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Photos: North Carolina’s Merge 25 Festival

Merge Records celebrated turning 25 last week, and it capped things off on Saturday with an outdoor festival at the...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Arts Desk

Just Like Old Times: Ex-Councilmembers Brown, Thomas Will Share Prison

LL noted the possibility in May, and now it's really happening: two disgraced former D.C. councilmembers will share a prison. In a...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Loose Lips

Judge Lets D.C.’s Handgun Ban Remain for 90 Days

Put those guns away for now, D.C. The city's gun laws will remain the same for at least another 90...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  City Desk

Lone Candidate Actually Likes New Gun Ruling

District pols can argue about this soccer stadium or that housing scandal, but there's one thing they all seem to agree on: opposition...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Loose Lips

FBI Headquarters Will Not Stay in D.C.

It's official: D.C., for better or worse, won't be able to keep the FBI headquarters within city limits. The agency has...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  City Desk

On the Corcoran’s First Day in Court, Its COO Gets Grilled

Anyone who thought that the Corcoran’s dissolution was a foregone conclusion would think again after yesterday’s court proceedings. It was the...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Arts Desk

General Manager of WJLA Out as Sale of Station Is Nearly Finalized

The general manager of WJLA—the local ABC affiliate–wrote in an e-mail to his staff Monday that he just learned his...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  City Desk

Muriel Bowser Chops More Time Off Debate Season

By now, anyone holding their breath for Muriel Bowser to debate her mayoral opponents before September should have passed out. Despite appearing at primary...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Loose Lips

ToDo ToDay: Crisis, Hessismore, and ShowPony

More than half a century after it premiered on television, the National Archives invites contemporary audiences to view Robert Drew’s...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Arts Desk

District Line Daily: Hold Up on Gun Ruling?

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  City Desk

Arts Roundup: Silver Line Design Edition

EU's Sugarbear on anti-go-go ordinances and the genre's marketing pitfalls [The Arts Fuse] Photos of Beck at Merriweather Post Pavilion [BYT]...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Arts Desk

Morning Links

District asks for a stay on court decision that would allow carrying a gun in public. [Times, Post, WAMU] Former Harry Thomas Jr. staffer says...
Washington City Paper  |  07-29-2014  |  Loose Lips

The Needle: Virginia Really Is For Lovers

The Virginia Way: A federal court upheld a decision today that said Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. +5  Homegrown: The rye...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

D.C. Attorney General Files Motion to Halt Implementation of Judge’s Ruling on Gun Laws

The District's Office of the Attorney General filed a motion this afternoon requesting that a federal court delay overturning a...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

Rep. Massie: Court’s Ruling on D.C. Gun Laws Validates Legislation

Local officials are understandably pissed that a federal judge who does not reside in the District overturned a major provision...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

Photo: River’s Edge

Georgetown, July 26...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

51,000 People Rode the Silver Line This Weekend

Metro notched approximately 51,000 trips to or from one of its five new Silver Line stations this weekend, the Washington Area Transit...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

Harry Thomas Jr. Aide: I’m Not HTJ!

LL's heard of terrible bosses, but this is ridiculous. Former Harry Thomas Jr. staffer Neil Rodgers not only lost his D.C. Council job for his...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  Loose Lips

Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger in D.C.

An Uber passenger says a driver for the sedan service sexually assaulted her early in the morning on Sunday, July 20, according...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

ToDo ToDay: Mates of State, Black Sparks, and Stupid Fucking Bird

Though U Street Music Hall regularly plays host to buzzy DJs and local purveyors of electronic music, its bookers also...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  Arts Desk

District Line Daily: Judge Overturns Key Provision of D.C. Gun Laws

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

A Federal Judge Struck Down D.C.’s Ban on Carrying Handguns in Public. What Happens Next?

