A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.

Did you read last week’s great cover story by Lindsay Zoladz about Emily White, the NPR intern who created an Internet furor this summer? Chat live with White and Zoladztoday at noon.


  • Some traffic camera fines could be reduced to $50. [Times]
  • Fifth Metro suicide of the year yesterday. [Examiner]
  • CFO’s office required to post audits online immediately. [Post]


Photo of the Day: 12, 13, 14, 15.

The Unsinkable Jim Graham: A Metro investigation found that Councilmember Jim Graham violated conflict of interest rules, but don’t expect much from a Council investigation. They haven’t cared much in the past.

Mm, Doughnuts: Move over, cupcakes: D.C. is getting a gourmet doughnut shop.

World Trade Center Explosion Ad: The Islamophobic Metro ads continue, with a new one planning to juxtapose 9/11 images of the World Trade Center with verses from the Quran.

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

  • New ethics panel to investigate Jim Graham. [Examiner]
  • Council votes to make CFO’s audits public [Post]
  • Council sued over private email addresses [Post]
  • Ron Machen sure is taking a long time to do … something [NBC4]
  • Tommy Wells wants cheaper speed camera tickets [Times]
  • Jaffe endorses David Grosso [Examiner]

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

  • An unstoppable force meets Wal-Mart. [WBJ]
  • Looking for an older apartment in D.C.? You may be out of luck. [UrbanTurf]
  • Fire and EMS units respond to hazmat call; turns out to be a practical joke. [WAMU]
  • For one law firm, life on the leading edge. [WBJ]
  • For one Brookland household, life in the round. [UrbanTurf]
  • Sorry, Yvette. Your colleagues aren’t a fan of your $1,000 speed camera ticket plan. [GGW]
  • The City Paper will soon have a new neighbor. (Well…) [DCmud]
  • “Flamingo dancers” coming to K Street NW. [PoP]
  • Today on the market: Seven digits for two bedrooms

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

  • A Nov. 3 Million Puppet March is being planned for the National Mall in protest of Mitt Romney’s proposed cuts to PBS funding [Post]
  • Adams Morgan vintage store Meeps hosts a jazz show this Saturday with Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Anthony Pirog, and Brian Settles [Capital Bop]
  • A tour of Capitol Hill costume shop Backstage Inc., which is closing and relocating to Virginia [Huffington Post D.C.]

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

  • Looks like D.C. is no longer on the shortlist for Eataly‘s expansion. [Eater]
  • What to expect from “philanthropub” Cause on 9th Street NW [DCist]
  • The Halloween specials are here. [Zagat]
  • Green Hat Gin happy hour at Boundary Road [Frozen Tropics]
  • “Flamingo dancers” at Catch 15 Oyster Bar [PoP]
  • Taylor Charles Steak & Ice will finally open in December. [Post]
  • Where to find the Nutella truck this week [Washingtonian]