From private airstrips to designer luggage, Bunny Mellon’s estate is for grabs

The late heiress’s Upperville estate is on the market, and her collection of art, jewelry, and other treasures is set for auction next month.


    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: 'Out of Many, One' by artist, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is seen near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Tuesday September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The image is a composite of photographs taken of subjects in the District. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

    In D.C., a giant, familiar face emerges on nation’s front lawn

    Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s monumental work pushes the boundaries of art and portraiture.


    ARTIST LOFTS - FOR H&D ISSUE Toni George lives in the Mt. Ranier arts community, her work is focused on African American history. She is a collector of African masks.

    Artist lofts give talent room to bloom

    To encourage out-of-the-box thinking, 4 D.C.-area buildings have set aside light-filled, affordable spaces where creativity flourishes.



    Chat Leftovers: Can this pasta be saved?

    In the freezer, that is — cooked, with no sauce or oil.

    Weddings & Romance

    Mindy and Julian

    Adventurous, spicy food lovers hit it off in Clarendon

    There was a kiss, but it’s still not clear whose idea that was.


    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- OCT. 31, 2013: HANDOUT IMAGE: A trick-or-treater is dressed as a court jester at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Halloween 2013. (Photo by Teresa Wood/Folger Shakespeare Library)

    Stories about ghosts, witches go back hundreds of years

    English writer William Shakespeare included mysterious characters in his plays. Learn about them at the Folger.


    Carolyn Hax: Aiding a friend in an abusive relationship

    Advice to a reader aghast that her friend is engaged to a violent alcoholic: Just be there for her.

    Reliable Source

    A dog named Ted Kennedy is winning the congressional pups contest

    Are politics behind the votes for the cutest pup on Capitol Hill?


    Injured woman taken from cruise ship by Coast Guard

    Woman who fell on cruise ship taken to shore by Coast Guard; vessel had left Baltimore for Bermuda

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    John Spangenberg with his show dahlias in his garden in Damascus. All photos by Adrian Higgins/TWP

    No filter needed for this technicolor flower bed

    John Spangenberg grows 500 bright, colorful dahlias in his Damascus garden.


    epa04425894 General exterior view of the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation building designed by US architect Frank Gehry, in Paris, France, 01 October 2014. The art museum and cultural center sponsored by LVMH luxury group will open on 27 October 2014.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

    As Paris Fashion Week ends, in search of more mad scientists

    Often, the casual observer of these more outré collections will sniff in disgust: Who would ever wear that? But fashion needs its mad scientists, just as the food world needs gastronomic magicians and Silicon Valley needs entrepreneurs who believe in the impossible.


    Explaining Daddy’s addiction

    Substance abuse was a factor in this tumultuous divorce, and the children know something’s going on.