D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but over the weekend a federal judge overturned a key...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  City Desk

Arts Roundup: Gas Station Gone Edition

Photos of GoldLink and Flume (and the latter's trippy lightshow) at the 9:30 Club [Bandwidth] Mia Feuer's proposed gas station...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  Arts Desk

Morning Links

Judge orders District to allow handgun possession outside the home. [AP, Times] David Catania wants a D.C. Council committee hearing on...
Washington City Paper  |  07-28-2014  |  Loose Lips

Metro’s Biggest Fans Ride Train to Celebrate Silver Line Opening

Bertha and Jim Harrod rode the first Metro train in D.C. when the Red Line opened in 1976. Today, 38...
Washington City Paper  |  07-26-2014  |  City Desk

The Needle: Weathering the Weekend Weather

Fantastic Friday: Beer gardens will be packed tonight. Capital Weather Gang says we can expect a truly "truly gorgeous" evening...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  City Desk

Catania Slams Trump “Grinfest,” Bowser

Don't expect to see David Catania on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice any time soon. "District Councilmember" already isn't prominent enough for a show that's...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Loose Lips

ANC Recording Caper Will Cost District $58K

How might the District spend $60,000? Paying for a year of pricey college for an underprivileged student, maybe, or adding it to the...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Loose Lips

Fort Reno Wants Your Donations

In recent years, organizers of the Fort Reno summer concert series haven't exactly encouraged donations. "Where else can you go...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

Kentucky Paper Slams Rep. Massie and Sen. Paul for Interfering with D.C. Gun Laws

It's no surprise that D.C. residents aren't fans of Republican Rep. Thomas Massie and Sen. Rand Paul meddling with local D.C. laws...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  City Desk

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

In this installation of the Breaks, I offer my thoughts on a Curren$y show at the Howard Theatre, an anticipated...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

Music Therapy Works for Alzheimer’s Patients in Alive Inside

We don’t die. That’s what we like to tell ourselves, anyway. We don’t get old, we don’t get sick, we...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

Mia Feuer’s Gas Station Installation Scrapped Altogether

Artist Mia Feuer's planned gas-station installation is officially off. Plans to install the piece, a full-sized replica of a gas...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

Photos: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Constitution Hall

Nick Cave is a heady combination of fear, sex, God, love, and super-slick suits. At D.A.R Constitution Hall Wednesday night, Cave...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

What Makes a World-Class Air Guitar Champion?

Sometimes, the best part of a face-melting guitar solo isn’t the riffs coming from the amp—it’s the over-the-top hijinks. It’s...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: The Antlers, River Whyless, and Hamlet

In the years since their 2009 album, Hospice, the Antlers have moved away from static, heavy sounds and stories of bone...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

36 Minutes on Wiehle Avenue

The touted benefits of Metro's new Silver Line largely center around the new swath of Virginians who will now have...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  City Desk

District Line Daily: One Week, Five Pot Citations

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  City Desk

Arts Roundup: Silver Line Standoff Edition

One of D.C.'s oldest underground arts spaces is back up and running. Is it the future of the DIY scene?...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Arts Desk

Morning Links

Senate bill backs budget autonomy. [WAMU] Cough it up: new court ruling opens up officials' private email accounts to open...
Washington City Paper  |  07-25-2014  |  Loose Lips

Kickstart D.C.’s Second Comedy Club

Though D.C. is full of venues dedicated to all kinds of performance, the city only houses one venue specifically dedicated...
Washington City Paper  |  07-24-2014  |  Arts Desk

Sex Tape

The most scandalous aspect of this harmless comedy may be the title itself.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  07-18-2014  |  Reviews

What Is ‘Common Core’ All About?

The Common Core, a set of math and English language arts standards that spells out what skills students are expected to master in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be rolled out in every Mississippi school this year.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jackie Mader and The Hechinger Report  |  08-01-2014  |  Education

LGBT Pols Ready to Play in State

With black folks playing the spoiler in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary, bucking many traditional notions about how politics work in the Magnolia State, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are making a political play of their own.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  08-01-2014  |  LGBT