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A task force of Georgetown business owners and residents proposed a list of 75 changes—-including a Metro station—-that could make Georgetown more accessible.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A coalition of civil rights organizations, including the NAACP and ACLU, passed a resolution calling on the Pigskins to change its name. [Post]
- Mac McGarry, the longtime host of local quiz show It’s Academic, died at 87 in his Potomac home. [City Desk]
- The D.C. cop charged with running a prostitution ring is due in court today. [WJLA]
- The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would offer more support to rape victims. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Stencil Pusher: ICYMI: Our latest cover story investigates the friendly graffiti messages stenciled on the city’s bike lanes—-and discovers the mysterious artist behind them.
Stairs to Nowhere: The worst Metro escalators of 2013.
Question for the Ages: Is donburi the new ramen?
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Uh-oh: Congressman who tried to strip D.C.’s gun laws wants to take over the House committee on D.C. [Washingtonian]
- Jim Graham explains his strategy for fighting pop-up buildings. [Housing Complex]
- Cab commission cracks down on cabbies using Square credit card readers. [Post]
- Cabs could get color schemes earlier with vouchers. [Post]
- Cop accused of pimping heads to court today. [WAMU]
- Get Georgetown a gondola. [Post]
- Council bill would help rape victims. [WAMU]
- Researcher says D.C. area needs to look beyond the feds for economic growth. [Post]
- Award will honor murdered transportation coordinator Ron Kirby. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- It’s coming…. [@DDOTDC]
- Lots of possibilities for the Metro loop. [GGW]
- Two potential designs for the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. [Capitol Hill Corner]
- Seventy-five ideas for improving Georgetown. [Post]
- A 34-unit townhouse project is coming to Brookland. [Elevation DC]
- Three-building Douglas project planned for 14th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]
- Map your home’s solar power potential. [DCist]
- Urban policy scholar urges D.C. to diversify its economy. [Post]
- Dupont bed and breakfast to be auctioned off. [UrbanTurf]
- Thoughts on the unsettling discomfort caused by homeless people. [Atlantic Cities]
- D.C.’s most urban corner is 14th and P. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Takoma cottage—$460,000
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- House of Cards and Veep nominated for Golden Globes; Homeland gets zilch. [Washingtonian]
- The Butler got snubbed, too. [Post]
- The Caps make a “Jingle Bells” video. [Huffington Post]
- In this interview with DCist, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna talks about The Punk Singer, D.C., Santigold, Janelle Monae, etc. [DCist]
- ArtYards DC wraps up this weekend. [JDLand]
- “The Dying Gaul,” out of Italy for the first time in 200 years, is now on display at the National Gallery of Art. [WTOP]
- Here is what Phil Kennicott has to say about it. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Sriracha maker to halt shipping for 30 days. [LA Times]
- Eighteen things to know about Michel Richard‘s “lousy” French restaurant in New York before spending $700 [Bloomberg]
- A look at Hogo one year after its opening [Eater]
- Where to dine on Christmas Eve: seven “Feasts of Seven Fishes” [Washingtonian]
- Tallula and EatBar score a new chef. [Zagat]
- Try the Thai street food at homey Sisters in Fairfax [Post]
- L’il Pub closing Jan. 6 on Capitol Hill [PoPville]
- Recap of City Paper’s Bacon and Bourbon Festival [BYT]