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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A developer wants to shutdown a portion of I-395, between New York Avenue and D Street NW, for more than a year to speed up construction of a massive development. [Washington Post]
- A 14-year-old was robbed and stabbed of his cell phone and Air Jordan sneakers as he was walking to school in Shaw. [Washington Post]
- Opponents of a recently passed D.C. Council bill that would ban minors from getting conversion therapy treatment may file a lawsuit. [Washington Times]
- Muriel Bowser backs her staff, Brandon Todd, as he seeks out her D.C. Council seat. [Washington Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Buy D.C.: Dozens of local holiday gift ideas for your lovers, your friends, their kids, their pets, and more.
Washington Miami Paper: A look at the D.C. galleries and artists at Miami’s Aqua art fair as part of the Art Basel festivities.
Lying in State: Photo of Marion Barry’s casket in the Wilson Building.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser backs campaign staffer Brandon Todd in the Ward 4 special election. [Post]
- Marion Barry tributes start at the Wilson Building. [WAMU, WBJ, LL]
- See the Barry processional route for this morning. [LL]
- Barry mourners remember the jobs he gave them. [Post]
- Anti-gay therapy bill could spark lawsuit. [Times]
- Jonetta Rose Barras: Give the Council’s education committee to David Grosso. [Post]
- How Barry changed Georgetown’s waterfront [WBJ]
- Man allegedly kills another over dog dispute. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener is on vacation. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- A look at the D.C. galleries and artists showing at the Aqua Art fair during Art Basel Miami Beach [Arts Desk]
- Signature Theatre founder Eric Schaeffer on what he’s learned in 25 years of building a musical-theater company [Post]
- How the Shakespeare Theatre Company turned a stage into a sand dune for The Tempest [BYT]
- Gifts for the D.C. punk lover [DCist]
- National Museum of Women in the Arts curator Virginia Treanor on the diverse images of the Virgin Mary on view now [Post]
- D.C.’s December theater offerings [Washingtonian]
- On its 50th anniversary, the Kennedy Center breaks ground on an ambitious multi-building expansion. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A rundown of supper clubs, pop-ups, and untraditional dining spots [Post]
- Three new Italian tasting menus in D.C. [Zagat]
- Where to make and look at gingerbread houses [Eater]
- Nine outdoor winter bars in Washington [Washingtonian]
- Six reasons to get excited for the opening of Thip Khao tonight [Thrillist]
- Pizza Vinoteca to open in Ballston next week. [ARLnow]