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On this week's cover, available now at your local Washington City Paper box: Is the sharing economy really changing how we live?


  • D.C. residents not so religious. [Examiner]
  • Second Metro suicide of the year [Examiner]
  • Sally Jenkins: Pigskins are being ridiculous about their name. [Post]
  • Wizards winning streak ends. [Post]


Cash is King: Matthew Frumin is successful at raising money for the at-large race. Now he has to translate money into votes.

Ladies, Please, There's Enough to Go Around: New D.C. restaurants bill themselves as places for women. But their marketing suggests otherwise.

Byrd Remembered: Why Donald Byrd mattered to D.C.

Prince George's Controversy: How a video advocating gay-to-straight therapy got into Prince George's County schools.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips?

  • MPD planning changes to police lineups, other areas, in effort to stop putting innocent people in prison. [Post]
  • Keep the CFO's office independent. [Post]
  • ESPN columnist calls out Vince Gray's walkbalk on Pigskins' name. [ESPN]
  • Elissa Silverman gets D.C. for Democracy's endorsement. [@tweetelissa]
  • Childcare providers say they need a raise. [Post]
  • Gray says he's open to raising the minimum wage. [Post]
  • Statehood Green candidate Perry Redd has "has served in the military, pastored a church and hosted a television show." [Informer]

Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener is on vacation.

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • The Library of Congress unveils its National Recording Preservation Plan, which outlines 32 recommendations for how public and private institutions can archive America's audio recordings—in a way other than merely posting them on YouTube [Library of Congress]
  • What's that? Musicians still don't want to play music in D.C.? Well, carry on then! I see the status quo remains intact. Though in Chris Richards' story about players who move elsewhere to be creative, D.C.-to-New York producer and rapper Oddisee at least puts a nice spin on it: "I’m not mad that D.C. isn’t a place where I could stay. This is a country built on job specialization. When you want to get into the computer industry, you go to Silicon Valley ... To ask for every person’s home town to be on the same level is almost unfair." [Post]
  • CapitalBop's guide to the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, which begins on Friday in Rockville [Capital Bop]
  • National Symphony Orchestra: reportedly killin' it overseas [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Doggie bag etiquette [NoVa Mag]
  • Beer and wine pairings for Valentine's Day [Washingtonian]
  • Valentine's Day recipes from local food bloggers [Borderstan]
  • Twenty-five dishes under $5 [Eater]
  • Brazilian barbecue food truck coming to D.C. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • D.C. area's five best Spanish restaurants [Zagat]
  • A breakdown of the area's best pastrami sandwiches [Post]

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