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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]