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The D.C. Housing Authority has been refurbishing homes—and moving out aging tenants—in order to turn a profit on its inventory and put the money towards new construction. Some homes, however, remain vacant.


  • President Barack Obama visited Upshur Street Books and Pleasant Pops café on Saturday. [Reuters, Post]
  • The Washington Football Team took first place in the NFC East after topping the New York Giants. [CBS]
  • The day after Thanksgiving was a violent one for D.C.: Five people were hurt by gunfire Friday. [Post]
  • Police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Northeast on Sunday. [WUSA9]
  • The District has been a center of go-go dancing for decades. Is gentrification changing that? [The Atlantic]


  • “Necessary and Reasonable”: That’s what an internal D.C. police review found of an October detainment.
  • Occupy the Council: Drew Franklin—once an Occupy D.C. activist—plans to run against David Grosso.
  • Holidays, Celebrate: Itching to see a holiday show in the next month? City Paper is here to help with five.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Cops cleared in controversial scuffle with teen. [City Desk]
  • Activist says he’ll beat David Grosso because he “keeps it real at all times.” [LL]
  • Housing authority boots tenants, flips their homes. [AP]
  • Post ed board tells Paul Ryan to drop budget riders. [Post]
  • What a party busted by ABRA looks like. [Barred in DC]
  • District continues to work on D.C. General replacements. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board: Wards should be open to homeless shelters. [Post]
  • More on surge pricing tests. [WAMU]

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

  • Artomatic returns. [Post]
  • Listen to Sara Curtin‘s Thanksgiving song. [DC Music Download]
  • A new bookstore is coming to Park View. [Arts Desk]
  • Former professor donates collection of Civil War artifacts to Manassas Museum. [Post]
  • Apparently Miley Cyrus put on quite the show at Echostage. [Express]
  • GoldLink on how a ruined relationship inspired his new album. [Post]
  • Nearly 15 years later, the themes of Frodus‘ final album are more relevant than ever. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Where to eat hush puppies [Eater]
  • Know your local holiday beers. [DC Beer]
  • Five new, revamped brunch menus [Zagat]
  • Food truck program limps along in Alexandria. [WBJ]
  • Scandal aside, how does Tadich Grill stack up? [Post]
  • Florida Avenue Grill looks to serve booze. [Borderstan]
  • The best booze stores in the D.C. area [DCist]