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September 2008 Contents – Great Day Trips

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September 2008 Cover
Volume 43, Number 12

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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.


Avedon’s Washington

For half a century, the legendary photographer turned his lens on powerful people in the nation’s capital.

Michelle vs. Cindy

The would-be first ladies are very accomplished but also very different in personality and style. By Susan Baer

Best & Worst of Congress

Who’s the smartest member of Congress? The meanest? The best-looking? Top aides on Capitol Hill tell all.

Trouble in Coal Country

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

Capital Comment

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 & 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.


style Purple reigns for fall. great hair We asked Washingtonians: Who does your hair? Plus—coloring tips and the top salons, stylists, and colorists.Reader deals Getaways at good prices.


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?