Preserve vs. Goop: How Blake Lively’s new lifestyle site measures up to Gwyneth Paltrow

The “celebrity lifestyle Web site” is a booming business.



The lonely lot of the anti-pot crusader

Opponents of marijuana find themselves in a lopsided battle.


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?


WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 2014: Packed-in cooking implements and tools are offered at Best Kitchen Supply, a store for restaurant owners near the revamped Union Market. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post )

Finding hidden morsels on Morse Street

In the shadow of the spiffy Union Market, no-frills businesses sell cheap eats, kitchen supplies

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.


WASHINGTON, DC  May 28, 2014.  
Summer book club books photographed in Washington, DC.  Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Alice dives into books in ‘The Forbidden Library’

In Django Wexler’s story, a girl discovers she has magical powers after she is pulled into a book.


Carolyn Hax: A name game for a grandmother to skip

She loves her grandson calling her “Mamaji,” but his mother objects, strenuously. Should she give in?

Reliable Source

Party Diary: James Brown biopic premiere at the Newseum

Chawick Boseman, the star of “Get on Up,” was on hand at the Newseum premiere of the film on Tuesday night.


Hip Brooklyn store selling traditional jewish smoked fish , and Passover specials. Shelsky's. (Photo by Lisa Pines/Getty Images)

The New York Jewish deli, spiffed up for the 21st century

The traditional Jewish deli has been updated by new arrivals who have put a modern twist on the old traditions.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Peppers mulched with grass clippings in the author’s garden.

The virtue of lawns and their clippings

Gardeners: Don’t decry the lawn, often seen as a useless convention of suburban life. It has its advantages.


He’s growing up but dad’s holding on

I was sad when my son left for college. His dad says it’s not time for the tears. Yet.