Peeps Show 2014 winners and finalists

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


HANDOUT IMAGE: (L to R) Nova Y. Payton, Levi Kreis and E. Faye Butler in a promotional image for Smokey Joe’s Café--The Songs of Leiber and Stoller at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater April 25-June 8, 2014. Photo by Tony Powell.

What kind of hound dog are you?

In honor of the opening of “Smokey Joe’s Café” at Arena Stage, a quiz on the works of Leiber and Stoller.


Announcing the 2014 Agnes Meyer Awards

Outstanding teachers from across the region honored for leadership and creativity.


WASHINGTON, DC March 26:  
Staybowlizer photographed on March 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Shopping Cart: Kitchen helpers, vegetable options

An occasional roundup of colorful and useful products.

Weddings & Romance

Date Labbers Kristin and David at ilcanal 2/27/14

Talking shop ... and maybe romance?

Date Lab: Best strategy for a first date? Talk nerdy to me.


Pedestrians look at a cat in a window at the Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in London March 28, 2014. People like coffee and people love cats so together they make the paws that refresh at a London cat cafe that is so popular it's booked out until June. Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium on the fringe of London's financial district is cashing in on an idea first popularised in Japan to allow stressed-out workers to wind down by stroking a cat while sipping a cappuccino or latte - or tea, if you prefer. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

London cafe offers coffee, tea and cats

New cafe provides animal companionship for those who don’t have space or time for pets.


Carolyn Hax: Ex wants her back, but won’t drop latest fling

After seven months, he wants to talk about getting back together, but won’t tell his current girlfriend.

Reliable Source

For White House seder, guest chefs broaden the menu

A caterer/blogger and a filmmaker were recruited to bring new dishes to the table.


A the first high speed TGV train connecting France to Spain rides near Le Boulou, southern France, on December 15, 2013, with the Canigou peak seen in the background, after leaving from Barcelona. The new TGV rail line connecting France to Spain, jointly operated by French railway company SNCF and Spanish state railway company RENFE, was inaugurated on December 15 with several months delay, and will connect the French cities of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse to Barcelona in Spain. AFP PHOTO / RAYMOND ROIG (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images)

Chowing down in London, Paris and Barcelona, in one day

He took the high-speed train to meet the challenge of breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Barcelona.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

WOODLAND, CA - MARCH 11: Monsanto tomato breeder Alan Krivanek checks on tomato plants he's breeding in a Monsanto greenhouse. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Washington Post)

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds

A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.


Everything the Duchess of Cambridge (and baby George) have worn on the royal tour so far

Baby George is proving his selling power is as good as mom’s.


The looming empty nest

Ordinary events remind writer that one stage of motherhood is coming to an end.