Great day trips
Sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots, scenic hikes, pick-your-own orchards, and other cool escapes that are all close by.
Photograph by Rick Collier
Pursuing the Dream
As a boy, Kenneth Kellogg loved playing basketball—but then he learned to love opera more. By Larry Van Dyne
Plugging the Leaks
President Obama hates leaks. He can’t stop them himself, but thanks to a tenacious prosecutor, the Justice Department is on its way to setting a record for leak prosecutions. By Shane Harris
Like a Kid in a Candy Shop
Candy Kitchen has been making fudge and saltwater taffy—and bringing smiles to kids—in Ocean City for seven decades. By Cindy Rich
Factories to Call Our Own
How to understand Washington’s ideas industry. By P.W. Singer
Ranging in age, strength, and skill, members of this bicycle-racing team are united in their love of the road. Photographs by Jay Westcott; interviews by Jason Koebler
The Obama-Medvedev tweets? . . . How top draft picks panned out . . . The rise and fall of JournoList . . . Good Washington reads . . . How Don Graham tried to keep Newsweek.
Profile A Jesuit talks about how the Catholic Church is like Xerox and why women are more important than priests Real Life Shooting what's right.
Where & When
Twelfth Night—for free!—at the Shakespeare . . . Country, rock, and soul greats at Wolf Trap . . . Lilith Fair at Merriweather Post . . . Tango at Dance Place . . . Tennis in Rock Creek Park.
dining out Michael Landrum boldly takes his terrific steaks across the Anacostia River. Plus—a DC wine bar makes one of the area’s best sandwiches, and a dim sum favorite in Wheaton.best bites A comfort classic from Ted’s Bulletin . . . Tasting root beers . . . DIY Korean barbecue . . . DC’s food-truck imbroglio . . . Bargain blue crabs . . . New cookbooks from local chefs . . . Slush fun.
travel Here are two cool destinations: Copenhagen and Chicago. style New fall accessories to perk up a lackluster summer wardrobe. education Local colleges and universities teach managers the art of being in charge.Reader deals Reasons to smile.
where to find terrific home furnishings If you’re going to spend real money, why settle for ordinary? Here are 40 places to get distinctive furnishings, from handmade cabinets to made-to-order rugs. Plus—where to find pieces both stylish and eco-friendly, online design help, and do-it-yourself updates.best of del ray A historic community with a small-town look and artsy vibe, Del Ray has one-of-a-kind shops, charming homes, and great restaurants.real estate Developers are eager to sell high-end condominiums. Here’s how to get a good buy.Luxury Homes An $8.2-million deal in DC’s Massachusetts Avenue Heights. Plus—power couple Norah O’Donnell and Geoff Tracy spend $3.2 million. Pets From custom puppy gates to faux-suede couches, here’s how to make both pets and people happy. First Person What’s it like selling a newspaper about the homeless?