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Thousands gathered at the Newseum yesterday to march in honor of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and related attacks in France last week.


  • The Justice Department is intervening in the local NFL team’s patent dispute. [City Desk]
  • This morning’s freezing rain advisory has ended in D.C. [Capital Weather Gang]
  • A man pulled a toy gun on at a police station on Bladensburg Road NE. He was arrested. [City Desk]
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage is Petworth is being scanned into a 3-D model. [DCist]

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Bagel Alert: Bullfrog Bagels now available at five more locations in D.C.

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

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New Department of the Environment director calls for more parklets. [@TommyWells]
  • Flooding damages $8 million RISE Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths. [Post]
  • Grandmother stuck with $7,000 bill for water used before she moved in. [WJLA]
  • The Ward 8 condo crisis. [CHOTR]
  • What puts cyclists at injury risk? It’s not so much what they wear. [Streetsblog]
  • Muriel Bowser, challenged by activists, says she “hates guns.” [Post]
  • Today on the market: Four-unit Georgetown apartment building—-$1,600,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where will the works of the Corcoran’s collection go now that the gallery’s kaput? The National Gallery of Art, which has first dibs, won’t say. [Post]
  • A D.C. music wish list for 2015 [DCist]
  • A review of Forum Theatre’s remount of The T Party, which blasts open the gender binary [BYT]
  • Spooky Action Theater got a grant from the Dramatists Guild Fund for this fall’s premiere production of Can’t Complain. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • A profile of Vanessa Hudgens as she readies for her leading role in Gigi at the Kennedy Center [Post]
  • Photos of the Sweater Set, Margot MacDonald, Lauren Calve, Shane Gamble, Cash & Earle, and other local music acts at Justin Trawick‘s The 9 songwriter showcase at the 9:30 Club [D.C. Music Download]
  • A review of local crime novelist (and The Wire writer/producer) George Pelecanos’ new novella, The Martini Shot [Post]

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

  • Team bagel vs. team biscuit. [WBJ]
  • What top restaurants have planned for Restaurant Week. [Washingtonian]
  • Health-conscious Halsa opens today in Brookland. [Post]
  • Burger King closes in Union Station. [PoPville]
  • Sweet Leaf to open in Ballston next month. [ARLnow]
  • Sneak peek at Bonchon‘s first D.C. location in Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • A new bar with fake splattered blood on the floor. [UrbanDaddy]