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September 2012 Contents: Great Hair

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June 2012 Cover
Volume 47, Number 12

Cover Story

Great Hair

Who does your hair? It’s the ultimate compliment when someone asks—it means your hair turns heads. So we asked dozens of people with lovely locks that question. Here are more than 100 recommended stylists and barbers at 60 good salons—plus the latest on color, blowouts, and more.

Photograph by Ada Summer/Corbis.


Style Setters

What happens when you gather 15 of the area’s most fashionable people, ask them to dress to impress, and photograph them at DC’s historic Howard Theatre? It’s a perfect fit. By Kate Bennett

Backstage Artist

Johnny Monis was just 24 when he opened Komi, the top-ranked restaurant in the area. Yet in an age of cookbook-hawking TV-star chefs, Monis has studiously avoided becoming a celebrity. By Shane Harris

Best & Worst of Congress

Who are the wisest members of the 112th Congress? The most partisan? The best tweeters—and the worst? Who are the hotties, the gym rats, the rising stars? Once again, the people who know them best—top aides on Capitol Hill—tell all.

Predator in the Ranks

In the late-night quiet following the “Snowmageddon” storm of 2010, a man in a silver Dodge Durango stalked women in Virginia. The evidence led to a local military base. Did Arlington cops find a serial rapist and killer NCIS had missed? By Harry Jaffe

Capital Comment

The road to hell is paved with—e-mails? . . . Dining out with the First Couple . . . What counts—and doesn’t—in campaigns . . . DC’s go-to scandal lawyer . . . What college really costs . . . Atwitter over Newt’s world . . . Why K Street isn’t anymore.
Anatomy Delivering the President’s mail.
Behind the Scenes In the Nats’ locker room.
Party Pictures & Benefits Eye-catching looks at the Corcoran Ball and Fashion for Paws . . . Good times for good causes in June.

Where & When

Invisible Man at Studio . . . Hamlet at the Folger . . . Bon Iver at Merriweather Post . . . Don Giovanni at KenCen . . . Ben Harper at Wolf Trap . . . Jimmy Buffett at Jiffy Lube . . . Ottoman art at the Textile Museum . . . Book, fashion, and film festivals.


Profile For this veteran actor, life’s a stage.

Washington Read Michael Chabon’s latest.

What Made Me Carla Hall on the art of recovery.


New York, New York Fall is the perfect time for a visit. Here’s a guide to the city’s great attractions, shops, and restaurants—plus a look at the best (and worst) ways to get there.

Where to Put Your Cash With interest rates on savings accounts at historic lows, here are safe ways to get decent returns.


Dining Out Two new designer Mexican restaurants in DC, Bandolero and El Chucho . . . A snug, sharing-friendly place in Georgetown . . . A seafood-focused tavern in Potomac . . . Healthy, flavorful Indian in Vienna.

Best Bites Easy as pie—a guide to regional pizza styles . . . Chefs’ updates on pimiento cheese . . . What’s hot and what’s not.


Best of Georgetown With its cobblestone sidewalks and historic homes, it’s a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Here are our picks for the best places to eat, shop, and have fun.

Real Estate What $500,000, $1 million, and $2 million buy now—and where.

Luxury Homes The late Kara Kennedy’s home goes for $1.2 million; lawyers sell for big money.

Pets Kittens and puppies are hard to resist, but older animals often make the best companions.

First Person As he drives his teenage daughter to soccer practice, the rush-hour traffic on I-66 is enough to make him scream. But then something happens: She begins to talk.