June 2016: Best of Washington

June 2016: Best of Washington

Best of Washington

More than 130 of our absolute favorite people, places, and things—including top shops, bars, fitness classes, food trucks, day spas, day trips, burger joints, brunch spots, and more. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.

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Features

Best of Washington. Illustration by T.M. Detwiler.
Our mini-guide to a mammoth summer bash in DC. Illustration by T.M. Detwiler.

John Hinckley, Now

The man who shot Ronald Reagan spends half of every month at his mother’s house in Williamsburg, taking photography lessons and hitting PetSmart to buy food for his cats. A look at what the life of the nation’s most famous mental patient might be like if he’s released permanently. By Eddie Dean.

The Washingtonian Guide to The Capital Pride Festival

How the summer’s biggest party got its start in 1975, this year’s must-do events, etiquette for straight ladies who love gay bars, and a historic walking tour of gay DC. By Richard Morgan.

How the Eagles Came Back to DC

Washington went crazy during this spring’s birth of two baby eaglets—live, via webcam. This is the unlikely story of how they got here. By Bill Gifford.

What Bonnie Fogel Never Knew

The dynamic founder of Imagination Stage, an award-winning children’s theater in Bethesda, was born out of wedlock in the 1940s, never attended college, and has a family history full of secrets. Her story is one of Washington’s great tales of reinvention. By Sarah Wildman.

In This Issue

Best of Washington Photograph by Shayan Asgharina.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires comes to the 9:30 Club. Photograph by Shayan Asgharina.

Capital Comment

District cops get whiter…What Metro’s declining ridership says about Washington…The DC Madam case’s last gasp…Ten big moments in local music history.

Behind the Scenes

Mount Vernon’s new bedroom—inspired by a long-hidden secret.

Where & When

17 shows, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.

IQ

Best of Washington. A huge generation is retiring–which is great new for Robert Love's magazine. Photograph by Evy Mages.
A huge generation is retiring–which is great new for Robert Love’s magazine. Photograph by Evy Mages.

Interview Amid a campaign of fat cats and angry mobs, a left-leaning policy maven rises.
Media The magazine with the largest circulation in the world doesn’t care about millennials—its target is the 50-and-up crowd.
Cityscape The plan to remake Rockville Pike into a grand boulevard will only make it worse.
The Hard Stuff How Montgomery County’s booze bureaucracy survives.

Life

Best of Washington. Everything monogrammed (like these Mark & Graham key chains) is trending right now for gifts. They're individualized without being to personal.
Everything monogrammed (like these Mark & Graham key chains) is trending right now for gifts. They’re individualized without being to personal.

Mad for Monograms Personal, but not too personal, they’re having a moment.
Camping Seven spots to sleep under the stars.
Beyond the Beltway How to do Montreal, Washington style.
First Person A 12-year-old boy on the edge of adolescence.

Taste

Best of Washington. In our June issue, you'll find the DC food Instagram feeds you need to follow now. Photograph of burger via @mathewramsey and @dcfoodporn.
In our June issue, you’ll find the DC food Instagram feeds you need to follow now. Photograph of burger via @mathewramsey and @dcfoodporn.

An impressive debut from alums of Komi and Little Serow, Michael Landrum’s khachapuri cafe, the guys revolutionizing vending machines, ten places we’re excited about, and more.

Home

Best of Washington. This black paneling around the entrance to the kitchen is made of stained oak. Photograph by Anice Hoachlander/Hoachlander Davis Photography.
This black paneling around the entrance to the kitchen is made of stained oak. Photograph by Anice Hoachlander/Hoachlander Davis Photography.

Waterfront Living A modern marvel on the Eastern Shore.
Great Gardens Making the most of what you grow.
Best of Old Town Alexandria What to do, eat, and see right now.
Pets Prepping pets to bid goodbye to high-school grads come fall.
Want more? Of course you do. Take a look at our past issues.

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