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September 2023: Style Setters

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One of the city's best-dressed: Libby Rasmussen. Photograph by Saty + Pratha.

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Style Setters

Libby Rasmussen and Angel Barreto. Photographs by Saty + Pratha.

Our annual look at some of the area’s most fashionable people. By Amy Moeller.


Frances Tiafoe’s Star Turn

Frances Tiafoe. Photograph by Alamy.

The Hyattsville native, whose life story reads like a Hollywood script, has become one of the world’s top tennis players. Could he win the sport’s ultimate prize: a Grand Slam title? By Patrick Hruby.


Tech Titans

Top left to right: Photograph of Omi Bell and Mina Hsiang by Magdalena Papaioannou. Bottom left to right: Photograph of Vijay Ravindran and Kara Swisher by Evy Mages .

The most important and innovative leaders in Washington’s tech scene right now. By Nancy Scola.



This Montrose Park tree was a contender but ultimately didn’t win the title. Photograph by Evy Mages .

Trunk Show: What’s DC’s biggest tree? By Jessica Ruf.

A Mixed Legacy: The WWII-era Supreme Court gets a closer look in a new book. By Malcolm Ferguson.

Field Trip: Watching the World Cup in a bar at 3 AM. By Sylvie McNamara. 

Renaissance Flair: Meet some of Beyoncé’s fabulously dressed fans. By Essence Wiley. Photographs by Evy Mages.

Petri Poultry: A DC restaurant is among the first to serve lab-grown chicken (and we tried it). By Jessica Sidman.



Top left to right: Photograph of World Culture Festival courtesy Art of Living Foundation, Janelle Monáe by Amy Harris/Invision/AP images, The Screwtape Letters by Joan Marcus. Bottom left to right: Photograph of Melvins by Chris Casella, “Indian Canyon” courtesy of Cara Romero, Robert Glasper courtesy of Robert Glasper.

Things to Do: Our 10 picks for the month in culture. By Pat Padua.



Elizabeth Kiker. Photograph by Magdalena Papaioannou.

Interview: Elizabeth Kiker, one of DC’s top cycling boosters, on why you should get on a bike. By Rob Brunner.

Paper with a Purpose: For 20 years, the newspaper Street Sense has covered undertold stories while helping unhoused people. By Luke Mullins.



Out on a limb: Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses in Maryland is a great fall getaway. Photograph by Stacie Griffith.

Leaf of Absence: Escape into the foliage on your next fall getaway. By Daniella Byck and Kathryn Streeter.

Riding Their Luck: Some people drive to multiple states to wager on sporting events. By Daniella Byck.

Seeing Spots: What one mother has learned since her daughter’s vitiligo diagnosis—and how they’re navigating the “dappling” skin condition. By Amy Moeller.



Persian Style: A roast chicken with apples, prunes, and apricots at Joon in Tysons. Photograph by Rey Lopez.

Review: Joon: A Persian cooking star’s fine-dining spot in Tysons. By Ann Limpert.

Plaza of Wonders: A Falls Church strip mall filled with Ethiopian delicacies. By Ike Allen.

Fall and Winter Restaurant Preview: Cheffy food halls, sceney bistros, and other openings. By Ann Limpert, Jessica Sidman, and Ike Allen.



In Bloom: A guide to hanging in the Bloomingdale and Eckington neighborhoods. Photograph by Evy Mages .

The Briefing: Bloomingdale and Eckington: Where to shop, hang out, eat, and drink in these side-by-side DC neighborhoods. By Ike Allen and Essence Wiley.

Will AI Replace Real Estate Agents?: ChatGPT-generated listings, cloned voices, and other tools could upend the industry. By Michele Lerner.

Closing Time: What to consider when selecting a title and settlement company. Plus, recommended firms. By Jessica Ruf.

Off the Market: The nuts and bolts of some of Washington’s most expensive residential transactions. By Washingtonian Staff.


Photograph courtesy of Martin Austermuhle.

WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle is moving abroad—and has some parting thoughts on DC. By Jessica Sidman.