Our Biggest President: William Howard Taft‘s great-grandson declares his ancestor’s inclusion in the Nationals’ presidents race “cute.” +3

Spy vs Alt Weekly:Washington City Paper had a small screen cameo in last week’s episode of FX’s The Americans, as undercover Soviet agents communicated with each other in our classified section. Tune in this week, as City Paper defuses a nuclear missile and punches Joe Stalin in the nose. +6

Noodling to Get In: There were big lines for the opening of Daikaya, Washington City Paper‘s most anticipated restaurant of 2013. +3

Be Mine: Mysterious Valentine’s Day bandit hits Georgetown, but in a nice way. +1

Friday’s Needle rating: 60 Today’s score: +13 Today’s Needle rating: 73