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The kid in the kitchen

Luca Trabocchi, son of restaurateurs, is a 10-year-old with a passion for cooking.



The lonely lot of the anti-pot crusader

Opponents of marijuana find themselves in a lopsided battle.


Washington, DC - May 12, 2014: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was making appearances at various events during National Police Week in Washington, DC on Monday May 12, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

Robert Kennedy’s lonely crusade

He has mounted a campaign arguing the dangers of thimerosal in vaccines — but at what cost to him?


WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 2014: Packed-in cooking implements and tools are offered at Best Kitchen Supply, a store for restaurant owners near the revamped Union Market. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post )

Finding hidden morsels on Morse Street

In the shadow of the spiffy Union Market, no-frills businesses sell cheap eats, kitchen supplies


Tina Ament holds onto a bungie cord connected to her guide Kevin Streeter as they go for a short run along Rt. 55 July 6, 2014 in Gainesville, VA.  Ament, who is blind, is training for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.  This is the second time that Streeter, who used to compete in triathlons,  has guided her.  
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Alexandria resident Kristina Ament, who is visually impaired, is in training for the Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

Weddings & Romance

Eleena and Daniel

Date Lab: They asked the D.C. questions, and the fun followed

Despite disagreeing on the merits of Louis C.K., this couple found much in common.


WASHINGTON, DC  May 28, 2014.  
Summer book club books photographed in Washington, DC.  Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Alice dives into books in ‘The Forbidden Library’

In Django Wexler’s story, a girl discovers she has magical powers after she is pulled into a book.


Carolyn Hax: Solitary and happy, or just fooling yourself?

A reader who is single, not dating and content to be so wonders about being told she is deluding herself.

Reliable Source

How the EPA and Kim Kardashian ‘kollided’ on Twitter

So far it seems the only person who hasn’t jumped in to poke fun at the EPA is Kardashian-West herself.


Hip Brooklyn store selling traditional jewish smoked fish , and Passover specials. Shelsky's. (Photo by Lisa Pines/Getty Images)

The New York Jewish deli, spiffed up for the 21st century

The traditional Jewish deli has been updated by new arrivals who have put a modern twist on the old traditions.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Peppers mulched with grass clippings in the author’s garden.

The virtue of lawns and their clippings

Gardeners: Don’t decry the lawn, often seen as a useless convention of suburban life. It has its advantages.


Parenting advice: Raising kind children

Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist, answers questions about raising nice children.