The church sits perpetually in the shadows. Tucked back from Q Street NW, it is eclipsed by grand Victorians, including those of Bob Woodward and Realtor Nancy Taylor Bubes. Read more >>
Tied to the front railings of Julia Brennan’s house are tattered handkerchief-size prayer flags from Bhutan, their former colors bleached to white. As the flags disintegrate…. Read more >>
DJ Tommy McFly was driving down I Street in January when he got the call. “It just rang 202,” he remembers. “When the White House calls, it just rings 202.” Read more >>
Kate Michael answers the door to her top-floor co-op wearing pre-party sweatpants and flip-flops, yet somehow managing to look like the beauty queen she once was… Read more >>
Even though my husband and I have been happily married for only six years — newlyweds, practically — we have a “War of the Roses” situation going on in our bedroom. Read more >>
Dancing was once my raison d’être. So why had I stopped? Read more >>
Girls just want to have fun? Hardly. Image consulting for teens is serious business. Read more >>
The art of toupee-making is on the wane, but there are still folks who want that custom thatch. Read more >>
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How I Got Through My Friend and Walking Companion Moving 2,400 Miles Away>>
When my friend moved to Canada, I didn’t just lose a walking companion. I lost my footing.
How a Lifelong Worrier Learns to Let Go>>
Living “in the moment” is one way to have a happier day. But can a serial worrier learn to press pause?
Pregnant, 45, and Learning to Drive>>
I was 45, pregnant, and terrified of driving. Could facing my fears behind the wheel help me navigate what lay ahead?
‘Tis the Season for Plastic Surgery>>
The holidays aren’t just about presents and family. For some, it’s the time to get peeled, lifted, or sculpted—and emerge new in the new year.
What’s the Deal with Daily Deals? >>
How Groupon and Livingsocial impact the businesses that run with them and the users who buy with them.
Antiques Roadshow in Washington: Behind the Scenes >>
The author was more excited to go to Antiques Roadshow than to her own wedding, but what she learned took the shine off her favorite TV program.
The Plastic Surgeon’s Wife >>
Being married to a cosmetic surgeon may have beauty benefits–such as free Botox—but does it also mean you’re always being scrutinized?
Great Hair 2011: Istanbul on the Potomac >>
Why do so many hairstylists come here from Turkey? And what makes them so good?
I’m Turning My Body Over to You >>
Writer Cathy Alter had three months to transform her body before a high-school reunion. Were the trainers at an elite gym up to it? Was she?
Being Beautiful Is Not For Wimps >>
Andrea Rodgers whitens her teeth three nights a week. She gets Botox and fillers. Is she way too high maintenance? Or is doing whatever it takes to stay young the new norm in Washington?
The Lobbyist: A Mom’s Break From Motherhood>>
Inside a hotel lobby, fantasy checks in.
My Mother, My Mirror>>
A vintage-store find reminded me of how much my mom has influenced me.
Lost: One Cool Mom>>
On the hunt for like-minded mothers
Quinn’s Auction Galleries deals in fine art, antique furniture and the psychology of things.
Karen Masterson’s The Malaria Project>>
Arlington author Karen Masterson uncovers the true story behind America’s covert WWII mission to find a cure for malaria in her book, The Malaria Project.
This month, Townies goes out of town, to Washington, D.C. Read more >>
A look at the new book “Parentless Parents,” which explores the pain mothers and fathers feel raising their children after their own moms and dads have died… More »
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Planet Oprah
The Queen of Daytime elicits very different reactions from males and females—with one glaring exception… More »
The Price of Jessica Simpson
The singer’s new television show is supposed to explore standards of beauty in cultures across the world. But it just highlights the shortcomings of its star.… More »
The Dating Game: Round Two
Love ain’t easy the second time around
Marriott propels itself into the innovation age, earning hipster cred along the way.
When I was 10 years old, I fell in love with the bodice rippers my mother read in the kitchen every night…
A Geek’s View of Michael Jackson
Death by Numbers
Want to balance your job and personal life better? To leave your desk earlier, you need to be smarter about homing from work.
Interview: Edward Ugel, author of I’m With Fatty:
Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks
“This book is the furthest thing from a diet book. It’s a memoir and it’s a story about one guy trying to grow up and say ‘no’ to himself for the first time in a long time.” Read more >>
It’s sad to say that I became a woman the day I was objectified by a man. It’s sad because I would be lying if I didn’t say I liked it. Read More >>
[Editor’s note: This piece is all entirely true. Unlike most of what you see hereabouts, this required and reflects actual research. Show some respect.] Psychoanalysts sometimes speak of the epistemophilic instinct, an unbridled love of learning that grips scholars like fingernails in their backs. Read more >>
Art Gliner, sixty-five, is the namesake of the University of Maryland’s Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies. He is also a classical music deejay on WGMS, in Washington, D.C., where he can sometimes be heard to announce, “This is Art Gliner, your intro-doo-suh for this work by John Phillip Sousa.” Read more >>
EPISODE ONE: THE DAWNING
When asked to define the essence of his “it” factor, Scott Moffatt, oldest and it-iest member of Canadian supergroup the Moffatts, replied with a knowingness that belied his 16 years.
“I think,” the man-child recently said, “chicks dig the guitar.”