In This Issue: September 2021
Perfect Weekend Getaways
So long, sweltering heat. Hello, crisp air and crunchy leaves. When you're ready to escape everyday life for the more scenic view, check out these itineraries for six great trips, from a romantic sojourn to a classic East Coast stay to family memory-making for the ages. Have a cone of the sweet-corn-and-Old-Bay ice cream for us.
What the Wild Things Eat
Mike Maslanka plans the menu for all the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Fall Arts Guide
The Eagles! The Vienna Boys Choir! Trevor Noah! Leslie Odom Jr.! And more Nucracker productions than you can shake a stick at! Buckle up for 61 concerts, plays, comedy shows, musicals, arena tours, magic acts, ballets, and more.
Learning Their Way
The Loudoun County school district has become a flashpoint for the nation's biggest political debates, including transgender rights. Has it reached its breaking point?
Car, No Driver
The future of transportation is being demonstrated in Northern Virginia with autonomous cars. Who's behind them? And, really, are we ready for this?
Tina Charles Has a Lot of Balls in the Air
The Washington Mystics Center--a 32-year-old, 6-foot-3, movie-directing, WNBA All-Star/MVP--is a woman of many talents.
Betting on Tibet
From her Great Falls home office, Tencho Gyatso, 55, interim vice president of the International Campaign for Tibet, livestreams "Tibet Talks" all over the world.
On Our Radar
NoVA- related books, shows, and music that caught our eyes and ears.
Game Day 2.0
Burgundy-and-Gold fans are set to stream back to FedExField, with the Washington Football Team taking on the Los Angeles Chargers in their home opener on September 12.
The Good Life
The distinctivbe logo on Psycho Bunny clothing is a symbol of both quality and quirk.
Prepare to be charmed by this riverfront town in Northern Prince William County.
Now that masks are (mostly) coming off, lipstick is back in the limelight. Here are five great picks for perfecting your pout.
As we reemerge into the world, group walking is the fitness trend that's as good for the mind as it is for the body.
It's Fall, Y'all!
Smart seasonal tips for making the most of leaf-peeping, latte-sipping season.
Home & Design
Are You Ready for Some Football?
The season is here! The fans are back! Prepare for the return of tailgating with these stylish gameday finds.
Out with hygge, in with lagom--the ltest Scandinavian concept to become a trend.
9-to-5... And Beyond
Now more than ever, a home office is a must-hvae. Here are some of our local favorites.
Listings of the Month
Paint It Black
It's what comes with the meat that makes the burgers a delectable monstrosity.
Sugar, Spice, and Anything Nice
NoVA bakers find way sto make the classic apple pie feel fresh.
Ma La Land
Hot Peppercorn Asian Cuisine & Bar brings ma la, or "numbing spice," to Springfield.
The Sterling native (and College of William & Mary grad), 52, plays two shows at the Kennedy Center this month on his latest comedy tour, Who's Ready to Laugh?