News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: December 20

MGM will build a casino at National Harbor, Mayor Vince Gray wants DC to be more hip, and other things to scratch your head about this weekend.

As expected, MGM gets the award to build a casino in Prince George’s County, opening 2016. [Post]

MGM Chief Executive Jim Murren told us all about his company’s plans for a casino at National Harbor. [Capital Comment]

Macaulay Culkin‘s pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band is coming to the Black Cat in March. RIP, Lou. [After Hours]

Mayor Vince Gray wants DC to be the hippest city in the country. [Loose Lips]

Washington Post wunderkind Ezra Klein might want out of 15th and L. [Huffington Post]

If you were looking for a roundup of all the reactions to Politico’s anti-Washington rant, it exists. [Poynter]

Derek Brown’s latest bar, Southern Efficiency, opens Saturday at 1841 Seventh St., NW, in Shaw. [Best Bites]

Only a little bit of Green Line work for Metro this weekend. [WMATA]

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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.