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Elaborate ruses. Ballooning budgets. Engagement planners. Driven by a desire to impress on social media, popping the question is becoming a shock-and-awe spectacle. By Daniella Byck and Mimi Montgomery.
The Great Beagle Rescue
A year after 4,000 dogs were saved from a Virginia research facility, many are thriving–and so are their adoptive parents. By Andrew Beaujon and Daniella Byck.
Burgundy, Gold, and Black
A half century ago, a local group of women worked to desegregate the Washington NFL team’s cheerleading squad. Their story has largely been overlooked–until now. By Luke Mullins.
Amid the trappings of a luxury resort, the Greenbrier executive health exam offers a costly–and controversial–way to detect problems. Our anxious writer checked in for a checkup. By Sylvie McNamara.
Top Doctors 2023
More than 2,000 of the region’s best physicians, chosen by their peers. Did your doctor make the list? By Washingtonian Staff.
Hot Sauce: A Washington chef tries McDonald’s new “mambo” sauce. By Jessica Sidman.
Wait, Isn’t That Texas?: Comically inaccurate DC guidebooks are for sale. By Jessica Sidman.
What Will Doolittle Do?: Nats star Sean Doolittle is retiring, but he’s not leaving town. By Luke Mullins.
WHERE & WHEN
Things to Do: Our 10 picks for the month in culture. By Pat Padua.
Female Agency: A book explores how women have long been an essential part of the CIA. By Sylvie McNamara.
DC’s Death Chair: The creepy old device has been in storage for years. With a new DC Archives building in the works, could that change? By Rob Brunner.
LIFE, HEALTH & TRAVEL
Deck the Halls: Nearby hotels that go all out for Christmas with elaborate decor and holiday fun. By Daniella Byck and Amy Moeller.
For the Record: Spend a day sifting through new and used albums at these shops to build your vinyl collection. By Pat Padua.
Past Time: New vintage-inspired watches offer timeless appeal. By Amy Moeller.
Feel-Good Food: Cozy up with our critic’s 12 favorite fall dishes. By Ann Limpert.
Set the Alarm for Midnight!: How to land a white-hot table in the age of Resy. By Jessica Sidman.
Off the Eaten Path: Plan travel around food? Book a trip with a chef. By Nevin Martell.
Consider the Oyster Can: Highlights from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s collection. By Nevin Martell.
Going Glam: These are no ordinary closets. Three local projects go full luxury. By Mimi Montgomery.
The Briefing: Georgetown: Grab drinks, have dinner, or take in some local history at these new offerings in the Northwest DC enclave. By Ike Allen, Malcolm Ferguson, and Amy Moeller.
Off the Market: The nuts and bolts of some of Washington’s most expensive residential transactions. By Washingtonian Staff.
Racial-equality advocate Adjoa B. Asamoah on a childhood trip that shaped her. By Damare Baker.