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Today’s must-read: Coolidge High School Principal Thelma Jarrett is accused of beating up another woman after a homecoming game with the help of two accomplices. Jarrett’s alleged battlecry: “Get her, bitch!”


  • Sexual abuse reporting laws closer to becoming law. [Post]
  • Metro screens operational. [Examiner]
  • CVS is the new general store. [Post]


Photo of the Day: Bridge.

Facebook Spat: Ousted Post editor Marcus Brauchli‘s wife posted a Facebook note criticizing the paper—-and then quietly deleted it.

The End is Nigh: Penn Quarter’s Post Moderne Brasserie is offering a “Final Feast” set for the date of the Mayan apocalypse.

Washington Bizarre: New charts reveal how Washington is different from other cities.

T-O-N, Baby, D.C.: The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt talks D.C., his record label, and, uh, necrophilia.

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

  • Did the Coolidge principal really yell “Get her, bitch!” before assaulting a former co-worker at a homecoming game? [Examiner]
  • Possible candidates lining up to be defeated by Anita Bonds in D.C. Democratic State Committee appointment contest [Post]
  • A.J. Cooper: new Democrat, total hypocrite [Post]
  • School closing plan not a 100 percent popular [Examiner]
  • If you don’t report child abuse, you could be held liable [Post]
  • Homeless college students get help [WAMU]
  • Uber rules pass, quietly [Times]

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

  • The Capitol Riverfront might get a 16-screen movie theater. [JDLand]
  • The FHA is running out of cash. [WSJ]
  • D.C. is getting its first Costco in two weeks. [DCist]
  • JBG has installed 28 electric car charging stations at its properties in the region. [citybizlist]
  • The Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force lays out a timeline for solutions. [Housing for All]
  • Cathedral Commons demolition is underway. [DCmud]
  • Tour D.C.’s Walmarts-to-be. [YouTube]
  • Kenyan McDuffie proposes a Bladensburg Road transit station. Could it work? [GGW]
  • Canal Park opens today. [Canal Park]
  • Today on the market: Under $200k in Deanwood

ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • We reviewed the new E. D. Sedgwick album in this week’s paper. Now stream it for free before it’s released on Tuesday. [AltPress]
  • In honor of its 20th birthday, Bikini Kill shares the oral history of its self-titled EP. [Spin]
  • Can’t afford the things in the Corcoran gift shop? ArtJamz hosts an art bazaar this weekend with affordable  pieces by local artists. [Borderstan]
  • Prior to signing books at Politics and Prose this afternoon, Stephen Colbert will unveil his wax likeness at Madame Tussauds. [Washingtonian]
  • Battles rage over lost and found paintings at the Baltimore Museum of Art. [Post]
  • D.C. playwright Otho Eskin‘s play Final Analysis swept the awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. [Midtown Festival]

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

  • Acronym restaurants are taking over. WTF? Yeah, that’s one of them. [Post]
  • Six wintry cocktails [Girl Meets Food]
  • Life After Top Chef recap [Washingtonian]
  • Jack Rose Saloon bartender Rachel Sergi now working at Buffalo and Bergen in Union Market. [Eater]
  • Did Souk close on H Street NE? [PoP]
  • Carnivore BBQ launches a third food truck [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Burger 7 opens in Arlington [ARLnow]