May 2018: Jeff Bezos in D.C.

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May 2018: Jeff Bezos in D.C.
Photo-illustration by Justin Metz.

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 Innovator. Billionaire. Neighbor?

Jeff Bezos may live in Seattle, but he’s become a regular of our Washington—even if some hotel concierges don’t recognize him. What does he do when he’s here? What will he do once he finishes renovating his new mansion? And what, if anything, does it all mean for the region’s campaign to land Amazon’s new HQ? By Ben Wofford.


FEATURES

Five Minutes in May

Screenshots courtesy of Voice of America.
Screenshots courtesy of Voice of America.

A group of unarmed American protesters was attacked in the heart of DC—while the president of Turkey watched. His guards were responsible. Bringing them to justice is another story. By Harry Jaffe. 

Mr. Moore’s Unsolicited Suggestions

Architect Arthur Cotton Moore in front of his own paintings at his home in the Watergate. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Architect Arthur Cotton Moore in front of his own paintings at his home in the Watergate. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Architect Arthur Cotton Moore has spent decades dreaming up far-out ways to improve Washington—from new boulevards to a relocated Supreme Court. Now he’s gathered them into a book. By Rachel Kurzius.

Is Alexandria Going a Little Bit Crazy?

Photograph by Dan Chung.
Photograph by Dan Chung.

The author never worried about local politics in his tranquil, well-run little city. But Alexandria has become an unlikely political battlefield, with goofy fights over trees, real worries about real estate, and big implications for suburbia’s future. By Andrew Beaujon.

The Ultimate Guide to Washington BBQ

Ribs, brisket, chicken, and sides at Myron Mixon's. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Ribs, brisket, chicken, and sides at Myron Mixon’s. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Our food scene has evolved to include seasoned pit masters, former fine-dining chefs, and obsessives intent on recreating North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas City flavors. Here are the best places to satisfy cravings for all things smoky and meaty. By Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, and Jessica Sidman.


CAPITAL COMMENT

Photograph by Jeff Elkins. Photo-illustration by Phong Nguyen.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins. Photo-illustration by Phong Nguyen.

Hungry For Answers: The moral di­lemma of eating at Mike Isabella’s restaurants.

Dream Weaver: A local internet celeb launches a community-building coworking hub.

Dinner Theater: A new TV pitch from right-wing journalist Michelle Fields.

Protect and Serve: Le Diplomate, training ground for federal agents.

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Sign of The Tomes: The booming business of Trump books.


WHERE & WHEN

La Dame Blanche will be at The Kennedy Center as part of Artes de Cuba. Photograph by Victor Delfim.
La Dame Blanche will be at The Kennedy Center as part of Artes de Cuba. Photograph by Victor Delfim.

The 15 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.


IQ

Christopher Costa takes over as the Spy Museum prepares for an ambitious expansion. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Christopher Costa takes over as the Spy Museum prepares for an ambitious expansion. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

License to Curate: The new chief of the International Spy Museum on what’s ahead for the popular tourist stop.

Putting Country Above Politics: Former political operative Kurt Bardella’s foray into country music.

Cyber Moon Shot: A new initiative to make Virginia the center of cybersecurity.

Home Improvement: Six ways to solve Washington’s housing crisis.


LIFE & TRAVEL

In less than six hours, travelers can be in Iceland, home of the famed Blue Lagoon.
In less than six hours, travelers can be in Iceland, home of the famed Blue Lagoon.

One Hop to Hong Kong: Four destinations that don’t require a layover.

Luxury Within Reach: Great escapes that only feel far away.

Walk this Way: Fun places to get out for a stroll (or more than a stroll).

Polly Want a Job?: A day surrounded by parrots—and people who love them.


STYLE, BEAUTY, & HEALTH

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Fancy Footwork: This year’s crop of sandals are designed to make a scene.

Get a Beach Body—Fast: Be swimsuit-ready in just a few weeks.


HOME

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The New Loo: Classic marble and a black-and-white palette mingle with futuristic features..

Metal Facilities: Mixing and matching different finishes leads to high-style results.

Cute Couple: A master bath for the kids gets distinct—but complementary—makeovers.

Small Wonder: A clever new layout and visual tricks turn a cramped rowhouse bathroom into a luxury retreat.

Dinner and Decor: Excuse yourself to the restroom next time you’re at one of these stylish restaurants.

Best in Baths: Designers, builders, and shops to help you create your dream space.

Boomer Boom Town: Why Capitol Hill is one of the hottest destinations for downsizers.

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