Volume 44, Number 1
As the curtain goes up on another season of theater, music, and dance, here are people who make it all happen—and the shows and performers you don’t want to miss.
Star players from Super Bowl champion teams talk about how to win. By Mary Clare Fleury
Thousands of private planes fill the region’s skies. This one carried two Virginia college kids and a loving dad. By Drew Bratcher
They hold power at high levels—and they all once worked for Ted Kennedy. By Drew Lindsay
Three times a week, someone robs a bank here. Many are caught. Some are comically inept. By Larry Van Dyne
Handicapping top Cabinet picks . . . Mel Krupin dishes about power restaurants . . . Living large off the NFL . . . Why is Dan Snyder mad at the Post?
Profile Ignore the thumb suckers, avoid the “bubble,” and other advice from a veteran Washington operator. spotlight A young filmmaker captures women in war.Real Life Austin Kiplinger was a cowboy.politics They have your number.benefits Good times for good causes.
Where & When
Pompeii at the NGA . . . Ocean Hall opens at Natural History . . . The Pearl Fishers at the KenCen . . . Coldplay at Verizon . . . Ellington jazz fest.
dining out Pastry chefs are building entire restaurants around . . . chocolate? Plus—a rewarding Portuguese place and a look at the burger wars.best bites First look at Villa Mozart . . .
Irresistible potato chips . . . Ray’s the Steaks makes way for seafood .
. . Fro-yo from a rocket scientist . . . Barbecue worth the drive.best & worst wine bars How to separate the wine temples from the wannabes in the latest restaurant trend.
style Good finds in fur. couples with style Well-dressed duos tell their fashion secrets.gaming If Maryland wants to take money from people who can’t afford it, it can legalize slots. But don’t call it gambling.Reader deals Discounts at six area shops.
dream kitchens Beautiful renovations, what’s new in appliances and countertops, money-saving tips, what you can learn from restaurant kitchens, and more.homes with history Modern condos in historic buildings.Luxury Homes After years of renting, DC’s ex-mayor Williams buys for $1.2 million.
Pets If your pet gets sick, how much would you spend?
First Person As a cat gets old, less sound, more touch.