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Guest List: 5 People We’d Love to Hang Out With This July

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s fantasy cast of who we’d like to invite over for dinner each month.

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation—plus one person we definitely would not.

Melanie Adams

The Minnesota transplant has been named the new head of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

Meg Goldthwaite

NPR’s marketing chief spearheaded planning to change Morning Edition’s 40-year-old theme music.

Stephen Gutowski

A reporter for the conservative Washington Free Beacon, he’s led the pack in reporting on the NRA’s woes.

Terri McCullough

As Nancy Pelosi’s new chief of staff, she becomes, ex officio, one of Capitol Hill’s most powerful unelected officials.

Justin Johnson

He’s the driving force behind Moechella, a pop-up go-go event intended to protest gentrification in DC.


Unsuck DC Metro

Once a key chronicler of Metro’s troubles, the anonymous writer—exposed by WAMU as VOA staffer Matt Hilburn—has descended into conspiratorial paranoia.

Credits: Photo-illustration by John Ueland. Photograph of Adams by Brady Willette/Smithsonian. Photograph of Goldthwaite by Stephen Voss/NPR. Photograph of McCullough by Tom Williams/Getty.  Photograph of Metro by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post.

This article appears in the July 2019 issue of Washingtonian.