Volume 45, Number 4
The finest dining in the District, Maryland, and Virginia—plus restaurateurs of the year, what’s in and what’s out, and the critics’ picks of best dishes and desserts.
Photograph by Scott Suchman
2009 Washingtonians of the Year
Charles Koch and Ed Crane were once allies in the libertarian movement. Now the former friends are facing off in a fight for control of the Cato Institute, the think tank they founded together 35 years ago. By Leslie Milk
The Nationals are enjoying their best season since baseball returned to Washington seven years ago. Photographer David Deal attended the first days of the Nats’ spring training, where the excitement began. By Harry Jaffe
George and Trish Vradenberg are using their powerful connections and personal fortune in a race against Alzheimer’s disease. Their goal is to find a treatment within their lifetime. The odds aren’t good. By Susan Baer
Hurricane Agnes was no longer a hurricane by the time it devastated the region 40 years ago this month. Even so, the massive storm flooded millions of acres, destroyed homes, took lives—and forever changed the Chesapeake Bay. By Drew Lindsay
Who gets fired, who doesn’t, and why . . . Michaele Salahi before the White House . . . Inside Washington’s Real World . . . The President’s newest lawyer . . . Good Washington reads . . . Going local—and the loneliest job—at the Post.YOUR TURN, bob On the eve of Bob McDonnell’s inauguration, what Tim Kaine might say to Virginia’s governor-elect about the potholes and hazards of being a rising political star.
Benefits Good times for good causes in January.
Where & When
Synetic’s Antony and Cleopatra at the Lansburgh . . . Nature photos at Natural History . . . Smithereens at the State Theatre . . . Fantasticks at the Lincoln . . . Auto show at the Convention Center . . . Antiques at AU.
Washington Read Labor of Love.
Reader deals Staunton, Virginia. FAmily Watching Parkinson’s disease take over Dad’s body and mind is a lesson in fatherhood—his and my own.health Life After 60.Health The most common sports injuries—what causes them and how to prevent and treat them. Plus 75 experts—physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and more—who can help you stay healthy.
Best of FAIRFAX A vibrant dining scene, interesting shops, and a historic downtown make the City of Fairfax and surrounding area worth a visit.