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The January Guest List

7 highly desirable dinner guests from our January issue

Fairfax County’s Enid Leiss struck it rich with an impromptu 1960’s art purchase.

Enid Liess
In December, the 74-year-old former Fairfax County teacher sold a Roy Lichtenstein painting she’d spent $12.50 on in 1963. The sale price: $128,700. (Find out how Enid first discovered the Lichtenstein.

Jon Bernthal
The son of Latham & Watkins managing partner Eric Bernthal is a star of AMC’s new zombie series, The Walking Dead. (Jon talks U Street, Sidwell football, and The Billy Goat Trail.)

Allen Lew
New DC mayor Vince Gray has appointed the school-construction czar to be city administrator. (Meet Lew and 9 other Washingtonians who are quietly changing your life.

Richard Just
After Franklin Foer stepped down as editor of the New Republic to concentrate on writing a book, Just has taken over the venerable magazine. (Read Franklin Foer's pick for book of the year.)

Robin Givhan
The Pulitzer-winning fashion critic for the Washington Post is leaving to help Tina Brown at the new Newsweek/Daily Beast venture. (Givhan gives Harry Jaffe the reasons for her departure.

Caroline Kennedy
The Kennedy Center’s commemoration of JFK’s inauguration features a play based on favorite poems of Caroline and her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. (Find out why we put Kennedy on our guest list in September 2008.)

This article first appeared in the January 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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