Top 100 reasons to love our fierce food scene


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Nearly banished from Washington after Jan. 6, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been hiding out in a small, no-frills town in South Florida. Its mayor Trumpy couldn’t be happier, but the former First Kids were greeted more frostily by another group of locals. By Bob Norman.

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Photograph by Greg Kahn.

In an excerpt from his new memoir, a former drug dealer from Southeast DC recounts his transformation from a hustler to one of the few black master falconers in America. By Rodney Stotts.

Audio Junkie’s Guide to the Best DC-Related True Crime Podcasts

The terrifying siege of Washington by serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo is chronicled in “Monster: DC Sniper.” Photograph by Shutterstock.

Many podcasts have focused on both well-known (the murder of Robert Wone) and overlooked (the 1970s serial killer known as the Freeway Phantom) Washington crimes. Here’s the best of the often terrifying, always tragic lot. By Ann Limpert.

Top 100 reasons to love our fierce food scene

Apple Pie Pancakes at Ruthie’s All Day. Photograph by Laura Chase de Formigny.

The restaurants, takeouts, cocktail bars, food halls, bakeries, and most importantly, the people who, against all odds, continue to make Washington a wonderful place to eat. By Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel and Jessica Sidman.


Photo courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Smithsonian Institution.

‘Sackler’ won’t be fired: Why the Sackler name is still on a Smithsonian museum. By Marisa M. Kashino.

A former prosecutor says it all: CNN’s Laura Coates tells it all. By Luke Mullins.

The end of snow days? : The day of the disappearing snow. By Andre Beaujon.

New life for old photos: A treasure trove of photos from the 1970s are given new life. Photographs by Max Hirshfeld.

Worst of times: Jamie Raskin’s emotional account of a personal and national tragedy. By Anna Spiegel.

Clip selections: Local TikTok accounts are worth your time. By Abby Vervaeke.

Big picture: The Battle of Snomicron. By Damare Baker.


Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Interview: Daniel H. Pink’s new book makes the case for embracing your regrets. By Romesh Ratnesar.

Story: Dig into the stories behind 16th Street’s most notable spots. Through Daniella Byck.

Culture: A guy who works at WTOP spent $1,000 buying a small broadcast outpost from Pat Sajak. And after? By McCarey.


Your own private resort: Get the intimacy of an Airbnb with gourmet meals, massages, and other resort-like indulgences. By Amy Moeller.

Exercise your options: Five fun ways to shake up your fitness routine. By Mimi Montgomery.

The appeal of summer camp: Camps hire mental health counselors and return to old-fashioned entertainment. By Sherri Dalphonse.


Art space of friends. Photograph by Sean Davidson.

Just add art: Ideas and inspiration to find original and often local pieces. By Marisa M. Kashino and Damare Baker.

Off-market : Luxury home sales of the month. By Washington staff.


Photo courtesy of Angie Kim.

Miracle Creek novelist Angie Kim around this time, she realized she hated being a lawyer. As said to William O’Sullivan.

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