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 Travel: String theory in Mountain View, Ark.

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  •  Travel: String theory in Mountain View, Ark.

    Travel: String theory in Mountain View, Ark.

    In the Folk Music Capital of the World, she and her mandolin were ready to join in the jam.

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  • Fall in line: The season’s festivals are underway

    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

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  • Travel: Oil refinery

    Travel: Oil refinery

    In Paciano, Italy, olive picking proved a great way to dip into the village’s spirit — and legacy.

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Tom Sietsema’s Dining & Plate Lab

A reason to put air in the tires

A reason to put air in the tires

John Shields draws roadtrippers to Riverstead for his small monthly dinners in Chilhowie, Va.

Plate Lab: Gluten-free and easy

Plate Lab: Gluten-free and easy

From the chefs at Willow Restaurant in Ballston, quinoa cakes that defy stereotypes in special cuisine.

The Working World

The more we get together ...

The more we get together ...

Telecommuters are not happy about their boss’s video streaming plan.

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Dilbert

Dilbert

The comic strip runs weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

Gene Weingarten’s Below the Beltway

Just Asking

Just Asking: Tim Gunn

Just Asking: Tim Gunn

The “Project Runway” star on whether he’d work for the FBI, changes in D.C. and being nice.

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Mine

The chambered ring

Was the ring special? Was it a bother? Maybe it was both.

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Street Smart

Street Smart: What to do in Vienna, VA

Street Smart: What to do in Vienna, VA

A block off the main bustle, the Vienna’s quiet and quirky historic zone on and near Church Street NE combines 19th-century charms with two-wheeled accessibility.

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Apptitude

Airfarewatchdog needs some lift

Airfarewatchdog needs some lift

A travel Web site’s app has a few rough spots.

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Second Glance, Crossword & Crunched

Second Glance

Find the 12 differences between the original photograph and the altered photograph.

Sunday Crossword

Merl Reagle’s crossword puzzle appears weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

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