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Volume 47, Number 11
Friendly wineries, sandy beaches, horseback trails, fun festivals, new museums, great shopping—and other terrific ideas for whiling away a day.
Cover: Photograph by Cade Martin
When a well-adjusted Virginia teen suddenly killed himself, his parents looked for warning signs they had missed. But Austin had no dark secret, no teen angst. There was nothing—except for a concussion he had sustained during a football game a few days earlier. By Patrick Hruby
Geoff Tracy couldn’t clone himself. But as his restaurant empire grew, he did the next-best thing, creating a complex, data-driven system to ensure that his employees always do everything the Chef Geoff’s way. By Todd Kliman
The author has been fishing since he was a teen. Now he shares with his son the lessons and secrets of the waterways that flow through Washington. You never know what unlikely spot will turn out to be a honey hole. By Emmet Rosenfeld
The Capitol and the White House both lay in ruins. The President had fled. How had a foreign power occupied Washington in just one day? By By Adam Goodheart
Convention-goers’ guides to Charlotte and Tampa . . . Take a lesson: Redskins’ Davis represents himself in court . . . Beach-read picks . . . Top mini-golf spots . . . From Roll Call to BuzzFeed . . . Who’ll replace Liz Spayd at the Post?
Anatomy Setting up the big top.
Behind the Scenes Printing twenties.
Parties A fish party, a book launch, and a black-tie dinner at George Washington’s place.
Where & When
Cirque du Soleil at National Harbor . . . Brad Paisley at Jiffy Lube . . . Temptations at Wolf Trap . . . Kathleen Turner as Molly Ivins . . . Best Little Whorehouse at Signature . . . Eva Cassidy tribute at Strathmore . . . Jerry Seinfeld at KenCen.
Washington Read Survival story—and more.
Science Nature’s bar code.
What Made Me Valerie Plame on adversity.
Reader deals Back-to-school savings.
Chilling Out . . . Urban country in Clarendon . . . A worthy tapas house in DC . . . Roberto Donna is back . . . Korean hit in Rockville.
Ice-Cream Special Frozen treats at local attractions, the best sundaes, scoops, and shakes; four supermarket favorites; and more.