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

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation

About Guest List

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

Katherine Evans

The Wizards’ new VP of research is the NBA’s first female analytics chief, bringing a Moneyball approach to hoops.


Shamim Popal

She and her family, who own the Adams Morgan Afghan restaurant Lapis, have led an effort to gather donations for refugees.


Bennie Thompson

His committee investigating January 6 has asked tech firms to save communications from possible organizers—including fellow members of Congress.


Elizabeth Hargrave

A health-policy analyst by training, she’s the genius behind the smash-hit board game Wingspan.


Kasie Hunt

CNN poached her from NBC to be the face of its CNN+ streaming service.


Photograph of Popal by Omar Popal; Photograph of Hargrave by Matt Cohen.
This article appears in the October 2021 issue of Washingtonian.