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The Chipotlification of Washington

Fast-casual DIY eateries find eager customers in a city that values control.


    HANDOUT IMAGE: Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. (Photo by Robert J. Saferstein). NO SALES; CONTACT FOR REUSE

    Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

    The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.


    WASHINGTON, DC -- JULY 21: Steve Green in the basement of the Washington Design Center, which was recently demolished as part of the construction for the Bible Museum. Steve Green and his family, owners of the Hobby Lobby, are building the Bible Museum…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) MAGAZINE

    A Bible museum on the National Mall ... well, close.

    Hobby Lobby president Steve Green has big plans for a Washington museum devoted to the Bible.


    Emily Derr, 12, of Reston, Va., steps on grapes at the Children's Grape Stomp, part of the Texas section of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington on Wednesday June 25, 2008. The festival runs through Sunday and again from July 2 to July 6. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Food calendar: Grape stomping at Zaytinya

    The restaurant’s annual Grape Festival features a harvest patio party.


    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  On and near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, at 6:30 am about 200 people participate in a high energy workout organized by the November Project on the Mall at sunrise in Washington, DC Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    The November Project: Early morning workouts, and a hug or two

    “We want to change the way people see fitness," co-founder says of the grass-roots fitness movement.

    Weddings & Romance

    Nima and Rachel

    Two economists go into a bar....

    In theory, we thought this was a good idea. And we were right!


    COLUMBIA, MD - SEPT. 12, 2014: HANDOUT IMAGE:  Kyle Gonce, 10, and his brother Spencer Gonce, 7, left, attend Pirate Challenge at Howard County Library's Glenwood branch on Sept. 12, 2014, in advance of Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Photo from Howard County Library System)

    Shiver me timbers! It’s almost Talk Like a Pirate Day.

    September 19 isn’t a day for landlubbers, so brush up on yer pirate vocabulary, mateys!


    Carolyn Hax: Bride wants escort from dad and stepdad

    She might want to rethink what she is trying to accomplish with this request for her walk down the aisle.

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    Conversations with Obama: One actor left speechless at the thought

    What do you say to the president?


    CROZET, VA - SEPTEMBER 6: Female friends celebrate a marriage and a birthday as part of a girl's gathering at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, VA on September 6, 2014. The women planned to spend the day exploring the region's vineyards and a brewery. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

    Virginia wineries: Our top picks by cateory

    Virginia’s wineries offer a wide range of experiences, from stunning views to fine dining and family fun.

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    Home & Garden

    This is a photo I took of all the edible flowers mentioned in the article (minus squash blossoms) all of which I picked in my gardens

    Flowers that are pretty enough to eat

    Even past the prime of the summer garden, edible flowers are plentiful.


    The Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

    At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.


    Rosie Revere teaches lesson of not giving up

    “Rosie Revere, Engineer” is a book of whimsy that quietly teaches lessons of not giving up and not following “typical” gender roles.