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August 2014 Contents: Fun on the Water
Fun on the Water
From kayaking on our rivers and sailing on the bay to splashing in pools and cracking crabs on the Chesapeake, here’s how to make the most of Washington’s liquid assets.
Edited by Sherri Dalphonse
Will the luxury mega-development on the Southwest waterfront unmoor the low-key way of life on DC’s houseboats? A look inside the “live-aboard” community, just as the cranes rise. By Carol Ross Joynt, Photographs by Andrew Propp
The Spies Next Door
Great espionage stories are hiding in neighborhoods all over Washington. Here’s how one writer tracked down the story of the Glomar Explorer, the most ambitious operation in CIA history. By Matt Mendelsohn
The Making and Unmaking of a Power Marriage
When superlobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta landed in divorce court, they had to try to outlobby each other for control of their powerful brand. By Luke Mullins
Solving DC’s growing traffic problem … How to have the best fan experience at Nationals Park … Where local chefs are spending their summer vacations and what they’ll be eating … You’ve heard of the FBI’s most-wanted list—what about the EPA’s? … What happens to the coins thrown into our fountains.
Where & When
Mary Chapin Carpenter with the NSO at Wolf Trap … Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Jiffy Lube Live … Arcade Fire at Verizon … Savion Glover at the Howard … Shakespeare Free for All at the Harman: The Winter’s Tale … Sunday in the Park With George at Signature … The National Book Festival moves indoors.
Tree Whisperer Protecting the forest that lines DC’s streets is a daily battle for the city’s arborists. Washington Read Locals share their picks for summer vacation reading. Cold Case Proudly isolated Alaska should be textbook Tea Party territory—so why has the state’s US Senate fight come down to a Democrat and a Washington insider?What Made Me Former White House budget director Alice Rivlin on the influences that have shaped her.
Beyond the Sea Coral-hued accessories to pack for a summer escape. Pedi Fab Fifteen nail salons for a quick, clean, affordable pedicure.Brace Yourself The best options for adults looking to fix crooked teeth.Cultural Diversity In Silver Spring, everything from Ethiopian cafes to art workshops.
This Old House Designers share how to keep older homes beautiful. Plus—repairs these residences often require and items your toolbox may be missing. Ready, Set, Shop A wave of interior-design stores have opened recently, each catering to a different style.Luxury Homes Opera star Renée Fleming lands in DC’s Palisades for $1.9 million.Pets It’s tough to leave animals behind during vacation,but is bringing them aboard an airplane any better?