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For one wild era, walking was the nation’s No. 1 spectator sport

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  • For one wild era, walking was the nation’s No. 1 spectator sport

    For one wild era, walking was the nation’s No. 1 spectator sport

    Arenas were jammed to watch contestants vie until they dropped.

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  • Can rural America be saved? A new national ‘challenge’ tries to see.

    Can rural America be saved? A new national ‘challenge’ tries to see.

    You can go home again, country ex-pats learn, as their innovative new businesses take root in Virginia.

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  • Ovations

    Ovations

    Sam Kittner’s panoramic photographs capture the beauty of crowds on their feet.

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Plate Lab

Del Campo’s meaty mountain of refined and complex Latin flavors

Del Campo’s meaty mountain of refined and complex Latin flavors

PLATE LAB | Victor Albisu transforms pork shank into a succulent pig roast for two — without a spit.

The Working World

Work advice: What to do when your boss’s leg shaking affects your work

Work advice: What to do when your boss’s leg shaking affects your work

Plus, is it okay to be interviewed by a former candidate who turned down the job?

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Dilbert

Dilbert

The comic strip runs weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

Gene Weingarten’s Below the Beltway

Gene Weingarten: Getcher gotcha column here!

Gene Weingarten: Getcher gotcha column here!

Gene’s in favor of “gotcha” interviews — the more pointless the questions, the better.

Tom Sietsema’s Dining

Thip Khao review: It’s fiery, it’s Laotian, and it’s welcome

Thip Khao review: It’s fiery, it’s Laotian, and it’s welcome

2 stars | Chef brings the heat of her homeland — plus a taste of the jungle — to Columbia Heights.

Just Asking

Meet Lizzy Olsen, Miss D.C. USA

Meet Lizzy Olsen, Miss D.C. USA

Go ahead: Underestimate her. She’s also director of operations for a Senate committee.

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Mine

What holds meaning for her? The man in the bathtub.

What holds meaning for her? The man in the bathtub.

A handmade gift from her father was never finished.

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Street Smart

What’s new and old on Rockville Pike

What’s new and old on Rockville Pike

Theaters, restaurants, music and graveyards.

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Apptitude

App review: Need help organizing your closet? Turn to your phone.

App review: Need help organizing your closet? Turn to your phone.

These three apps can help you decide what to mix and match or what to toss or keep.

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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: advanced.) For more Second Glance puzzles, click here.

Sunday Crossword

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

Where African Americans are prospering

Blacks in Washington and Atlanta are faring better than their peers in San Francisco and Milwaukee

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