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This week’s edition of City Paper is out a day early. Take it to your Turkey Day! In this issue, you’ll find:

  • As promised: Cover story by Jason Cherkis, a fitting tribute to his grandmother and unwavering Redskins fan, Marian Abrams. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving story. Don’t miss the Web exclusive: video of Jason’s family talking about Nana. Extra bonus: Todd’s dog.
  • In District Line: Arthur Delaney finds a couple of real Urban Explorers: Guys living somewhat comfortably in their cars in Northeast. To one of them, it’s “the new Holy Land.”
  • In Loose Lips: Mike DeBonis goes to the chart for a breakdown on the similarities between beleaguered men: Nat Gandhi and Joe Gibbs. Who will survive? Plus: Marion Barry uproots the District’s tree fund.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna on Sam Huff. He’s got a face made for radio, but is his Skins commentary still fit for it?
  • In Show & Tell: Jessica Gould gets the lowdown on why Paul So has a hard time finding artists to take his money.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman gets to the crust of the matter. 2Amys is still the pie to beat.
  • In Film: Mark Jenkins on I’m Not There, Holly, and Margot at the Wedding and Tricia Olszewski on Enchanted, August Rush, and The Mist
  • In Theater: Bob Mondello on The Studio and Alone It Stands and Glen Weldon on Shining City and The Maids