The children will never recover from what happened inside a D.C. apartment. The owner of the illegal gun faces far less serious consequences.
The Vegan Food Wars of DC
“A crew of innovator chefs and entrepreneurs have turned Washington into a hub of plant-forward dining. But they have all kinds of competing ideas about what meat-free fare should be.”
What Mike Fanone Can’t Forget
“There is a thin blue line between order and chaos, and at that moment, Mike Fanone was it.”
Washington D.C.’s New Media Landscape Is Niche
General readers won’t have heard of their publications, but Washington D.C.’s trade press cater to specialist readers who pay top dollar for the beats they cover.
Server, Busser, Manager, Spy: Inside the High-Stakes World of Restaurant Oppo Research
When a famous critic enters a restaurant, they become the most scrutinized item on the menu.
Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics
When a glowing review can catapult a restaurant into stardom and a bad one can spell its doom, owners increasingly resort to a mainstay of political campaigns: opposition research.
House of Cards: The Politics of Calling Card Etiquette in Nineteenth-Century Washington
In the early republic, social media had its own crucial importance — although what the media employed was not the tweet, but little bits of pasteboard.
Longreads Member Pick: 'This Town,' by Mark Leibovich
This week’s Member Pick is from the new book by Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and a writer who’s been featured on Longreads frequently in the past. This Town, published by Penguin’s Blue Rider Press, is Leibovich’s insider tale of life inside the Beltway bubble of Washington, D.C., and […]
An oral history of the Beltway sniper attacks that occurred during three weeks in October 2002. Ten people were killed, three people were injured, and many people were too afraid to leave their homes: Iran Brown, victim, now 23: ‘I remember every detail, down to what I ate for breakfast: chocolate-chip waffles. My aunt drove […]
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