D.C. Trendy: There is some concern that D.C.’s schlubby press corps won’t be able to dress nice enough when Prince William and Kate come to visit next month. The Senate Periodical Press Gallery sent out an email today reminding reporters of the formal, royal dress code. +3

Bleep: Is Washington City Paper’s ban of the Washington football team’s name on its pages not enough for you? A new Internet extension will remove every mention of the team name online and replace it with an alternate name that is not a racial slur.  +4

BikeDC: Union Market finally got a Capital BikeShare station. +2

Light It Up: ZooLights, the fun (and free!) National Zoo tradition, will light 500,000 LED lights this year as part of its animal-themed holiday displays. +2

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