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Volume 51, Number 2
Great Places to Work
50 companies, nonprofits, and federal agencies that keep employees happy. And good news—they’re hiring.
Most Powerful Women
The region’s most influential women in business, law, government, education, the arts, and more. By Leslie Milk.
Sophia Parker’s Secret Recipe
The Rockville CEO runs her contracting powerhouse like a charity. Can she keep it up? By Nora Caplan-Bricker.
How the would-be President really negotiates. By Marisa M. Kashino.
A semi-secret society of devotees has formed around Washington’s master of hair extensions. Yes, hair extensions. By Michelle Cottle.
Gore Vidal’s Final Feud
In life, the renowned writer was known for picking epic fights with other intellectuals. In death, he may have launched the nastiest battle of all—the one over his $30-million estate. By Kitty Kelley.
IN THIS ISSUE
Why the GOP’s hopes for the White House start in Fairfax … The strain of competing against the Smithsonian … Mark Foley’s gig for the Nats … Ten very Washington Thanksgivings.
Behind the Scenes
The Redskins locker room before a home game.
Where & When
The performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.
The former CEO of the Gates Foundation on taking over Martha’s Table.
Why do so many Washington lawyers write fiction?
What to make of the merger between Fox and National Geographic.
Washington Business Hall of Fame
Honoring five local leaders with smarts, creativity, and vision.
The steakhouse renaissance, including where to find the best cuts—and spot celebs.
How to pull off the season’s structured statement jewelry.
Picking a plastic surgeon, whom to trust with a Botox needle, and more.
How elite schools are getting students to think globally.
The best of National Harbor.
Retirement planning in a pricey town.
Why seniors are forgoing traditional facilities to move in with their kids.
Power of the Powder Room
Packing big style into a tiny space.
If the Obamas stay in DC, here’s where they might live.
The fight for the District’s alley cats.