News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 13

LivingSocial is still broken, Oprah wants you to buy a $250,000 elephant canopy, and more to know tonight.

Only 106,000 people have purchased health insurance on the state and federal exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. The White House originally projected half a million people would enroll. [Post]

The Verizon Center will host the 2016 ACC men’s basketball tournament. Maryland will have decamped to the Big 10 by then, so area couches should be safe from celebratory burning. [ACC]

LivingSocial is still offline as of this post. [Capital Comment]

A local developer wants to build an open-air Asian food market in Chinatown, but historic preservation advocates are fighting the plans. [Capital Business]

This is kind of a big deal: The Newseum’s Anchorman exhibit opens tomorrow. [After Hours]

For just $250,000, you can buy the National Zoo’s elephant herd an Oprah Winfrey-approved high-tech canopy. [National Zoo]

Could Burberry be moving to CityCenter next year? [Shop Around]

Happy hour of the day: smoked meats from Jerkface Jerky and smoked beers from Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Company at Smoke & Barrel (2471 18th St., NW).

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.