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

As the year ends, we offer our annual honors—many of them dubious—for the year’s most memorable moments in D.C. politics, development, dining, and more.


  • Expect “an exodus of biblical proportions” from D.C. this holiday season. [Times]

  • The marshals were nowhere to be found during a brutal 12-minute sexual assault in a D.C. Superior Court cell block. [Post]

  • P Street Whole Foods fires a dishwasher of 14 years; customers and an immigrant rights group fight back. [WTOP]

  • D.C. Whole Foods employees say cheating on bonuses is a company-wide issue. [WUSA9]

  • It’s had to find a primary care doctor in the District. [WBJ]

  • The homeless will be dining on Rock Creek Park venison this winter. [AP]

  • How to make a turn from a bike lane running against car traffic. [GGW]

  • Middle school librarian resorts to online fundraising to fill bookshelves. [Borderstan]

  • Eighty-three locals letters to Santa are awaiting answers. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, byLiz Garrigan (tips? lgarrigan@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • “Finally, he was going to get his place.” The vigil for homeless who died in 2016. [Post]

  • Despite Trump, police chief promises “inclusive city,” “unbiased policing.” [Post, WTOP]

  • Burn: Metro issues inaugural fare cards without Trump mug. [Times, Post]

  • Vince Gray’s not a true freshman, so he’ll chair D.C. Council’s health committee. [DCist]

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

  • Top picks for New Year’s Eve shows. [DC Music Download]

  • Dupont Underground to reopen for tours in January. [DCist]

  • Listen: Anti-Trump carolers in Dupont Circle. [Borderstan]

  • Teaching music to veterans changes a cellist. [Bandwidth]

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

  • Last-minute gifts for food lovers. [Post]

  • A look at one of D.C.’s newest whiskey bars. [DC Refined]

  • These are the District’s hottest bars. [Zagat]

  • Dupont Circle could get a new nightclub. [Borderstan]

  • Anthony Bourdain grants a post-election interview. [Eater]

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

Housing Complex links will return in 2017.

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