Afternoon Shots: November 18

The day of the zebra, and more to know tonight.
RIP, little gazelle. Photograph courtesy of the National Zoo.

Today will go down in history as the day a zebra bit a National Zoo employee and caused the incidental death of a critically endangered gazelle. [Capital Comment]

How to get rich in Washington, circa 2013: Government contracts and lobbying. [Post]

The Washington area is actually fourth when it comes to the percentage of workers employed by the federal government. [The Atlantic Cities]

A haunting tour of the now-abandoned asylum in Laurel, Maryland, where the District government once warehoused its most vulnerable citizens. [DCist]

It’s mid-November, and the forecast for the week is relatively mild—in the 50s and 60s. So will this be a bad winter for Washington or not? [Capital Comment]

It’s 70 degrees today, and of course the beer gardens are done for the season. [Washington City Paper]

Rob Ford did another Rob Ford thing today when he tackled a Toronto city councilor. [Gawker]

Homeland is never getting back on the rails. [After Hours]

Fast-rising pop singer Sky Ferriera performs tonight at the 9:30 Club, and other stuff going on this week. [After Hours]

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