Capital Comment The man who changed dining in DC . . . Post disses its Pulitzer winner . . . VIP cell-phoners not behaving.
Where & When Mary Cassatt at the National Gallery . . . Jimmy Buffett, Aretha Franklin . . . Shakespeare Free for All . . . Wine festivals.
Reaching High Patrick Swygert on competing for bright students. By Ken Adelman.
Fighting Words 50 good books about the military and war. By Richard Victory.
What's News Out in the country, what's important and interesting in the local paper is very different from news in the big city. By Barbara Holland.
Washington, Italian Style For more than a century, Italian-Americans have left their mark on the city's monuments, businesses, and culture. By Barbara Matusow.
A Woman's Eye Mary Cassatt didn't just paint women and children–she changed the way people saw them. By Sherri Dalphonse.
Hallowed Ground Arlington National Cemetery is a symbol, a memorial, a tourist attraction–and a reward for duty, honor, and sacrifice. By Tim Warren.
"Please Take Me" A Virginia doctor has given hope to children trapped in a dismal Romanian orphanage. And he's saved many lives. By Cari Lynn Ugent.
Where to Hear Great Jazz It's alive and well here–there's terrific talent, clubs are thriving, and restaurants are adding live jazz to their menus. By Martin Schram.
Look Out, They're Driving! The Pisner quintuplets turn 16 in June. What's life like for the five teenagers, and how are their parents handling it? By Leslie Milk.
Cheap Eats The area's 100 best bargain restaurants, plus guides to ethnic cuisines.
Wine Good Chardonnays under $16. By Ann Berta.
Weddings Great rehearsal dinners. By Alicia Abell.
Container Gardening How to have greenery wherever you want. By Linda Greider.
Fine Lines Winners of the 1999 Residential Design Awards. By Ellen Ryan.
Real Estate Home on the Water. By L. Adrienne Wichard.
First Person My Father's Footsteps. By Sherie Lerner Silverman.