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What’s Their Secret?
Want the tricks to great small talk? Or a sure-fire way to get out of jury duty? How can you snag a meeting with someone powerful? Washington cognoscenti spill their strategies. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.
Right across the Pike from a gleaming new development replacing White Flint Mall, the oldest bar in Montgomery County is still going strong. By Eddie Dean.
City-sanctioned graffiti—a familiar sight in Baltimore and Philadelphia—is relatively new around here. Meet five local mural artists who are making their mark. By Michelle Thomas.
Gallaudet University has quietly become an outpost for architectural invocation—and it’s about to reshape the suddenly hot Northeast DC neighborhood outside the school’s gates. By Amanda Kolson Hurley.
Twelve locals whose generosity, creativity, and compassion make Washington a better place to live. By Leslie Milk.
In This Issue
Behind the Scenes
A morning with the 106-year-old Potomac Hunt.
Where & When
Interview NASA’s chief scientist on getting humans to Mars—and more women into science.
Washington Read Inventing the pop-culture President.
Media WAMU prepares for life after Rehm—and other big changes.
David Chang expands his Momofuku empire to CityCenterDC, Masseria brings fine dining to Union Market, Tony Conte—once of the Oval Room—slings Neapolitan pizzas in a Gaithersburg strip mall, everything you need to know about cider, and more.
Get Organized Simplifying your space might be easier than you think.
Real Estate What the end of low interest rates means for home buyers and sellers.
Future Look The high-density, walkable developments set to replace some DC strip malls.
Neighborhood Guide What to do, see, and eat in Arlington—plus little-known facts and what it was like for Yelp’s CEO to grow up there.
Pets Now you can take your dog or cat along on Amtrak.
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