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Language barriers

(Mike Morgan / For The Washington Post)

  • Language barriers

    Language barriers

    We leave a trail of linguistic fingerprints, but as potential evidence to a crime, is it reliable?

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  • At home with her memory

    At home with her memory

    His late first wife inspired the work of his second, an award-winning poet. Then he lost her, too.

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  • What would you do if a rich aunt doubled your nest egg?

    What would you do if a rich aunt doubled your nest egg?

    That’s what happened at Foxcroft, the Virginia all-girls school that’s hosted daughters of magnates and nobility.

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  • One vision of the college of the future

    One vision of the college of the future

    It’s cheap, you study with people around the world, and you get a real education, not a degree.

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Plate Lab

Plate Lab: Its name can be misleading

Plate Lab: Its name can be misleading

Head cheese is attracting more fans, who are tres aware it isn’t cheese.

The Working World

@Work Advice: More questions about employers’ demands

@Work Advice: More questions about employers’ demands

Many workers wonder, “Is this legal?”

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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

Mango Tree review: Why it doesn’t matter that it’s part of a chain

Mango Tree review: Why it doesn’t matter that it’s part of a chain

The first Mango Tree in the U.S. brings authentic flavors and spiffy design to CityCenterDC.

Just Asking

Just Asking: Ted Leonsis gets on thin ice

Just Asking: Ted Leonsis gets on thin ice

The owner of the Capitals and the Wizards discusses what an NBA championship would mean.

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Mine

Mine: The labels

Mine: The labels

Bits of her father’s printing summed up his life and touched her heart.

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Street Smart

Street Smart: Tavern tradition in Old Town Alexandria

Street Smart: Tavern tradition in Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria maintains a sense of community through it’s old-style tavern traditions.

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Apptitude

Apptitude: Buy art via your phone

Apptitude: Buy art via your phone

App loosely affiliated with Saatchi lets you visualize what the piece would look like in your home. Sort of.

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Second Glance, Crossword & Crunched

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

Sunday Crossword

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

Spoken here

Why you’re more likely to overhear Mandarin in Rockville and Spanish in Manassas, and neither in Lusby.

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