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  • If one theme binds the 21 Washingtonians in City Paper’s 2018 People Issue, it’s that each of them is sure about their purpose in life. We hope that in these pages someone’s life experience—their joys, mistakes, and efforts to comprehend the world—will inform your own.

  • OK: Mayor Muriel Bowserwon a second term by a commanding margin, but likely weakened her relationship with the Council in the process. Tom Sherwood asks, what’s next? And how will her failed endorsement of an at-large candidate impact her ability to work with the Council?

  • A student at Catholic University was found dead in a campus dorm room. Police are investigating and have not provided an identity. The student’s death is not believed to be suspicious.

  • A team of Johns Hopkins archaeologists turned a mummy’s body into dust in 1979. Now, researchers have recreated portraits of the person once lost to history.

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

  • A lot of money, yet little power in D.C. State Board of Education races. [WAMU]

  • The midterms may have cleared a path to marijuana legalization in D.C. [WCP]

  • Protesters ring Tucker Carlson’s doorbell and chant: “We know where you sleep at night.” [Twitter]

  • Colby King on Bowser’s at-large endorsement fail. [Post]

  • Michael Bekesha thinks you should ignore the “R” behind his name on the ballot. [DCist]

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

  • Where to find a hot dog coated in gooey raclette cheese on Thursdays. [WCP]

  • Head here for dates that will cost you less than $60. [Post]

  • A wish list from D.C. vegans. [DCist]

  • Dirt is the real name of a restaurant coming to Ballston. [Washingtonian]

  • This month is a boon for beer enthusiasts. [BYT]

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

  • Den-Mate talks about the D.C. music scene for On Tap magazine’s big local music issue. [On Tap]

  • Thirty local artists to check out this month. [On Tap]

  • On his new record, Napoleon Da Legend flexes his artistic range. [WCP]

  • Longtime jazz bassist James King channels decades of D.C. jazz into his playing. [Post]

  • Film review: Steven Yeun is scarier than any zombie horde in Burning. [WCP]

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

  • Some former residents of the Arthur Capper senior apartment complex have moved into new homes, weeks after a devastating fire that displaced dozens of people. [Hill Rag]

  • A number of legal advocacy organizations are unhappy with the way the D.C. Council has shaped eviction reform legislation. [Twitter]

  • Shaw residents protest plans to reimagine a neighborhood high school. [DC Line]

  • Interior Secretary and self-styled cowboy Ryan Zinke doesn’t get along with his Capitol Hill neighbors. [Post]

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

  • It didn’t take long for Georgetown freshman and dunk-machine Mac McClung to go viral at his new school. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The University of Maryland has fired two athletic trainers who were on paid administrative leave following the death of football player Jordan McNair from a heatstroke. [Baltimore Sun]

  • D.C. United defender Taylor Kemp, 28, is retiring from professional soccer. [SB Nation]

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

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