In This Issue: July 2021
Things To Do Right Now!
It may be the dog days of summer, but after the year we've had, we've never been more excited to bust loose. From tubing down the river to sipping wine slushies, from throwing a killer block party to doing yoga with goats, from rock concerts to festivals of every stripe, we're ready to have fun again. Let the fireworks begin.
The NoVA Guys Who Invented the Internet
You could be having dinner at a table next to someone who helped change the world. So who are these two?
Wolf Trap Turns 50
As the outdoor concert hall celebrates a major milestone this month, we toast the national treasure in NoVA's backyard.
If you've spent any time in NoVA, you've likely crossed paths with the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park--or, more commonly, the W&OD--at some point. But beyond biking and hiking, the 45-mile ribbon of land packs in an amazing number of attractions, from breweries to skate parks to gourmet picnic sources to a formal rose garden. Here, some stops worth knowing about.
A part of your family, pets deserve the best medical care possible. And we're here to help you out. Through both peer and reader surveys, we sought to find the best veterinarians in Northern Virginia.
Those gray concrete buildings that loom across Loudoun County? They're why the area is known as "The Center of the Internet" and "Data Center Alley." But what's inside, and why are they here?
The Washington Mystics' new Rebel jersey, which you'll se them wearing on the court July 3 and later this season, represents more than just a fashion update. The WNBA calls it "a rallying cry to stand up for women's rights."Here's what it all means.
The world looks different when viewed from a Cassna cockpit high in the sky.
When the Olympic Games are finally held this month, NoVA natives might recognize a familiar face: sprinter Noah Lyles.
On Our Radar
NoVA-related books, shows, and music that caught our eyes and ears.
Whether virtual on in person, these are the events and activities worth making time for this month.
The Good Life
A new Alexandria spot is an effort by and for Native artists.
Destination: Del Ray
Tucked into the northwest quadrant of Alexandria is an artsy neighborhood with a vibe all its own.
Hippie-chic looks are back in the sun.
E-biking isn't just a way to shirk the work--it can challenge you in lots of ways, from balance to cardio training.
Home & Design
After a year spent inside, use these party finds to throw the bash of the season.
Meg Biram's beautiful, bauble-filled pieces are too pretty to carry drinks on--they're one-of-a-kind display items.
A family home rises on the pastoral site of a former horse museum.
Listings of the Month
In His Name
One hundred years after her grandfather opened his soul food restaurant, Roxanne David is serving the same fried fish at Granddaddy’s Skillet.
Why we love the sugar cookies at Herndon Bodega.
Try these four sausages for some gustatory fireworks.
Ruthie's All-Day mostly delivers on its lofty promises.
The Virginia governor, 61, on casting his ballot for Dubya, dealing with the red/blue divide, and why Snoop Dogg shouldn't wait for a call anytime soon.