The Guest List: August

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation

By: Garrett M. Graff

Ed Baten. Photo courtesy of the W Hotel

Ed Baten. The general manager of the just-opened, superchic W Washington, D.C., had $100 million to remake the old Hotel Washington.

Herro Mustafa. The Vice President’s Middle East adviser is the subject of a new documentary, American Herro, about her life as a Kurdish refugee.

Walt Havenstein. The new head of government-contracting giant SAIC arrives as the company faces a major corruption scandal.

Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. The woman at the center of Marion Barry’s latest mess may have a lot to say.

Carol Joynt. Photograph by Chris Leaman

Timothy Sparapani. Facebook’s new Washington lobbyist, its first, is a former ACLU privacy lobbyist.

Carol Joynt. The longtime face behind the Georgetown bar Nathans, which just closed, made her Q&A Cafe power lunches a gossip destination.

This article first appeared in the August 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here.   

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