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High heat and grilled pizza don’t mix

Smoke Signals: Low-key revelations from someone who has slid many pies onto the grate.


TYSONS CORNER, VA - JULY 24: The new Silver line of the Metro system opens this weekend, on July, 24, 2014 in Tysons Corner, VA.  Pictured, a Metro official walks over route 7 on a pedestrian bridge at the Greensboro station. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Along new Silver Line, a utilitarian approach

ARCHITECTURE REVIEW| Though lacking in flourishes, stations aim for worthy goal of city-suburb integration.


WASHINGTON, DC -- JUNE 17: Jim and Doreen prepare to return to the live broadcast after a commercial break. Doreen Gentzler and Jim Vance have been at NBC4.They've been continuously anchoring the 6 pm and 11 pm broadcasts since 1989.…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) FOR MAGAZINE

Washington’s anchors

Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler have co-anchored for 25 years. They’re still leading the pack.


An antidote to vodka snobbery

Think of it this way: In a well-crafted cocktail, it’s the booze equivalent of a great listener.


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

Michael and Liza at Woodward table June 22. 2014

A date that ends with a proposal, sort of

He might not be the right guy for her, but she gives the thumbs up for others to date him.


HANDOUT IMAGE: Trash Toys by Duckie Deck Development, $2.99 Ages 6-8 (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) is an app. Players make art out of recycled materials, paint and about 50 items such as hair pins, pipe cleaners and string.

Beat the heat and exercise your brain with these apps

Solving math mysteries and setting up a virtual pizza parlor are two ways to keep busy while keeping cool.


Carolyn Hax: Perspective on an ‘Is this all there is?’ crisis

A reader wonders whether she needs a different life after seeing a friend’s husband and a co-worker die young.

Reliable Source

Michelle Obama is becoming a Solidcore regular

How has the workout studio in Adams Morgan managed to turn the first lady into a MegaFormer reformer?


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.


Model Andreja Pejic comes out as trans

Androgynous model Andreja Pejic used to be known as Andrej Pejic. She came out as trans Thursday night.


The author, her new haircut and her daughter on a pre-chemo family getaway in the Shenandoah Valley.

I’m a mom, and I’m fighting cancer

It could be worse. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is curable. But can I handle what’s ahead?