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  • Marion Barry reveals who pays for his Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. [WTOP]
  • UMD regents made Big 10 move decisions in secret. [Post]
  • Fairfax County saves old owl. [Post]


Photo of the Day: Ward 8 Turkey Giveaway.

Big Plans: How much of Mayor Vince Gray‘s five year plan for the District is achievable?

Man of His Bird: Bev Eggleston will do anything to sell his locally raised turkeys, even dressing like a turkey in a thong.

Play As You Go: Theater troupe dog & pony dc is makes its plays the hard way: letting the audience participate in every stage of the process.

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

  • Council doesn’t sound impressed with Irv Nathan‘s ethics bill. [Times]
  • Marion Barry gives away turkeys, reverses course and discloses who paid for them. [Post]
  • Good government is good for everyone, Marion. [Post]
  • Vince Gray’s five-year plan dreams big. [HC]
  • Truancy bad, says Jaffe. [Examiner]
  • Ward 8 shop owner renovates, thanks in part to some prodding by Barry. [Post]
  • Courtland Milloy a fan of THEARC. [Post]
  • Wilson officially out of Turkey Bowl. [NBC4]

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

  • Zoning Commission gives Hine School redevelopment the green light. [DCmud]
  • The Atlantic Cities continues to pick apart anti-Height Act arguments. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Proposal for Union Station escalators runs into preservation, Amtrak trouble. [Post]
  • Housing starts hit a four-year high. [UrbanTurf]
  • Whither the courier business? [GGW]
  • The Beltway’s new express lanes cause six accidents in three days. [Post]
  • GW proposes $200,000 in community amenities to appease neighbors’ development concerns. [Hatchet]
  • JBG’s 13th and U project shrinks to appease neighbors’ development concerns. [UrbanTurf]

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

  • Patrick Pho dons a “Gangnam Style” outfit and walks around D.C.’s landmarks and the Metrorail system. [We Love D.C.]
  • The 2013 Washington Jewish Film Festival announces its lineup [WJFF]
  • Drunk dudes picking fights, bottles of Corona, and possibly real pig’s blood:Metal Chris reports from Saturday’s kinda-unpleasant-but-still-awesome-sounding-sounding black-metal show at El Caracol in Silver Spring, Md. [D.C. Heavy Metal]
  • Ad Hoc says goodbye to Sockets Records, whose plans to shut down we reported on last week [Ad Hoc]
  • Slate and Politics & Prose launch a podcast of the bookstore’s author readings, starting with Junot Díaz‘s recent sold-out reading at Sixth & I. [Slate]
  • University of Maryland students work cheap for Adventure Theatre MTC. [Post]
  • Reminder: This Friday is Record Store Day—Black Friday edition—at area record stores. [Record Store Day]

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

  • D.C. bars open until 4 a.m. tonight [DCist]
  • Nearly 1,000 comments on proposed food truck regulations are missing. [Post]
  • Thanksgiving leftover pot pie [Washingtonian]
  • Black Friday dining [Girl Meets Food]
  • New York chef John Mooney opening a restaurant in Union Market. [Eater]
  • Yo! Sushi uses 30 pounds of wasabi every month. [The Plate]
  • Five winter outdoor lounges in D.C. [Zagat]