A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!”
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Sexual abuse reporting laws closer to becoming law. [Post]
- Metro screens operational. [Examiner]
- CVS is the new general store. [Post]
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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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]