(Kevin Wolf / AP)

Corcoran Gallery critics get their days in court

Judge schedules week of hearings to decide deal with George Washington and National Gallery.


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: James McGinley uses solar power to run his laptop in front of the Cannon House Office Building on July 17 in Washington, DC. McGinley is protesting energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels. He spends hours working in this spot,  hoping that people -- particularly congressmen --  will ask him what he is doing. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Even the protesters have given up on Congress

When there’s not much action on Capitol Hill, people take their grievances elsewhere.


Washington, DC - May 12, 2014: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was making appearances at various events during National Police Week in Washington, DC on Monday May 12, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Robert Kennedy’s lonely crusade

He has mounted a campaign arguing the dangers of thimerosal in vaccines — but at what cost to him?


WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 2014: Packed-in cooking implements and tools are offered at Best Kitchen Supply, a store for restaurant owners near the revamped Union Market. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post )

Finding hidden morsels on Morse Street

In the shadow of the spiffy Union Market, no-frills businesses sell cheap eats, kitchen supplies


Tina Ament holds onto a bungie cord connected to her guide Kevin Streeter as they go for a short run along Rt. 55 July 6, 2014 in Gainesville, VA.  Ament, who is blind, is training for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.  This is the second time that Streeter, who used to compete in triathlons,  has guided her.  
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Alexandria resident Kristina Ament, who is visually impaired, is in training for the Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

Weddings & Romance

Eleena and Daniel

Date Lab: They asked the D.C. questions, and the fun followed

Despite disagreeing on the merits of Louis C.K., this couple found much in common.


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Peruvian gold exhibit tells 3,000-year-old story

National Geographic Museum displays jewelry, cups and bowls from ancient people.


Carolyn Hax: Solitary and happy, or just fooling yourself?

A reader who is single, not dating and content to be so wonders about being told she is deluding herself.

Reliable Source

How the EPA and Kim Kardashian ‘kollided’” on Twitter

So far it seems the only person who hasn’t jumped in to poke fun at the EPA is Kardashian-West herself.


Hip Brooklyn store selling traditional jewish smoked fish , and Passover specials. Shelsky's. (Photo by Lisa Pines/Getty Images)

The New York Jewish deli, spiffed up for the 21st century

The traditional Jewish deli has been updated by new arrivals who have put a modern twist on the old traditions.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Peppers mulched with grass clippings in the author’s garden.

The virtue of lawns and their clippings

Gardeners: Don’t decry the lawn, often seen as a useless convention of suburban life. It has its advantages.


Parenting advice: Raising kind children

Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist, answers questions about raising nice children.