April 2018: How 14th Street Came Back

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April 2018: How 14th Street Came Back
3100 block of 24th Street in 1968, left; 1600 block of 414th Street today, right. Photo-illustration by CJ Burton. Left photograph by Darrell C. Crain/DC Public Library; right by Ted Eytan.

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How 14th Street Came Back

Fifty years after the riots of 1968, it’s a crown jewel of the real-estate boom that’s reshaping our city for better or worse. The story of its transformation—actually, of several transformations—doubles as the story of DC. By Marisa M. Kashino.

FEATURES

15 Neighborhoods For The Next 50 Years

Renderings courtesy of OMA/Olin.
Renderings courtesy of OMA/Olin.

All across the region, big change is on the way. Here’s a look at the spots poised for some of the most dramatic growth—and price hikes—in the decades to come. By Marisa M. Kashino, Benjamin Freed, and Dan Reed.

The Cherry Blossoms

Photograph by Everett Digital/Superstock.
Photograph by Everett Digital/Superstock.

Everything you need to know about Washington’s favorite spring tradition, including how to predict peak bloom and avoid the crowds. By Hayley Garrison Phillips and Michael J. Gaynor.

First Lady of the Treasury

Linton walks her dog at CityCenterDC. Photograph by Marisa Guzman-Aloia.
Linton walks her dog at CityCenterDC. Photograph by Marisa Guzman-Aloia.

Louise Linton—actress, heiress, and wife of Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary—was always going to be an awkward fit on permanent Washington’s social circuit. And that was before she got into that infamous Instagram catfight. By Elaina Plott.

 The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Human brains awaiting study at NIH's brain bank, which Lipska has led since 2013. Photograph by Greg Kahn.
Human brains awaiting study at NIH’s brain bank, which Lipska has led since 2013. Photograph by Greg Kahn.

The author, a researcher at NIH who has devoted her entire career to mental illness, didn’t recognize the signs when she began her own freefall into the same madness she’d studied for years. Here’s the story of her journey to insanity and back. By Barbara K. Lipska.


 CAPITAL COMMENT

Photograph by Adam Taylor/Getty Images. Photo-illustration by Phong Nguyen.
Photograph by Adam Taylor/Getty Images. Photo-illustration by Phong Nguyen.

Funny Business: Donald Trump’s uncomfortable brand of comedy.

Will The Wing Fly: DC’s new women-only workspace.

The Date Divide: Hyper-partisanship and dating among young professionals.

Novel Idea: Anacostia’s first bookstore in decades.

A $47.50 Toll?!: Why I-66 is suddenly so expensive.


 WHERE & WHEN

Photograph by Cade Martin.
Photograph by Cade Martin.

The 19 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.


 IQ

Jenny Bilfield organizes shows at the Kennedy Center and other venues. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Jenny Bilfield organizes shows at the Kennedy Center and other venues. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Interview: The head of Washington Performing Arts on challenging audiences in the right ways.

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Culture: Tagging along with Washington’s oldest working pianist.

Media: The McLaughlin Group is back—and it wants to be an antidote to the cable-news shouting it helped inspire.

Cityscape: A look at the experimental Kentlands, 30 years after it opened.


 LIFE

Magic Hour lounge offers a magical view of New York

NYC for Free: Our favorite gratis things to do in the Big Apple.

Farm to Arm: How a Virginia sheep farmer started a clothing business.

Taxing Questions: Surprising changes to your taxes.

High Concept: The phenomenon (obsession?) of visiting the highest natural peaks in all 50 states.


 TASTE

Hummus with sautéed beef and snowshoe naan at the eclectic new Chloe. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Solo Food: Two protégés of Michel Richard strike out on their own.

Primamericano Cocktail: This Italian-inspired refresher, courtesy of 2 Birds 1 Stone, is just the thing for spring.

Grape Demand: A new crop of wine bars has sprung up in DC. Where should you sip and swirl?

Fresh On the Scene: Ten new things in the food world — ranked!

Dish of the Month: A cheesecake at Brothers and Sisters.

Soup Yourself: Urban Hot Pot brings DIY Chinese feasts to Rockville.

Snack Market: Could vegan cracklins be DC’s next big export?


 HOME

Bloom Times: We have you covered on how to improve your yard this spring. Photograph by Laura Metzler.

Garden Party: Tools that are pretty and functional.

Green Scene: Eco-friendly ways to improve your yard.

Neighborhood Guide: The best of Arlington.

Parenting: Navigating social media when a pregnancy is lost.

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