News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 14

A hotline for the Silver Line, Bronx cheers for Michel Richard's New York restaurant, and more to chew on tonight.

Mayor Vince Gray leads a poll in the DC mayoral race, but he’s vulnerable. [Capital Comment]

Phase 1 of the Silver Line isn’t even open yet, but there’s a hotline for Phase 2. [Dr. Gridlock]

The Boston Globe says it’s time for Washington’s football team to retire its name. [Boston Globe]

NSA leaker Edward Snowden gets a new job with the Press Freedom Foundation. [National Journal]

Michelle Obama’s gown from last year’s inauguration is now on display at the National Museum of American History. [Shop Around]

Area zoo to use Instagram to hype giant panda cub. [Capital Comment]

Michel Richard’s new restaurant in New York City is getting some mediocre reviews. [Best Bites]

Members of Congress read nasty tweets about themselves. [Capital Comment]

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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.