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Live Like DSK: Always wanted to lead the life of a self-important French politician, but never had the right real estate to do it? You’re in luck! The Georgetown home former IMF head, former rape defendant, and erstwhile-next-French-prime-minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair own is on the market, for the low, low price of $5.2 million. Which is good news for all of us, even if we don’t have that kind of cash, as it means DSK will probably be leaving D.C. +1
Designated Driver: Taking a shuttle bus around town to hop between Howard University homecoming parties this weekend might have seemed like a good idea—no need to worry about who was doing the driving that way, after all. Unless, that is, you were on the shuttle bus that crashed into a car, a lamppost, and a taxi on Sherman Avenue NW, causing police to arrest the driver. Maybe walking is the better plan. -2
iDistrict: By the time the iPhone 7 comes out, you may be able to camp out all night to buy it without going to Georgetown, Bethesda, or Pentagon City. Apple is reportedly considering opening a store in the CityCenterDC development under construction on the site of the old convention center downtown. For some reason, the stores have become tourist attractions; the one in midtown Manhattan is the most-frequently geotagged location in the city on Flickr. Call it the Apple Museum and enlist the Smithsonian? +1
Beck To The Future: The Washington Redskins had, allegedly, solved all their problems by swapping one journeyman quarterback for another. John Beck would improve on Rex Grossman‘s performance and the team would get back to winning. Alas, yesterday’s game against the Carolina Panthers proved the team would only get back to something that’s been too familiar in recent years: losing badly. The Redskins fell, 33-20, bringing their record to 3-3 for the season. Suddenly, those predictions that the team would finish last in the NFC East look prescient again. -2
Friday’s Needle rating: 63 Today’s score: -2 Today’s Needle rating: 61