News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: December 12

A dead horse, and more to talk about tonight.

The streetcar is finally coming to H St., Northeast, tomorrow. But you can’t ride it yet. [Capital Comment]

An anonymous graffiti artist is spray-painting DC’s bike lanes. It’s a delightful story. [Washington City Paper]

A rare horse died at the National Zoo’s conservation facility. [Post]

Mean people who read Travel + Leisure say Washington is the least attractive city. [Travel + Leisure]

DC Brau asked a new Silver Spring brewery to change its name to avoid trademark issues. [Capital Comment]

Mayor of Canada Rob Ford says still-employed Mike Shanahan is right to bench RGIII. [106.7 The Fan]

Five things to look for at Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher. [Best Bites]

FCC will allow phones on planes, but maybe not phone calls. [NPR]

Spiv made a movie. [Arts Desk]

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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.