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November 2019: Top Doctors

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Top Doctors

Finding the right physician isn’t always easy—you want someone with experience, who takes your insurance, and who works in a convenient location. Let our list of 1,900 doctors in 39 specialties be your guide.

To view the Top Doctors online, click here.


How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Elite

The author and legendary Time columnist is now a champion of America’s aristocrats. Seriously. By Joel Stein.

Illustration by Eddie Guy.

The Apprentice

When a rookie Northern Virginia pol named Ibraheem Samirah shouted down President Trump this summer, it was a national-news blip. Closer to home, it was a sign that the genial “Virginia Way” of politics is ending. By Andrew Beaujon.

Photograph by Reuters.

Essential Washington Books

What should you read if you really want to understand our city? We asked around.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Ralph Nader’s Last Stand

Since the 2000 election, Nader has mostly been in the political wilderness. But when his grandniece died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, he dealt with his grief the best way he knew: by taking up a new crusade. By Rob Brunner.

Photograph by Greg Kahn.


Pro Protest: Why DC should embrace its role as a center of political activism. By Elliot Williams.

Photograph by Evy Mages

Name in the News: The Whistleblower’s Lawyer. By Marisa M. Kashino.

What’s Happening with Jeff BezosAn update on the Amazon CEO’s gigantic renovation. By Benjamin Wofford.

Thou Shalt Not CovetWhat happens when the Museum of the Bible holds a fashion show? Christian rock, Christian Louboutins, and “Hava Nagila.” By Mimi Montgomery.


A long-hidden frieze of the Last Supper in Columbia Heights. By Andrew Beaujon.

Photograph by Evy Mages


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

Photograph courtesy of Nicole Byer.


Interview: AU professor Ibram X. Kendi takes a hard look at racial politics. Interview by Rob Brunner.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

CultureA year after he was murdered in his news­room, a Capital Gazette journalist’s history of local high-school basketball is being published. By Elliot Williams.

Photograph by Mary F. Calvert/ Washington Post.


Smart Choices: Smartwatches so stylish they could pass for typical timepieces. By Frederique Stephanie.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Coworking CapitalOne reporter’s cold-brew-fueled mission to rate our vast array of coworking spaces. By Mimi Montgomery.

Photograph courtesy of Industrious.

Babymoons, No Labor NeededRomantic ideas for a getaway before the baby comes—all a quick drive. By Norie Quintos.


Anju offers a boundary-pushing tour of Korean cuisine, we’ve got the recipe for those incredible St. Anselm biscuits, Detroit pizza is having a moment, the 2019 closures that make us saddest, and more.

Photograph by Scott Suchman


Get Crackling: Five gorgeous fire­places to put you in the mood for fall. By Jennifer Barger.

Photograph by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

The Modern In-Law SuiteHow we live—now—with our parents.

Photograph by Anice Hoachlander.

Exploring TysonsWhat’s it like to spend a weekend in an unfinished city? By Will Peischel.

Photograph by Evy Mages

Pets: Meet Georgetown University’s new bulldog puppy. By Katrina Schmidt.

Photograph by Evy Mages

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

Photograph Courtesy of HomeVisit.


Going to an HBCU made me proud­—but first I had to find my place. By Mion Edwards.

Photograph courtesy of Mion Edwards.