Capital Comment The Redskins' grudge games . . . Wedding gifts for Ari Fleischer . . . Fashion crimes on campus . . . Arch Campbell loves the Palm . . . West Wing gets DC wrong.
Where & When Paintings that trick the eye . . . Man of La Mancha at the National . . . You want music? How about Anne-Sophie Mutter, Willie Nelson, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the Rolling Stones!
What Makes a Hit It helps to have actors with mystery about them, says Studio Theatre's Joy Zinoman. Interview by Ken Adelman.
Making a Marriage Work Their marriage was traditional. Then she got a job, a career, and fame, and everything changed. By Diane and John Rehm.
Say the Magic Words Frank Luntz takes the nation's pulse–and finds words that work–by asking a roomful of people the right questions. By Mark Francis Cohen.
If These Stones Could Talk Washington was built with lots of beautiful marble and granite. Here's why the city looks the way it does. By Larry Van Dyne.
Tough Guy A 26-mile marathon? Try a 100-mile race through the Himalayas. By Denise Kersten.
The Unsexy Kennedy–What Makes Kathleen Run She has lots of money and the magic name. She wants to be governor of Maryland and then maybe Vice President. But she also has big problems. By Roger Simon.
Inside Burning Tree Burning Tree, like Augusta National, has no women members. And the men don't ever want to see one in the clubhouse or on the golf course. By Bob Cullen.
You Know Who You Look Like? Is that Britney Spears? That can't be Leonardo DiCaprio! Meet six Washingtonians who make people do double takes. By Sherri Dalphonse.
Yeah, I'm From Brooklyn Some of Washington's most interesting people got their street smarts there. By Sanford Gottlieb.
Good Food Where to get the best–prime meat, farm-fresh produce, great fish, good bread. Plus experts' favorite brands and shops. Edited by Thomas Head and Cynthia Hacinli.
Best Bites Comfort food at Firefly . . . tasting sake . . . good artichoke dishes.
A Very Good Year Harvest time at Barboursville Vineyards is a time of autumn beauty and a lot of hard work. By Dick Rosano.
Dining Out DC's Cafe Divan serves traditional Turkish food in a sleek, modern setting. Plus reviews of Chez Marc in Manassas, Violino in Winchester, Il Mee in Annandale, and Minerva in Fairfax. By Robert Shoffner, David Dorsen, and Tyler Cowen.
Mountain Boy He grew up in suburbia listening to old-time tunes. Now he's found a home with a legendary local band. By Tim Wendel.
Benefits Bikes, balls, a show house, and other good times. By Maggie Wimsatt.
Creating a Terrific TV Room A guide to putting together great media rooms and home theaters, including how to pick the right television screen, the latest in DVD players, high-definition TV, and audio, plus design tricks, cabinetry, useful Web sites, and more.
Dream Weekends Spa vacations offer thrills, chills, and facials. By Leslie Milk.
Real Estate How to make the right choice in assisted living. By Lisa Stasiulewicz.
Home Buying How a baby's photo clinched a deal–plus the month's top home sales.
First Person Looking up–scenes from a short person's life. By Devorah Klein.