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March 2012 Contents: Top Doctors

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March 2012 Cover
Volume 47, Number 6

Cover Story

Top Doctors

We asked area physicians what doctors they would send a family member to in each of 40 specialties. More than 1,300 replied. Here are the doctors they said they would choose.

Photograph of Dr. Alexandros Powers by Vincent Ricardel for The Washingtonian


In the Name of the Father

When coach John Thompson III took the job his legendary father once held, Georgetown fans went wild. Will his wins one day match his dad’s? By Brett Haber


A drag queen’s life is more than sequins and big hair. Here are stories of celebrating who you are, finding community, dealing with hairy knuckles, and more. Photographs by Eli Meir Kaplan Text by Ali Eaves

Presenting His Excellency

When the United States welcomes a new foreign ambassador, the credentialing ceremony is a diplomatic dance steeped in tradition and timed to the minute. By Shane Harris

Life of the Party

Over 20 years, Joe Englert has reshaped Washington nightlife with his quirky, popular bars. After his all-in bet on H Street, the question now is whether DC has finally changed him. By Ariel Sabar

Capital Comment

Training air-traffic controllersPolitics meets reality TV?Still Redskins after all these yearsJudges who rockDetecting serial killers.
Anatomy What happens when you call 911.
Party Pictures & Benefits BET Honors … Sackler toast … Hollywood in Washington.

Where & When

Monty Python at the Warner … The Mikado at George Mason … Herbie Hancock at the KenCen … Ah, Wilderness! at Arena … Mozart and Patti LaBelle at Strathmore … Flamenco at Lisner … Cherry Blossom Festival’s 100th.


Profile In the hot seat on immigration.

Books The mind of a teen.

What I’ve Learned Schooled for scandal.

What Made Me The Atlantic’s David Bradley


Great Finds Clutch playsGloves off.

Reader Deals Spring breaks.

Health “You are getting very sleepy …”


Appetizer Most overpriced dishes in town.

Reviews Elisir in Penn Quarter, William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, the Hamilton in downtown DC, Fishnet in College Park, and more.

Bites Grilled-cheese favoritesMichel Richard’s “fried rice”St. Patrick’s Day cocktailGreat red sauceCharging for bread?Yes, bacon jam … Ask the critic.


Beautiful Back Yards A guide to creating your own oasis–whether you have a little space or a lot. Screened porches, rain gardens, problems solved–plus landscape designers, nurseries, and other resources.

Hip Strip Best of DC’s 14th Street.

Luxury Homes Caps star Alex Ovechkin buys in McLean, Carly Fiorina sells for $5.3 million.

Senior Living Retirement communities help residents go back to school.

Pets Moving her beloved cat to Beijing required some doing.

First Person She was a “mature model” with an “athletic build.” They’d never pick her.