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March 2007 Contents – Great Home Design

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Hometown Heroes Since 1971 The Washingtonian has honored people who give their time and talents to make this a better place for all of us.

Capital Comment Cartoonists rate the candidates . . . Hillary’s Washington web . . . Real Irish bars . . . How to hide a big house purchase.

Where & When Modernism at the Corcoran . . . Great jazz at the KenCen . . . More Shakespeare . . . Indie film festival . . . St. Paddy’s Day fun.

Living a Dream Liliana Henao has become an anchor in the Latino community in more ways than one. By McLean Robbins.

Game Over George Michael has shown viewers lots of big plays. So what does he really think of Dan Snyder? Interview by Harry Jaffe.

Who’s Most Like Dad? Think this President Bush is cast from the same mold as his father? He’s not the real chip off the old block. By Victor Gold.

The Bride Played Guitar A gospel star, two music promoters, 20,000 fans, fireworks, and the biggest wedding DC had ever seen. By Gayle f. Wald.

Steny Hoyer’s Nine Lives His setbacks would have ended most careers, but the new House leader always finds ways to do well. By Terence Samuel.

The Real Condi Rice As her days get tougher, she looks to family and passions outside of politics to sustain her. By Brooke lea Foster.

Turnaround Artist Paul Greenhalgh is the fast-moving new Brit in town. Can he jump-start the Corcoran? By Susan Baer.

Homes of the Political Stars Here’s where our newly elected pols—some rookies, some veterans—get away from the office.

Water, Water . . . Could a drought make Washington run dry? Here’s where our water comes from and how. By Larry Van Dyne.

NPR’s Midlife Crisis At middle age, National Public Radio has money and fame. But has it lost what made it special? By Drew Lindsay.

Great Home Design Interior designers share their tricks—and tell where they shop. Plus, some top decorators and places that offer free design.

Don’t Order the Tuna? Diners beware—most of the tuna being served in restaurants isn’t worth eating. By Todd Kliman.

Dining Out Roberto Donna goes casual with Bebo Trattoria in Crystal City. Cava serves up stylish Greek cooking in Rockville.

Best Bites A first look at Montsouris . . . BIG plates are in . . . Where potatoes make the meal . . . Conveyor-belt sushi . . . Music to dine for.

Sherry, Baby It’s the greatest wine value in the world—and a match for almost any kind of food. By Don Rockwell.

Great Finds An effortless dress, a cheerful pop of color, and other quick ways to look stylish this spring. By Alycia Kilpatrick.

Benefits Blarney, blue jeans, and other good times for good causes. By Maggie Wimsatt.

“I Wanted My Brain Back” A successful woman suddenly couldn’t think straight. Her story reveals mysteries of the brain. By Sherri Dalphonse.

The Comeback Kid When colon cancer struck, he didn’t know what to do. First he told himself he wanted to live. By Arch Campbell.

Luxury Homes Former PBS chief Pat Mitchell sells in DC’s Wesley Heights for $1.9 million. By Mary Clare Fleury.

Sell the Lawn Mower The point of downsizing to an over-55 community is to trade upkeep for time with friends. By Billy Fox.

Washingtonian Crossword “It’s a Mall World.” By Matt Gaffney.

Making Every Day Count By restoring dignity to dying, you can learn a lot about living. By Lydia Strohl.

“You Love Me, Right?” He was a party animal, a perfect gentleman, and he loved to hit the road. By Trish Vradenburg.

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