Afternoon Shots: January 7

The chef who brought down Bob McDonnell speaks, Marion Barry is quizzing DC's mayoral candidates, and more to chew on tonight.

The chef who brought down Bob McDonnell tells all. [Washingtonian]

Attention DC mayoral candidates: Mayor-for-life Marion Barry’s endorsement is still up for grabs! [Loose Lips]

Japan wants to build a super-high-speed train between DC and Baltimore. [Capital Comment]

But the $8 billion cost estimate seems insanely low. [Slate]

DC Council approves $21 million in property tax breaks. [Post]

Sidwell headmaster Tom Farquhar is leaving a year early—for Dubai. [Capital Comment]

There are now at least 11 candidates for the unhappiest job in the NFL. [ESPN]

Jumping on a frozen trampoline looks like a lot of fun. [Digg]

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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.