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• Simply Christian Dior: John Galliano's designs for Dior shone without the showmanship, as most of the designers in Paris rose to the industry's great expectations of the fall season. March 04, 2005

• Paris's Rockin' Runways: Yohji Yamamoto and Jean Paul Gaultier both look to rock-and-roll for fashion inspiration. March 03, 2005

• Martin Grant's One-Man Fashion Show: The Paris-based designer is making his mark with his own designs as well as for Barney's New York Collection, the specialty store's private label. March 02, 2005

• More From Milan: For fall, designers in Milan looked for ways to express sexuality in just the right proportions. March 01, 2005

• Oscars Ceremony: "Million Dollar Baby" took top awards for best film, director, actress and supporting actor at the 77th annual Academy Awards. Jamie Foxx won the top actor award for "Ray" and Cate Blanchett took home a supporting actress Oscar for "The Aviator." February 28, 2005

• Oscar Fashions: At the 77th annual Academy Awards, red carpet trends included plunging necklines, an abundance of diamonds and naturally wavy hair. Gowns tended toward black and deep blues, with few of the pastel hues of seasons pas February 27, 2005

• Milan Puts on the Dog. Woof.: There was very little to love or even like about the fall 2005 collections in Milan. It's a clear case of fashion in transition, and the picture, except for Prada, is not pretty. February 25, 2005

• The Highs and Lows of New York Fall Fashion 2005: The verdict is in from The Post's Robin Givhan: Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan dared; Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein and Ralph Rucci succeeded, and J. Lo just went to her own closet. February 18, 2005

• A Photo Diary by Warren Brown: Warren Brown is the owner of CakeLove and Love Cafe on U Street NW. February 16, 2005

• The Bold and the Beautiful: The last of the New York fall shows wraps up with in inspiring collection from Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa, but a disappointing -- though daring -- one from Donna Karan. February 15, 2005

• The 47th Annual Grammy Awards: Ray Charles, whose musical legacy erased boundaries between genres and generations, received a fitting musical eulogy as his final album, "Genius Loves Company," won eight Grammys. February 13, 2005

• Isamu Noguchi: At the Hirshhorn Museum, a new retrospective of the American-born artist and designer Isamu Noguchi focuses solely on his sculptures, works that today seem highly inspired, if not wholly innovative. February 11, 2005

• New York Fashion Fall 2005: More Designers: Robin Givhan says Marc was late and Oscar de la Renta and Narciso Rodriguez were great. February 10, 2005

• New York Fashion Fall 2005: Newcomers with not-so-deep pockets strut their stuff on improvised runways this week with mixed results -- both very good and astonishingly bad. February 08, 2005

• Spring Arts Preview: Spring exhibitions promise treasured favorites and surprising contemporary work in both art and design. Washington will see a new Corcoran Biennial along with the likes of photographer Andre Kertesz, sculptor Isamu Noguchi and ceramic designer Eva Zeisel. February 04, 2005

• Oscar's Roster: A look at the nominated contenders for this year's Academy Awards. February 01, 2005

• Michael Jackson: Noteworthy events from the well-publicized life of Michael Jackson. January 30, 2005

• A Photo Diary by Neal Becton: Neal Becton is co-owner of Crooked Beat Records in Adams Morgan. This is his photo diary. January 28, 2005

• Architect Philip Johnson: Architect Philip Johnson, the pioneer of post-modernism and elder-statesman of American architects, renowned for his Glass House and the AT&T skyscraper among many other structures, died Jan. 25 at the age of 98. January 26, 2005

• My Life in Pictures:  December 30, 2004

• Santa's Busy Season: In the days leading up to Christmas, people dressed as Santa Claus perform both mundane and exotic tasks. December 24, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Simone Grossman:  December 23, 2004

• Coming Home: Alan Babin can't even remember the valor that earned him an Iraqi bullet. But that pales beside the heroism required every day of his long recovery. December 17, 2004

• A Year in the Life of Washington's Children: The Washington Post Magazine culled the work of two dozen photographers to create a scrapbook of children's lives in the nation's capital. December 03, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Tami Carsillo: Tami Carsillo of Williamsburg recently took a temporary post as the lead dining attendant at the largest U.S. research station in Antarctica -- McMurdo Station. December 02, 2004

• A Photo Diary By Ted Kresse: Ted Kreese is an associate producer at NBC's "Meet the Press." November 11, 2004

• The Cream of Country: Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year at the 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. November 10, 2004

