District Line Daily: Gold Bust
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The morning after we were reminded of the importance of electricity, one question remains: How much should D.C. football fans be celebrating the Ravens' win? On one hand, the M in DMV is there for a reason. On the other, reports that most of the D.C. area is wearing purple today seem unlikely.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- First murder victim of 2013 killed a man in 1990. [Post]
- ANC commissioner Matthew Frumin leads in at-large fundraising. [Loose Lips]
- CFO Natwar Gandhi is resigning. [Loose Lips]
- What councilmembers want in his replacement. [Examiner]
- Battle over Monet painting for Corcoran hinges on different versions of wills. [Post]
- Shaw drug bust leads to nine arrests. [Examiner]
- Michelle Rhee regrets firing a principal in front of camera crew. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY: Photo of the Day: Two Men in a Box.
Islamabad, D.C.: NY Post columnist Cindy Adams thinks Washington is so dirty, it reminds her of Islamabad, Pakistan.
All the President's Bulldozers: The Washington Post is looking to sell its downtown office, writes Aaron Wiener, meaning the iconic building could be a candidate for demolition.
Liquid Assets: An area mixologist has entered the "artisanal ice" market.
Play Controversy: Should theatergoers boycott David Mamet's plays because of his views on gun control?
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Nat Gandhi resigns ... [Post]
- ... for love? [Washingtonian]
- Does Tommy Wells have what it takes to be mayor? [Post]
- Wells wants private law firm to investigate MPD's handling of sex assault cases. [Post]
- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor likes U Street. [Post]
- Marion Barry's praise of the Ravens is mocked. [Deadspin]
- Stark employment and education numbers for D.C.'s youth. [Post]
- Jim Graham prefers a local be named new CFO. [Examiner]
- Former housing official and political adviser to Barry, Lacy Streeter, dies. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Joe Flacco's arm was irrelevant; Baltimore's higher office vacancy rate won the Super Bowl. [WBJ]
- Trinidad nears the $1 million mark. [ToT]
- America nears the free WiFi era. [Post]
- The Golden Triangle is feeling left out. [Post]
- D.C. should spend its surplus. [Hill Rag]
- The Wharf hotels are up for review. [Southwest TLQTC]
- A horror story from the Green Line shutdown. [Atlantic Cities]
- When it comes to bag fees, MoCo shoppers aren't as penny-pinching or eco-conscious as Washingtonians. [DCist]
- How to fix IZ. [GGW]
- People often drive even when it's less efficient than public transit. [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Bloomingdale three-unit Victorian
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
- Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]
- Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website work again." [DCist]
- Museum of Crime and Punishment hosts dog-fighting exhibit, "Voiceless Victims." [Huffington Post D.C.]
- With so many local nonprofit theater companies producing nationally recognized plays, Peter Marks asks, what's the meaning of "regional" theater? [Post]
- Neal Augenstein's report from a preview screening of The Bayou: D.C.'s Killer Joint, a documentary about the District club set to premiere Feb. 25 on MPT. [WTOP]
- Michelle Obama partied with Valerie Jarrett at the Howard Theatre Thursday night. [Washingtonian]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to find dishes with gold leaf [Eater]
- A growing number of brewers offers gluten-free beer. [NPR]
- Georgetown Cupcake not behind on its taxes anymore. [City Desk]
- Pizzaiolo Anthony Pilla now making pies at Urbana. [Post]
- Ten restaurant chains that are trying to change their image [Zagat]
- Trio and Fox & Hounds sold. [Borderstan]
- Is Whole Foods eyeing H Street NE? [PoPville]