October 2008 Contents - Hot Tickets

In This Issue

October 2008 Cover Volume 44, Number 1

Cover Story

hot tickets

As the curtain goes up on another season of theater, music, and dance, here are people who make it all happen—and the shows and performers you don’t want to miss.

Features

Redskins Legends

Star players from Super Bowl champion teams talk about how to win. By Mary Clare Fleury

The Flight Home

Thousands of private planes fill the region’s skies. This one carried two Virginia college kids and a loving dad. By Drew Bratcher

Teddy’s Army

They hold power at high levels—and they all once worked for Ted Kennedy. By Drew Lindsay

“Give Me the Money!”

Three times a week, someone robs a bank here. Many are caught. Some are comically inept. By Larry Van Dyne

Capital Comment

Handicapping top Cabinet picks . . . Mel Krupin dishes about power restaurants . . . Living large off the NFL . . . Why is Dan Snyder mad at the Post?
Profile Ignore the thumb suckers, avoid the “bubble,” and other advice from a veteran Washington operator.
spotlight A young filmmaker captures women in war.Real Life Austin Kiplinger was a cowboy.politics They have your number.benefits Good times for good causes.

Where & When

Pompeii at the NGA . . . Ocean Hall opens at Natural History . . . The Pearl Fishers at the KenCen . . . Coldplay at Verizon . . . Ellington jazz fest.

FOOD

dining out Pastry chefs are building entire restaurants around . . . chocolate? Plus—a rewarding Portuguese place and a look at the burger wars.best bites First look at Villa Mozart . . . Irresistible potato chips . . . Ray’s the Steaks makes way for seafood . . . Fro-yo from a rocket scientist . . . Barbecue worth the drive.best & worst wine bars How to separate the wine temples from the wannabes in the latest restaurant trend.

Life

style Good finds in fur. couples with style Well-dressed duos tell their fashion secrets.gaming If Maryland wants to take money from people who can’t afford it, it can legalize slots. But don’t call it gambling.Reader deals Discounts at six area shops.

Home

dream kitchens Beautiful renovations, what’s new in appliances and countertops, money-saving tips, what you can learn from restaurant kitchens, and more.homes with history Modern condos in historic buildings.Luxury Homes After years of renting, DC’s ex-mayor Williams buys for $1.2 million. Pets If your pet gets sick, how much would you spend? First Person As a cat gets old, less sound, more touch.