City Desk

District Line Daily: Cyber Monday?

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.

Up for yet more shopping on this Cyber Monday, Washingtonians? If you're not, good news: There's a clearance sale on news.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot died Friday. [Afro]
  • Bus driver injured, children held for evaluation after crash this morning. [WTOP]
  • UDC wants $4 million to cover union payouts for laid-off employees. [Examiner]
  • Snow tomorrow? [Post]
  • Sunday morning fight leaves four stabbed. [Post]

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

Photos of the Day: 43rd Annual Turkey Bowl.

Not Meant to Be: In the mood for a holiday abomination? Tuck into Smith Commons' turducken.

Parking Wars: A new report from the District's inspector general reveals that a former councilmember used his staff to get out of traffic tickets.

Not Seeing Red: H Street NE's burlesque-themed Red Palace is shutting down at the end of the year.

Cough, Cough: Metro's buses emit more carbon dioxide per passenger mile than other transit agencies, according to an FTA report.

Schocker: Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) shot a video recently that presents him as standing back in his home district...when he's actually on Capitol Hill.

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

  • Lawrence Guyot dies at age 73 [Afro]
  • Lawyer says his client got cash payout from OCFO related to lottery harassment complaint [Post]
  • Mayor Vince Gray hasn't talk to the feds, despite requests [Post]
  • D.C. on pace for less than 100 homicides this year [AP]
  • Colby King never skipped school [Post]
  • After school closing fight comes school boundaries fight [Post]
  • D.C. wants more residents to abandon their cars [Post]
  • Harry Thomas Jr. and Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown are both turkeys, says Robert McCartney [Post]
  • So long, trips to other state capitals [Times]
  • District settles Don Peebles lawsuit [WBJ]

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

  • Developers are snapping up land along Rhode Island Ave. NE. [Post]
  • Speed cameras may bring in revenue, but they cost a pretty penny, too. [WTOP]
  • Conservatives bash D.C.'s bag fee as it grows more successful. [DCist]
  • After a big flop, a L'Enfant development is nearly leased out. [Post]
  • Sorry, Vince Gray, but D.C. isn't among the world's (or country's) top cities for startups. [Atlantic Cities]
  • New Yorkers pay a big premium for a view. Low-slung D.C. wouldn't know anything about that... [New York Times]
  • Happy 50th, Dulles! How your corridor has grown. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Petworth rowhouse for an even half-mill

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

  • President Barack Obama and the fam supports "Small Business Saturday" at Arlington's One More Page Books [AP via WTOP]
  • John Malkovich on his production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, coming to Lansburgh next week: "Originally, we were going to do a very big production with a very different set and known actors ... But known actors only mean movie actors, and movie actors don’t like committing to theater very much." [Post]
  • City Paper contributor Chris Klimek explains his annual Christmas mix CDs [Post]
  • An interview with former North Korean propaganda artist Song Byeok, whose work is on view at Woolly Mammoth for another week [Woolly Mammoth]
  • You need this Abraham-Lincoln-as-King-Diamond T-shirt [D.C. Heavy Metal]
  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop solicits submissions for its seventh annual contemporary photography exhibition [East City Art]
  • Arlington man wants more old-white-guy music recognized in the pages of the Washington Post [Post]

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

  • Ten best doughnuts in D.C. [The Plate]
  • Best and worst comments on proposed D.C. food truck regulations [Post]
  • Street Cream food truck will give away free scoops this week before closing for the season.  [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Red Palace will close by the end of the year. [Arts Desk]
  • Burapa Thai closes in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
  • Best soups around D.C. [Eater]
  • What astronauts ate for Thanksgiving [NPR]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Comments are closed.

Comments Shown. Turn Comments Off.
...