March 2010 Contents: Top Doctors

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March 2010 Cover
Volume 45, Number 6

Cover Story


We asked area physicians what doctors they would send a family member to for help. Here are their answers—1,800 of the region’s best doctors in 39 specialties.

Photograph by Chris Leahman


His Own Worst Enemy?

Adrian Fenty has run DC with a strong hand, but his imperial style has turned off lots of voters. He’s up for reelection, but it looks like the only person who can beat him is . . . Adrian Fenty. By Harry Jaffe

The Future of Dining

Enjoy the beef cheeks at Central Michel Richard? A plate of chicken at T.G.I. Friday’s? Each probably came out of a bag sealed at an Alexandria lab. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. By By Todd Kliman

The New Face of Labor

Andy Stern helped elect President Obama, and he’s wired to the White House. Representing everyone from janitors to health-care workers, he’s now union boss number one. By By Chris Lehmann

Saving Isaiah

At 17, he’s lost his parents and has been in jail on drug charges. But now he’s a high-school football player, has a nice apartment, and wants to go to college. Here’s the story of how Isaiah and kids like him are learning to be adults—and the people helping them get there. By Cindy Rich

Capital Comment

The scoop on Scott Brown . . . Learning to love DC United . . . Good Washington reads . . . Ted Olson—why people love him and hate him . . . The city’s most exclusive club . . . Behind Marcus Brauchli’s millions.
Profile Wonder boys: Voltaggio brothers.
books With a second book of poetry out soon, Sandra Beasley has found her voice—and an audience.Real Life The Priest and Me.Benefits Good times for good causes in March.

Where & When

Porgy and Bess at the Opera House . . . Dance Place jumps . . . Hall of Human Origins opens at Natural History . . . Denyce Graves at Strathmore . . . Three requiems . . . Tyne Daly as Maria Callas . . . Festivals celebrate green movies, bluegrass, indie music and film, kite flying, and more.


dining out Againn, a British-inspired gastropub, brings bangers and mash and 130 varieties of Scotch to DC. Plus—former 1789 chef Ris Lacoste makes a big comeback, and a modern chef switches gears with pizza and pasta in bites First look: Sabai Sabai Simply Thai . . . A hot block in Clarendon . . . Restaurant bread for sale . . . Top dining peeves.


style The season’s trendiest bags are stylish and practical. education Summer programs on college campuses help high-school kids get ready for the transition.

Reader deals Spring in Your Step.

Health Fun for everyone.


guide to home design Want to add a home office or guest room but don’t have the space? Here are good ways to make the most of your house’s square footage. Plus—making your home more energy-efficient.Best of U street Looking for fun? The U Street/Logan Circle area is buzzing with new bars and clubs, lively restaurants, and trendy shops.

Luxury Homes Three megadeals in Cleveland Park, including $7.6 million for former Fannie Mae head Daniel Mudd.

Pets Thinking about a second pet? Here are tips for helping your cat or dog welcome a new friend.

First Person As a mother of six, I was always thinking ahead or looking back. A pair of boxing gloves changed everything.


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