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Volume 44, Number 12
Here are 36 effortless escapes—from fun day trips to one-night stays to adventures just an hour away.
Cover photograph of Lake Pointe Inn (McHenry, Maryland) by Jumping Rocks Photography.
Scientists at the National Zoo are using high-tech ways to breed lots of very cute babies and save some animals from extinction. By Emily Leaman.
Want to understand what really goes on during a game? Why Jason Campbell sometimes looks confused? Why our linebackers don’t often blitz? Why Clinton Portis sometimes pouts?
Jack was born with so many problems that no one expected him to live—except his mom and dad. Eight years, one angel visit, and many surgeries later, he’s an engaging boy with a sweet smile. By Cindy Rich.
Capital Comment Dan Brown’s new book and Washington’s Masonic secrets . . . The $5-million law partner . . . Redskins predictions . . . Good reads by local writers . . . On the air: Tony the K goes up against Mike Wise.
Where & When Dinosaurs at Verizon . . . Barber of Seville at KenCen and Nationals Park . . . Sam Gilliam at George Mason . . . Equestrian spectacle at Pentagon City . . . Todd Rundgren at Strathmore . . . Billy Crystal at the National . . . Book festival on the Mall.
Another Washington Go back 30 years and downtown DC was a very different place—with some very colorful characters.
Dining Out Cava, a rollicking mezze restaurant, conjures the Aegean with mini-gyros and “disco fries.” Plus—an Indian spot shines in Rockville, Andy Shallal brings fried chicken and mint juleps to DC’s U Street, and kebab nirvana in Oakton.