(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Impending debut of food trucks has Mall vendors worried

After long fight, those selling hot dogs and popsicles to be joined by cupcake and Korean taco purveyors


    WASHINGTON, DC  –  SEPTEMBER 21: Betsy DeVos is greeted by Deborah F. Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, mingles with guests at the NSO Season Opening Concert and Ball in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, September 21, 2014. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

    A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

    Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.


    FOR POST MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE 2014 Paciano, Umbria region of Italy: Olive harvest using nets. Polo the cat helping. Olive grove and pine trees in the background. Dec. 8, 2013 (photo by Tim Holt/For The Washington Post)

    Travel: Oil refinery

    In Paciano, Italy, olive picking proved a great way to dip into the village’s spirit — and legacy.


    HANDOUT PHOTO:  global traditions for the end of Yom Kippur meal- Step by Step process of making Kreplach (Chicken-Liver-Stuffed Pasta) Soup. STEP 17: finished soup close up. For use with Food story by Shulie Madnick only, NO SALES,  NO TRADES, MANDATORY CREDIT  (Photo by Shulie Madnick)

    A hole other tradition for Yom Kippur break-fast

    Consider kreplach, the tortellini-like dumplings that Jews have long served at the holiday table.


    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

    Shayna and Francis

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a (better) match

    What the matchmaker didn’t know may have undermined this date. ...


    HANDOUT IMAGE - Thea Woehr, 9, of Silver Spring made a Rubik's Cube costume. Thea decided to make the costume because it 'looked fun.' After finding a cardboard box, she had adult help painting the squares and drawing lines. The costume took two hours to make with breaks.
(Family Photo)

    Show us your creative Halloween costumes

    Is your costume scary, funny or silly? We want to see your ideas for our annual Halloween contest.


    Carolyn Hax column cartoon for Sept. 23, 2014.

    Carolyn Hax: Move out and move on, but pay the rent

    What does a woman who can’t stand living with her ex-significant other owe him for a quick departure?

    Reliable Source

    The story behind that Behar and Boehner headlock picture

    On Sunday, TV personality Joy Behar tweeted a picture of House Speaker John Boehner putting her in a headlock. So there’s that.


    ALASKA - AUGUST 2014 - The MV Columbia, a state-run ferry system was established in 1963.The year-round commuter  service is a workhorse, transporting Alaskans to and fro along the 3,500-mile Alaska Marine Highway. Tents and sleeping bags pepper the deck as people are transported from more than 30 points along the Alaska seaboard.
(Andrea Sachs / The Washington Post)

    The best way to float by the Last Frontier? Ferry-camping.

    Who needs a cruise liner’s distractions when your tent’s gliding along Alaska’s Inside Passage?

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden


    The last of the sweet summer corn

    If those masked corn stalkers haven’t gotten to it, you can use the past-its-prime remainder in succotash.


    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.


    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012 file photo, a Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif.  Stanford University became the first school to raise $1 billion in a single year, according to an annual college fundraising report released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 that shows that elite institutions continue to grab a disproportionate share of donor dollars. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    When a daughter goes to college

    Her daughter is at her first year of college at the University of Virginia. It’s time for her to have her own adventure, but letting go, particularly in light of recent news, is nearly impossible.