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  • In past 11 years, just 30 percent of D.C. homicides led to convictions for murder or manslaughter. [Post]
  • District government employees’ salaries still frozen. [Examiner]
  • Aw, Nats. [City Desk]


Photo of the Day: Tomorrow’s World.

Pizza Challenge: Is Jumbo Slice the 12th best pizza in the country, as a recent list claims? It’s not even the 12th best pizza in D.C.!

Corcoran in Talks: The Corcoran might not have to weigh leaving D.C., after all. The gallery is in negotiations with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University over its building and school.

Forrester for the Trees: City contractor David Forrester—-featured in a City Paper story on how broken the city’s contracting system is—-angered councilmembers in a hearing Friday.

ANC Angst: A Tenleytown ANC meeting turned into a forum for conspiracy theories about off-street parking requirements, including the idea that just one Zipcar could ruin Wisconsin Avenue NW’s traffic.

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

  • Now that Metro has said bad things about Jim Graham, someone in D.C. government should too, says Colby King [Post]
  • Do federal prosecutors just take homicide cases they can win so their stats look good to future employers? [Post]
  • Where’s the affordable housing? [Examiner]
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton hoping lame duck Congress will approve budget autonomy. [WAMU]
  • Nat Gandhi’s free ride ends now, says Post columnist. [Post]
  • Gandhi needs to get his act together, Post editorial board says. [Post]
  • King says IG should “resign in shame.” [Post]
  • Vincent Orange: Vicky Wilcher never worked for my campaign. [Post]
  • Vince Gray presents plans for St. Es. [Post]

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

  • City officials dream of a town center at Walter Reed. [Post]
  • Mayor Gray unveils a temporary commercial hub plan for St. Elizabeths. [NBC4]
  • Wards 4 and 8 will lead the city’s playground overhaul. [Examiner]
  • Smart growthers criticize report predicting car-heavy future. [DCist]
  • Relatedly: D.C. has the country’s third-worst traffic. [Examiner]
  • Sequestration could mean a $2 billion hit to the design and construction industry. [WBJ]
  • A look at the history of the Corcoran. [InTowner]
  • Today on the market: Multiplex in Brightwood

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

  • What happened to all those new plays we were supposed to be seeing at Arena’s Kogod Cradle? [Post]
  • Corcoran is talking to the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University about its future sustainability [Washington City Paper]
  • Unpacking some of the big, bleak themes in DruidMurphy’s hugely anticipated three-play series at the Kennedy Center this week [Post]
  • Another pop-up comes to Washingtonian: The exhibit/shop “Supafrik” opens for four days Thursday at Gallery O on H [Art 202]
  • Sarah Kaufman raves about this weekend’s tribute to local choreographer Eric Hampton at Dance Place [Post]
  • Early looks at the National Gallery of Art’s Roy Lichtenstein show, which opened Sunday [AP via Huffington Post D.C.] [Post]
  • Talking to local writer and historian John Muller about his recent book, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia [DCist]
  • All about The PostSecret Play, the work based on Germantown resident Frank Warren‘s website PostSecret—that sold out Round House Theatre Bethesda [Washingtonian]
  • Mural alert! [Prince of Petworth]
  • ICYMI: D.C.’s Afropop scene is declared “flourishing” [Post]

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

  • The correlation between chocolate consumption and Nobel Prize winners [NPR]
  • President Barack Obama dines at Smith Commons. [Obama Foodorama]
  • New brunch menu at Cashion’s Eat Place [Washingtonian]
  • Co-owner Perry Smith splits with Matchbox Food Group. [Eater]
  • Dick Cheney at Clarendon Ballroom? [ARLnow]
  • The most expensive cocktail in the world [HuffPost]
  • Nationals-inspired cupcakes [Post]