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In This Issue

December 2014

COVER STORY

Cold Cases

Shining light into the dark, cold shadows of painful murder mysteries, cold case detectives hammer away on leads hoping to bring closure to grieving families haunted by the terrible murders of loved ones while time marches on. We take a look at 20 Northern Virginia cases that have yet to be solved.

By avid Hodes

cold cases

 

 

FEATURES
 
Top Lawyers

We asked area lawyers: If you had a close friend or family member who needed a criminal or personal injury lawyer, to whom would you refer them? Here, a listing of the lawyers other Northern Virginia lawyers would seek out.
 
education Make Your Education Count

Even though the cost of a college education continues to climb, today’s college students can take heart that there is an increasingly optimistic outlook on the job market. We take a look at the degrees that will help students make the most of their education.
By Mike Conway
 
gift guide 90 Gifts for Every Budget

With picks starting as low as $3, we scoured local boutiques, tried-and-true chains and the depths of the internet, to bring you the top gifts for everyone on your list—all at under $500.
By Angela Bobo

 

 

 

BUZZ
 
Buzz

CHATTER:
‘The Pornographer’s Daughter’; #NoVA; Graphic Life; Gifts for the Ungiftable Relative; STEAM projects in Fairfax schools

FACES:
Lea Gabrielle of FOX News

 

MEDIA:
‘Diner’ the musical; Bookshelf; New Releases

DATEBOOK:
Five not-to-miss events this month

 

 

STYLE
 
style

WARDROBE:
Trend Report: Holiday Looks from Local Boutiques; Five Beauty Essentials for the Girl on the Go

VISAGE:
Best in Beauty; Scent of the Month; Accessory Advisory: Hats

SHOP TALK:
Covet Boutique; Sales & News

SPACES:
Shelley White of Amalgamated Clothing

 

 

VOICES
 
city sprawl profile

City Sprawl
Mane Drag: I’ve let my hair down. I am so sorry, hair.

Profile
In more than 25 years of living with Parkinson’s Disease, Karl Robb has overcome the seemingly insurmountable while helping others do the same.

 

 

 

 

 

RELISH
 
relish

BITES
Show and Tell; Delayed Dining; Books on the Burner; Selfie + 7; VA Made; New and Almost Opened

TOOLKIT
Carrots

FOOD-INSPIRED GIFT GUIDE

 

 

 

FAMILY
 
family

TALKING POINTS
‘Post’ Mark Delivers Christmas Joy; Cut-Your-Own Tree; Ashburn’s New Playhouse

GAME PLAN

PETS

 

 

 

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Snapshot
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