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Apparently, the hot trend among teens is having a designated texter. On to the news:


  • D.C. drivers worst in the country. [Examiner]
  • Plans are in for the Ward 7 Walmart. [Post]
  • Board of Elections says it was right to keep Initiative 70 off the ballot. [Post]
  • Examiner skeptical that city needed such fanfare for Wilson Building lactation room. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Bus Stop.

Swagger-Jacking, Continued: A month after being accused of “swagger-jacking” U Street NW’s black culture, Busboys & Poets is holding a panel on the topic. Elsewhere in the city, a panda jacked our swag by not revealing whether it’s pregnant.

New Proposals from Gray: Vince Gray, whose campaign had a few ethical issues you may have heard about, proposes campaign ethics reform.

FreeFest Still Free: Tickets to Virgin Mobile FreeFest were all snapped up in two minutes, but there’s another way to get to the festival.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? )

  • Marion Barry spending $12,000 in public money for a documentary about Ward 8, to be produced by same documentary maker who once chronicled Barry. [WAMU]
  • Board of Elections says it’s the D.C. Public Trust folks who can’t count or follow directions. [Post]
  • Gray on his proposed campaign finance reforms: “I don’t think the most useful thing is to evaluate me.” [Times, WUSA9]
  • More speed cameras coming to D.C. [Times]
  • David Grosso and Michael Brown’s flack go at it over Brown’s mystery account. [Post]
  • Wilson Building gets lactation room. [Examiner]
  • NAACP boss says his group ready to help with more “militant and aggressive” voting rights push. [NBC4]

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • The District has granted a $12,000 contract to May 3rd Films for a 30-minute documentary about Ward 8. [WAMU]
  • Peter Marks on Whorehouse at Signature Theatre: “Let’s hope this foray into pedestrian commercial material is a short detour.” [Post]
  • A conversation with Linda Hesh, the artist behind the “trust” and “doubt” benches on New Hampshire Avenue NW [Huffington Post D.C.]
  • Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan on our rapid crush on superheroes: “Why do we want these stories so much? Why are we craving superhero mythology, as a world culture?” [Post]
  • Politics & Prose’s makeover continues [Tumblr]

Jessica Sidman is on vacation. Food links will return next week.