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Roughly seven out of 10 residents say they want D.C. to become a state, according to a new Washington Post poll. While most residents have supported statehood since at least the 1990s, momentum appears to be building: Support for statehood has grown by 10 percentage points since 2010. Want to (permanently) show your love for the District? Maybe get a D.C. flag tattoo like Mary Cheh, Kojo Nnamdi, and Tom Sherwood did Friday.


  • The D.C. government disbanded a homeless camp Friday, and some of its residents didn’t want to go. [City Desk]
  • Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a fatal crash on East Capitol Street Saturday. [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier says people should be ready to “run, hide, or fight” in active-shooter situations. [City Desk]
  • A report by the Office of Revenue Analysis shows D.C. may not have a robust “gig economy.” [City Desk]
  • The District activated its first hypothermia alert of the season Sunday as temperatures dropped. [Borderstan]


  • Feuding Founders: What’s next for the Metro riders’ union after its creator left the group weeks ago?
  • Fall Fashion: How should you dress for cycling during the fall? Gear Prudence has some advice.
  • Small Fry Fried Catfish: How does the Park View smoke-shop and fry house’s sandwich stack up?

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

  • Poll: majority back an end to the Vince Gray  [Post]
  • Karl Racine has his own campaign finance issues. [LL]
  • Ethics board has bad news for potential at-large hopeful Robert White. [LL]
  • City moves on homeless encampment. [City Desk]
  • Posted board on the homeless tents. [Post]
  • Colby King: what about the District’s own violence? [Post]
  • Mary Cheh, radio guys get tatted up. [LL]
  • Considering DCPS’ use of AP classes. [GGW]
  • Strife at the Metro riders’ union. [City Desk]
  • Poll finds racial divide on development. [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier: “take down” mass shooters if you can. [Times]

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

  • “Activist creative community” spends 48 hours on the National Mall burning a temple, doing yoga, and dancing. [DCist]
  • Memories from the last days inside The Post‘s longtime offices on 15th Street NW. [Post]
  • Listen to the debut album from metal quartet Shumaun. [Bandwidth]
  • Rock & Roll Hotel is hosting a benefit show for victims of Paris terror attack. [DC Music Download]
  • A year after his mesmerizing Tiny Desk Concert, T-Pain returns to NPR for an intimate, autotune-less performance. [Post]
  • In her new album, Marian McLaughlin assembles a full chamber ensemble. [Arts Desk]
  • Check out Time is Fire‘s new self-titled EP. [DCist]

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

  • Which food magazine wins Thanksgiving? [Eater]
  • A last-minute guide to Thanksgiving dining around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • How to cook your turkey like a pro [Post]
  • Thanksgiving’s most hotly debated dish: stuffing [NPR]
  • Speakeasy gets busted for being a little too real. [Borderstan]
  • What to expect from Southeast Asian “expat bar” Alfie’s [Thrillist]
  • More info on The Hilltop, coming to Sherman Ave. NW [New Columbia Heights]