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A new year means a new news year: Here’s what Washington City Paper columnists predict is in store for D.C. politics and development.


  • A Metrobus driver died after being pinned against a wall by a bus. [WJLA]
  • A man died in a crash on I-295 in D.C. this morning. [NBC4]
  • Civilian Art Projects is closing its gallery in Mount Vernon Square, but it’ll still put on art shows around town. [Arts Desk]
  • Happy New Year’s Eve! Here’s where to have a good time and spend less than $100. [Young & Hungry]


Broadcast Blues: After a week off the air, WPFW is back

The Best of the Best: Our favorite arbitrary rankings from 2013.

Coke Bust: Derek Brown’s latest Shaw bar, Southern Efficiency, specializes in whiskey, but it has another Southern potable on offer: coke and peanuts. Yum?

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

  • Fire department staff now have to watch what they tweet, thanks to a new social media policy. [Times]
  • LL’s predictions for 2014. [LL]
  • New traffic cameras won’t issue tickets yet. [Times, WAMU]
  • Candidates get ready to turn in their nominating signatures. [WAMU]
  • Natwar Gandhi: poet, Harriette Walters dupe, and almost ex-CFO. [Post]
  • What 2014 could mean for development. [Housing Complex]
  • Petula Dvorak tells Adrian Fenty‘s girlfriend to get a prenup. [Post]
  • D.C. population grows 2 percent in latest census data. [Housing Complex, AP]
  • 2013 in scandals. [WAMU]
  • Metro driver killed by her own bus. [WJLA]
  • Raccoon attack in Shepherd Park. [WTOP]

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

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects closes today. [Arts Desk]
  • WPFW has returned to the airwaves. [City Desk]
  • Capital Bop names its Top 5 local jazz records of the year. [Capital Bop]
  • Spoiler alert: Spoiler alerts are bullshit. [DCist]
  • BYT readers love brunch ABOVE ALL. [BYT]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • You might need this tomorrow: nine chef-approved hangover cures [Zagat]
  • Critic Adam Platt gives up anonymity. [NY Mag]
  • A procrastinator’s guide to how to spend New Year’s Eve [Washingtonian]
  • Fair Winds Brewing Co. planning to open in Fairfax. [WBJ]
  • The latest bar trend: Bring Your Own Food [Post]
  • Burma Restaurant closes in Chinatown. [PoPville]
  • Food Editor Carole Sugarman shares the 10 best things she ate in 2013. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Try Chinese-Peruvian cuisine in Herndon. [NoVa Mag]