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

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

From left to right: Matthew Goins, Ben Johns, Solana Vander Nat, Andy Stone, and Jessica Stern.

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s monthly roundup of the fantasy cast we’d like to see for dinner this month.

Matthew Goins

He owns DC’s Puzzle Huddle, which just struck a deal with Netflix to make products built around its streaming shows.


Ben Johns

The top men’s pick in the inaugural Major League Pickleball draft is an athlete from College Park.


Solana Vander Nat

The founder of an event-planning firm, she’s DC’s new “night mayor,” in charge of city nightlife policies.


Andy Stone

After taking a comms job defending Facebook, the Capitol Hill veteran has become a notable online pugilist.


Jessica Stern

The State Department’s LGBTQ-rights envoy, she announced the rollout of a new passport featuring “X” as a gender option.


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This article appears in the December 2021 issue of Washingtonian.