Pottery Barn’s Blacksmith Clothes Rack.

Clothing storage solutions for small spaces

Carrie Bradshaw’s sweaters-in-the-stove solution was cute on “Sex and the City” but isn’t recommended in real life.


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03:  Charli XCX performs at the 9:30 Club on Friday October 03, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

First things first, she’s the realist -- Charli XCX and the “mystery-like lie” of contemporary pop

“Some days, I’m down for being a pop star,” the British singer says. “And some days I’m really not.“


PUBLIC SCHOOL Street Fashion Shoot

The new sophisticated look for men: Street meets suit

As cities energize, the formerly “urban” aesthetic becomes “urbane,” with young labels leading the way.



Two white wines, two reds and a blend

This week’s selections, ranging in price from $10 to $30, come from Italy, Sonoma and South Africa.


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14:  Former NFL player, Cal Snowden walks near the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park on Tueday October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

Retired NFL players team up to lose weight

Program helps NFL retirees avoid being sidelined by hypertension, diabetes or other ailments.

Weddings & Romance

Alison and Tariiq

A date that was meant to be?

They knew immediately that they had something — or someone — in common.


The cover illustration for the KidsPost story on bullying, October 26, 2014. Wayne Brezinka for The Washington Post

Battling bullies with books

For decades, kids books have explored the causes and consequences of being mean.


Carolyn Hax: Kids too young for his infidelity bombshell

Husband wants to tell children about a sibling born after affair, but his wife is entitled to keep the news secret.

Reliable Source

Model/actor Tyson Beckford on dirty sexy politics

The man’s got opinions. “It’s how you carry yourself,” Beckford says of being sexy, “It’s not visual.“


IDAHO - AUGUST 2014 - Pungo Canyon offers great rapids and some fishing. Solitude River Trips offers raft and fly fishing trips down the Middle Fork river in Idaho. The Middle Fork Salmon River is a 110 mile long river in Idaho. The river has 100 miles of whitewater, starting at an elevation of 7,000 feet and dropping to 3,000 feet. (Kat Smith)

In rafts, off the grid on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon

In search of wilderness immersion, a father leads a family on a camping-and-rafting trip, with surprising turns.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

husk cherry (<i>Physalis pruinosa</i>, also called ground cherry), is something of a wild child, not a cherry at all but an unimproved tomato relative

An experiment with husk cherries

The golden, marble-sized fruits are kin to tomatoes but taste nothing like them.


Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.“


F-bombs for feminism: Who’s the victim here?

Just because both feminism and little girls swearing about feminism contain both girls and feminism does not make them comparable on any deep level.