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March 2004 Contents – Great Home Design

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Editor's Notes For the 33rd year, The Washingtonian honored local heroes. Photographs by Jamie Rose.

Capital Comment Do real candidates eat sushi? . . . Why Congress and marriage don't mix . . . Elizabeth Dole's favorites . . . Cutest babies at the zoo. Edited by Chuck Conconi.

Where & When New York City Ballet in a rare appearance . . . 1950s photos at American History . . . Sting at MCI . . . Kabul adventure at Theater J . . . Mystical music at the Cathedral. By Susan Davidson.

Weathering the Storm How sailing can help you face challenges, the lowdown on Ted Turner, and the joy of slowing down and cruising. Interview by Ken Adelman.

No More Math Nerds What young geniuses are like–plus new books, festivals, more. By William O'Sullivan.

Treating Phobias Computers are being used to cope with pain and cure everything from fear of flying to anorexia, from stress disorders to smoking. What are you afraid of? By Patricia Edmonds.

Who's Who in DC's Liberal Establishment Liberals are united in their desire to beat President Bush but divided on how to do it. One thing they all agree on: Money talks. By Mark Francis Cohen.

Old Masters They don't make typewriters and hats and lots of things the way they used to–and the people who fix those things are also rare. By Bill Heavey.

Million-Dollar Homes A price tag of $1 million once meant the height of luxury in real estate. Here's what a million will get you today. By Denise Kersten Wills.

Strawberry Pie Forever After 118 years, Reeves still is going strong. Good food isn't the only reason. By Danielle Reed.

Caught in the Act She's one of the busiest actors in town. Don't ask her what she's still doing here. By Ann Limpert.

Waiting for a Miracle Three years ago, a young man survived an accident that left him unable to speak and barely able to move. Doctors say he may never wake up, but his family won't give up hope. By Cindy Rich.

Watching Little Girls Grow Up They were born in 1990, and every year Dad took a cute picture. Photographs by Paul Feinberg.

Great Home Design Looking for the perfect paint color? Good lamps? Well-made furniture and fabrics? Here's where to go for great furnishings. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.

*#$&@ Princeton! Hell hath no fury like alumni scorned. Here's what happens when mom or dad can't get the kid into the old alma mater. By Nancy Doyle Palmer.

No Corkscrew Required Winemakers are turning to twist-off caps–even for good wines. By Paul Lukacs.

Dirt Cheap Eats Four twentysomethings went in search of good food at rock-bottom prices. The result: 50 places to eat for under $15. By Kimberly Briggs, Brooke Lea Foster, Ann Limpert, and Cindy Rich.

Dining Out There's hot young talent in the little kitchen at Komi. Plus reviews of Rice in DC, Zest in Monrovia, the Irish Inn in Glen Echo, Jasmine Garden in Falls Church, and Boulevard Woodgrill in Arlington.

Best Bites Vanilla sweetbreads and other surprises . . . island flavors . . . Italian indulgences . . . dining around the Kennedy Center . . . finding farm-raised meat . . . feisty Thai food . . . good eating in the Caribbean.

Great Day Spas Want to get rubbed the right way? We reviewed 50 day spas to find out which ones leave you feeling pampered and which aren't worth the money. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse and Leslie Milk.

Benefits Jeans and jazz and other good times for good causes. By Maggie Wimsatt.

Forget Florida You don't have to go far to find a great place to retire. By Denise Kersten Wills.

Luxury Homes Steve Largent and Tom Downey make big deals, Margaret Tutwiler buys. By Kimberly Briggs.

What's Your Line? For the young, single Metro rider, what station your date lives near can mean the difference between a brief fling and lasting love. By Elizabeth Khalil.