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Today marks the first of the pre-5 p.m. sunsets, and it’s going to rain. At least it’s Friday.


  • In an after-hours press release, Mayor Muriel Bowserannounced a slew of personnel changes including 12 people and spanning at least nine agencies.

  • The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which funds projects by local artists and arts organizations through grants, sent a notice to recipients who received awards in the most recent round stating that no project may be “lewd, lascivious, vulgar, overtly political, and/or excessively violent.” Mayor Bowser’s office plans to withdraw the censorship amendment.

  • Police arrested a Northwest D.C. priest who may have sexually abused at least three girls, the Post reports. Urbano Vazquez appeared in shackles in a D.C. courtroom Thursday and was released from custody. His next hearing is Dec. 10.

  • Evelyn Y. Davis, “Queen of the Corporate Jungle,” has been adding to her own headstone for years. She died earlier this week.

  • Amidon-Bowen Elementary School third grade teacher Kelly Harper is named the District’s Teacher of the Year.

  • Police are investigating the local group of about 20 protesters who stood outside a Fox News host’s home shouting “We know where you sleep at night,” as a potential hate crime. The protesters are part of the group Smash Racism D.C., and staged a demonstration outside Tucker Carlson’s D.C. home. Carlson wasn’t there, but the group scared the living shit out of his wife, obviously. Twitter suspended Smash Racism D.C.’s account after it posted videos of the protest. Media figures spanning the political spectrum condemned the group’s actions.

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

  • An investigation into Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans potentially shady lobbying efforts has beens stayed by the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. [Twitter]

  • No ANC election cycle would be complete without a fight over lemonade stands. Plus a round-up of the hyperlocal results. [WCP]

  • Womp womp: Republicans in the Washington-area are re-examining their lives after a trouncing in Tuesday’s elections. [WAMU]

  • Smoke weed every day. And on election day, smoke it in front of the White House like Snoop Dog. As he puffed on a bleezy, Snoop said “fuck the president.” (Note: It’s illegal to smoke weed in front of the White House.) [Snoop’s Insta]

  • The third and final installment of the series on Mayor-for-life Marion Barry.  [WTOP]

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

  • Archipelago’s Christmas tiki pop-up launches Nov. 23 with drinks from Beachbum Berry.  [WCP]

  • Mike Isabella and his partners don’t agree on who is in charge of Mike Isabella Concepts. [Washingtonian]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema answers readers’ questions. [Post]

  • District Taco grows its presence in Philly. [WBJ]

  • Impossible Meat is coming to grocery stores. [Eater]

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

  • Could Bohemian Caverns come back to life? [DCist]

  • ICYMI: Our annual People Issue is out! [WCP]

  • Local author Eyone Williams is getting a big boost thanks to a shoutout from George Pelecanos. [Washingtonian]

  • For the first time, D.C. is preparing to launch a music census. [WAMU]

  • Folger’sKing John is a history lesson about power and succession. [WCP]

  • A nipped and tucked Beetlejuice horrifies and delights at The National Theatre. [WCP]

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

  • Eric Shaw, formerly the chief of the Office of Planning, and Greer Gillis, formerly the chief of the Department of General Services, were each booted from their respective positions, part of broader changes in Bowser’s administration. [WCP and WCP]

  • Airbnb is asking the D.C. Council to table a bill that would regulate its rentals. [UrbanTurf]

  • And At-Large Councilmember David Grosso gripes about advocates sending “hundreds” of duplicate emails about the bill. [Twitter]

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

  • A Capitals season ticket holder decided to waive their raffle prize money so that the total jackpot of $38,570 would be donated to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and families. [Twitter]

  • D.C. sports isn’t really complete without a star athlete (John Wall) having a feud with an ESPN personality (Stephen A. Smith). [Bleacher Report]

  • The Scott Boras Show has begun. [New York Post]

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


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