News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 24

Small-plates hysteria reaches new heights, the National Zoo has a new, non-panda arrival, and more to feast on this weekend.

Virginia Williams, mother of former DC Mayor Anthony Williams, died Thursday in Los Angeles at 87. [Post]

DC mayoral candidate Jack Evans went on the radio and compared Mayor Vince Gray to Richard Nixon. [Loose Lips]

A former Senate staffer who was arrested on child porn charges was found dead in an apparent suicide. [Capital Comment]

Netflix premieres a new documentary about Mitt Romney tonight, in case it’s too damn cold to go out. [After Hours]

Small-plate insanity has reached the point where there is now an exhibit about small plates. [After Hours]

Now before the United Nations: the name of our local NFL team. [Capital Comment]

Move over, panda. The National Zoo just marked the birth of an even more endangered species—this Micronesian Kingfisher:

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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.

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