There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Van Go: WMATA unveils some classy new commemorative Van Gogh Metro cards. +2
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