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In this week’s City Paper, you’ll find:

  • Dave Jamieson with, as far as we can tell, the definitive history of the half-smoke. If you have questions about D.C.’s indigenous smoky, spicy sausage, we’ve answered them.
  • Jamieson also chips in with a piece on how the thugs who assaulted Southwest activist David Sobelsohn were brought to justice. It’s a great lesson on how police work is done in the District
  • In Loose Lips: More good stuff from James Jones. Does a Fenty nominee have trouble ahead in his confirmation hearing?
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna on the rise and fall of a baseball—Eddie Murray‘s 500th home run ball, to be specific.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman with a fresh installment of News Bites.
  • Plus film, music, lots of theater, and more