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District residents can expect to see more law enforcement officials on the streets and in the Metro system after the attacks in France on Friday as well as an alleged ISIS video that specifically targets D.C. and was discovered Monday. The mayor and police chiefs say they’re working closely with federal partners to monitor threats and ultimately keep the public safe.


  • D.C. is cracking down on a tent encampment near the Kennedy Center. [NBC4, Fox5DC]
  • Police are investigating the homicide of a 24-year-old man from California who was fatally shot near Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on Sunday, police said. [Post, NBC4]
  • During a barricade situation downtown Monday morning, DJ Smoov Devastation kept WPFW on-air while he was trapped in the radio station’s building due to security closures on the street outside. [City Desk]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser visited the French Embassy to remember the victims of the Paris attacks. [WAMU]
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opens a passport processing office today. [City Desk]


  • Get Your Art-drenaline Pumping: A new cafe and food incubator opens inside the Anacostia Arts Center Sunday, replacing Nourish Food + Drink.
  • Appomattox Redux: The Washington National Opera has revived Philip Glass‘s 2007 Civil War opera.
  • Momofuku for Lunch: David Chang‘s recently opened CityCenterDC eatery began serving lunch Monday.

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

  • City moves to close homeless camp. [NBC4]
  • Wharf development movements. [WBJ]
  • Watch traffic back up after yesterday’s “barricade situation.” [Post]
  • What’s next for housing-first residents? [Post]

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

  • At this year’s Future of Music Coalition, three big ideas to help shift the music industry for artists. [Bandwidth]
  • Here’s what happened when Fred Armisen performed at Red Onion Records. [DC Music Download]
  • The Smithsonian turns the walls of the still-under-construction African American History Museum into a movie screen. [Post]
  • National Portrait Gallery honors baseball legend Hank Aaron, soul starlet Aretha Franklin, designer Carolina Herrera, sculptor Maya Lin, and Marine Corporal Kyle Carpenter with inaugural Portrait of a Nation Prizes. [Washingtonian]
  • Some NSFW-ish photos from the opening of the Washington Project for the Arts latest exhibition at its new home at the Atlantic Plumbing video. [BYT]
  • GoldLink talks about his meteoric rise to fame, working with Rick Rubin, and more. [FACT Magazine]

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

  • 15 great raw bars around D.C. [Eater]
  • The eight best quick meals around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Mockingbird Hill is going into full-on holiday overdrive mode next month. [Post]
  • Five chefs share their signature Thanksgiving dish. [NoVa Mag]
  • Where to find Cocktail Week specials this week [Borderstan]
  • Taste test of The Little Beet [BYT]