Volume 43, Number 12
great day trips
Whether your idea of fun is a country picnic or fine dining, city shopping or a crafts fair, a long hike or easy biking, a New York museum or a winery (we found 19 great vineyards), here are 24 pages of fall pleasures.
For half a century, the legendary photographer turned his lens on powerful people in the nation’s capital.
The would-be first ladies are very accomplished but also very different in personality and style. By Susan Baer
Who’s the smartest member of Congress? The meanest? The best-looking? Top aides on Capitol Hill tell all.
Cutting off the tops of mountains is a cheap way to mine, but it’s changing the landscape and may be endangering lives. By Brooke Lea Foster and Cindy Rich
Rating big-name politicos who became professors . . . Predicting a winning Redskins season . . . Windsurfing and other ways to kill a presidential campaign . . . Is Bob Strauss’s law firm sinking? . . . New Washington books.
Profile Doug Duncan’s comeback.
Real Life Meet two of the nation’s best junior players.politics Senator Jack Reed, a former paratrooper who opposed the war in Iraq, might help chart the way out.law & Order Taking on the terrorists. benefits Good times for good causes.
Where & When
Martin Puryear at the NGA . . . Celine Dion at Verizon . . . La Traviata at the KenCen . . . Book and neighborhood festivals all over.
move over, citronelle Is Komi now the best restaurant in DC? Plus—Leo Marino puts his stamp on Westend Bistro, and two hot new pizza spots emerge. best bites Hell of a burger in Arlington . . . Ten new restaurants . . . Thirsty Bernie’s king of charcuterie . . . Celebrity chefs hit town . . . Romance in Annapolis.
small lot, big impact Build a home on a sliver of land? Sure.Luxury Homes Ex-Fannie Mae chief Frank Raines lands a $5-million penthouse.
Pets Local shelters help cat lovers find the perfect fit.
First Person Flip-flops at the office—since when?