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The one thing money can’t always buy: parking in D.C.

In historic neighborhoods, homeowners struggle with too many cars and too few spaces.



The proof is in: Twitter can be a journalist’s worst enemy

Social media makes it easy for reporters to unburden themselves of their deepest thoughts and opinions.


Washington, DC - May 12, 2014: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was making appearances at various events during National Police Week in Washington, DC on Monday May 12, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Robert Kennedy’s lonely crusade

He has mounted a campaign arguing the dangers of thimerosal in vaccines — but at what cost to him?


A barrel is filled with red wine at the Frogmore Creek winery located on the outskirts of Hobart in Tasmania June 3, 2014. Australia's wine-growing industry is responding to the rigors of climate change. A study by the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that up to 73 percent of Australian land currently used for viticulture could become unsuitable by 2050. As the country's traditional wine growing regions, including the Barossa, the Hunter Valley and Margaret River grow ever hotter and drier, winemakers are rushing to the cool climate of the tiny island state of Tasmania. While the national wine industry has shrunk 1.9 percent annually from 2009 to 2014, the Tasmanian state industry is growing at a rate of close to 10 percent per annum, according to the Tasmanian Climate Change Office. Picture taken June 3, 2014.  REUTERS/David Gray   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD SOCIETY)

Who’s over a barrel?

They contribute structure, body and tannin to a wine, and help to stabilize and clarify it.


Man running in a gym on a treadmill concept for exercising, fitness and healthy lifestyle

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

Weddings & Romance

Eleena and Daniel

Date Lab: They asked the D.C. questions, and the fun followed

Despite disagreeing on the merits of Louis C.K., this couple found much in common.


NBA star LeBron James poses with his fans during a basketball clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Summer brings NBA action off the court

James returns to Cavaliers, Wizards re-sign Gortat and fans wonder if Durant will come back to D.C.


Carolyn Hax: In a rush to reclaim a relationship

A woman who lost her boyfriend over her “inappropriate” behavior with other guys has more mending to do.

Reliable Source

Kevin Spacey stars in a D.C. couple’s first engagement photo

Despite the dark sunglasses, the “House of Cards” star was spotted by two big fans who already had something to celebrate that night.


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 24: My father, George Kim, stands in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, April 24, 2014. (Theodore Kim/The Washington Post)

A son’s first visit to Korea, his parents’ homeland

Visiting Mom and Dad in their native South Korea, the writer discovers that Dad is actually quite the guide.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Beds ready for planting on an organic farm.

The organic-vs.-chemical can of worms

Barbara Damrosch’s case for organic food and a level playing field.


HANDOUT IMAGE: (L to R) Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn judge the first challenge of Project Runway season 13, premiering Thursday, July 24, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star?

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent and instead has shown hard truths about the industry.


HANDOUT IMAGE: Dusty is back in Disneytoon Studios’ all new high-flying adventure “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” landing in theaters on July 18, 2014. Copyright 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Lucy’ and more

Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, the new Scarlett Johansson thriller and Woody Allen’s latest.