2013 season offers three world premieres [D.C. Theatre Scene]

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

  • Five tips for ordering your coffee like a regular [NoVa Mag]
  • Burger King‘s Twitter hacked to say it was sold to McDonald’s [HuffPost]
  • Little Serow tops GQ‘s most outstanding restaurants list [GQ via Washingtonian]
  • How to make the perfect margarita [Drink DC]
  • Viet Thai closes in Adams Morgan [PoPville]