20 To Our Readers
DeRionne Pollard has never been bound
by convention—not in her life, and not in
her role as the president of Montgomery
By Steve Roberts
Parsing the meaning of a woman’s graying
head of hair.
By April Witt
40 My Stuff
Two audio engineers are making waves with
a professional sound studio that they’ve
built in one man’s Gaithersburg home.
By Michael-Ann Henry
44 People Watcher
A Silver Spring filmmaker wins accolades
with her documentary about a Holocaust
survivor’s art; cereal is the price of admission
to a local men’s Breakfast Club; and new
books by writers in the Bethesda area.
By Maura Mahoney
54 Story of My Life
She had the ideal marriage in many
respects—except for one critical thing.
As told to Kathleen Wheaton
58 Work Related
Joie Chen, host of Al Jazeera America’s
America Tonight, talks about what it’s
like to work for a new network that’s
As told to Rachel Chism
60 Person of Interest
Walt Whitman wrestler Harriet Symington
pins the boys and makes them cry.
By David Elfin
Special Advertising Sections
A onetime cancer researcher makes her own
By Amy Reinink
298 Shop talk
A look at the latest trends in bridal gowns;
plus, personalized clothing service comes
to Bethesda; and skin care and fashion
accessories from local people.
By Cynthia Hacinli
314 To-Do List
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations,
plus a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch and more
happenings in the area this January and
By Cindy Murphy-Tofig
320 Driving Range
To experience the flavor of New York, you
have to take a bite of the Big Apple. And food
tour companies will help you do just that.
By Carole Sugarman
326 What Bethesda’s
Best-selling books in the area vs. those
335 Once Upon a time
The rise and fall of the town of Triadelphia.
By Mark Walston
She just wanted to be one of those happy
families, shooshing down the slopes. But
things went downhill fast.
By Sarah Pekkanen
Before and After
Long & Foster
Chart & Ad