A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
Happy Monday, readers. On to the news:
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Four shot in Friday night shooting. [Times]
- Free parking today! [WTOP]
- Everyone’s wondering if Mayor Vince Gray‘s going to be indicted. [Examiner]
- Are bottled cocktails D.C.’s next booze trend? [Y&H]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Emerge Art Fair Preview.
MPD Tweets, Deletes: The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted a surveillance picture of protesters Friday, then quickly deleted it.
Parking Protests: The Office of Planning’s new zoning update has some opponents, including people who are concerned that a change to parking rules will make it impossible to park.
Artisphere Troubles: On its second birthday, Arlington’s Artisphere faces questions about how long it can stay open.
Gray to Stay: Despite WUSA 9 reports to the contrary, Mayor Vince Gray says he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for re-election.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- CFO Nat Gandhi‘s watchdog quits, says Gandhi was holding up negative reports from being made public [Post]
- Post editorial board wonders, what’s up with that, Nat? [Post]
- Examiner notes there’s a trend in Gandhi’s watchdogs leaving [Examiner]
- Vince Gray against budget autonomy referendum [Times]
- Marion Barry: “rumors are dangerous.” [Examiner]
- Homelessness up 18 percent in the District [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- Could Southwest redevelopment lead to neighborhood living downtown? [Post]
- Jack Evans jumped the gun: A new D.C. United stadium isn’t a done deal. [DCist]
- DDOT considers using old-school streetcars. [DCist]
- Check out the shiny new Metro railcars. [WMATA]
- Rush Plus gets a middling grade. [GGW]
- There’s no one maintaining D.C.’s streetlights. [WBJ]
- What’s coming to 1300 H Street NE? Here are six potential answers. [UrbanTurf]
- So what exactly is the difference between a condo and a co-op anyway? [NY Times]
- Today on the market: Spring Valley colonial with room for your au pair!
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- More debate over the lack of Hispanic Kennedy Center honorees, this time with less profanity. [Post]
- Logan K. Young remembers 40 years of Islamic funk band Father’s Children. [Dangerous Minds]
- “Ai Wei Wei: According to What?” opens at the Hirshorn. Ai Wei Wei remains in China. [HuffPost Arts, DCist]
- FreeFest rapid reactions: ZZ Top and Jack White were great but this faceless tie-dye guy stole the show. [Columbia Patch, @chris__richards]
- Police at George Mason University are blaming an increase in campus drug arrests on music. [WTOP]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The First Couple dine at Bourbon Steak for their 20th anniversary celebration. [Obama Foodorama]
- Joe Biden eats at Pete’s Apizza. [Washingtonian]
- El Rinconcito Deportivo in Columbia Heights is closing. [PoP]
- Everyone is in shock that Roberto Donna was named Esquire’s “Chef of the Year.” [Eater]
- Melody Tavern closes in Arlington. [ARLnow]
- Dunkin’ Donuts wants to trademark “Best Coffee in America.” [HuffPost]
- Maddy’s Taproom set to open today near Thomas Circle. [Borderstan]