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Ex-mayor Marion Barry has set off yet another minor racial controversy, saying that only "liberal white folks" care about who pays for his annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Residency problems continue in DCPS. [Times]
  • Beltway express lanes turning into a destruction derby. [Post]
  • Council holds hearing on proposed school closures. [Post]
  • Teen accused of fatal stabbing over the weekend at Woodley Park charged as an adult. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photos of the Day: Turkey, Dupont Circle.

What A Turkey: Who's paying for Marion Barry's turkey giveaway? He doesn't have to say, and the ex-mayor thinks that only "liberal white folks" care anyway.

Kickstarter Kick-Off: A new restaurant is joining D.C.'s Kickstarter cuisine trend: Barracks Row's Rose's Luxury.

Our Bad: Pennsylvania Ave. bar McFadden's is apologizing for an ad that asked patrons to "drink like a Indian." But they don't just have words—they're also offering free drinks tonight for an hour.

March of the Drones: A new video collage explores the increasing ubiquity of drones.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Council has second marathon session on school closings [Post]
  • More than 300 city employees were double dipping unemployment pay [Examiner]
  • Lawmakers want to make it easier for you to drink [Post]
  • Jeff Thompson's old firm helping with Marion Barry's turkey giveaway [Examiner]
  • Residency fraud at DCPS is not uncommon [Times]
  • Leroy Thorpe may get his ANC seat back [Post]
  • DYRS ward charged with beating an 81-year-old woman [Times]
  • School closing plan needs some refinement [Examiner]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • Behold: the thing that could change the future of everything forever! [Atlantic Cities]
  • United House of Prayer rigs Parcel 42 poll. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. is No. 2 in commercial real estate value recovered since the recession, behind Boston. [WBJ]
  • Check out the new Ward 7 tennis center. [DCmud]
  • The long-anticipated opening of the Boilermaker Shops begins this week...with a dry cleaner. [WBJ]
  • Wacky Mormon temple, you've got competition: Take a look at this Bethesda skyscraper-to-be. [UrbanTurf]
  • Work begins on charter school by St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]
  • Could affordable housing get screwed by speeding ticket changes? [GGW]
  • A thorough if not entirely persuasive case for keeping the Height Act. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Bust out the hedge clippers in Wesley Heights

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bad Brains' Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Soundcloud]
  • In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre's after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
  • Maxmillion Dunbar's new track, "Woo," gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
  • This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky's positive review of E.D. Sedgwick's We Wear White contained "disparaging remarks." [Mother Jones]
  • Matt Yglesias agrees with Kathleen Hanna: Starbucks was (and still is) important. [Slate]
  • Excerpts from Chris Richards' Bikini Kill history [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • An algorithm that can predict how good your pumpkin pie will be [NPR]
  • The 50 best restaurants in northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
  • Spike Mendelsohn running the kitchen in Bachelor Pad star's restaurant? [Wetpaint]
  • Mendelsohn's sister says it ain't so. [Eater]
  • More on Corduroy chef Tom Power's forthcoming restaurant Baby Wale [Washingtonian]
  • Countdown to Standard's seasonal closing begins [PoP]
  • Pretentious dining moments [Zagat]

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