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Volume 48, Number 3
Even the happiest couples go through rough spots. So what are the keys to staying in love? We turned to marriage experts—therapists, researchers, authors, long-married couples, even divorce attorneys—for answers.
Photograph for The Washingtonian by Jeff Elkins.
With the museum hemorrhaging money, the building in need of massive repairs, and staff and supporters up in arms over a possible move, the institution’s future has never looked more uncertain. By Luke Mullins
He knows that people loathe him, think his career is in the toilet, and believe that his website, the Daily Caller, marks a new low in journalism. But the truth is that Tucker Carlson couldn’t be happier. By Tom Bartlett
In a Northeast DC warehouse, an ex-lawyer and his son-in-law are paying homage to a legend of Washington’s boozy past—and hoping to tap into a still very thirsty local market—with the city’s first microdistillery. By Kathleen Bridges
A husband who died. Another who turned out to be gay. And a wife who never imagined she’d be so happy. A wedding photographer sets out to learn what happened to the hopeful couples who hired him for their big day. By Matt Mendelsohn
Don’t know what to get your techie husband? Your girlfriend the fitness buff? Your best bud at work? From cool gadgets and captivating books to fabulous fashions and tasty treats, here are 107 perfect presents. By Sarah Zlotnick, Sherri Dalphonse, and Kate Bennett
Hollywood’s biggest Washington movie goofs . . . A constantly moving portrait of today’s power players . . . A GOP superlawyer’s losing streak . . . Where the sharply dressed man shops . . . Investigative reporting is alive and well at the Post—on the editorial page.
Anatomy Landing at Reagan National.
Behind the Scenes Crafting the presidential seal.
Parties Despite the election, one bash after another.
Where & When
Million Dollar Quartet at the Kennedy Center . . . Les Misérables at the National . . . A Christmas Carol at Ford’s . . . Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker at the Warner . . . Les Liaisons Dangereuses (in French) at the Lansburgh . . . Handel’s Messiah at the KenCen and Strathmore . . . Judy Collins at the Birchmere.
Profile The bean counter in chief.
Technology America’s master timekeeper.
What Made Me Denyce Graves on being yourself.
Bordeaux Beauties Canelés, our new favorite sweets, marry the lightness of crepes with the crackling sugar of crème brûlée.
Year in Review In 2012, the most exciting eating was found in food trucks, neighborhood spots, even a Clarendon apartment. Plus—our favorite trucks, notable markets, shandies under the stars, a cocktail king’s new venue, and great sandwiches.