A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

This week, Washington City Podcastleft the quiet confines of our downtown office and headed west to explore the Kennedy Center with City Paper architecture critic Amanda Kolson Hurley. She discusses the building’s history, its pedestal-inspired design, and the traffic patterns that make reaching the arts center difficult, as well as the bright red carpet that makes it feel so grand. Listen now online or wherever you get your podcasts.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • What people living in the D.C. area need to know about the tax bill. [WAMU]

  • New Maryland bill would provide Metro funding without raising taxes. [Post]

  • Federal court dismisses a lawsuit that was holding up Purple Line construction. [WAMU]

  • Woman injured in fire in Brentwood on Monday has died. [Post]

  • Pepco wants to raise monthly electric bills by about $8. [WTOP]

  • Repaired portion of Beach Drive NW will finally reopen in January. [WTOP]

  • It could be a white Christmas after all, with flurries predicted on Monday. [WUSA9]

  • An American University frat party was so boozy, the air tested positive for alcohol. [WJLA]

  • Taking Uber and Lyft to the hospital relieves D.C.’s ambulance shortage. [WJLA]

  • Debate over LeDroit Park bike lanes continues. [GGW]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council asks Maryland to reject gas pipeline for fear of drinking water contamination. [WAMU]

  • ANC Commissioner Paul Trantham charged with DUI after arrest in Oxon Hill. [WJLA]

  • Kojo talks to Ballou High School’s valedictorian. [WAMU]

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

  • PriestsKatie Alice Greer on politics, punk, and making music in 2017. [NPR Music]

  • The National Children’s Museum finds a new home in the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. [Washingtonian]

  • CulturalDC announces end of Source Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • The Museum of the Bible becomes a big attraction for evangelical tour groups. [Post]

  • Historical Society of Washington photography exhibit shows D.C. in the ’80s & ’90s D.C. [GGW]

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

  • A Florida-based Peruvian restaurant is coming to a downtown D.C. hotel. [WCP]

  • Get a first look at City Winery, opening in the former Love space in Ivy City. [Eater]

  • Enjoy a drink at these eight new spots in D.C. and Virginia. [Post]

  • After 18 years,The Daily Grill closes its Georgetown location. [PoPville]

  • Examining the politics and demographics of farming in America. [NPR]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • Planned renovations to Jeff Bezos’ Kalorama home remain secret. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developer of Hine project on Capitol Hill says a Sephora and an “exercise place” will come to 7th Street SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]

  • Nonprofit CEO chronicles D.C.’s fight to end homelessness in new op-ed.  [HuffPo]

  • Residents of new Navy Yard apartments can see directly into Nats Park. [UrbanTurf]

  • Massive coworking space is coming to Washington Post building on K Street NW in 2018. [Curbed DC]

  • An apartment building on 16th Street NW features robotic furniture. [UrbanTurf]

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