Fall in line: The season’s festivals are underway

From anime, Oktoberfest, hay rides and medieval times, there are area events for all kinds and all tastes


    Shonda Rhimes has thoughts about that ‘angry black woman’ column

    Rhimes, who reacted strongly to a New York Times column, often takes issue with the television-made-from-a-black-female-perspective narratives.


    FOR POST MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE 2014 Paciano, Umbria region of Italy: Olive harvest using nets. Polo the cat helping. Olive grove and pine trees in the background. Dec. 8, 2013 (photo by Tim Holt/For The Washington Post)

    Travel: Oil refinery

    In Paciano, Italy, olive picking proved a great way to dip into the village’s spirit — and legacy.



    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  On and near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, at 6:30 am about 200 people participate in a high energy workout organized by the November Project on the Mall at sunrise in Washington, DC Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    The November Project: Early morning workouts, and a hug or two

    “We want to change the way people see fitness," co-founder says of the grass-roots fitness movement.

    Weddings & Romance

    Shayna and Francis

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a (better) match

    What the matchmaker didn’t know may have undermined this date. ...


    2014 -- HANDOUT IMAGE: Jessie, 14, and Emily Friedman, 10, traveled to southern Spain, but spent a day in Britain with a trip to Gibraltar. They loved touring the caverns, which were full of stalactites, manmade tunnels and monkeys, which were brought to the area by the Moors. (Family photo)

    We won’t forget the summertime fun

    You took KidsPost all over the world on your vacations. Here’s a sampling of places near and far.



    When friends get divorced, how do you cut one loose?

    A couple navigating a divorce of friends wonders how to sever ties with the ex-wife.

    Reliable Source

    Former football player, Ricardo Silva, teaching high school in D.C.

    Ricardo Silva has traded in his playbook for a school book.


    ALASKA - AUGUST 2014 - The MV Columbia, a state-run ferry system was established in 1963.The year-round commuter  service is a workhorse, transporting Alaskans to and fro along the 3,500-mile Alaska Marine Highway. Tents and sleeping bags pepper the deck as people are transported from more than 30 points along the Alaska seaboard.
(Andrea Sachs / The Washington Post)

    The best way to float by the Last Frontier? Ferry-camping.

    Who needs a cruise liner’s distractions when your tent’s gliding along Alaska’s Inside Passage?

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden


    The last of the sweet summer corn

    If those masked corn stalkers haven’t gotten to it, you can use the past-its-prime remainder in succotash.


    The Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

    At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.


    On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce take questions about parenting

    Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.