Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Painting landscapes of Northern Virginia with Alyse Radenovic

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When Alyse Radenovic was in her 20s, she started making her own dresses. It was a hobby at first, but eventually she was selling...

Opening eyes with Lloyd Wolf

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Name a Jewish or Washington-area publication over the past 40-plus years and Lloyd Wolf’s photography has probably appeared in it. That doesn’t count national...

Soul searching with Ann Kline

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In a city of reformed lawyers, Ann Kline had been an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency for 15 years when life interfered and...

Solving problems with Nancy Jacobson

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Sitting in her office beneath life-size portraits of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, framed in bright pops of blue and pink, Nancy Jacobson offers...

Something’s cooking with Vered Guttman

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At a plant-based cooking class at Washington’s Sixth & I, local Israeli chef Vered Guttman is showing about 70 people how to make tahini,...

On the side of caution with Robert Graves

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With a spike in anti-Semitic attacks here and around the country, the state of security in Jewish Washington is — what? Best guess is that...

Enter stage left with Ari Roth

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Updated: Jan. 9, 2020 What kind of “Fiddler on the Roof” would Ari Roth put on if he were doing “Fiddler?” “No one’s ever asked me...

A sense of agency with Dede Feinberg

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Dede Feinberg is sitting at a cafe sandwiched between a stationary boutique and fast fashion outlet in Union Station. Feinberg, a longtime patron of...

Inheriting the Holocaust with Miriam Mörsel Nathan

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Artist Miriam Mörsel Nathan lives with memories from before she was born. She walks over to a piece hanging in her art-and light-filled living room...

In a Chanukah mood with Gary Rosenthal

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In a sense, Gary Rosenthal has been part of hundreds of thousands of lives over four-plus decades, whether in Jewish rituals that include weddings...