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January 2009 Contents: Obama’s Inauguration

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June 2012 Cover
Volume 44, Number 41

Cover Story

Inauguration Special

Welcoming the new first family.

Photograph by Kwaku Alston/Corbis Outline.


2008 Washingtonians of the Year

People who give their time and talent to make this a better place for all. By Leslie Milk and Ellen Ryan.

Top House Sales

The best—and worst—real-estate deals of 2008.

Finding Good Financial Help

160 of the area’s best financial planners, wealth managers, accountants, and estate attorneys. By Deborah Knuckey.

Capital Comment Sweetest inaugural packages . . . The President’s new car . . . Who should play hoops with Obama . . . The Post’s war with Michelle Rhee.

Inauguration Visitors Guide What not to miss while you’re here.

Where & When Tommy Tune at Strathmore . . . Don Quixote at the KenCen . . . French paintings at Dumbarton Oaks . . . West Side Story at the National.

Tech’s Godfather Steve Case and AOL are the marquee names of Washington’s digital age. But Mario Morino was the man to see.

Looking Back Ushering in Camelot—through the snow.

Who Was the Best Number 9? Picking Washington’s 101 greatest pro athletes—one for each uniform number from 00 to 99.

Great Finds First-lady style.

The Sale Some women wouldn’t dream of missing it.

Readers’ Favorite Restaurants For the 28th year, we asked readers to pick their favorite places to eat. There are plenty of surprises.

Best Bites First look at PassionFish . . . A bit of Little Italy . . . Where to eat like an insider.

Here’s to you, Mr. President Champagnes to toast with.

Dining Out Art Smith—once Oprah’s personal chef—has opened Art and Soul here. How does it play? Plus—a tasty trattoria, a Lebanese lounge, and a stylized beach shack.

Benefits Good times for good causes.

Big Names, Big Losses Some of the area’s richest have lost a lot.

Pets Pet-proofing your home.

No Longer Quiet Revelations from the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Home Sweet Home LA doesn’t compare to the author’s beloved hometown.

Inauguration Special

Barack Obama Takes His Place in History

The New President’s Ties to the Region

Visions of Obama by Washington Artists

Michelle’s First 100 Days

Malia and Sasha in the White House

Schoolkids Draw the Darnedest Things

The Law-Professor President

Magic Moments: The Campaign in Photos

Secrets of the White House

What Washington Can Learn From Chicago

The Obama Guest List

Eater in Chief

Restaurants, Shops, and More to Remind the Obamas of Home

20 People Who Matter

Another Historic Day