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21 fresh bars for every occasion

A toast to Washington’s fresh batch of bars: Places to sip, snack and celebrate right now.


WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Globe reporter Wes Lowery reviewing notes and checking his phone for updates near the staging area at the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, Massachusetts, near where the Tsarneav brothers were pinned down in the early morning hours of April 19, 2013. (Photo by Dave Yang Photography) NO SALES, NO TRADES

A long night in Watertown

A year ago, the author found himself on the scene of the police shootout with the suspected Boston bombers.


Announcing the 2014 Agnes Meyer Awards

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


SLUG: FO/FRANCE DATE: Downloaded E-mail 4/28/2009 CREDIT: Courtesy of Francois Millo-Interprofessional Provence Wine Council  CAPTION: A woman holds up a glass of Cotes de Provence rose to judge its color.    StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on  Tue Apr 28 12:37:01 2009

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.


Martinis and maternity raise a red flag

Mom worries about correcting daughter’s impression that “light drinking” during pregnancy is okay.

Reliable Source

The DC Cannabis Campaign provides a legalization-themed playlist

The DC Cannabis Campaign provides a legalization-themed playlist before “the cannabis enthusiasts” national holiday.


VENICE, ITALY - APRIL 4:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white)  A gondolier sails under a bridge in the S polo neighbourhood on April 4, 2014 in Venice, Italy. Venice was one of the most popular touristic destination during 2013 with more than 25 millions visitors walking along its lanes and canals.  (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

You, too, can learn to row like a Venetian gondolier

A lesson in Venetian rowing through the canals of the watery city.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

It's corn seedlings planted in hills.

Start corn in your crib

Planting the corn indoors and then transplanting ensures an early crop.


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 discussed the ups and downs of parenting, and tips for helping children through challenging times.