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

  • Huan Hsu on American University track coach Matt Centrowitz—a legendary runner in his own right at the University of Oregon in the days of Prefontaine. Now he’s landed in Washington and has taken the Eagles’ running teams to unexpected heights.
  • Arthur Delaney on the uproar surrounding a September August D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that threatens to remove District children from the care of their grandparents—never mind if they’re the best people to raise them.
  • In Loose Lips: James Jones on Adrian Fenty’s upcoming inaugural. We’ll say this: It’s not going to be held in an outdoor tent. Plus: What is the city getting for all that statehood lobbying money it spends?
  • In Show & Tell: Jessica Gould on how the Smithsonian Museum of American Art takes its frames very seriously. Plus Dischord wants to know why no one is covering its new releases.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna chalks up yet another victim of the Dan Snyder information-control scheme: WTEM sports talker Steve Czaban, who was yoinked from the Comcast TV Skins postgame broadcast for asking too-tough questions.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman‘s got some news bites. The Ohio Restaurant closes after losing its owner in a shooting; the Amsterdam Falafelshop folks expand into hot dogs, and a new option for mideast fare on 18th Street.
  • Plus film (Jenkins on Apocalypto), music (Godfrey on Jay-Z), theater, and more