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Millennials Vs. Boomers

Sure, generations are arbitrary, but it’s hard not to notice that two cohorts with very different life experience are shaping the way today’s Washington lives, works, and plays. Edited by Michael Schaffer.


FEATURES

Gerald and Betty Ford leave the Sans Souci on July 14, 1976, after a surprise birthday lunch away from the white House. Photograph courtesy of Gerald R.Ford presidential library.
Gerald and Betty Ford leave the Sans Souci on July 14, 1976, after a surprise birthday lunch away from the white House. Photograph courtesy of Gerald R. Ford presidential library.

See You at the Sans Souci

Even Mick and Bianca Jagger couldn’t score a table at the French hot spot. Our ode to the it restaurant of 1960s and ’70s Washington. By Rob Brunner.

Photo illustration by C.J. Burton.
Photo illustration by C.J. Burton.

Shrinks in the Age of Trump

For therapists, the 45th presidency has been great for business. But what happens when the very people who are supposed to help you cope are struggling, too? By Britt Peterson.

Katie Alice Greer of the fiercely independent DC rock band, at the Black Cat. Photograph by Antonia Tricario.
Katie Alice Greer of the fiercely independent DC rock band, at the Black Cat.

Scenes From a Scene

DC’s punk scene supposedly peaked decades ago, but one photographer started documenting it well after that, showing it very much alive. Women musicians, often overlooked, especially caught her eye. Photographs by Antonia Tricario.

After her brutalized body washed ashore, Mary Keyser Harding was buried in the cemetery across the street from her house in Lancaster. Photograph by Greg Khan.
After her brutalized body washed ashore, Mary Keyser Harding was buried in the cemetery across the street from her house in Lancaster. Photograph by Greg Khan.

A Murder on the Rappahannock

In 1985, the slaying of a young mother devastated a small Virginia town. Before long, a detective nabbed a local waterman for her murder. But decades later, an unlikely team of investigators began raising questions. Was he the real culprit or just an easy target? Part two of a two-part mystery. By Marisa M. Kashino.


CAPITAL COMMENT

The Potomac Riverboat Company ferry. Photograph by Evy Mages.
The Potomac Riverboat Company ferry. Photograph by Evy Mages

Ferry Tale: Want some new perspective on the city we live in? Try commuting by boat.

Unusual Viewing: These small museums—all either new or recently revamped—probably won’t attract lines of idling tour buses, but they’re worth investigating.

Shore Subject: Headed to Delaware beaches? Here’s a quick look at some things you might want to know before you hit the boardwalk.

Wheels of Misfortune: People are dumping depleted scooters in out-of-the-way places. What should we do about it?


WHERE & WHEN

See Ann, starring Jayne Atkinson, at Arena Stage running July 11-August 11. Photograph by David Dashiell.
See Ann, starring Jayne Atkinson, at Arena Stage running July 11-August 11. Photograph by David Dashiell.

The 22 performances and other events worth your time this month.


IQ

Robert Doar is looking for new ways to prioritize policy in a post-wonk era.

Interview: American Enterprise Institute’s new head on the state of think tanks.

Media: With the Northwest Current gone, what’s the future of neighborhood news?


LIFE, HEALTH, & TRAVEL

Hate hot sand and beach crowds? Head to one of the region's lakes, where you can fish, swim and boat on cool, calm waters.
Hate hot sand and beach crowds? Head to one of the region’s lakes, where you can fish, swim and boat on cool, calm waters.

Great Lakes: Getaways where you can rent a waterfront house and swim, fish—or do whatever floats your boat.

Declare Your independence: Want to get away now that Trump is hijacking the Fourth? Try these small towns.

Straining Credulity: Blue light from screens may not actually be harming our eyes.


TASTE

Cheung's version of a cucumber salad made with sesame oil and red vinegar, then strewn with flower petals. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Cheung’s version of a cucumber salad made with sesame oil and red vinegar, then strewn with flower petals. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Queen’s English: DC’s coolest new dining room conjures a chef’s Hong Kong childhood.


HOME

An outdated Capitol Hill rowhouse turned into a chic family home. Photograph by Raquel Langworthy.

Half-Million-Dollar Makeover: Turning a Capitol Hill fixer-upper into a dream home.

Pets: Should you let the cat out?

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

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