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Best of Washington
Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.
The Queen of Erotica Has a Secret
The bestselling author known as Zane was a literary cottage industry. The state of Maryland says she was also its biggest tax cheat. By Laura Moser.
Love in the Age of Snoring
Sleeping apart can make for a happy marriage—but couples go to great lengths to avoid admitting (even to themselves) that they do it. By Leslie Milk.
How Shark Week Devoured Cable Television
What started as a cheesy stunt on an obscure channel is now a ratings juggernaut. By Benjamin Freed.
Top Real Estate Agents
Washington’s 99 best agents—plus who’s buying and selling the most in our hot market. By Marisa M. Kashino.
Looking back at our first Best (and Worst) of Washington issue, published in 1979.
Where & When
Washington Read Proof that smart political humor exists inside the Beltway.
Field Notes The Washingtonian guide to going to the beach.
In Every Issue
Behind the Scenes Inside Kitty Kelley’s good-humored “loo.”
First Person Alone on the yellow line.
Ready, Set, Go! Beach pieces to pack for summer getaways.
Money Being a Washington insider can backfire when picking stocks.
The Science of Whole Foods The grocer is credited with putting neighborhoods on the map. It’s more complicated than that.
Off the Market! The month’s most expensive home sales.