Capital Comment Ex-feds make very big money . . . Who didn't want Paula at dinner? . . . Clarence Thomas keeps very quiet.
Where & When Shakespeare Free for All . . . Folklife Festival on the Mall . . . Degas at the Races . . . Jazz and Blues at Wolf Trap.
Next Big Score He was a good family man, a hard worker–and a gambler chasing something he could never catch. By Victor Gold.
When the World Stops Bill Maynes was enjoying a charmed life. Then he found out what it's like to be completely paralyzed. By Ken Adelman.
Conspiracies of Gold Why is John Grisham so popular? By Richard Victory.
Mom's Secret She was one of the lucky ones–a survivor. But no one was ever to know. By Chuck Conconi.
Local Guide to Birds A neophyte's guide to the many beautiful birds just outside your window. By Larry Van Dyne.
Everything to Live For Sean Bryant was smart, charming, and fun to be around. Then one night he killed himself. By Jennifer Mendelsohn.
Finding Love Again Marianne Means and Jack Kilpatrick come together from opposite sides of the fence. By Diana McLellan.
Surprise Party Kaleidoscopes can take you inside a dazzling world. They also can make you a little bit crazy. By William Novak.
Most Likely To . . . The star athletes, homecoming queens, and valedictorians of Washington's high schools–25 years later. By Courtney Rubin.
Cheap Eats The area's 100 very best bargain restaurants.
What's New McCormick & Schmick's new grill.
Wine Adviser Refreshing summer wines.
Top Design Architects pick the area's best-designed homes and top home renovations. By Ellen Ryan.
He Gives Great E-mail Romance in the time of technology. By Courtney Rubin.
You Won't Believe the Food When there's a wedding in a caterer's family, it's a real labor of love. By Sherri Dalphonse.
Singles Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. By Alicia Abell.
First Person Yo-Yo and Me. By Mike Elkin.