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Corcoran Gallery’s lawyers conclude case for breakup

The group challenging the disposal plan contends that the institution is financially healthier than portrayed.


LYNCHBURG, VA - JULY 22: The Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia is the home that the 20th century poet lived in throughout her life, pictured July 22, 2014. Spencer, an african american poet was part of the Harlem Renaissance and would often host intellectual thinkers of the day at her home in Lynchburg.   (Photo by Ryan Stone/For The Washington Post)

Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia

The home and garden of the poet Anne Spencer are lovingly restored to keep the literary connection alive.


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.


Chat Leftovers: Can this recipe be saved?

Those round burned things were supposed to be zucchini chips. Where did the cook go wrong?


The Ragnar Relay Series’s Washington race starts at western Maryland’s Rocky Gap State Park, above, and ends at National Harbor.

What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

The long-distance relay: It can be an awesome monster, but participants say it inspires teamwork.

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.


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

Summer Book Club: ‘The Thickety: A Path Begins’

Who’s a witch, and why does it matter in De’Noran? Young Kara finds those answers and more in the dark forest.


Carolyn Hax: A daughter drops her name, but the parents won’t let it go

Speech problem made pronouncing the name a daily humiliation. Mom and Dad claim to be the injured party.

Reliable Source

Quoted: Martha Stewart on why she loves her drone

She delves into how she and her drone, a Parrot AR Drone 2.0, fell in love


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.


Spanx stretches into new territory with jeans, but the promised magic is elusive

The company that made its founder a billionaire tries to branch out.


Advice for parents of children just diagnosed with autism, from those who’ve been there.

Getting that diagnosis can be overwhelming. Building a network of other parents of kids with autism, and adults on the spectrum, can help you navigate the road ahead.