Volume 45, Number 3
Would you pay $1,000 an hour for a lawyer’s time? The best legal talent doesn’t come cheap. Here’s why lawyers make what they do, how they make partner (or don’t), 30 stars of the bar, plus the top 1 percent of the area’s 80,000 attorneys.
Cover by Design Army.
A carful of high-school kids, a dark and winding road, and a 17-year-old with a new license. It was supposed to be a quick trip to Burger King. What happened next ended a life, changed the others, and left one young man haunted by what he’d done. By Cindy Rich.
Don’t know what to get your boss, your best friend, or your boyfriend this season? Here are 57 great gift ideas.
Seven women eager for change get new looks. First up: a 28-year-old who’s had the same hairstyle since sixth grade.
Where & When Screwtape Letters at the Lansburgh . . . Doc Watson at George Mason, Karen Akers at KenCen, Judy Collins at the Birchmere . . . Holiday music includes five Messiahs . . . Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Warner.
Making Musicians Play Like Devils and Angels When the National Symphony Orchestra picked Christoph Eschenbach to be its next music director, it didn’t play it safe.
Dining Out In Sou’Wester, the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel has added a casual spot for hushpuppies, fried chicken, and grits. Plus—701 and Tallula get makeovers, more Chinatown comes to Wheaton, and Afghan goes glam in Alexandria.
Readers Pick Their Favorite Restaurants For the 29th year, we asked readers to name the places they like best.
Best Bites First look at Mark Furstenberg’s G Street Food . . . Good places for West Indian roti . . . Delicious holiday goodies.
Holiday Treats for Pets Rawhide candy canes, musical dreidels, and other gifts to get tails wagging.