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December 2013 Contents: 50 Great Places to Work

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December 2013 Volume 49, Number 3

Cover Story

50 Great Places to Work

Whether you like where you work and want advice on advancing your career or you hate your job and want a new one, this section is for you.
Edited by Sherri Dalphonse


Our Time

Successful Washingtonians of Hispanic and Latino descent are wielding influence in business, lobbying, politics, and more. By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa

Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the latest gadgets, fascinating books, luxe leather, or delicious treats? We’ve got 95 perfect presents. By Michelle Thomas, Irina Grechko, Kate Bennett, Diana Elbasha, and Sherri Dalphonse

100 Best Lawyers

From intellectual-property to criminal-defense to divorce attorneys, here are nearly 1,000 of Washington’s best legal minds. By Marisa M. Kashino

Capital Comment

Why Virginia’s gubernatorial choices were so lackluster . . . Changing high-school start times . . . Landmarks that cry out for reuse . . . Big-budget galas are back . . . The Jeff Bezos you don’t know . . . Playing favorites at the Post.

Behind the Scenes In Landover, curators are cataloging treasures that will make up the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Where & When

The Nutcracker and other holiday shows around town . . . Puppetry at American History . . . Mikhail Baryshnikov in Man in a Case at the Lansburgh . . . The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the National . . . The Pajama Men return to Woolly.


Punk Politico Revolution Messaging’s CEO is out to prove that all digital politics is personal. Who Me? Nonessential? The federal shutdown created a divide among staffers. Talk Nerdy To Me By joining Mensa, could she find a place where she fit in? What Made Me Ashok Bajaj, Washington’s king of Indian food, on how he built a restaurant empire.


Getting Rid of Cellulite What really works for treating those dimples on thighs and hips. Making a Difference When you donate to charity, what does your money actually buy?


Star Bird Arlington’s Bonchon looks sleek and trendy, but it’s really all about the fried chicken. Plus—Mike Isabella’s Greek spot, good tacos in Cabin John, readers pick their favorites, and more.


Deck the Halls For some Washingtonians, a tree and wreath are not enough. Here To Stay Renovation tips for seniors who don’t want to move from their longtime home. Best of McLean and Vienna Where to eat, shop, and have fun in two popular suburbs. Luxury Homes Billionaire Mitchell Rales and restaurateur Mark Kuller make deals. Going Postal Dogs are territorial—and often see mail carriers as intruders. Here’s how you can help. First Person For the son of immigrants, football was both equalizer and outlet. Now, through his son, he’s back on the field.