Living Again: The LivingSocial website was out for two days this week, but it’s back up now, and to celebrate the company is offering discounts to customers this weekend. +2

Pop-In: Here are some pictures of the interior of the much-talked-about V Street NW pop-up—it looks pretty swanky. +2

Home Rule: Mayor Vince Gray responded to news that France warns its D.C.-visiting citizens to avoid Northeast and Southeast, and said today “Where I grew up, this is where I’d say, let’s take this outside.”+5

Representing Beer: At his house, Councilmember David Grosso has a bar made of bubinga wood, where he has Guinness and D.C. Brau’s Corruption IPA on tap. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 56 Today’s score: +12 Friday Bonus: +2 Needle rating: 70