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Explore the Bay

For many Washingtonians, the Chesapeake is just a beautiful distraction on the way to someplace else. But its charms and its culture are worth getting to know. Consider this your primer. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.


Jamie Watts, escorted by a police car, in Arlington's Four Courts Four Miler. Photograph by Brian W. Knight/Swim Bike Run Photo. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
Meet Jamie Watts, the athlete with cerebral palsy who’s become a star on the Washington running scene. Photograph by Brian W. Knight/Swim Bike Run Photo.

Amazing Racer

She loses every race—and in the past two years she’s entered more than 75. Her best finish is five times slower than the winner’s. Did we mention she races with a cane? Meet Jamie Watts, the athlete with cerebral palsy who’s become a star on the Washington running scene. By Caroline Cunningham.

Learning About DC via the Hillary E-mails

Oppo researchers are poring through Hillary Clinton’s trove of unclassified messages in search of scandal. We went looking for something else: clues about our city—and how things might work if Hillary World takes over. By Amanda Whiting.

Rehoboth Gone Wild

The town that calls itself “America’s Summer Capital” is at war with itself once again, and combatants on both sides are bringing some distinctly inside-the-Beltway tactics to the battle over the much-loved vacation spot. By Britt Peterson.

Washington’s Best Real-Estate Agents

101 agents you want on your side—plus who sold the most in 2015. By Marisa M. Kashino.


One of the exhibits you don't want to miss: the National Building Museum's ICEBERGS. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
One of the exhibits you don’t want to miss this July: the National Building Museum’s ICEBERGS.

Capital Comment

Why Dan Snyder is still wrong about his team’s nameObama’s post-presidential neighborsHow Big Law woos summer associatesWashington’s long history in ice cream.

Behind the Scenes

Ringside at the Alexandria Boxing Club.

Where & When

The 16 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.


Nancy Dickerson, at left with Lady Bird Johnson, was a pioneering journalist. Her son–raised in McLean and educated at Sidwell–can't use the outsider schtick favored by some competitors. Photograph by Bettmann/Getty Images. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
Nancy Dickerson, at left with Lady Bird Johnson, was a pioneering journalist. Her son, John Dickerson, was raised in McLean and educated at Sidwell, and is now a Face the Nation host. Photograph by Bettmann/Getty Images.

Interview Face the Nation host John Dickerson on his local roots and his famous mom.
Washington Read A reporter who tangled with Trump’s campaign bashes DC—and sounds a lot like Trump.
Cityscape The FBI’s HQ was a symbol of optimism and strength. Now we need a new way to represent those qualities.
Profile A former cop turned hit novelist.
Field Notes How The West Wing still rules the world.


Photograph by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
Photograph by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Fourth of July Hacks Tips and tricks for having a blast on Independence Day.
Great Smiles How technology is changing dentistry.
Beyond the Beltway Doing Portland, Maine—Washington style.
In Good Hands The winners of Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Itinerary What to do, eat, and see in Bethany.


Steamed clams with butter at Ivy City. Photograph by Scott Suchman. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
Steamed clams with butter at Ivy City Smokehouse. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Four-star dining at Pineapple and Pearls, terrific seafood on the cheap in DC’s Ivy City, a guide to the area’s blazing-hot tiki culture, and more.


Photograph by Andrew Propp. (July 2016/Chesapeake Bay)
Just one of the high-up havens around Washington. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

High Style Three roof decks that make perfect retreats—and what to know before you build your own.
Pets Meet the Kitten Lady.

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