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Ex-mayor Marion Barry has set off yet another minor racial controversy, saying that only “liberal white folks” care about who pays for his annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.


  • Residency problems continue in DCPS. [Times]
  • Beltway express lanes turning into a destruction derby. [Post]
  • Council holds hearing on proposed school closures. [Post]
  • Teen accused of fatal stabbing over the weekend at Woodley Park charged as an adult. [Post]


Photos of the Day: Turkey, Dupont Circle.

What A Turkey: Who’s paying for Marion Barry‘s turkey giveaway? He doesn’t have to say, and the ex-mayor thinks that only “liberal white folks” care anyway.

Kickstarter Kick-Off: A new restaurant is joining D.C.’s Kickstarter cuisine trend: Barracks Row’s Rose’s Luxury.

Our Bad: Pennsylvania Ave. bar McFadden’s is apologizing for an ad that asked patrons to “drink like a Indian.” But they don’t just have words—-they’re also offering free drinks tonight for an hour.

March of the Drones: A new video collage explores the increasing ubiquity of drones.

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

  • Council has second marathon session on school closings [Post]
  • More than 300 city employees were double dipping unemployment pay [Examiner]
  • Lawmakers want to make it easier for you to drink [Post]
  • Jeff Thompson’s old firm helping with Marion Barry’s turkey giveaway [Examiner]
  • Residency fraud at DCPS is not uncommon [Times]
  • Leroy Thorpe may get his ANC seat back [Post]
  • DYRS ward charged with beating an 81-year-old woman [Times]
  • School closing plan needs some refinement [Examiner]

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

  • Behold: the thing that could change the future of everything forever! [Atlantic Cities]
  • United House of Prayer rigs Parcel 42 poll. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. is No. 2 in commercial real estate value recovered since the recession, behind Boston. [WBJ]
  • Check out the new Ward 7 tennis center. [DCmud]
  • The long-anticipated opening of the Boilermaker Shops begins this week…with a dry cleaner. [WBJ]
  • Wacky Mormon temple, you’ve got competition: Take a look at this Bethesda skyscraper-to-be. [UrbanTurf]
  • Work begins on charter school by St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]
  • Could affordable housing get screwed by speeding ticket changes? [GGW]
  • A thorough if not entirely persuasive case for keeping the Height Act. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Bust out the hedge clippers in Wesley Heights

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

  • Bad Brains’ Into the Future is out today. Stream the whole thing at Spinner. [Soundcloud]
  • In a ceremony at the White House, Gala Hispanic Theatre’s after-school program, Paso Nuevo, took home the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. [PDF via Gala]
  • Maxmillion Dunbar‘s new track, “Woo,” gets Pitchforked. [Pitchfork]
  • This Mother Jones blogger thinks Joe Warminsky‘s positive review of E.D. Sedgwick‘s We Wear White contained “disparaging remarks.” [Mother Jones]
  • Matt Yglesias agrees with Kathleen Hanna: Starbucks was (and still is) important. [Slate]
  • Excerpts from Chris Richards’ Bikini Kill history [Post]

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

  • An algorithm that can predict how good your pumpkin pie will be [NPR]
  • The 50 best restaurants in northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]
  • Spike Mendelsohn running the kitchen in Bachelor Pad star’s restaurant? [Wetpaint]
  • Mendelsohn’s sister says it ain’t so. [Eater]
  • More on Corduroy chef Tom Power‘s forthcoming restaurant Baby Wale [Washingtonian]
  • Countdown to Standard‘s seasonal closing begins [PoP]
  • Pretentious dining moments [Zagat]