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Turkish Delights
Karen Sommer Shalett | December 22, 2011

Famed as the crossroads of two continents, three religions and innumerable cultures for centuries, Istanbul has risen once again as one of the hottest spots on the globe. Once chagrined that approval of its status in the European...

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English Rose
Andrew Myers | December 22, 2011

Reader, Kate Beckinsale is living the undiscovered Jane Austen novel. Never mind that the renowned novelist was born in the last quarter of the 18th century, hit her literary stride in the early 19th, and that her subject, Miss Beckinsale, was born in...

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Home Makers
Kelly A. Magyarics | December 21, 2011

’Tis the season for holiday hosting and whether you’re mingling fireside with family or toasting to the New Year with friends, creative cocktails are a must. Of course, in the festive flurry even the most talented bar masters can shake...

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Drama Mama
Karen Sommer Shalett | December 13, 2011

On Dec. 18, the Kennedy Center opens veteran actress Holland Taylor’s one-woman show "Ann," about the storied former Texas governor Ann Richards. We check in with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards as she anticipates...

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Jazz Hands
Jeff Dufour | December 5, 2011

On December 13, the iconoclastic rearranger of rock songs ELEW—formerly known as the jazz wunderkind Eric Lewis—will be back in the District to perform for a third time on behalf of the Sasha Bruce Youthwork (tickets still available at...

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Oy! Another Film Festival!
Staff Writer | November 29, 2011

With dueling themes of “Jews at Work” and “Jewish Film—Women Filmmakers,” the 22nd annual Washington Jewish Film Festival kicks off with 47 films from 15 countries. We pick a few mustn’t...

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Patrons & Players
E. Hartigan, L. Brenner, B. Dunkins, S. Hunsinger, A. Messeca, K. S. Shalett | November 26, 2011

Washington has entered the white-hot spotlight as a performing arts hub. It’s a mashup of scene stealers and their powerful patrons who are making it all come together....

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Collect Call
Brittney Dunkins, Susan Hunsinger, Adrienne Messeca and Lindsey Brenner | November 26, 2011

The Washington-area art scene has witnessed a renaissance of boundary-pushing, genre-defining artists. We share this year’s picks of the top 10 talents to watch, and the works to start...

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Tavern on the Scene
Mary Beth Albright | November 26, 2011

I remember well when enterprising restaurant group Passion Food Hospitality broke new ground 13 years ago at the then-unseemly corner of 14th and K streets, opening its spacious seafood palace, DC Coast. Since then, the neighborhood...

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Modern Diplomacy
Karen Sommer Shalett | November 26, 2011

Who knew there was an entity deeply ensconced in the U.S. Department of State that was started by the Museum of Modern Art, codified by Jackie Kennedy and now reaches nearly 200 U.S. Embassies across the globe? Well, major Clinton...

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Staying Power
Cathy Alter | November 26, 2011

The Bethesda headquarters of Marriott International are all gleaming chrome and marble, with the requisite founders’ portraits hanging prominently in the lobby. It’s tasteful, yet with no particular viewpoint, which once felt like the...

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Six Sense
Nate Chapnick | November 22, 2011

What is it about coupes that seems so appealing? Maybe it’s their sleek shape and those long doors, or maybe it’s what a coupe says about you: that you’re independent, stylish and full of life. Now in its third generation, the enviable...

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