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Gear up for this weekend’s “potentially historic” blizzard by securing a print copy of our annual Answers Issue, out today. City Paper let readers ask the questions to guide our reporting. What did you want to know and what did we find out?


  • A light but significant clipper Wednesday night froze roads and impeded drivers for hours. [Post, NBC4]
  • Regional delays continued into this morning after many roads were reportedly not treated until late. [Post]
  • There might be adult snowball fights this weekend—have you heard?! [DCist, FOX5, WUSA9, Borderstan]
  • Metro is advising customers that significant delays will be “likely” during and after the storm. [City Desk]
  • Turns out the District won’t penalize residents and businesses for not shoveling because it can’t. [WAMU]
  • D.C. Public Schools opened with a two-hour delay this morning, but the local agencies are open. [Twitter]


  • Snow Food & Drink Guide: Young & Hungry is here to help get you through this mess of a weekend.
  • What’s Next for Paid Leave?: D.C. Councilmembers and experts weigh in on the future of the proposal.
  • Meth Scheme: Former Senate staffer Fred Pagan was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday.

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

  • Meet Resurrecting Queenz, an all-star collective of female-identifying rappers from the D.C. area. [Examiner]
  • Castleton Festival cancels summer season, will take a year-long hiatus. [Post]
  • An interview with Kathy Larsen on her new book about Washington, D.C. in film. [Film Matters]
  • Happy belated birthday to Alexandria native David Lynch. [Washingtonian]
  • Introducing our weekly reviews of The Real Housewives of Potomac, because ¯\(ツ)/¯ [Arts Desk]
  • When musicians get to play one of the Smithsonian’s million dollar instruments. [Express]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The nine best winter restaurant and bar openings [Thrillist]
  • What’s new and coming soon to H Street NE [District Cuisine]
  • New York’s Two Boots Pizza is headed to D.C. [Eater]
  • Eatonville reboot to open with vintage store and speakeasy-style bar. [Borderstan]
  • Four over-the-top drink garnishes [Express]
  • Nine new steak dishes to try [Zagat]
  • Pizza D’oro opening second location in Columbia Heights. [PoPville]