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November 2010 Contents: The 2010 Salary Survey

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November 2010 Cover
Volume 46, Number 2

Cover Story

the 2010 salary survey

Here’s what all kinds of Washingtonians get paid. Plus—advice on what to do with the money you make.

Photograph by Vincent Ricardel


Cute Cubs at the Zoo

Washingtonians delighted when seven lion cubs were born at the National Zoo. For the lions’ keepers, it was the end of a fulfilling but nerve-racking journey. By Denise Kersten Wills

Airplane Wars

The US military’s strength and agility depend on its refueling tankers. But replacing the 50-year-old planes has turned into a decade-long saga that has cost a CEO his job and sent two officials to jail. By Shane Harris

And Now for the Next Course

At 62, Michel Richard is far from retiring. The celebrated chef is just getting started. By Victorino Matus

Leaving It All Behind

Five young men from a middle-class Alexandria neighborhood packed their bags and flew to Pakistan. Were they searching for religious fulfillment or a war? By Erin Delmore

It’s a Lego World

Are you ever too old for Legos? By Gwendolyn Purdom

Family Time

Private moments with the Presidents and their loved ones.

Capital Comment

DC’s new power neighborhood . . . Obama’s Civil War . . . Celebrity wedding registry . . . New books from Condi, Barack, and Sarah, too . . . Which law firm is richest? . . . Raiding the Post.
Profile After four decades at the Fed, Don Kohn talks about the crises he’s seen, personalities and politics, and a most important trait.

Real Life Glass half full.books Washington authors have moved to the forefront of spy fiction. Here are the best—from Silva to Ignatius to some you may not have heard of.sports Mickey Mantle made history against the Washington Senators, and a local teen found a high-flying ball.benefits Good times for good causes in November.

Where & When

Pre-Raphaelites at the NGA . . . Kris Kristofferson at Strathmore . . . Boyz II Men at the Birchmere . . . Phylicia Rashad at Arena . . . Washington Craft Show . . . FotoWeek DC at the Corcoran and beyond.


dining out Two high-end chefs trade foie gras for simpler bistro fare in Bethesda. Plus—a tapas hot spot in DC, boldly spiced Indian in Fairfax, and three good food trucks. best bites What a chef eats in a week . . . Where bagels came from . . . A taco find . . . Half-smokes go uptown . . . Local chefs’ Thanksgiving favorites.


travel Here are two hot destinations for the fall: Punta Cana and Fort Lauderdale. education Six schools that offer something different, from an emphasis on nature to a staff from around the for seniors Professional advisers can help you sort through the choices for an elderly loved one.Reader deals Tropical travel deals.


money This year’s inductees into the Washington Business Hall of Fame still follow their passions—and find ways to make those passions pay off for the people who work with them. best of arlington Wilson Boulevard is one of the nation’s most walkable suburban communities. Here’s where to shop, eat, and have a good time.Luxury Homes Dan Snyder’s former yes man, Vinny Cerrato, sells in Great Falls. Plus—BET’s Bob Johnson and Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams make deals.

Pets An Upper Marlboro couple nearly lost their home to a fire. If it weren’t for the dogs, they don’t know what would have happened.

First Person It’s a simple question but for the author a hard one to answer.