City Desk

The Needle: Up Twinkles

Bundle of Love: Occupy D.C. members have created a handy map showing where the District's bundled campaign donations are coming from. The map's easier to use than the Office of Campaign Finance's creaky online database, although just about anything would be. There are lots of bundlers in the District, but Baltimore and the suburbs get in on the action too. +1

Where the Wild Things Are—A Child's Guide to the Wilson Building: Trying to make sense of the scandals swirling around Washington? Take a look at these children's books. +3

Bad Luck of the Irish: Grimy/endearing Cleveland Park mainstay Ireland's Four Fields—formerly known as the 4Ps—is shutting down. But the Connecticut Avenue NW space may stay Irish, after all: New York chain/GW bro magnet McFadden's may pick up the lease. -5

Taking your kid on Metro isn't too tricky, says a Greater Greater Washington contributor. But they might want to watch out for cane-wielding brawlers. +1

Lives of Crime: Lots of criminal activity today, including a stabbing on a Metrobus and a hate crime near the Howard Theatre. The only amusing one: a guy arrested for smoking weed in the Library of Congress. Dude, it doesn't take that long for them to fill your book requests! -2

Tuesday's Needle rating: 32 Today's score: -2 Today's Needle rating: 30

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  • ES

    Wow, how much lower can it go?

  • Will Sommer

    Who knows, better watch your P's and Q's!

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