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Residents started to pay their respects to Marion Barry Thursday—-the first of three days of citywide memorial services honoring the former mayor. Here’s the planned processional route for today.


  • 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]


Buy D.C.: Dozens of local holiday gift ideas for your lovers, your friends, their kids, their pets, and more.

Washington Miami PaperA 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser backs campaign staffer Brandon Todd in the Ward 4 special election. [Post]
  • Marion Barry tributes start at the Wilson Building. [WAMU, WBJLL]
  • 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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • 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]