• 'Saturday Night' Highlights: Spotlighting some of the most memorable sketches in the 30-year history of one of television's most influential comedy shows. October 22, 2004

• Rocking the Vote: The raucus finale of the Vote for Change tour at MCI Center was more a call to guitars than a call to arms. October 11, 2004

• Richard Avedon: Richard Avedon, one of the world's most acclaimed fashion and portrait photographers, died Oct. 1 at the age of 81. In the 1950s, Avedon broke new ground in fashion photography, moving models out of the studio and encouraging his subjects to be lively, not mere mannequins. Portraiture became what Avedon later referred to as his "deeper work" and gained the photographer artistic acclaim, including a series of museum retrospectives. Avedon was on assignment for the New Yorker magazine when he died of a subdural hematoma in San Antonio. He was shooting images for a series of photographs tentatively titled "On Democracy." October 01, 2004

• A Photo Diary By Lt. Kevin DeVries: Lt. Kevin DeVries is a professional firefighter in Montgomery County. September 23, 2004

• The 56th Annual Emmy Awards: HBO and its acclaimed miniseries "Angels in America" sailed over all the competition to take top honors. September 20, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Maj. Michael Geffroy: Maj. Michael Geffroy of the Marine Corps Reserve, a D.C. resident, took his digital camera to Iraq. This is his photo diary. August 26, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Emma Cross: Emma Cross is a 13-year-old volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg. August 18, 2004

• Athens for the Olympics: The Greek capital city puts on a colorful show for its Olympic visitors. August 12, 2004

• Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson: Images from the exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C that took place from Oct. 1999 - Jan. 2000. August 05, 2004

• Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004: Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was universally hailed as one of the most influential image-makers of the last century, died August 2. He was 95 years old. August 04, 2004

• Photo Diary: Dana Tai Soon Burgess: Dana Tai Soon Burgess is the founding artistic director of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. dance company in Washington. July 21, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Tim Tankersley: Tim Tankersley is a mechanic at Crossroads Cycle in Baileys Crossroads. June 24, 2004

• Lords of the Ring: At the U.S. Naval Academy, midshipmen learn the art of war, one punch at a time. May 21, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Jennifer Smakula: Jennifer Smakula is a new first-grade teacher at Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring. May 19, 2004

• Tony Randall Dies at 84: Tony Randall, who portrayed Felix Unger on the television sitcom "The Odd Couple" dies at 84. May 18, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Dide Summerlin: Dide Summerlin works at the Turkish Embassy. "I do a little bit of everything. I don't have a title." May 03, 2004

• White House Correspondents' Dinner: Hollywood and Washington, including President George W. Bush, got together again for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. May 02, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Diane Vogel: Diane Vogel is a managing producer of WAMU-FM's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show." April 29, 2004

• Car Guide: Take a look at some of the latest 2004-2005 car models reviewed by Post columnist Warren Brown. April 23, 2004

• Columnist Mary McGrory Dies at 85: Legendary Newswoman Mary McGrory Covered a Half-Century of Washington. April 23, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Tony Caudillo: Tony Caudillo is a member of the administrative team at Whole Foods in Tenleytown. April 21, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Nicole Grant: Nicole Grant gave birth to her first child, Caroline, in February. April 06, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Cynthia Hicks: Cynthia Hicks is the manager of Wheaton Regional Library. April 01, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Jeff Daniels: Jeff Daniels is a disaster services coordinator for the American Red Cross. March 25, 2004

• Raising Austin: Some children -- such as 9-year-old Austin Harple -- require extreme parenting and extreme patience. March 18, 2004

• A Photo Diary: Tattoos: Erik Von Bartholomaus is the co-owner of Keepsake Tattoo in Arlington, Va. March 17, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Molly Mueller: We gave Molly Mueller, deputy press secretary for Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a disposable camera. March 11, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Charlie Justice: Charlie Justice, the head mechanic at Petterson Bowling Center in Baltimore, on a day "I had three broken machines." March 03, 2004

• 'Lord' of the Oscars: "Return of the King" swept this year's Academy Awards, where Sean Penn and Charlize Theron also triumphed in the lead acting categories. March 01, 2004

• Academy Couture: Bold colors were in and basic black was in scarce supply as the movie industry's big names walked the red carpet at the 76th Academy Awards, held Feb. 29 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. February 29, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Emil de Cou: Emil de Cou is the associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. February 25, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Stephanie Oberle: Stephanie Oberle is the assistant director at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. February 20, 2004

• A Photo Diary by Chris Bartos: Bartos is an assistant mammal curator at the Baltimore Zoo. February 12, 2004

