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On this week’s cover, available now at your local Washington City Paper box: Is the sharing economy really changing how we live?


  • D.C. residents not so religious. [Examiner]
  • Second Metro suicide of the year [Examiner]
  • Sally Jenkins: Pigskins are being ridiculous about their name. [Post]
  • Wizards winning streak ends. [Post]


Cash is King: Matthew Frumin is successful at raising money for the at-large race. Now he has to translate money into votes.

Ladies, Please, There’s Enough to Go Around: New D.C. restaurants bill themselves as places for women. But their marketing suggests otherwise.

Byrd Remembered: Why Donald Byrd mattered to D.C.

Prince George’s Controversy: How a video advocating gay-to-straight therapy got into Prince George’s County schools.

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

  • MPD planning changes to police lineups, other areas, in effort to stop putting innocent people in prison. [Post]
  • Keep the CFO’s office independent. [Post]
  • ESPN columnist calls out Vince Gray‘s walkbalk on Pigskins’ name. [ESPN]
  • Elissa Silverman gets D.C. for Democracy’s endorsement. [@tweetelissa]
  • Childcare providers say they need a raise. [Post]
  • Gray says he’s open to raising the minimum wage. [Post]
  • Statehood Green candidate Perry Redd has “has served in the military, pastored a church and hosted a television show.” [Informer]

Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener is on vacation.

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

  • The Library of Congress unveils its National Recording Preservation Plan, which outlines 32 recommendations for how public and private institutions can archive America’s audio recordings—in a way other than merely posting them on YouTube [Library of Congress]
  • What’s that? Musicians still don’t want to play music in D.C.? Well, carry on then! I see the status quo remains intact. Though in Chris Richards’ story about players who move elsewhere to be creative, D.C.-to-New York producer and rapper Oddisee at least puts a nice spin on it: “I’m not mad that D.C. isn’t a place where I could stay. This is a country built on job specialization. When you want to get into the computer industry, you go to Silicon Valley … To ask for every person’s home town to be on the same level is almost unfair.” [Post]
  • CapitalBop’s guide to the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, which begins on Friday in Rockville [Capital Bop]
  • National Symphony Orchestra: reportedly killin’ it overseas [Post]

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

  • Doggie bag etiquette [NoVa Mag]
  • Beer and wine pairings for Valentine’s Day [Washingtonian]
  • Valentine’s Day recipes from local food bloggers [Borderstan]
  • Twenty-five dishes under $5 [Eater]
  • Brazilian barbecue food truck coming to D.C. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • D.C. area’s five best Spanish restaurants [Zagat]
  • A breakdown of the area’s best pastrami sandwiches [Post]