The PJ Tatler

Washingtonian Magazine's June "Summer Fun" issue is one big embarrassment

Washingtonian Magazine, for those of you who don’t live in the Washington DC area, is the “go to” monthly city magazine for “inside the beltway” residents.

As a subscriber, I received my June  issue and had a big laugh along with, I am sure, many other subscribers.

Inside the issue was a feature article about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the now infamous former head of the IMF, written before his unfortunate incident with a maid in a New York hotel room.

The “Summer Fun” issue with a bikini-clad woman on the cover with an inside article by Apolline de Malherbe, titled The Invisible Man, is certain to be a collectors item for two reasons.

First, not only does the Washingtonian incorrectly spell his last name Strauss-Khan with large letters on the opening splash page of the article, but the teaser headline is a howl.

It reads, “Few of his Georgetown neighbors recognize Dominique Strauss-Khan, but he might just be the next president of France. Will he run?”

The piece is not only about his international fame, power, wealth and favorable presidential prospects in France, but how he and his famous wife love to live in Washington because no one recognizes them.

Now, since DSK is holed up in New York City awaiting trial on attempted rape and assault charges, he will definitely NOT have to worry about being recognized in Washington anymore, nor in New York for that matter, since he is under 24 hour house arrest.

Here is the link to the article if you need some “summer fun” Washingtonian style, and the reason why monthly print magazines are heading the way of the typewriter.