• A Photo Diary By GeNienne Samuels: Samuels is a fifth-year Redskins cheerleader. February 11, 2004

• The 46th Annual Grammy Awards: Hiphop dominated the Grammy awards, as Beyonce won five awards and OutKast took home three, including album of the year. But the party was crashed -- sort of -- by someone who didn't show up. February 09, 2004

• A Golden Evening: The 61st annual Golden Globe Awards, which honors achievement in movies and television, were held Jan. 25 at the Beverly Hilton in California. The big winners included "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Lost in Translation" and the HBO TV movie "Angels in America." Sneak a peek at the winners by looking at highlights from the big night. January 26, 2004

• 2003 Billboard Music Awards: R&B dominated the Billboard Music Awards, as Beyonce and R. Kelly each won four awards. December 11, 2003

• 2003 American Music Awards: Ailing soul singer Luther Vandross won two awards at the 31st annual American Music Awards show from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. November 17, 2003

• Buffalo Mozzarella: The production of Bufala mozzarella at Antonio Palmieri's Azienda Agricola Biologica south of Salerno, Italy. November 13, 2003

• I See Naked People: Washington Post staff writer Michael Leahy and photographer D.A. Peterson offer an eye-opening look at our obsession with nudity. October 31, 2003

• The 55th Annual Emmy Awards: There were no term limits for NBC's "The West Wing," which won its fourth Emmy for best drama, while CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" won five awards, including best comedy. September 22, 2003

• TV Star John Ritter Dies at 54: John Ritter, whose portrayal of the bumbling but lovable Jack Tripper helped make "Three's Company" a smash hit in the 1970s, died of a heart problem after falling ill on the set of his new television sitcom. September 12, 2003

• Johnny Cash Dies at 71: Johnny Cash, a towering figure in American music and known worldwide as "The Man in Black," died Sept. 12 due to complications from diabetes. September 12, 2003

• The Horse Gamblers: As the racing life fades around them, a community of gamblers still comes to Marylandνs Laurel Park. July 25, 2003

• David Brinkley Dies at 82: TV news veteran David Brinkley, 82, who helped establish television as a powerful medium for news and opinion, died June 11 at his home in Houston after a fall. When he stepped down Nov. 10, 1996, as host of ABC-TV’s “This Week with David Brinkley,” he had been anchor or host of a daily or weekly national television program for just over 40 years, which was longer than anyone else. June 12, 2003

• St. Petersburg's 300th Anniversary: The Washington Post photographer, Lucian Perkins, experiences the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. May 28, 2003

• Oscar Victors: As expected, "Chicago" was honored at the 2003 Academy Awards, but the evening wasn't without its share of surprises. March 24, 2003

• The 45th Grammy Awards: Norah Jones pulled off one of the most startling sweeps and upsets in Grammy history, scooping up five awards for “Come Away With Me,” a debut collection of torchy, jazz-influenced love songs. February 24, 2003

• Marriage at First Sight: Arranged marriages may seem unromantic to those exposed to mainstream Western culture, but the practice remains common in much of the Muslim world, in many Asian societies, among Hasidic Jews and Indians. In this gallery, Post photographer Andrea Bruce Woodall documents how the tradition endures in two Indian immigrant families living in the D.C. area. February 21, 2003

• Flying in the Face of Prejudice: Chauncey Spencer and Dale White risked life and limb to fly a rickey rented biplane from Chicago to Washington. But their real destination was the future. February 14, 2003

• Dual Passions: Dmitriy Salita works out at Starrett City Boxing Club. With a pro record of 7-0, Salita is at the beginning of his career, but he says he's gotten this far thanks to a combination of hard work and divine providence. August 31, 2002

• Hot Looks for a Cool Season: This fall’s fashion trends – embroidered sweaters and coats, ‘70s-inspired patchwork, suede, velvet and faux fur trim – combine wearability with stage presence. With the Kennedy Center as a backdrop, Washington fashion makes like a Rockette and kicks up its heels. The most dramatic new accessories incorporate the Five F’s: flowers, fur, faux, fringe and feathers. August 29, 2002

• Places in the Heart: Marion Warren's photos have never dazzeled the art world, but his poetic images of the Chesapeake Bay's vanishing treasures have a life of their own. August 14, 2002

• Troop Believers: With another 'Star Wars' episode bearing down on planet earth, these fans put force things first. May 09, 2002

