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

Protesters lit Trump merch on fire in downtown D.C. last night. Hours later, the soon-to-be president’s supporters sang “Amazing Grace” and prayed aloud outside a security checkpoint.


  • Lines out the door of a feminist gear pop-up shop in Adams Morgan. [WCP]

  • Bulldozer thief causes $250,000 in damages to a D.C. public school. [NBC4]

  • Protest group sets goal to shut down the inauguration. [AP]

  • Shouldn’t the donuts come after the joints? [Twitter]

  • Overcast skies and periodic rain today; chance of morning drizzle tomorrow. [Post]

  • If you leave the house: road closures, rail service, prohibited items, etc. [WTOP]

  • Escaped D.C. for the weekend? Find the Women’s March near you. [WBJ]

  • Maryland GOP lawmaker fires legislative aide for running a fake new site. [NBC4]

  • Bikers for Trump have arrived. [NBC4]

  • Bao Bao the panda cub will leave D.C. for China. [WUSA]

  • Case of a neglected Petworth pitbull may spur changes to animal cruelty laws. [WAMU]

  • Abortion pill company trolls Metro after the transit agency refuses to run its ads. [Washingtonian]


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

  • Ten D.C. councilmembers are skipping the Inaugural Parade. [Post]

  • This guy made a spreadsheet of every planned inaugural protest. [Twitter]

  • Faces of the 4 percent of D.C. residents who voted for Trump. [Post, WAMU]

  • What happens when the Women’s March on Washington is over? [Guardian]

  • Trump’s inauguration eve concert drew 390,000 fewer than Obama’s. [Politics USA]

  • Police use tear gas at Deploraball: [DCist]

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

  • D.C.’s theaters have no leaders of color. [Post]

  • Read an interview with The El Mansouris. [DC Music Download]

  • Check out photos from the D.C Abortion Fund benefit at Black Cat, featuring Governess, Cigarette, and Scanners. [WCP]

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

  • Anti-gay protesters set up in front of Comet Ping Pong. [Grub Street]

  • Don’t even think about dining at BLT Prime this weekend. [Washingtonian]

  • A look at the dim sum coming to Tiger Fork in February. [Post]

  • Some healthier picks at area restaurants. [Eater]

  • America is growing the most sweet potatoes since WWII. [NPR]

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

  • Adams Morgan hotel at center of tax-break dispute is poised to open in April. [UrbanTurf]

  • Churches in Southwest make big bucks selling parcels of their land to developers. [Post]

  • Fewer hotel rooms are booked for Trump’s inauguration than for those of Obama. [WBJ]

  • More on the Florida Avenue NW development that will feature a Whole Foods. [Bisnow]

  • D.C. will get its very own “Highline” project on Florida Avenue NE. [Multi-Housing News]

  • A park and mixed-use project in store for Eckington near the Met Branch Trail. [GGW]

  • Single-family home in Forest Hills lists for $1.5 million. It even has a porch. [Curbed DC]

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