Expect a supermoon tonight, which is also the snow moon, and then stock up for Wednesday’s snow storm. (Try sayin’ that ten times fast.)


  • For the first time, Pope Francisdefrocked a cardinal found guilty of sexually abusing minors. Theodore McCarrick is a former archbishop of D.C. who was credibly accused last summer of maintaining sexually abusive relationships with children as young as 11 years old. McCarrick resigned in July of 2018 after the allegations were made public, and was suspended from his duties.

  • Beloved Bridges Public Charter teacher Liz Koenigwas fired last week, told by the school’s newly installed principal that she was “not a good fit.” Koenig has spoken publicly about working conditions, both within her school and across D.C. charters as a whole, at public panels and with City Paper.

  • Councilmember Trayon Whitereceived a $75,000 settlement from the Metropolitan Police Department seven months after he took office.

  • While there’s nothing official to report on Bryce Harper, USA Today opines that the “odds of Harper’s return to the Nationals are significantly long.”

  • Meet the men and women of Capitol Hill. (No, not those.)

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Councilmember Vice Gray got married! Spotted at the wedding: Mayor Muriel Bowser along with other former D.C. mayors. [Twitter]

  • It’ll cost you $10 to ask questions of acting Office of Planning director Andrew Trueblood at Greater Greater Washington’s event today. [WCP]

  • A bunch of District officials head to the West Coast to pitch D.C. as the capital of “inclusive innovation.” [Twitter]

  • More key appointments from Bowser. [DC Line]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Washingtonian’s ‘100 Very Best Restaurants’ list is now online. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C.’s Top Chef contestant continues to be a star this season. [Eater]

  • In defense of plates in a culture where bowls are king. [Post]

  • This food festival wants you to come dressed like a lumberjack. [Edible]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Get to know Virginia’s Infant Island, and two or other bands leading the screamo revival. [Post]

  • Photos of The Handmaid’s Tale filming in D.C., or a glimpse into our future? [Washingtonian]

  • Women want to be adored in Folger’s Nell Gwynn and Synetic’s Cyrano de Bergerac. [WCP]

  • Behind the drama of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory exodus. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A program in Baltimore funded by the local public housing authority and mayor’s office turns vacant public housing units into homes for chronically homeless families, which … sounds a lot like just operating a functional public housing program. [Post]

  • The D.C. Housing Authority made some new hires recently, and both employees have experience in property redevelopment. [Twitter]

  • A Target will open in Tenleytown next year. [Curbed]

  • The greater D.C. area is the second-largest market in the U.S. right now for commercial and multi-family construction spending. [WBJ]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Hundreds of esports fans showed up at Penn Social on Saturday to watch the Washington Justice make its Overwatch League debut. [WCP]

  • Bradley Beal said he tried recruiting players to come play for the Wizards during the NBA All-Star break. Good luck with that. [The Ringer]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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