September 2016: How to Dress in DC

Photograph by Dean Alexander.

The Best-Dressed People in Washington Right Now

Think everyone in Washington has stale fashion sense? These style-setters will convince you otherwise. Every year, we feature 10 of the area’s best-dressed people who transcend stereotypical Washington style. Some are people you’ve heard of, like Pierre Garçon of the Washington Redskins, and some aren’t, like Instagram star/mother of two Holly Pan. Through gorgeous photos and incisive advice, this package will help you emulate the best-dressed. Edited by Sarah Zlotnick. 

FEATURES

Terry McAuliffe outside the governor's mansion in Richmond. Photograph by John Loomis.
Terry McAuliffe outside the governor’s mansion in Richmond. Photograph by John Loomis.

Terry McAuliffe Wants to Prove He’s Not a Crony. But First He Has to Get Hillary Elected.

This profile goes behind the curtain of Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s political career. “Washington is filled with people content to remain the Guy Behind the Guy,” the author writes. “But not McAuliffe.” By Andy Kroll.

70 Percent of the World’s Web Traffic Flows Through Loudon County

Over the past two decades, server farms have devoured the farmland of Loudon County—so much that vast portions of our online lives are now transacted via their fiber and cables. The data centers have become an economic engine, even as residents gripe about their menacing presence. Here’s a peek inside. By Benjamin Freed

Meet an Amazing Blind Man Raising Blind Triplets

Ollie Cantos was a workaholic lawyer—the highest-ranking blind person in the federal government. Then along came Steven, Leo, and Nick: blind triplets who needed a dad. What happened next changed their lives. By Sherri Dalphonse.

IN THIS ISSUE

Photo courtesy of Longwood University.
Photo courtesy of Longwood University.

Capital Comment

How a Tiny Virginia College Landed the Vice-Presidential Debate…DC Will Never Become a State. But Here’s How it Could Come Close10 Things Washingtonians Need to Know about SchoolDonald Trump Made the Word “Pivot” Meaningless.

Where & When

The 20 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.

IQ

With its planned L'Enfant Plaza building, the International Spy Museum hopes to lure visitors south of the Mall. Rendering Courtesy of International Spy Museum.
With its planned L’Enfant Plaza building, the International Spy Museum hopes to lure visitors south of the Mall. Rendering Courtesy of International Spy Museum.

Interview: The NSA Research Director Wants Hackers to Know Who She Is

Media: The Washington Post Can’t Find a Columnist Who Supports Donald Trump

Cityscape: Will the New International Spy Museum Lure Tourists South of the Mall?

Postcard: How Frederick’s Urban Resurgence Is Changing Its Conservative Identity

LIFE

Last year, Summer's Farm in Frederick cut a maze in the shape of Taylor Swift's face. Photo courtesy of Summer's Farm.
Last year, Summer’s Farm in Frederick cut a maze in the shape of Taylor Swift’s face. Photo courtesy of Summer’s Farm.

Best Fall Ever

Experience beautiful fall foliage through these seven hikes10 of the best fall festivals around the area…Edgar Allan Poe’s distant cousin gives a tour of the spooky poet’s Baltimore hangout spots.

How to Stay Young

Skip the pricey face creams and anti-aging creams: here’s what really works to slow down timeFrom dermarollers to fat grafting, doctors are offering new treatments that could make you look younger.

Beyond the Beltway

A Guide to Pittsburgh for Washingtonians.

TASTE

Afghan Bistro's warm mezze platter. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Afghan Bistro’s warm mezze platter. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Our review of Giuliana and Bill Ranic’s RPM Italian, first impressions of three new Montgomery County restaurants, how to make Buttercream Bakeshop’s perfectly chewy, chip-studded treats, and more.

HOME

A unit at the Hepburn features sophisticated finishes such as floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-plank flooring. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
A unit at the Hepburn features sophisticated finishes such as floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-plank flooring. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

High Rise PricesDoggie spas, fitness studios, and other luxe apartment amenities don’t come cheap.

Autumn Al Fresco: Little luxuries to keep outdoor dinner parties comfy as the nights grow chilly.

My TownAn interview with Giuliana Rancic, who used to hang at Bethesda Bagels and White Flint Mall.

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