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The latest issue of Washington City Paper is on stands today, and the cover story is a profile of Mia Feuer, a young Brookland artist whose debut museum show includes a functional skating rink she built inside the Corcoran.


  • A new policy may make it too easy to kick out Section 8 housing tenants in D.C. [Housing Complex]
  • About 75 percent of students who attended a now-closed DCPS school re-enrolled in another DCPS school. [WAMU]
  • The installation and payment process for cab drivers to obtain the now required credit card machines has been anything but smooth. [WTOP]
  • WUSA9's Bruce Johnson and his crew were attacked by a woman while reporting on a home invasion on Southern Ave. SE. [WUSA9]


Coming Up Roses: A looking into the secret behind D.C.'s coolest new restaurant, Rose's Luxury in Barracks Row.

Over or Under?: Metro says its trains are actually undercrowded, even during rush hour.

Survey Says: Which delayed project do you think will open first, the streetcar or the Silver Line?

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?

  • D.C. Working Families coalition forms to push minimum wage increase. [Post]
  • Credit card processor for cabbies is "completely collapsing." [WAMU]
  • LivingSocial sorry about associating dreidels with greed. [Post, City Desk]
  • New CFO nominee Jeff DeWitt passes another hurdle, but Marion Barry says he'll keep an eye on first white CFO. [WBJ]
  • Blade columnist: D.C. should subsidize medical pot businesses if necessary. [Blade]
  • Metro is undercrowded, according to counterintuitive report. [Housing Complex]
  • Home invaders take eight people captive. [Times]
  • Newsman Bruce Johnson attacked on the scene. [WUSA9]
  • Bike-borne cell phone thief on the loose in Georgetown. [Post]
  • Skyland Walmart expected in 2016. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • Real estate industry starts to worry about affordable housing shortage. [Post]
  • Neighbors lose appeal in protest of 5333 Connecticut Ave. project. [WBJ]
  • Nine ways to craft height limits to D.C.'s advantage. [GGW]
  • Struggles of Capital Bikeshare's bike maker could hit cities like D.C. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Expect a Walmart at Skyland Town Center in 2016. [WBJ]
  • M Street cycletrack delayed over air-quality concerns. [WAMU]
  • Pennsylvania Avenue now has zebras. Will they work? [GGW]
  • Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper calls it quits. [WJLA]
  • WUSA9's Bruce Johnson attacked while reporting story on Southern Avenue. [WTOP]
  • Today on the market: Unusual Deanwood four-bedroom

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • Metro extends service for tonight's Drake concert at Verizon Center. [WJLA]
  • Before you see her second show at Lincoln Theatre tonight, watch Neko Case play a Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was in D.C. last night. [WJLA]
  • D.C. jazz pianist Dick Morgan has died. [Post]
  • Bootsy Collins bails on his agreement to serve food at Miriam's Kitchen yesterday, but his bedazzled wife Patti Collins turned up. [DCist]
  • Marvin Gaye's family sues EMI. [Spin]
  • Roger Daltrey stops by the Hill to perform in honor of a new Winston Churchill bust. [Post]
  • Bill Moyers ends his PBS show as planned. [New York Times]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Taste-testing candy corn-flavored treats [Washingtonian]
  • Late-night eats for Halloween [Zagat]
  • Not another steakhouse... [WBJ]
  • Where bartenders like to drink [Eater]
  • Kaldi's Coffee in Silver Spring introduces Steampunk brewing system. [Post]
  • Why are kids who get less candy happier on Halloween? [NPR]
  • Check out renderings for Pub and the People, coming to Bloomingdale. [PoPville]
  • The best places to splurge in D.C. [DCist]
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