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Van Go: WMATA unveils some classy new commemorative Van Gogh Metro cards. +2

Oh, Canada: A Canadian newspaper took a stab at rounding up D.C.’s 10 best restaurants, and it’s a pretty eclectic mix. [h/t Eater D.C.] +1

Panda Power:An investigation into how many people actually watch the Panda Cam reveals that the pandas were the winners of the shutdown. It’s unclear what this says about society. -3

Holy Ray: Another Ray’s joint is coming to Mount Vernon Square, and it looks like it’s coming soon. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 44 Today’s score: +2Friday Bonus: +2 Needle rating: 48