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January 2013 Contents: Inauguration Special: Obama 2.0

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Washingtonians of the Year

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

The New Guard

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

Top Home Sales

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.

Capital Comment

Think tanks spawned by election lossesNifty inauguration memorabiliaWorld Series? New soccer stadium? 2013 Washington sports predictionsBrad 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’sHenry V at the FolgerSavion Glover tap-dances at George Mason … French Impressionists at NGA … Jewish Film Festival at DCJCCAntiques, 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.

  • guyjones

    Could the magazine's fawning and saccharine worship of Obama be any more inane, vacuous or superficial? "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?" Where is the coverage on Obama's favorite TV shows and what clothing Michelle Obama is buying these days for her overstocked wardrobe? Inquiring minds want to know, because these truly are the pressing issues facing our nation at the moment.

    Appropriately infantile coverage for the deluded masses who have totally given themselves over to a cult of personality and who worship a consummate hustler and charlatan.

  • Alex

    At least they're being honest about his genetically modified right arm that can bend and twist like no other. Take a closer look at the photo and BE SCARED!

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