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January 2019: Winter in Washington

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Winter Fun—Indoors and out

Want to join a snowball fight? Learn a craft? Sip cocktails in an igloo? Keep the kids from going stir-crazy? Here’s how. Edited By Sherri Dalphonse.


Americans By Choice

National Archives Museum, September 15, 2017. The oath was given in the rotunda in front of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Photograph by Evy Mages

As the US warred with itself over immigration, our photographer spent the last two years documenting swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens. The results are inspiring, diverse, and occasionally goofy. Photographs by Evy Mages.

What Lies Ahead

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

The people, phenomena, and trends to watch in the new year—including the local teams likeliest to win titles, the next must-have party invite, and the impending demise of a certain lunch trend. By Washingtonian Staff.

Don’t You Know Who I Am?

Britt McHenry
Britt McHenry. Photograph by Dina Litovsky.

She’s been a pretty face on WJLA, Fox 5, and ESPN. But a 2015 viral video of Britt McHenry abusing a cashier is more famous than she is. Now Fox News is putting her front and center on its new streaming channel—and she’d really like it if you’d pay attention. By Amanda Whiting.

Washingtonians of the Year

Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Ten locals who are using their experience, smarts, and creativity to help make Washington a better place for everyone. By Leslie Milk and Anna Spiegel.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photograph by Don Emmert/Afp/Getty Images.

Wave Hello: What a new bunch of cool young electees means (and doesn’t mean) for DC.

Pointe Man: Controversy-courting NFL star Josh Norman agreed to appear in a local ballet performance. We went to check out a rehearsal.

Booze and Schmooze: An update on the post-work Capitol Hill bar scene.

A Fishy Situation: DC has lots of great sushi spots. Why is it so hard to find chefs for them?

The Right Package: What HQ2 will do to your love life.

Don’t Cross the Warden: Intern housing is being affected by the same partisan feuding that’s roiling politics. Can an ex-prison guard keep the peace?

Study in Opposites: Two unusual schools are opening this fall. They couldn’t be more different.

For Pod and Country: Why longtime CIA bigwig Michael Morrell is telling all— well, some—on his incendiary podcast.

How to Fix DC Traffic: Some highlights from a report by a group of major local CEOs.

Big Picture: A highly secure chamber full of crystals at the National Museum of Natural History.


Photograph of Kankouran West African Dance Company by Lawrence Green.

The 15 performances and other events worth your time this month.


Brad Jenkins went from the White House to Funny Or Die. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Interview: Brad Jenkins led Funny or Die’s DC office, so we asked: Is Trump funny?

Culture: How Generation Z will shape Washington workplaces.

Cityscape: What an enclave of midcentury-modern homes in Maryland tells us about the suburbs.


Some cottages at Jamaica Inn come with private plunge pools—and jaw-dropping ocean views. Photograph Courtesy of Jamaica Inn.

Winter Havens: Ten great getaways—cold and hot—to escape the winter doldrums.

Everyday Advice: Our guide to those ubiquitous electric scooters.


Want to get into better shape in the new year? Find tips on how to lose weight, build muscle, and get rid of health conditions such as diabetes. Photograph by Edgar Artiga.

A New Leaf: The beauty business is riding high on cannabis oil.

How They Got These Bodies: Macronutrient diets, fasted cardio, and other tactics that helped four Washingtonians lose weight and tone up.


Dan O’Brien oversees the cafe and shop at Officina, Nick Stefanelli’s tri-level Italian place at the Wharf. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Officina: The Wharf’s new market/cafe/trattoria, is ambitious—but not a sure bet.

Hot Table: Meokja Meokja offers thrilling Korean barbecue—once you get in.

Table Talk: Five things on our minds this month.

Dish of the Month: Scallop crudo with buttermilk and dill from Reverie.

Golden Eggs: Caviar and other varieties of fish roe are having a moment.

Priciest Rib Eyes: A price index of some of the most expensive.

Ten to Watch: The restaurant openings we’re most looking forward to this year.


See how real Washingtonians—including the mom/PR professional behind this Fairfax home—created their dream spaces. Photograph courtesy of Kate Dreyer.

Look Inside My Home: Washingtonians invite us inside for a peek at how they live.

Coming Attractions: Six exciting developments that will finish in the new year.

Pets: Meet an Instagram-famous tortoise.

Off the Market!: The month’s luxury home sales.


Photograph by Lauren Bulbin

An alley, knife fights, and Uzis—all to get a first edition of the Post.