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September 2002 – Fall Weekends

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Capital Comment Michael Jordan's favorite places . . . Fearless Redskins predictions . . . Post steals drama critic from rival paper . . . Plump TV anchor says he does exercise!

Where & When September 11 commemorations. . . Pierre Bonnard at the Phillips . . . Yo-Yo Ma with the NSO . . . Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera House . . . Fall fairs, festivals, and tours.

Toward a More Perfect Human Where do we draw the line between curing illnesses and enhancing people? Interview by Ken Adelman.

Know When to Hold 'Em Russell Rosenblum is a legal prodigy, a fast talker, and the best poker player in town. Here's what happened when he went to Vegas for the whole enchilada. By Kim I. Eisler.

Boys Behaving Badly Want to know what members of Yale's secret Skull and Bones society do in the sanctity of the Tomb? By Alex Beam.

Remembering 9/11 One year later, Washingtonians talk about that day and how their lives–and the city–have changed. By Bill Heavey.

She Knows the Score Sage Steele understands sports, getting ahead in television, race, and–now more than ever–what really matters in life. By Harry Jaffe.

Best & Worst of Congress Hill staffers pick the babes and whales, leaders, followers, dimwits, hotheads, and more.

Smile, You're in Washington A veteran photojournalist gives himself an unusual assignment. Photographs by David Hume Kennerly

So You Want to Be a Rock Star She never had the attitude or looked the part. Then one day. By Brooke Lea Foster.

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun A concerned dad argues that big money, elite teams, and trophy-obsessed parents are ruining youth sports–and some of our children. By Drew Lindsay.

Fall Weekends Romantic country inns, bargain mountain lodges, what's hot in New York, biking in Gettysburg, new golf resorts, soothing spas, spiritual retreats, Florida made easy–plus scenic drives, hiking, wineries, and more. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.

Not So Huddled Masses A new wave of immigrants is hitting the area, and they're richer and more educated than ever. By Michael J. Weiss.

Benefits Galas and golfing support September's good causes. By Maggie Wimsatt.

Finding Good Eye Care The latest on laser surgery, trifocals, and other advances. Plus advice on choosing good sunglasses and keeping your vision sharp for years. By Ellen Ryan.

Where to Buy Fresh Fish How a home cook can find fish as good as that served by the best restaurants. Plus a guide to the best fish stores and advice on buying the freshest fish. By Emily Kaiser.

Dining Out Cafe 15 brings Chef Antoine Westermann's simple but good three-star Michelin cooking to DC. Plus reviews of Cho Cu Saigon and Vihn Kee in Falls Church, BellisSimo in Fairfax, El Patio in Rockville, and Celebrity Delly in Potomac.

Best Bites Spies at Zola? . . . Euro style in Dupont . . . Dinner with theater parking.

Wine Wonderful Chardonnays and other good wines from Virginia. By Ann Berta.

Home Buying What would you pay for a house with no kitchen and a checkered past? Plus the month's top home sales. By Katharine Burgess and Patricia Simon.

First Person She used to think the world of her dog. By Elizabeth Wasserman.