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Schuye LaRue, who grew up in Capitol Heights, was once a promising young basketball star and ACC Rookie of the Year at the University of Virginia. She’s been homeless as an adult and experiences mental illness. This is her story.


  • Some schools have cancelled field trips to D.C. in the wake of increased security concerns after the Paris attacks. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says people shouldn’t change their routines due to fear. [Post, NBC4]
  • Metro’s soon-to-be-installed CEO Paul Wiedefeld wants to make the transit system “world-class.” [WAMU]
  • If Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May has her way, the District could celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” instead of Columbus Day. [City Desk]
  • Mark your calendars: The National Zoo says newest panda cub Bei Bei will go on display in January. [City Desk]
  • Local rideshare company Split has doubled its reach since launch and is eyeing other parts of D.C. [Post]


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

  • Neighbors back Georgetown to fill the Franklin School. [WBJ]
  • New Metro boss has big plans. [WAMU]
  • Muriel Bowser announces Walter Reed details. [WBJ]
  • Resource center for sex workers launches on H Street NE. [City Desk]
  • The Klingle Road saga ends with a trail. [GGW]
  • Bowser appears at the French Embassy after Paris attacks. [WAMU]
  • Feds launch Metro oversight website. [City Desk]

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

  • The Society of Professional Journalists sign an open letter to bands and artists with terrible photo policies, like the Foo Fighters. [Arts Desk]
  • Arena Stage puts a modern twist on an old classic with Oliver! [DCist]
  • 826DC’s storefront, which used to be the Museum of Unnatural History, is now a magic shop. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to Flavor Waster‘s debut album, It’s Always Sunny When You’re Cool. [AllMusic]
  • Kennedy Center’s production of Philip GlassAppomattox, even if you’re not an opera fan. [Arts Desk]

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

  • 16 Thanksgiving options around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Inside Chase the Submarine, chef Tim Ma‘s Vienna sandwich shop [Eater]
  • ​D.C. investor launching $5M venture capital fund for local restaurants. [WBJ]
  • How to eat like a Native American this Thanksgiving [Post]
  • Burrito-sized sushi restaurant, Rolls By U, is now open in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]
  • New Jersey man accused of throwing sandwich in Fairfax while drunk. [Washingtonian]