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  • A local hotel union is lobbying the D.C. Council to regulate home-sharing companies like Airbnb. [Post]
  • More pedestrians were killed from 2009 to 2014 than were vehicle occupants, according to AAA. [WTOP]
  • The District says it will announce new replacement shelters for D.C. General in the coming days. [WAMU]
  • Walls of Books—a 2,400-square-foot, 30,000-volume bookstore—opens in Park View on Dec. 12. [Arts Desk]
  • A D.C. cellist has raised more than $200,000 with a Kickstarter campaign to make music for… cats. [DCist]


  • Farmers Market or Food Court?: The two are mixing at venues across D.C. thanks to more prepared food.
  • Kay WalkingStick: The National Museum of the American Indian has an exhibit on the landscape artist.
  • Dancing MPD Officer II: Another D.C. police showed off her fancy footwork at a charity event Monday.

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

  • Each ward still on for homeless shelters. [Post]
  • Marion Barry SE. [LL]
  • Urbanists hold fire on new Metro GM. [GGW]
  • Kids crime it up in Georgetown. [NBC4]
  • Hey, leave these bassets alone! [Post]
  • Tyson expands the megalith. [Post]
  • What if you had a cat eating macaroons? [Y&H]

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

  • National Gallery of Art’s newest exhibition is both hit and miss. [Arts Desk]
  • Today in “Yes, really”: Local cellist raises more than $200,000 to make music for cats. [DCist]
  • Arlington is getting a new low-powered FM radio station. [Bandwidth]
  • Now Washingtonian says D.C. Flag tattoos aren’t cool anymore. D. Sedgwick called it first. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Everything you need to know about pho [Washingtonian]
  • Chefs share ideas on what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. [BYT]
  • What to do on the night before Thanksgiving [Post]
  • 11 bars that actual adults should probably avoid [Eater]
  • The democratization of criticism [Mark Furstenberg]
  • Six restaurants opening in northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
  • Site for Sin Bin Sports Bar up for lease on H Street NE. [District Cuisine]
  • Inside the D.C. speakeasy that got busted for operating without a liquor license. [Barred in DC]