New Shops, Old Hood
People have been shopping in Georgetown since colonial citizens bought tobacco and powdered wigs here in the 18th century. But these days, the District’s oldest hood (circa ...
Dash to local stores and hip websites to score cool loot for all the characters on your list. Below are highlights from our gift guide, which includes over 40 presents for you...
Best of 2012 | Food & Drink
Best of 2012: Dining
Seafood: Hank’s Oyster Bar If we had any doubts about the legitimacy of the “urban beach food” genre, Hank’s Oyster Bar put them to rest long ago. Chef-owner Jamie Lee...
Best of 2012
Best of 2012: D.C. Life
Bike Lane: 15th Street NW As long as idiots haven’t parked their cars in it, this two-way track offers cyclists a speedy trip through downtown. The separation from automobil...
Arts | Best of 2012
Best of 2012: Arts
Museum: National Gallery of Art The NGA’s collections run from hands-down classic to mind-bogglingly modern. Warm up your inner art historian in the West Building with a Da...
Best of 2012 | Food & Drink
Best of 2012: Nightlife
Outdoor Drinking: Biergarten Haus You never know how large a liter actually is until someone plops a liter of beer in front of you and expects you to drink it all. This is nea...
Highballs Come Home
You can’t walk — or stumble — more than a few blocks in downtown D.C. without finding a Prohibition-style speakeasy (Columbia Room, The Gibson) specializing in artisanal...
The glut of channels clogging the airwaves seems impossibly diverse. So we ran the fall TV lineup through a sophisticated neural network (our addled brains) to find clumps of ...
Mission: The Mall
Celebrating the Fourth of July on the National Mall is as all-American as an apple-pie-eating contest. And just about as messy. More than 500,000 people are anticipated to mee...
The cherry blossoms may have already peaked, but you’re just getting started. Use Washington’s famous pink flowers as motivation to work up a sweat, and then take a well-d...
A Bloom of One’s Own
If it seems like the Tidal Basin is even more crowded than usual, that’s because 2012 is a big year for the blossoms: This is the 100th anniversary of the arrival of 3,000 c...
Party On, Niches
Print’s not dead yet. Magazines with ultra-specific target audiences show signs of good health that mainstream outlets would kill for — lots of ads, glossy paper, high rea...
Express, After Deadline
Express columnists aren’t automatons who output opinions or dispense advice, then turn off for the week (even if they may sometimes feel that way). They all watch television...
A Witty Resort
It’s the most difficult time of the year, particularly if you’re one of the lucky few who shops resort collections in December. You must ask: “It is warm on this glitzy ...
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Best Of Hall of Fame
We didn’t forget your favorites! It’s just that certain nominees tend to crush the competition year after year. To give other folks a chance, we put these powerhouses in t...