Tips and Articles for Washington, D.C.

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One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions,... Read More

todd takes on miamiFashion designer Todd Oldham has dressed up Miami Beach's Tiffany, a 1939 glam pad. Now called the Hotel (love the simple name), it's... Read More

Political AnimalsBackground Check Must-see TV in your house: Senate coverate on C-Span. Newspaper you can’t do without: Roll Call. Your son’s dream date... Read More

In 1871, the painter Thomas Moran headed west on an assignment from Scribner's Monthly, a new magazine, accompanied by landscape photographer William... Read More

The long countdown is over. • Ninety years after the once-proud New Haven Railroad began running electric wire above its tracks from New Haven to... Read More

BeijingThe sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38... Read More

your washington inauguration"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm," John F. Kennedy famously said, an opinion that will ring... Read More

Six just-opened hotels that are setting new standards of style: NORTH AMERICA The West Coast's Kimpton Group is launching an East Coast invasion.... Read More

"Come, Scruffy!" The new Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C., just east of the White House, welcomes four-legged guests with homemade biscuits and ready... Read More

1 Hour AwayOften overshadowed by high-profile D.C., Baltimore (which locals call “Charm City”) has a revitalized waterfront, proudly diverse... Read More

In a city rife with contrary opinions, few subjects have ignited as much controversy as the location of the National World War II Memorial (202/426-6841... Read More

The Jazz HauntOn Wednesday and Thursday nights, the city’s hottest jam sessions are at HR-57 (1610 14th St. NW; 202/667-3700), a nonprofit cultural... Read More

Best BreakfastAfter being displaced by a fire last April, Market Lunch (307 Seventh St. SE; 202/547-8444; breakfast for two $15) moved to this temporary... Read More

The Hip RefugeThe intimate scale and quiet location—on a side street in Dupont Circle—give the stylish Hotel Madera (1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202/296... Read More

For the HomeThe cramped basement quarters of Millennium Decorative Arts (1528 U St. NW; 202/483-1218) are stocked with mint-condition, Midcentury... Read More

Talking Street's cell-phone tours star famous locals (Jerry Stiller, Steven Tyler) as your guides to New York, Boston, and D.C. You set the pace—and... Read More

Washington, D.C. | 14th StreetAlways a magnet for the pinstripes-and-pearls set, the District is now attracting a fashion-forward faction rather than... Read More

Across America, alumni of Spain's inventive restaurant El Bulli are spreading the culinary gospel of Catalonian chef-scientist Ferrán Adría. Most... Read More

OCCUPATION Comedian, author, presidential historian HOME BASE New York City PET PROJECT Rocca, a veteran of Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart... Read More

Everyone knows the Capitol Skyline Hotel," my cabbie says as we speed out of Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National. It's not meant as a compliment. "You... Read More

In a town known more for its political views than for its scenic ones, the newly opened Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is a cut above: nearly all of... Read More

America's low-carb craze shows no sign of fizzling. The latest proof?Cocktails at these three hotel bars are made with calorie-free green tea and fruits... Read More

You've never had as much fun in Albany, Springfield, or Tallahassee as you have in New York, Chicago, and Miami, right?Lots of capital cities hardly... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

Who cares that inauguration attendees are still scrambling for a hotel room in D.C.?Anyone who wants to explore Washington’s fresh new start (or is just... Read More

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