District Line Daily: The LivingSocial Life
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Man allegedly attacked by ANC candidate on Election Day is suing her. [Examiner]
- High teacher turnover at DCPS. [Post]
- Regulations could end eight of the District's 10 most popular food truck stops. [Post]
- VRE won't run trains for Barack Obama's inauguration. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man Examining Knee.
That Voodoo That You Do: A D.C. man is accused of trying to kill his estranged wife with voodoo. After that didn't work, he allegedly tried to recruit his mentally disabled nephew as a hitman.
Brown Loses Big: The at-large race was Michael Brown's to lose. Here's how he did it.
One Fish, Two Fish, Deathwish: Around 17,000 people eat fish caught in the Anacostia River every year. Many have no idea that the fish are toxic.
Menu Maneuvers: A look at the science of menu design for D.C. restaurants.
Play Trouble: Getting meta hurts the play Atheist's Paradise.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- What's behind the David Grosso miracle victory? [Post]
- Is it a pivotal moment in D.C. politics? "Heck yeah," says Grosso [Times]
- Phil Mendelson puzzled by the Calvin Gurley 57,000 vote "phenomenon" [Post]
- Voter suing failed ANC candidate who allegedly tackled him [Examiner]
- A familiar-looking divide in Grosso's win [Post]
- Vince Gray talking up D.C.'s tech future to tech nerds [WBJ]
- Jack Evans wants Brown's economic development committee [WBJ]
- Mendo the all powerful will get to mix up committees [NBC4]
- Too much teacher turnover at DCPS? [Post]
- Low-income healthcare advocate Sharon Baskerville moving on [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Thanks for the new recycled plastic bike rack, Whole Foods. Too bad it's completely worthless. [WashCycle]
- An argument in favor of Height Limits. [OPinions]
- Meet D.C.'s most poetic (or possibly stoned) realtor. [UrbanTurf]
- Muriel Bowser doesn't want to raise speed limits. [GGW]
- Congratulations, 11th Street Bridge! You're one of the country's best. [Hill Rag]
- Weigh in on the St. Elizabeths Gateway Pavilion next week. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- There's a glut of condos in mid-city. [UrbanTurf]
- NoMa and the Green Line lead the way in Metro ridership growth. [PlanItMetro]
- Today on the market: Handyman Special
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? email@example.com)
- The Paris Review follows Post book critic Michael Dirda, "the best-read man in America," on a book buying excursion. The destination: a library basement in Wheaton. [Paris Review]
- Artisphere's terrace was briefly on fire yesterday afternooon. Luckily, no damage to the interior of the building was reported. [ARLnow]
- NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea talks about his legacy and upcoming show at Sixth & I. [CapitalBop]
- In honor of the president's reelection, terrifying Obama latte art. [Huffington Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Check out the menu of the pho spot taking over Blackbyrd, Hanoi House. [PoP]
- Elisir chef Enzo Fargione gets a book deal. [Post]
- Twenty-one must-try Japanese dishes [Washingtonian]
- Hard cider is fashionable again. [NPR]
- Extreme Pizza coming to Pentagon City. [ARLnow]
- Top six wine stores [Borderstan]