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Destination Design: Friendship Heights

“All the different kinds of stores bring a real energy here,” says Pam Kellogg Green, owner of the classic home furnishings shop the Kellogg Collection in Friendship Heights.


FILE - In this March 7, 2013 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pauses while questioning a witness at Senate Banking Committee hearing on anti-money laundering on Capitol Hill in Washington.  As she enters her second year in Congress in 2014, Warren told The Associated Press she's focused on improving the economic futures of American families by reigning in student debt, easing what she calls the nation's retirement crisis, and doubling funding for federal research programs. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir focuses on personal life

The senator from Massachusetts eschews policy-centric themes in “A Fighting Chance,” released this week.


We asked for masterpeeps. You delivered. Here are the winners of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.

Peeps! It’s in the details

We asked for masterpeeps. You delivered. Here are the winners of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.


This Mar. 17, 2014 photo shows an assortment of cocktail bitters in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Chat Leftovers: Those bitters bottles

They’re sitting on your shelf, waiting for you to mix a drink. But what if you could cook with them?


How one Spartan Race runner is building an empire

David Magida has his sights set on dominating the sport of obstacle running.

Weddings & Romance

Date Labbers Rui and Megan at Scion on March 4, 2014

She’s a bodybuilder in search of a date

Now he can say he’s dated a bodybuilder who also does improv comedy


CHICAGO IL APRIL 20:  Washington guard John Wall (2) takes a turnover up court during the Washington Wizards defeat of the Chicago Bulls 102 - 93 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter finals at the United Center in Chicago IL, April 20, 2014.  (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

NBA playoffs: Will the Heat manage a three-peat?

LeBron James, a great athlete, must make up for teammates who are older than many other players.


Carolyn Hax: Shared tragedy changes a relationship

When a woman’s brother dies, she suddenly becomes the guardian of a 13-year-old.

Reliable Source

Chris Christie sings possible rival Scott Walker’s praises in ‘Time 100’ essay

The New Jersey governor has nice things to say about the Wisconsin gov.


VENICE, ITALY - APRIL 4:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white)  A gondolier sails under a bridge in the S polo neighbourhood on April 4, 2014 in Venice, Italy. Venice was one of the most popular touristic destination during 2013 with more than 25 millions visitors walking along its lanes and canals.  (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

You, too, can learn to row like a Venetian gondolier

A lesson in Venetian rowing through the canals of the watery city.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Rosemary from the author's garden.

A year to replant rosemary

Most Washington winters don’t faze this aromatic herb, but this wasn’t most Washington winters.


One clothing company says ‘no’ to the thigh gap

Barbell Apparel is marketing “anti-thigh gap” jeans for those with tree trunk quadriceps.


Poll: Do you think youth sports have become too intense?

Tell us why, and share your stories about over-the-top parents or coaches.