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Another week, another development in the Vince Gray campaign saga. The Post reports that Gray's get-out-the-vote team had unauthorized access to a list of public housing recipients.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. libraries promoting reading with free food. [Post]
  • Put your name on a Virginia road. [Examiner]
  • Pepco under fire in Maryland. [Times]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photo of the Day: AIDS March.

Perusing the Purslane: Little-known succulent purslane can be picked up at a farmer's market and turned into a delicious salad, writes Phoebe Connelly in Market Research.

Trash Bash: The Fringe & Purge podcast interviews Ron Litman, a D.C. garbage collector behind the Fringe play DC Trash.

Catania 2014: Sorry Cataniaheads, Councilmember David Catania won't be running for mayor. The hotheaded councilmember says he lacks the "fire in the belly" required for the office.

LINKDUMP BELOW!

LOOSE LIPS DAILY POLITICS LINKS, by LL columnist Alan Suderman (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Did Gray campaign illegally obtain public housing records to assist in GOTV? How did they get those records? [Post]
  • Jack Evans, almost certainly a mayoral candidate [Times]
  • Mayor Mendo? It could happen. [Post]
  • Ron Machen in this weekend's Grey Lady: “The large-scale shadow campaign we had here,” Mr. Machen said in an interview, “is unprecedented.” [NYTimes]
  • Colby King: Lock 'em up, Machen. [Post]
  • Cab-shop operator stabbed. [Fox5]
  • Council should stop using private email. [Post]
  • Kenyan McDuffie is tired of all the flooding in Bloomingdale [Times]

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Unlikely New York art collector Herbert Vogel—a major National Gallery of Art benefactor and the subject of this lovely documentary—has died. [Post]
  • A deep dive into the Corcoran's flagging fundraising efforts [Post]
  • Explained: Those goofy baseball-player sculptures at 20th Street and Virginia Avenue NW [District of Sculpture]
  • "Comceptual" art? [Pink Line Project]
  • Howard Theatre as dance venue: It stinks. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Great first date spots (with easy escapes, just in case) [Eater]
  • Jeff Buben will open Woodward Table and Woodward Takeout Food in Potenza space. [Post]
  • Early look at Mayfair & Pine in Glover Park [Washingtonian]
  • Twenty wines under $20 [Girl Meets Food]
  • D.C.'s best rooftop bars [Borderstan]
  • DC Greek Food truck hits the streets. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Genius: grilled cheesus sandwich press [HuffPost]
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