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December 2008 Contents – 64 Ways to Do Good

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December 2008 Cover
Volume 44, Number 3

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64 Ways to do good

Charities worthy of your time, energy, and money. Plus—companies with a heart, hot nonprofit boards, simple ways to make a difference, how to set up a foundation, who gives the most, and more


Before He Says Goodbye . . .

Memorable moments—and a few laughs—from the Bush years.

On Top With James Brown

A star athlete at DeMatha and Harvard, he learned valuable lessons at his mother’s knee—and when he failed in the NBA. By Harry Jaffe

“I Went Through What You Went Through”

At age five, Abbey was diagnosed with leukemia. Now she works with kids who have faced the same disease. By Mary Clare Fleury

Homes of the Bailout Stars & Czars

The $4-million mansion where Henry Paulson sleeps (when he can sleep)—plus homes of other players in the financial fiasco.

Master of the Game

If you’re a big name in Washington, odds are Bob Barnett has done a deal or made a connection for you. If he hasn’t, you can always hope. By Kim Isaac Eisler

Capital Comment

If Obama appoints DC outsiders . . . Big homes for sale . . . Steve Case’s financial pain . . . Bush winners and losers . . . Who won’t be on the high court . . . Internet guru Vint Cerf looks ahead . . . Rahm Emanuel’s bad language.
Profile Maggie Wimsatt treasures memories of the city’s social and charitable life—and of the fun she had while doing good.
community Pakistan on the Potomac.Real Life Lisa Geter-Norman uses dance to help kids.benefits Good times for good causes.

Where & When

Nutcracker at the Warner . . . Avedon at the Corcoran . . . A gospel Messiah at Strathmore . . . Legally Blonde the Musical at the KenCen . . . Holiday lights.


dirt cheap eats From Northern Indian curries to New Haven-style pizza, here are 61 of our favorite places to eat for less than $15.dining out Volt makes an electrifying debut in Frederick. In Falls Church, Present is inexpensive and elegant. Plus—11 new bites First look at Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food in Reston . . . Ultimate truffles . . . Great cookies in Leesburg . . . Grilled cheese goes glam . . . Best three places for Japanese.


style Locally designed jewelry that will add holiday sparkle. health New dental techniques offer more reasons to smile. Here’s what to know about whitening, veneers, and other cosmetic options.Reader deals Cool deals on winter travel.


favorite spaces Larry Pratt always wanted a large closet.Luxury Homes Economist Shapiro gets a good deal; Tina Alster sells for $3.8 million.

Pets Volunteers with animals visit places where companionship helps.

First Person A great gift? Time with interesting people.