Today we have a special edition of Whose Shoes? Our occasional chance to share a bunch of details about a Washington journalist and have you guess who it is. Send all guesses to fishbowldc@mediabistro.com or to Betsy@mediabistro.com. We’ll provide more details as the day wears on.

You must admit, the kicks are pretty snazzy.

Clue #1: He has a particular affinity for Nicki Minaj.

Clue #2: He can be contemplative.

Clue #3: He enjoys HBO.

Clue #4: He’s from Washington, but not D.C. and not Washington State.