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

Wingnuts are launching targeted online threats to DIY arts and music spaces nationwide. City Paper Arts Editor Matt Cohen recently experienced it firsthand as his band prepared to play a show.


  • More on the protests planned for tomorrow. [Post, WAMU]

  • Caseworker at Inner City Family Services fired after sharing private client files. [FOX5]

  • List of bridge and road closures from now until 6 p.m. Friday. [Post]

  • Watch last night’s “Queer Dance Party” bop toward Mike Pences house. [WUSA]

  • National Airport should have a new concourse by 2021. [WBJ, Post]

  • Attention Yellow and Blue Line riders: SafeTrack is coming. [GGW]

  • On the magic of the automatic reload option for your Metro SmarTrip card. [GGW]

  • The case of the anti-Trump, pro-life women in the context of the Women’s March. [Post]

  • A construction worker fell five stories in Northwest yesterday. [WTOP]


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

  • Get ready for an unprecedented attack on the District’s political sensibilities. [Post]

  • At Center for American Progress event, Bowser reaffirms sanctuary city status. [Times]

  • Incoming:Houston in the House: [Click2Houston]

  • Obama, the hip-hop commander in chief… [AP]

  • Shepard Fairey, another reason to subscribe to The Washington Post: [The Verge]

  • D.C.’s crowded history. [New York Times]

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

  • Janelle Monáe, Indigo Girls, Maxwell, and more set to perform at the Women’s March on Washington. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to Priests’ new album, Nothing Feels Natural. [NPR Music]

  • Here’s Madame Tussauds’ wax figure of anthropomorphic racist diarrhea puddle President-Elect Donald Trump. [DCist]

  • Our latest One Song column analyzes two-singer bands via Fugazi’s “Runaway Return.” [WCP]

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

  • Eater national’s deep dive into The Shaw Bijou’s closure. [Eater]

  • The Dabney’s basement is being converted into a bar. [Washingtonian]

  • These restaurants are rallying around the Women’s March. [Zagat]

  • BKK Cookshop offers Thai cooking classes. [Edible]

  • Rustik is being replaced with a wine bar in Bloomingdale. [PoPville]

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

  • Hundreds of D.C. homeless people could be displaced by Trump’s inauguration. [WCP]

  • A homeless man is the District’s first homicide victim of 2017. [Post]

  • D.C.-based moving company handles furniture coming in and out of White House. [WBJ]

  • Councilmember Jack Evans wants to make Pennsylvania Avenue great again. [WBJ]

  • New condominium sales in the city increased more than 35 percent in 2016. [UrbanTurf]

  • District and contractors compromise over inauguration construction suspension. [Bisnow]

  • JBG developers chat two huge Shaw projects: Atlantic Plumbing and The Shay. [Bisnow]

  • Speaking of Shaw… [Bisnow]

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