1. Eric Betzig
We’d toast the local Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher, whose work on new microscope technology led to a share in this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry.
2. Brianna Keilar
With midterms over, CNN’s senior political correspondent turns to the Hillary 2016 beat. Keilar needs a decent meal before she hits the corn-dog circuit.
3. Robert Swedroe
The Lauren, his new “boutique” condo building in Bethesda, boasts a $10.5-million penthouse. We’d ask this architect for a virtual tour.
4. Abezash Tamerat
The Ethiopian-born founder of Artists for Charity, which benefits HIV-positive orphans, expands her auctions of artist-donated artwork from DC to New York.
5. Michael Dimock
The new Pew Research Center president can tell us whether the long-arc demographic changes still favor the Democrats.
6. Maki Onuki
The dancer whose “shining energy,” says the Washington Post, keyed the Washington Ballet’s fall performances celebrates her tenth season with the company by dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy in its tenth-anniversary Nutcracker.
Disinvited: Andy Harris
Saying no to drugs is admirable, but the congressman from Maryland, who vows to use “all resources” to block DC’s legal-weed measure, seems addicted to meddling in democratic processes, which is less admirable.
This article appears in our December 2014 issue of Washingtonian.