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Pick up the latest print issue of Washington City Paper, on the streets today, and read the Fiction Issue, featuring four stories set in the District.


  • Bethesda man who went missing in Adams Morgan New Year’s Eve found in ventilation unit. [WJLA]
  • D.C. issues moved out of congressional subcommittee. [Housing Complex]
  • UPS bandits make off with packages. [Times]
  • Poet laureate moving to D.C. [Post]
  • DC Water’s giving back around $9 to each customer. [Examiner]
  • We owe it all to Marion Barry. [Post]
  • Cameroonian man busted with unreported Euros at Dulles. [Examiner]


New Restaurants: Daikaya tops Young & Hungry’s list of the 10 most anticipated restaurant openings in 2013.

Where in the World Is the D.C. Council? D.C. councilmembers enjoy pricey hotel rooms on the taxpayer dime, according to newly obtained travel records.

Fringe Hit Goes Big: We Tiresias, a successful Capital Fringe play by a local writer, starts a run at the Forum Theatre tonight.

Wizard Woes: The Wizards are doing so poorly this season, even the teams that beat them end up looking bad. But at least John Wall could be playing soon.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • New Councilmember David Grosso sworn in, 20th legislative period of the D.C. Council begins. [Examiner]
  • Vince Gray says his top legislative priority is campaign finance reform. [Post]
  • Marion Barry is sworn in for 10th time. [WUSA9]
  • Muriel Bowser tries out her Spanish. [NBC4]
  • RGIII a crowd pleaser at swearing in ceremony. [DCist]
  • Sekou Biddle won’t run in special. [DCist]
  • Barry is responsible for everything. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • According to a very authoritative source, D.C.’s the most popular place to move to. [UrbanTurf]
  • Bundle of buildings, including 701 8th St NW (home to Proof), close to being sold to Dallas firm. [WBJ]
  • Is the Frederick Douglass Bridge overhaul really necessary? [GGW]
  • The other new bridge to Anacostia leaves out a key bike connection. [WashCycle]
  • CityCenterDC has begun condo sales, starting at $500k. [UrbanTurf]
  • Why’s D.C. have such a limited for-sale-by-owner market? [PoP]
  • A new mixed-use building is going up at 3003 Georgia Ave. NW. [Park View DC]
  • You’re rich! Well, $9 richer. [Examiner]
  • Today on the market: Hill East rehab opp

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Sadly, Red Palace is now closed. On the bright side, here’s a collection of other local venues that host burlesque events. [HuffPost DC]
  • Paul Vodra, the man behind local internet radio station Hometown Sounds shares his thoughts on 2012 and the future of internet radio with the team from Musiceum. [Hometown Sounds]
  • The Charles Krause Gallery is looking for art based around the idea of guns for their newest show, a response to the Newtown massacre. Submissions will be accepted through January 10. [DC Docent]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Fifty-eight styles of hot dogs offered by Great American Hot Dogs food truck [The Plate]
  • New menu (with mumbo sauce) at the Verizon Center Acela Club [Eater]
  • Top 10 bites of 2012 [Arugula Files]
  • And three more best bites of 2012 [Express]
  • Floriana‘s brunch gets an A+ [Bitches Who Brunch]
  • The 10 hottest restaurants in the world [Zagat]
  • A restaurant/framing store in Ballston? [ARLnow]