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Volume 50, Number 2
How Much It Really Costs to Live in Washington
The area is more popular than ever. It’s also pricier than ever. A report from the land of sticker shock.
By Joseph Guinto with Ari Pinkus
Have You Seen Havoc?
Janet Mihalyfi lost her dog. Twelve months, one car chase, $35,000, and a whole lot of haters later, she’s still looking for him. By Marisa M. Kashino
The New Rules of Dining Out
No reservations. Strange policies about Instagramming. Eating out in Washington has never felt so exciting—or bewildering. Here’s our guide to making the most of your culinary dollar. By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, and Anna Spiegel
Top Money Advisers
375 of the area’s best financial planners, estate attorneys, tax accountants, and other financial experts. Plus: why Washingtonians are bad investors. By Sherri Dalphonse
Why did Leon Panetta throw the President under the bus? . . . DC’s evolving relationship with pot . . . The only acceptable reasons for having left the Nats’ 18-inning heartbreaker early.
Behind the Scenes Inside the surveillance room at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.
Where & When
Scene Maker How the 9:30 Club’s Seth Hurwitz built a live-music empire. Washington Read Identical-twin novelists reveal an elemental difference between them. The Washingtonian Guide to the DC Men’s Uniform We decipher the new codes of power and privilege.Catholic University’s Sex Experiment Unintended consequences of the school’s return to single-sex dorms.Washington Business Hall of Fame Four leaders with vision and smarts.
Let There Be White Forget the rules about not wearing it after Labor Day.Best of H Street How to spend a day in one of DC’s hottest spots.School Ties Which private schools are best for which kind of kid?
Senior Living One couple’s decision to ditch the suburbs for the city. Plus—renovations for aging in place. Fall Into Cozy Textural decor to warm up your space.Off the Market! A $5-million Georgetown home tops the month’s most expensive residential sales.Pets Helping a dog adjust to a new baby.
In Every Issue
First Person Was she about to be attacked by a bear in Arlington?Crossword