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In this week’s City Paper, you’ll find:

  • Jason Cherkis and Chris Peterson have put together a quiz for your pleasure. The issue: Could you pick a death-penalty jury in the District of Columbia? D.C.’s third modern death-penalty trial is now underway, and finding a good jury isn’t easy.
  • Amanda Miller on a trash dispute involving a popular local cafe.
  • In Loose Lips: James Jones on the rising willingness of Phil Mendelson to get in Mayor Adrian Fenty‘s business.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna on the former mayor of Alexandria who turned high-school athletic director.
  • Britt Peterson on Nigerian-born writer Helon Habila, who challenges Westerners’ notions about Africa from his academic post at GMU.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman on an Ethiopian joint out in Virginia that’s unlike anything you’ll find down on 9th Street NW.
  • Plus film, music, theater, books, and more