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In the second episode of Washington City Podcast, available now online and on iTunes, listeners get to meetBrother Ah. Born Robert Northern III, the free jazz artist and radio host discusses how he came to play the French horn, what brought him and keeps him in D.C., and how he got recruited by keepers at the National Zoo to soothe animals with music withCity Paperarts editor Matt Cohen. The 83-year-old musician also revealed plans for a 2018 tour with his reunited band.  


  • Metro’s reduced schedule has helped more riders arrive at destinations on time. [WTOP]

  • Armed man who crashed into multiple vehicles Tuesday morning remains at large. [WJLA]

  • After nearly 28 years and five administrations, an MPD officer tasked with protecting D.C.’s mayors retires. [WJLA]

  • Suspect in Sunday’s police-involved shooting in Bladensburg faces drug and firearms charges. [WTOP]

  • Police search for suspect who raped a woman Saturday near Gallaudet. [Fox5]

  • Four women fight off robber at Tony’s Breakfast on H Street NE. [WUSA9]

  • Today in crazy transportation ideas: Let’s close Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center. [GGW]

  • Fans can tailgate starting at noon before the ’Skins 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving game. [Post]

  • D.C. could still get a lot of snow this winter thanks to weak La Niña conditions. [Post]

  • Could the District’s strong Democratic leanings hurt the city? [WAMU]


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

  • GOP tax plan bodes ill for affordable housing and middle class families in D.C. [Post]

  • As Metro cracks down on fare evasion, some see it as a racial issue. [Post]

  • Deb Simmons critiques Ray LaHood’s Metro reform proposals. [Times]

  • Ohio school cancels trip to D.C. citing violence in Las Vegas, NYC, and Texas. [WAMU]

  • Court ruling protects identities of routine visitors to DisruptJ20 Facebook page. [Post]

  • Weekend warriors urge National Park Service not to ban sports on the Mall. [WAMU]

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

  • Mónica Mayer’s new installation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts addresses sexual harassment and violence. [Post]

  • Watch a new music video from D.C. duo Dove Lady. [DC Music Download]

  • A new psychedelic exhibit at ARTECHOUSE includes cocktails as thick as paint. [Washingtonian]

  • Check out Inner Loop’s final Literary Cornucopia event of the year tonight. [WTOP]

  • ICYMI: Explore Thomas Wilfred‘s art of light at the American Art Museum. [WCP]

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

  • What’s in a name? This bar doesn’t have one but it does have a fireplace and live jazz. [WCP]

  • The Museum of the Bible’s restaurants won’t serve loaves and fishes. [Post]

  • An inside look at Colada Shop’s take on Cuban food and drink. [Thrillist]

  • Tysons Galleria’s Isabella Eatery inches closer to opening. [WTOP]

  • How restaurants can and should create more opportunities to workers of color. [Eater]

  • This Virginia winery wants you barefoot in buckets. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Peebles Corp. will break ground on Anacostia affordable housing project next year. [WBJ]

  • Restaurateur and developer will bring robot-built prefabricated homes to D.C. [WBJ]

  • Developer Martin Dittotalks multifamily projects, Hill East, and Amazon.  [Bisnow]

  • Forthcoming K Street NW hotel aims to appeal to the “woke” crowd. [Bloomberg]

  • Homeless advocate blasts recent D.C. Council votes on services and housing. [HuffPo]

  • D.C. housing prices have risen almost 50 percent since 2008. [WTOP]

  • Councilmember Elissa Silverman breaks down her Union Market parking amendment. [GGW]

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