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February 2003 Contents – Great Music

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Capital Comment Love stories of the VIPs . . . Meet the Pamela Harriman of the GOP . . . Don Graham's uncle for president? . . . DC's $2-billion divorce . . . A dog show with real dogs!

Where & When Gainsborough at the NGA . . . Celebrating St. Petersburg . . . Whistler in Venice at the Corcoran . . . Stones in His Pockets at the Eisenhower . . . Aida at Constitution Hall.

Lessons of War Civil War battlefields offer haunting beauty, colorful characters, and inspiring stories of courage and leadership. Interview by Ken Adelman.

Has Maureen Dowd Lost It? She can be funny when writing about movies or fashion. But Maureen Dowd should stay out of politics. By Catherine Seipp.

"We Already Have a Woman" She almost became one of Bobby Kennedy's "girl lawyers," but she had a tougher nut to crack–Edward Bennett Williams. By Judith Richards Hope.

Great Music It's all around Washington–in many wonderful varieties and styles. Here is a special section about the best people and places, the colorful history and what's new. By William Triplett, Joseph McLellan, Courtney Rubin, and Brooke Lea Foster.

Books at Bargain Prices Where to save on everything from first editions to paperbacks. By Suzanne Sataline.

Best Dentists What's the best way to whiten teeth? To fill a gap in your smile? Here is what's good to know, plus a helpful guide to the area's top dentists. By Ellen Ryan.

Rockville Dining Guide There's good eating along Rockville Pike–and lots of parking. By Cynthia Hacinli.

Wine Elixirs of love to end a perfect Valentine's Day celebration. By Paul Lukacs.

Dining Out Mezze–small Mediterranean dishes–are mainstays at three restaurants.

Best Bites Sweets for the sweet . . . fondue is back . . . new kosher restaurants.

Benefits Mardi Gras, Moulin Rouge, and other good times. By Maggie Wimsatt.

Fun Summer Camps These know what it means to be a kid. By Shiyin Chen.

Custom Homes Ice skater Michael Weiss builds a dream house. By Drew Lindsay.

Real Estate Vacation retreats at the shore and mountains. By Sara Wildberger.

Luxury Homes Journalists Plotz and Boo buy in DC. By Patricia Simon.

First Person The warnings worked–she still doesn't want a baby. By Sue Eisenfeld.