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In This Issue

October 2014

COVER STORY

Theater Guide

From a mad scientist and fiddler to ‘Bad Jews’ and fornication with strangers, a look at the season’s promising performances.

By Tim Regan with Jessica Godart, Kate Masters, Emily Rust and Elke Thoms

theaterguide

 

 

FEATURES
 
 cloudy The Cloudy, Hazy Weed Renaissance

As other states and the district move on legalizing marijuana, a look at what it’s going to take to get Virginia up to speed.
By David Hodes
 
 cancer Beating the Odds

One in eight women in the United States will combat breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but studies show rates have been decreasing. Two women from Northern Virginia share their stories of how they beat the disease. And, we let others know how to help in the fight.
By Philippa Hughes and Rebecca Norris
 
home The High-Tech Hub of the Home

Today’s tech-savvy kitchens are studies in modern conveniences.
By Jennifer Shapira

 

 

 

BUZZ
 
buzz

CHATTER:

Growing the Arts at Tackett’s Mill; Washington West Film Festival; Beyond the Blue Ridge

 

FACES:

The Hub Theatre’s Matt Bassett

 

MEDIA:

Signature Theatre and Virginia Opera both celebrate milestones; New Releases

DATEBOOK:
Five not-to-miss events this month

 

 

STYLE
 
style

WARDROBE:

Trend Report: Power Play; Obsessions; Shopping Simplified: ThredUp; The Eyes Have It

VISAGE:

Scent of the Month: Create Your Own Signature Scent

SHOP TALK:

Cose Belle; Sales & News

SPACES:

Katya Ananieva, of She’s Unique

 

 

VOICES
 
sprawl profile

City Sprawl

There are people you want in a tight spot—and there are people you hope stay asleep till it’s all over.

Profile

Comedy man Greg Garcia moves into the new season of “The Millers,” bringing Northern Virginia societal comedic riffs to the nation.

 

 

 

RELISH
 
relish

BITES:

Show and Tell; Halloween Candy Dump; NoVA Chefs in National Spotlight; Selfie + 7; VA Made; New and Almost Opened

The Gourd Guide

Follow That Squash; Seeds of Belize; Food as the Vessel; Local Pumpkin Beer

TOOLKIT:

Fennel

REVIEWS:

Mazagan; America Eats Tavern

LITTLE NIBBLE:

5127; Yayla Bistro

REFRIGERATOR ART:

 

 

FAMILY
 
family

TALKING POINTS

NoVA’s Haunted Houses; Tour the Washington Monument

GAME PLAN

PETS

 

 

 

 

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Snapshot
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