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Giving vegetables the nigiri treatment

The Weeknight Vegetarian finds satisfaction in making a particularly elegant kind of sushi.

    Style

    **FILE** In this March 2, 1988 file photo the rap group Run DMC poses at the 31st annual Grammy Awards in New York City. From left, Joseph 'Run' Simmons, Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels, and the late Jason Mizell 'Jam Master Jay.' Run DMC are among the nine nominees for next year's hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday Sept. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan,File)

    Christmas hits don’t grow on trees

    No superstar has managed to turn a seasonal hit into an evergreen classic since Mariah Carey in 1994.

    Magazine

    MG-INMEMORIAM - ONE TIME USAGE Kadian cycling along C&O canal near Shepherdstown West Virginia (Charlie McCormick) 2009- Hi Res

    ‘Kadian Journal’: A father’s story of losing his son, 14

    How do you mourn a life, and all its beautiful promise, cut so short?

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 10, 2014:  Russian Dressing   (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post).

    Whatever happened to Russian dressing?

    America loved its spicy condiment — until Thousand Island came along.

    Wellness

    SLUG: FD-COOKIES09 DATE: 11-18-2009 NEG#: 210780 PHOTOG: Jonathan Ernst/FTWP LOCATION: Studio  CAPTION: Hazelnut-Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies for the 2009 holiday cookie feature.  Freelance Photo imported to Merlin on  Mon Nov 23 06:49:01 2009

    Enjoy holiday treats without guilt

    Eating cookies is a way to take in the holiday spirit. Strike a healthful balance so you can enjoy them.

    KidsPost

    WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 11:  Kelly Mullen, age 5 is the winner of the Annual KidsPost wrapping paper contest. Photographed in Washington, D.C. on December 11, 2014.    (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

    Pint-size painter is this year’s gift wrap contest winner

    Five-year-old Kelly Mullen’s nature-themed design reminded judges of a winter garden.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: A good way to behave after getting dumped

    Say thank you to the dumper for any non-spiteful candor, don’t try to score points, and don’t beg to reconcile.

    Reliable Source

    Lucie Arnaz was in the White House when the president announced a new relationship with Cuba

    The daughter of Cuban American actor Desi Arnaz and actress Lucille Ball couldn’t believe her luck.

    Travel

    DHARAMSHALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH - DECEMBER, 01, 2014: High street in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. Himachal Pradesh, India. (Photo by Poulomi Basu/VII Mentor/For The Washington Post)

    Exiled group’s culture thrives in Dalai Lama’s town

    Free your mind in yoga classes, Buddhist teachings and hikes to Hindu temples in India’s Dharamsala.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Using chard in lasagna instead of noodles.

    Move over kale, chard is the new glamour crop

    Easy to grow and nutritious, this leafy green might be the next big thing.

    Fashion

    American glamour, from Halston to the Kardashians

    It’s an ineffable, impossible to define magic, but three new fashion tomes make an attempt.

    Parenting

    A recipe for taking better kid photos

    We’ve all become photographers of sorts. Here are 10 good tips to help you take amazing photos of your kids