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David Simon of ‘The Wire’ finds drama in public housing. But will the public tune in?

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

  • David Simon of ‘The Wire’ finds drama in public housing. But will the public tune in?

    David Simon of ‘The Wire’ finds drama in public housing. But will the public tune in?

    HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” takes Simon’s quest to make authentic TV to the next level.

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  • Rapper’s delight

    Rapper’s delight

    How freestyling on city buses made Thomas “Kokamoe” Goode a D.C. transit legend.

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  • The roots of Monopoly: How a left-wing game became a popular symbol of capitalism

    The roots of Monopoly: How a left-wing game became a popular symbol of capitalism

    The real origins of Monopoly are in The Landlord’s Game, a 1904 game designed by the local activist Elizabeth Magie to spread the principles of Georgism.

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Date Lab

Plate Lab

This pan-fried bread gives scallion pancakes a run for their money

This pan-fried bread gives scallion pancakes a run for their money

PLATE LAB | Maketto’s twist on the traditional appetizer comes with a side of spicy butter.

The Working World

Work Advice: How to handle a boss who puts religion first at the office

Work Advice: How to handle a boss who puts religion first at the office

His habits and mannerisms make some workers uncomfortable. But are those habits illegal?

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Dilbert

Dilbert

The comic strip runs weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

Gene Weingarten’s Below the Beltway

Tom Sietsema’s Dining

Clarity review: Double the pleasure, double the fun

Clarity review: Double the pleasure, double the fun

3 stars | Two chefs make it crystal-clear why this is the place to be in Vienna right now.

Just Asking

Journalist Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and this year’s presidential candidates

Journalist Elizabeth Drew on Nixon and this year’s presidential candidates

The veteran reporter believes that even in the Twitter era you can still make human connections in D.C.

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Mine

How a violin helped me find my voice

How a violin helped me find my voice

At school she was quiet, uncertain. Then a new violin changed all of that.

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Street Smart

Street Smart: A store for restoration in Prince George’s County

Street Smart: A store for restoration in Prince George’s County

Saul Navidad sells salvaged pieces from old homes at his North Brentwood store, Vintage House Parts & Radiators.

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Apptitude

Apps can help you find your friends, but only if they want to be found

Apps can help you find your friends, but only if they want to be found

Jink and Scout hop on the location-sharing bandwagon.

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Second Glance, Crossword & Crunched

Second Glance

Find the 12 differences between the original photograph, top, and the altered photograph, center. Answers at bottom. (Degree of difficulty: extreme.) For more Second Glance puzzles, click here.

Sunday Crossword

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

This is what a baby recession looks like.

In recent years, much of the D.C. region followed the nation into a “baby recession.”

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