City Desk

The Needle: Black and White and Deadlined Over

Name Drop: The deadline to vote for the baby panda's name is tonight at midnight. Vote here. +2

Any Takers? This D.C.-area woman is giving away on Craigslist a giant jar of used pickles she bought a few months ago at Costco. Her husband didn't like them. They expire next month. -2

Bike Lane Czars: A couple that founded a conservative think tank yelled at a biker who was calling the police to report a van that he nearly hit because it was blocking a bike lane. The entertaining exchange, in which the couple shows impressively little knowledge of bike laws or what a bike lane actually is, was all captured on tape. -7

Make it Rain: Rejoice! Stadium Club is back open for business. +3

Yesterday's Needle rating: 68 Today's score: -4 Friday Bonus: +2 Needle rating: 66

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