District Line Daily: The Newest Councilmember
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet your newest interim councilmember, as chosen by D.C. Democratic State Committee: Anita Bonds, the head of the D.C. Democratic State Committee. How about that?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend, injuring daughter on Metro bus found dead in New York in apparent suicide. [Examiner]
- Taxi design options are ugly. [LL]
- Corcoran Gallery of Art staying in D.C....but how? [Arts Desk]
- Chairman Phil Mendelson to firm up Council committee assignments by Dec. 19. [Post]
- Chilly mice set up shop in BWI. [Sun]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man Reading to Child.
Fourth Brew: The District is getting a fourth brewery, headed to Ivy City: Atlas Brew Works.
Mom I'd Like to Christmas: The Sleigher, our annual Christmas song takedown, rolls ever forward. The latest victim: the sort of cozy, sort of saucy "Mama's Too Hot for Christmas."
Park It: A D.C. judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a controversial bus parking lot in Ivy City.
Hurray for Hollywood: Ned Martel, the once-ousted editor of the Washington Post's Style section, is headed to Los Angeles after a year in steerage. A look back.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Meet the new boss: Anita Bonds. [Post]
- Why didn't top officials do anything with 2008 report saying Jim Graham engaged in questionable behavior on lottery contract? [Examiner]
- Yvette Alexander says Ron Moten is behind false allegations regarding lottery contract; Moten says that's false. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser rips elections boss for showing up to council hearing unprepared. [Examiner]
- Cherrie Doggett rips Marion Barry for ripping Barbara Lang. [WBJ]
- Suspect in Metro bus shooting dead of an apparent suicide. [Times]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- As change comes to the Logan Circle area, carryouts hang on. [GGW]
- Phil Mendelson weighs potential candidates to chair Economic Development and Housing Committee. [Post]
- Neighbors want to turn RFK parking lots into a park. [DCist]
- Housing sales surged in November, but new contracts were down. [RBintel]
- Homes moved particularly quickly in Adams Morgan and Dupont. [Curbed]
- D.C. proposes four taxi color schemes. [DCist]
- Red and white is best, but really, the schemes aren't that hot. [GGW]
- A women's history museum could come to the Mall. [DCmud]
- An investment in Anacostia pays off. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: The Capitol Gateway Walmart boom begins
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Corcoran Gallery of Art won't leave its historic building on 17th Street NW [City Paper]
- Bohemian Caverns temporarily closed after alleged sexual assault [Post]
- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: The arts is nearing its own fiscal cliff, and orchestras face the biggest risks [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Sockets Records, which is shutting down, announces plans for its final showcase in February [Sockets]
- Olney Theatre's artistic director, Martin Platt, is leaving after only six months on the job. He'll be temporarily replaced by actor, director, and Olney Theatre board member Alan Wade. [DC Theatre Scene]
- South Korean YouTube star Psy's Christmas in Washington performance goes off without a hitch despite those anti-American comments he made nearly a decade ago [Post]
- The Smithsonian's American History Museum displays second-rate metal band's leather chaps [DCist]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to sip hot chocolate around D.C. [Eater]
- Check out the menu for Table, coming soon to Shaw. [Washingtonian]
- Psy (of Gangam Style fame) eats Peking duck at Peking Gourmet Inn in Virginia. [Reliable Source]
- Top five hangover cures [Girl Meets Food]
- Pho 14 in Adams Morgan will open on Dec. 12 with free Vietnamese coffee. [PoP]
- Ten D.C.-area restaurants with the best service [Zagat]
- How to make a 64-degree egg [Borderstan]