District Line Daily: Two Hours on the Tracks
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
As if Metro trips to the suburbs don't already feel long enough, Metro passengers on a Sunday-night train in Cheverly found themselves stuck on the tracks for two hours.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Jack's Boathouse fight could be headed to court. [Housing Complex]
- Accused drug dealer representing himself not the most competent litigator, but maybe most dramatic. [Post]
- Venues could be using catering licenses to skirt alcohol law. [Post]
- Maryland teen killed in D.C. met her murderer online, according to police. [WJLA]
- New New Republic not purging Jewish writers after all. [NY Mag]
- Neighbors, Councilmember Tommy Wells fighting more coal at Capitol Power Plant. [Times]
- Still more lottery hijinks. [LL]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Friday, Three Things.
Lil' Ian MacKaye: A parody Twitter account reimagines Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye as a 13-year-old girl.
Licentious Plates: BATMAN, BARACK, and KOALA are all on a list of banned D.C. vanity license plates.
Don't Spill: Handwritten menus at Shaw's Table took between 60 and 75 hours to make.
He's Staying: Despite controversy, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough isn't going anywhere.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Is Nat Gandhi gone in a few months? Anonymous source tells Jonetta as much. [Examiner]
- Jack Evans is still in Gandhi's corner, though. [Examiner]
- Mark Segraves going to channel 4, Tom Sherwood not retiring. [City Desk]
- CYITC audit coming soon. [Examiner]
- Dorothy Brizill does not have a high opinion of Jim Graham. [The Mail]
- Catholic University fighting birth-control mandate. [Times]
- Charter school founder charged with fraud. [Examiner]
- Shooting leads to questions about catering. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- D.C.'s most expensive house on the market [UrbanTurf]
- The important stuff in Metro's modernization plan [GGW]
- The Yards' Twelve12, aka Harris Teeter building, moves forward. [WBJ]
- In up-and-coming zip code 20011, prices have dropped considerably since 2007. [UrbanTurf]
- Muriel Bowser, Vince Gray clash at affordable housing rally. [GGW]
- What we can learn from what Minneapolis learned from studying bike crashes [Atlantic Cities]
- Weigh in on DDOT's plans to overhaul the Pennsylvania-Potomac SE intersection. [Hill Rag]
- Today on the market: Potomac Ave. investment opportunity. Bystanders not included.
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
- Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Studio's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
- The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [Post]
- ... and she's friends with the Post's classical music critic, Anne Midgette. Well, that might complicate things. [Post]
- Howard University might be better known for its medical and law schools, but it's also an "incubator for cinematographers," writes Anne Hornaday [Post]
- Gallery owner Randall Scott on why he chose to open up shop on H Street NE [East City Art]
- Local ensemble Misun drops another track, "Battlefields" [Soundcloud]
- Barnes & Noble aims to close up to one third of its stores nationwide. No word yet on whether D.C. area stores will be affected. [Washington Business Journal]
- Illustration: cleaning the Hillwood Museum [Washingtonian]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Where to find high rollers [Eater]
- "CHEF" among banned D.C. vanity license plates. [City Desk]
- Top 100 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week [Washingtonian]
- How to detect wine fraud [Drink DC]
- Barrel-aged cocktails at BLT Steak [Post]
- Masala Express opens in Arlington. [ARLnow]
- Tash House of Kabob opens on Barracks Row. [PoPville]