COVER: photo by Emma Patti;
photo effects by Jesse Lenz
108 Requiem for a Peacemaker
Andrew Pochter was a young idealist from Chevy Chase
eager to work toward world peace. But in one horrific
afternoon, he would be swept away in an uncontrollable tide
of anger in Egypt.
By Kathleen Wheaton
124 Bethesda Interview
Publisher Katharine Weymouth talks about The Washington Post’s
new ownership and some of the challenges it still faces—as well
as the personal challenges she experiences as a single working
mother living in Chevy Chase, D.C.
By Eugene L. Meyer
133 Weddings of the Year
For the third year, we introduce several couples whose big days
were nothing short of spectacular—from a Bollywood-style event
to a wedding in which the couple “jump the broom.”
156 Does Daryl Davis Hold
the Key to Racial Harmony?
The Silver Spring musician has been on talk shows, written a book
and is now the subject of a documentary, thanks to his claims of
converting members of the KKK. His approach is simple, really.
Maybe too simple.
By Mike Gruss
163 Coming to America
They’ve built lives here and started families. Yet many of the
immigrants of Montgomery County straddle two worlds—the
one they came from and the one they’ve been thrust into by
circumstance or necessity.
As told to Anya Grenier and Rachel Chism
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77 Nothing But the Best
In our eighth annual “Best of Bethesda” issue, you’ll find everything from the “Friendliest
Bartender” to the “Best Dim Sum Brunch,” from “The Best Orthopedic Surgeon for Runners”
to “The Best Gym for People Under (and Over) 40.” We asked readers to vote online for their
favorites in more than 60 categories—and then we weighed in separately with some of our
favorite people, places and things in the area. It’s all part of our pursuit of “Nothing But the Best.”
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