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Good morning, City Desk readers. The holiday season is officially over, and that means we here at City Paper are again ready to spend all our time serving the needs of DC’s Urban Explorers. And now for some news:

  • Geopolitical scientist Samuel P. Huntington died last week. Jonah Goldberg wrote an interesting sendoff for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Southwest…The Little Quadrant that Could posts the top SW stories of 2008.
  • The Prince of Petworth asks a pretty decent Friday question: What’s your favorite foreign film?
  • In Shaw (AHGB)’s Mari posts a year-end essay about the good, the bad, and the gentrified.
  • The DCeiver got hold of the Annotated Inaugural Advisory, and warns, “You will not in any way be through the security checkpoint by the time the program begins, because the security checkpoint will be a storied clusterfuck.”
  • Theater News: Studio Theatre’s Grey Gardens has been extended (again) to January 11. Woolly Mammoth’s How Theater Failed America opens January 7.

Get on with yourselves.

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