Geremy Coy works on a violin in his studio and home where he hand-makes wood furniture and accent pieces.

Inside the Workshop

Inside the Workshop is a new series in which we will introduce Washingtonians pursuing their craft dreams in basements and spare rooms, backyard sheds and rented studios.


This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the 'Duck Dynasty' reality TV show. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Did Rep. Vance McAllister kiss political career goodbye?

Video of him and a staffer has turned his life into a melodrama that threatens the Republican’s promise.


Announcing the 2014 Agnes Meyer Awards

Outstanding teachers from across the region honored for leadership and creativity.


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Do you know the way to a good rosé?

Color does not signal quality for this favorite warm-weather wine.

Weddings & Romance

Date Labbers Kristin and David at ilcanal 2/27/14

Talking shop ... and maybe romance?

Date Lab: Best strategy for a first date? Talk nerdy to me.


Carolyn Hax: Dealing with loved one’s possible depression

Because of recent incidents and suspicions, parent is concerned about 22-year-old daughter.

Reliable Source

Misty Copeland heads to Smithsonian to see her own portrait

The American Ballet Theatre soloist dropped by the National Portrait Gallery to take in the “Dancing the Dream” exhibit.


A the first high speed TGV train connecting France to Spain rides near Le Boulou, southern France, on December 15, 2013, with the Canigou peak seen in the background, after leaving from Barcelona. The new TGV rail line connecting France to Spain, jointly operated by French railway company SNCF and Spanish state railway company RENFE, was inaugurated on December 15 with several months delay, and will connect the French cities of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse to Barcelona in Spain. AFP PHOTO / RAYMOND ROIG (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images)

Chowing down in London, Paris and Barcelona, in one day

He took the high-speed train to meet the challenge of breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Barcelona.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

WOODLAND, CA - MARCH 11: Monsanto tomato breeder Alan Krivanek checks on tomato plants he's breeding in a Monsanto greenhouse. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Washington Post)

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds

A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.


Everything the Duchess of Cambridge (and baby George) have worn on the royal tour so far

Baby George is proving his selling power is as good as mom’s.


Parenting advice: Help for raising children of all ages

Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly discusses the ups and downs of parenting, and tips for helping children through challenging times.