The Yards: So hot right now. Or in a year from now. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Nota bene: Just links again today; full posting resumes tomorrow.

The List is here. Style has spoken: For quaffers, organic vodka is out; “white whiskey” (aka moonshine) is in. For celebs, publicists are out; chiefs of staff are in. For local sports fans, Alex Ovechkin is out; Lamont Peterson is in. And for District residents, buying in Bloomingdale is out; renting in Navy Yard is in. Make a note.

In other news:

Some suggested New Year’s resolutions (Post)

Leave the food trucks alone, bureaucrats! (Examiner)

Recall efforts are ill-organized and abortive at best (WaTimes)

Control of Mall parcel switches from Park Service to Architect of the Capitol — will it affect protests? (Post)

Harry Thomas Jr. sued over another unpaid bill (Loose Lips)

Three arrested in separate murders, including the January shooting of Billy Mitchell at Truxton Circle (Post, Homicide Watch)

If there can be a Winston Churchill statue in the Capitol, why not Frederick Douglass and Pierre L’Enfant? (WTTG-TV)

Real-estate heavy hitters consider Stevens School bids (Capital Business)

Occupy protesters start planning for Jan. 17 protests (Examiner)

An eyewitness account of an unruly Occupy protester’s arrest (HuffPo)

Council proposal could move city money into Eagle Bank, Bank of Georgetown, Industrial Bank (WBJ)

Eleanor Holmes Norton leads calls for Union Station Redevelopment Corp. audit (Examiner, DCist)

Norton is the 176th richest member of Congress (Post via DCist)

How Dan Snyder helped spread the story he hated (City Desk)

More jobs means fewer repeat offenders (Examiner)

Portion of Pennsylvania Avenue SE rehab is complete (Dr. Gridlock)

Quite a distinction making this list (Atlantic Cities)