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June 2015 Contents: Eat Great Cheap!

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June 2015 Volume 50, Number 9

Cover Story

Eat Great Cheap!

100 restaurants where you can have a thrilling meal for less than $25.


“I Like the Party Side of the Party”

Shaun McCutcheon was just a guy from Alabama who wanted his own PAC. Then he became the right-wing poster boy for a big Supreme Court case and wound up at parties. A lot of them. By Luke Mullins.

Misadventures in Digital-Age Bereavement

I knew I’d be mourning when my husband died. I didn’t know I’d also be bickering with online customer-service robots. By Leslie Milk.

The New Rules of Getting Around

Uber! Amazon Prime! Teens who don’t drive! How a transportation revolution is changing our region. By Benjamin Freed.

Two Days With Bob Boilen

Hanging out with the creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast and Tiny Desk Concerts. By Michael J. Gaynor.

Capital Comment

Muriel Bowser’s growing political machineOne of the worst Metro-riding sins, defined…Washington’s retail explosion.

Where & When

Performances, exhibits, and other events worth your time this month.


Interview The new White House food czar on battling obesity (and politicians).

Outside the Beltway Brad Meltzer loves DC so much that he lives in a replicated Chevy Chase house—in Florida.

Washington Read In Mislaid, Nell Zink’s novel set in 1970s Virginia, race is destiny.

Media Explaining Wesley Lowery, the Post’s rising star.

In Every Issue

Behind the Scenes Inside the nerve center of the capital’s poshest parties.

First Person Getting used to having Americans get my name wrong.


The New Old School Men’s preppy fashion gets an upgrade.

Health Recent medical developments are leading to new hope in fertility.

Travel Five memorable Airbnb rentals near Washington.

Ants Be Damned Nine perfect spots for a picnic.


House Tour Architect Carmel Greer erected a modern marvel on a nearly unbuildable lot in DC’s Palisades.

Neighborhood Guide Three ways to explore Fairfax—shopping, history, and family time.

Retreats for the Rest of Us Three places to buy a vacation home for less than $500,000.

Off the Market! The month’s most expensive home sales.

Pets Turning dogs that come from a Korean meat farm into American family pets.