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April 2004 Contents – Great Places to Live

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Capital Comment Another black-sheep brother? . . . Handicapping the Skins' top pick . . . Waking up with Jessica Doyle . . . Rumble at the Gridiron. Edited by Chuck Conconi.

Where & When Beautiful crafts at the Smithsonian . . . Mexican art at the NGA . . . Tennessee Williams at the KenCen . . . Cutting-edge dance . . . Great music . . . Cherry blossoms! By Susan Davidson.

Back in the Game How to survive a disability, some dos and don'ts, the healing power of sports, and the importance of faith. Interview by Ken Adelman.

"I'm With the IRS . . ." As a revenue officer, it was my job to make you sweat. By Richard Yancey.

Who's Who Among the Conservatives Washington's conservative establishment is very organized–and its members are playing for keeps. By Mark Francis Cohen.

Supergirls Ashley and Kia were born to run–but they couldn't do it without each other. By Julia Feldmeier.

War & Remembrance Award-winning photographers look back on a year of sadness, humor, and hope.

Bush v. Kerry Either George Bush or John Kerry will be able to remake the Supreme Court. Here's how the two very different courts might look. By Kim Isaac Eisler.

Born Again It was built as a synagogue. As the area changed, it became an African-American church. Now, through events that might be called providential, it has returned to its original glory. By Harry Jaffe.

See What the Penguin Sees Uncovering secret lives of whales, sharks, and funny birds that can't fly. By Brooke Lea Foster.

Great Places to Live 50 neighborhoods where the living is easy–classic architecture, small-town charm, country living, historic homes, life on the water, and more. Plus–where prices are going up, up, up.

Guide to New York 26 really good things to see and do–an insider's guide to the Big Apple. By Ann Limpert.

Shooting Stars They once reigned as kings of the court. Where are they now? By Liam Dillon.

Testing the Top Diets What works when you want to lose weight? Here's what the experts say–and how our testers fared on the most popular diets.

Finding Love Later We're living longer and healthier lives, which means we have more opportunities for true romance. That's good, even when it hurts. By John G. Kester.

Benefits Books, balls, and other good times for good causes. By Maggie Wimsatt.

Bargain Dining at Expensive Restaurants You can eat at some of Washington's best–and priciest–restaurants without spending a fortune. Here's where to find good dining deals. By Robert Shoffner.

Dining Out Pizzas and pastas in a glamorous setting at Sette Osteria. Plus reviews of Divino Lounge in Bethesda, Marrakesh de Paris in Silver Spring, Le Tire Bouchon and Artie's in Fairfax.

Best Bites Tasting heroes . . . dining near Studio . . . intriguing Asian . . . good Bourbon . . . classic Cuban.

Just Like Mom's A cookbook author and a local chef recall their favorite family recipes. By Chris Styler.

Spring Whites Wines from France's Loire Valley are good for sipping–and some are great buys. By Paul Lukacs.

Shirts and Skins Teddy's in the sauna, Orrin is on the treadmill, and the House guys are shooting hoops. Here's what goes on inside the Hill's secret gyms. By Ed Henry.

Racing for Hope Washingtonians who want a cure for brain tumors will run their hearts out. By Alicia Abell.

Fairways and Greens Where to find pretty scenery and great golf within driving range of work. By Alice Rindler Shapin.

Flying Well Does air travel increase your odds of getting sick? Here's how to protect yourself. By Ellen Ryan.

Luxury Homes Wizards stars Stackhouse and Brown make million-dollar deals in McLean. By Kimberly Briggs.

Diner Days Wheaton has changed, but there are still places to meet up with memories. By Sibbie O'Sullivan.