Making History: Memorable moments from the first term • 2016 Playbooks: Paths to the top for Hillary and Paul? • A Dog’s Life: How Bo helped Barack • Eater in Chief: Where the President should dine this term • Presidential Encounters: Driving Reagan, caddying for Clinton, playing Obama, and more • Doling It Out: Which campaign spent more at Pizza Hut? • First Fashions: Ball gowns have set styles through the years
For 41 years, The Washingtonian has honored local heroes who make this a better place for all. The ten people we honor this year have found unique ways to help those battling hunger, homelessness, war injuries, troubled pasts, and uncertain futures. By Leslie Milk and Mary Yarrison
A presidential inauguration marks a moment to look toward the future. Here are the people who are shaping Washington’s. They’ve already changed how we think, commute, eat, work, and play—and they’re likely to have an impact for years to come. Edited by Marisa M. Kashino
While tech stocks held steady in 2012, area technorati scooped up big-bucks real estate—as did lawyers, bankers, investors, and more. Here are the year’s biggest deals.
Think tanks spawned by election losses . . . Nifty inauguration memorabilia . . . World Series? New soccer stadium? 2013 Washington sports predictions . . . Brad Meltzer’s assassination thriller . . . A lawyer for every scandal . . . Is the Post’s new executive editor ready for the road ahead? Anatomy Prepping for the inaugural parade. Behind the Scenes Inside the Royal Suite. Parties Fight Night, spies, heroes, and more.
Where & When
John Waters and Hairspray at Strathmore . . . Wynton Marsalis at the KenCen . . . Our Town at Ford’s . . . Henry V at the Folger . . . Savion Glover tap-dances at George Mason . . . French Impressionists at NGA . . . Jewish Film Festival at DCJCC . . . Antiques, art, and more at the Washington Winter Show
Who’s Counting? At the White House, Mark Knoller is. Books An Underground Railway tale—plus Sonia Sotomayor. Piano Man A cocktail pianist on life in Washington bars. What Made Me Melody Barnes on sticking to the fundamentals.
Party On Perfect accessories for gala affairs. Gown Time What to wear to an inaugural ball? Advice from veterans Hallie and Kathleen Biden. Beat the Winter Blues Nine simple steps that can lift your spirits, six mood-boosting foods, living with seasonal affective disorder, and the difference a sunlamp can make. Near and Far Short drives and direct flights make these eight winter escapes easy.
Playing to the Crowd Bryan Voltaggio spiffs up homespun fare at Frederick’s Family Meal. Plus—reviews of the Brixton on DC’s U Street, the Coupe in DC’s Columbia Heights, and Alexandria’s Sugar Palm Thai. Readers’ Favorite Restaurants For the 35th year, we asked readers to name their top spots. The envelope, please. . . .
Smooth Moves Relocating? Here’s what to know before hiring a mover—plus 16 firms known for good moves. To Market, To Market Where to go for food and fun around Eastern Market and on Barracks Row. Pets Moving to a new home can make a pet anxious. Here are suggestions for putting your cat or dog at ease. Day of Rest One day a week, he observes his own kind of Sabbath—and steps away from all devices.