January 2018: Our Favorite Places

January 2018: Our Favorite Places

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Our Favorite Places

We asked Washingtonians to name local spots that bring them joy. Here are the gardens, historic sites, trails, and other places they love—including some hidden gems.

FEATURES

Washingtonians of the Year

Sara Portman Milner of the nonprofit Sunflower Bakery, which trains adults with cognitive disabilities. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Sara Portman Milner of the nonprofit Sunflower Bakery, which trains adults with cognitive disabilities. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Eleven locals whose hard work, creativity, innovation, and commitment make Washington a great place to live. By Leslie Milk and Kim Olsen.

The War of the Marriotts

John Marriott III, left, with ex-wife Angie and his parents before the split. Photograph by Washington Life Magazine/Geoffrey T. Chesman.
John Marriott III, left, with ex-wife Angie and his parents before the split. Photograph by Washington Life Magazine/Geoffrey T. Chesman.

Once heir to the world’s biggest hotel empire, John Marriott III alleges his father forced him from the company and cut him off from the family fortune. Now he’s fighting for what he says was illegally taken from him. By Marisa M. Kashino.

Brown-Bag Job

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Every school day, cartoonist Mike Jenkins packs a lunch for his teenage daughter, sending her out into the world with an original work of art on each paper sack. By Nevin Martell.

Is Washington’s Economy in Trouble?

Photograph by Mike Morgan.
Photograph by Mike Morgan.

No one has spent more time explaining our region’s economic strengths than Stephen Fuller. But lately, Washington’s premier economist has gone from Mr. Sunshine to Dr. Doom. What does he know that the rest of us don’t? By Luke Mullins.

The Passion of Patrick Ewing

Photograph by John Loomis.
Photograph by John Loomis.

Georgetown’s greatest player has returned as its head coach. Three decades after turning the school into a basketball sensation, can he make the Hoyas matter again? By Patrick Hruby.


CAPITAL COMMENT

Photo-illustration with photographs from Getty Images and Archdiocese of Washington.
Photo-illustration with photographs from Getty Images and Archdiocese of Washington.

Ban That Ad!: Why Metro has so much trouble policing its posters—and what it could do better.

The Book Stops Here: As Bethesda’s Barnes & Noble closes, a look at how it helped transform a quiet suburb into a vital urban center.

Hungry for More: After buying Ted’s Bulletin restaurant chain, &Pizza cofounder Steve Salis is expanding his DC empire. What is he up to?

Odd Man Out: He used to be a partner of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. These days, lobbyist Charlie Black is happy to be away from the action


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WHERE & WHEN

Battling the elements in “Into Twin Galaxies,” showing in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Photograph by Erik Boomer.

The 22 performances, exhibits, and other things that are worth your time this month.


IQ

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Interview: The head of two innovative Smithsonian museums thinks visitors want to be puzzled.

Media: How a former Pussycat Doll became a Trump-loving Fox News pundit.

Cityscape: RFK Stadium and other big sites are great opportunities for smart redevelopment—let’s not mess it up.


TASTE

Flan with blood orange at Del Mar, a Spanish restaurant at the Wharf. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Flan with blood orange at Del Mar, a Spanish restaurant at the Wharf. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

The Wharf: First looks at three new restaurants on the Southwest waterfront.

Best Dishes: A luxe grilled cheese, sea-urchin flan, and 27 more of the best things we ate (and drank!) in 2017.


LIFE

Snowshoe is the region's best ski resort. Photograph courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Snowshoe is the region’s best ski resort. Photograph courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Snow Days: Where to hit the slopes within a short drive.

How They Got in Shape: Three locals who transformed their bodies—but lost no more than ten pounds.

Financial Planning: Washington’s top wealth advisers.


HOME

Photograph by Helen Norman.
Photograph by Helen Norman.

Get Happy: Turning your home into a sanctuary.

Trump Turf: Where members of the administration moved in.

Pets: How animals saved from hurricanes are starting over here.

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