Fall in line: the season’s festivals are underway

From anime, Oktoberfest, hay rides and medieval times, there are area events for all kinds and all tastes


    WASHINGTON, DC- HANDOUT IMAGE: 'THE NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR' by Michael Vasquez, 2007. Oil on canvas. Stretcher (approximately): 243.8 × 182.9 cm (96 × 72'). Collection of Evan and Stephanie Reed; on view at the National Portrait Gallery. NO SALES; ONE TIME USE ONLY

    A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

    A National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Staging the Self,” features an exploration of Latin self-identity.


    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.


    South Africa’s poised to raise a glass

    Modern technique mixes with viticultural tradition to propel the nation’s vintners.


    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!


    WASHINGTON  - SEPTEMBER 9: Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) throws from the mound during the game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-4. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

    Williams has a tough call: Which pitcher starts in playoffs?

    The Nationals manager is likely to choose among Zimmermann, Fister and Strasburg.


    Carolyn Hax: Issues with relative need to be discussed

    A family member’s disruptive behavior should not be brushed off.

    Reliable Source

    Mix the news: Latin music beyond “cheesy salsa“

    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, local music booker, Jim Thomson, curates this week’s playlist.


    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.


    Stop telling children to be fair. It makes them more selfish.

    Playing fair is a natural human behavior.