Plate Lab: Dumplings, and more

Shanghai-style soup dumplings burst with broth along with the filling.

    Style

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    Be serious: Can tough theater thrive on D.C.’s big stages?

    Musicals arise in the fancy expansions at Arena Stage and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

    Magazine

    MG-SUICIDE Denny Williams during a visit to Washington, D.C. outside of the White House in the early 1970's.

    A stranger e-mailed saying he planned to kill himself. What was I to do?

    An American expat in Japan
    e-mailed a handful of writers, many of them Washington Post reporters, a suicide note.

    Food

    SILVER SPRING, MD- JANUARY 14:  John McQuaid, a Pulitzer winner, is the author of a new book, 'Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat'.  McQuaid tastes a lemon at his home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Silver Spring, MD. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/For the Washington Post)

    Accounting for taste

    His family’s contrary palates inspired a writer to explore the science behind why we like, and dislike, foods.

    Wellness

    KENSINGTON,MD-OCTOBER, 14: NFL pro football player Leigh Bodden, is opening a Retro Fitness Center in Kensington, MD. Bodden at the fitness center in Kensington,MD on October 14, 2013.  (Photo by Juana Arias for the Washington Post

    You’re thinking about fitness all wrong

    If your diet and exercise resolutions are a failure, one philosopher suggests changing your mind-set.

    Weddings & Romance

    Date Lab daters Peter and Riley

    Date Lab: Two tall guys. Will they see eye to eye?

    They had a lot in common until a small hitch about a hobby.

    KidsPost

    STOCK: A young boy and nerd has just hit the jackpot of large ideas. (iStockphoto)

    Do you have what it takes to win big?

    KidsPost’s roundup of four kid-friendly contests focused on art, writing and science skills.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: Phone-obsessed Mom unplugged from family

    His wife constantly checks Facebook, texts and e-mail, and gets contemptuous when called on it.

    Reliable Source

    Phylicia Rashad acknowledges Bill Cosby without even saying his name

    Rashad spoke after receiving the 2015 BET Honors theatrical arts award.

    Travel

    NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 5:
Knives from a box marked Dec. 28, 2014, are photographed January 5, 2015 in Newark, NJ.   Prohibited items collected at TSA checkpoint screenings at Newark Liberty International Airport are sent to a surplus supply store in Pennsylvania where they are sold at drastically discounted prices. 
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

    What happens to TSA ‘banned’ items

    Forbidden materials — including brass knuckles, all manner of blades and even cricket bats — go off to a government-surplus store in Pennsylvania, where they’re sometimes reclaimed.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Clockwise from top right: Rhode Island Greening, Calville Blanc d’Hiver, Cortland, Winter Banana, and Victoria Sweet.

    Winter apples with flavor and history

    Keep a lookout for these treasured fruits at local farmers markets.

    Fashion

    Good fashion. Bad fashion. The Golden Globes afterglow.

    Robin Givhan’s shares her picks for who got it right on the red carpet. (Lorde) And whose dress could use a little tailoring (Not Lena Dunham’s).

    Parenting

    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.