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Memorializing U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ glory days

An oral history project preserves stories of celebrity and success in a thriving neighborhood.

    Style

    Models dance as they present creations by Rick Owens during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.  AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    A rhythm travels from black sororities to a Paris runway

    A step team with roots in the Washington area brings dance — and diversity — to the fashion world.

    Magazine

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 1: Tania Latin journeyed from Guatemala to live with   her father and step-mother. Photographed in her home on August 1 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

    Faces from the frontier: Central American kids in D.C.

    Thousands of Central American children recently made the journey to reach family in the Washington area.

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14, 2014: Basic Canned Tomatoes  (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

    Canning Class: If you can nothing else, can tomatoes

    Simply crush and preserve the bulk of a 25-pound box, and make barbecue sauce with the rest.

    Wellness

    For shoulder rotation: With your hips square, hold the club behind your upper back. Rotate your

    Out on the links, my joints aren’t swinging it

    If golfers are supposed to have an “oily” swing, can special assessments help me out of this Tin Man phase?

    Weddings & Romance

    They talked about wills on their first date.

    Metro mishaps, monument visits and lawyer talk: This was a very D.C. date.

    KidsPost

    This image made from video, shows Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep with farmers before being shorn in Midlands, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Shaun received his first haircut for the first time in years Thursday, losing 23.5 kilograms (52 pounds) of wool but fleece failed to break record. (AP Photo/AuBC via AP Video) AUSTRALIA OUT

    Australian sheep gets first shearing in years

    Owners hoped he would set a world record.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: Overprotection leaves lessons not learned

    Sometimes, parents need to let the little darlings earn some life experience the hard way

    Reliable Source

    Names & Faces: Joan Rivers, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West

    Joan Rivers is hospitalized, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married and Kanye West’s father may have been a celebrity photographer.

    Travel

    DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - 2012 - Walworth Castle Birds of Prey Center is in northeast England. Falconer David Toms works with 'Pigeon', Pigeon is a Pere Lanner Falcon.(Kelvin McKivor)

    Becoming one with the raptors in northeast England

    On a “Hawk Walk” in northeast England, you can watch a falconry display or try your hand at it yourself.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Zuchetta rampicante squash harvested from the author's vines in our home greenhouse

    Fanfare for the trumpet squash

    Zuchetta rampicante is not just any squash. It can go 30 to 40 feet in one season.

    Fashion

    Models dance as they present creations by Rick Owens during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.  AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    A rhythm travels from black sororities to a Paris runway

    A step team with roots in the Washington area brings dance — and diversity — to the fashion world.

    Parenting

    HANDOUT IMAGE: Left to right: Charlie Tahan as Joey, Darren Burrows as Elliot and John Lithgow as Ben. ‘Love Is Strange’. Photo by Jeong Park, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

    Family Filmgoer reviews ‘Love Is Strange’

    Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a touching dramatic comedy about a gay couple.