• Deaf Like Me: Parents Sharon Duchesneau and Candace McCullogh are both deaf, a quality they - like many in the educated deaf community - view as a minority-group identity rather than an affliction. They have just successfully had a second deaf child, an effort that was a natural outcome of the pride and self-acceptance the Deaf movement has brought to so many. March 29, 2002

• Fashion at the 74th Academy Awards: Stars appeared on the red carpet in styles noticibly more subdued than in recent years. March 25, 2002

• The 74th Academy Awards: Movie history was made when black stars Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won a pair of Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress. March 25, 2002

• Le Calme After the Storm: The Paris shows wrapped up with presentations from Martin Margiela and Veronique Branquinho that came on like soothing remedies for the mother of all hangovers. March 15, 2002

• Personality Power: In a celebrity-driven world, the clothes might not outshine the designer. Robin Givhan reports on the likes of Chanel and Chloe from Paris. March 13, 2002

• Milano's Best Moment: The highlights of fashion week were tailored with Italy's traditional specialty: fine fabrics. Aristocratic clothes from Luisa Beccaria and Gianfranco Ferre were among the few astonishments. March 11, 2002

• Paris Fashion, Vegas Showmanship: Paris designers turn up the sizzle for the fall fashions shows with Las Vegas style theatrics. March 11, 2002

• Design Times Two: Design Times Two: 'Diffusion' lines from high-powered designers offer middle-income customers a second chance. March 06, 2002

• Basic Black: After a decent interval of nice and pretty, it's time to dress like a vampire again. March 04, 2002

• The 44th Annual Grammy Awards: The triumphs of Alicia Keys and U2 at the 2002 Grammy Awards were equaled by the startling victories of a collection of old-timey, roots country artists who gathered to make a soundtrack that far outpaced its movie. February 28, 2002

• Bill Blass 2002: With a silk gray ‘flannel’ and folksy fabrics, the designer keeps the American look looking good. February 22, 2002

• Continental Divide: Why don't Europeans cotton to American designs? The New York shows, starring Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and other designers, offer no satisfying answers. February 20, 2002

• Building Blocks: Architectual details that make a house look like a home from the Washington Post Magazine. February 18, 2002

• A Vintage Year: Women’s fashion designers look to the past for inspiration. February 15, 2002

• Valentine's Day Smells Sweet For Colombia's Floral Industry: Colombians do not celebrate Valentine's Day, but the livelihood of the country's thriving flower industry depends on it. In the two-week period prior to Feb. 14, Colombian growers will sell over 3.3 million dozens of roses to the United States. February 12, 2002

• Fall 2002 Menswear: Molding a Manly Image: Sean Jean, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis and John Bartlett translate an affinity for strong men into fashion statements for Fall 2002. The designers unveiled their Fall 2002 collections during New York City’s Fashion Week. February 11, 2002

• Britain's Princess Margaret died: Britain's Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, died peacefully in her sleep, Buckingham Palace reported Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002. February 09, 2002

• Lane Bryant's 2002 Fashions: Lane Bryant unveiled its 2002 collection at its Feb. 5 fashion show in New York City. The company makes clothes for women sizes 14 to 28. Washington Post reporter Robin Givhan reviewed the company's new collection, which includes lingerie, peasant tops and low-rise jeans. Read the StoryFebruary 08, 2002

• Kennedy Center Honors: Every year since 1978 the Kennedy Center has saluted a handful of national icons for their "lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. December 03, 2001

• The Ambivalent Beatle: George Harrison was always the Ambivalent Beatle, the most private and reluctant member of the Fab Four, the lad who most dearly missed the anonymity he'd relinquished soon after leaving his teen years, when his band became an international rage that changed not just rock music but pop culture itself. November 30, 2001

• Women on the Verge: Surviving the auditions to be a Washington Wizards dancer comes down to technique, dedication and, well, a certain look. November 30, 2001

• The 53rd Emmy Awards: After two postponements, the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place November 4th at the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles. November 05, 2001

• The Long Haul: Miserable hours, low pay, lonely existence. Why would anybody make a living this way? The life of a long haul truck driver. August 27, 2001

• Santa Fe Biennial: Dave Hickey, curator of the prestigious Fourth International Biennial at the Site Santa Fe contemporary art center, has corraled 44 works of art by contemporary artists of unusually varied ages and backgrounds into a coherently eye-tingling group exhibition. July 18, 2001

• Battle of Bull Run: Historical images from the Battle of Bull Run. July 05, 2001

• A High and Lonesome Sound: Hazel Dickens became a mountain music legend while working a day job in Georgetown. And in the age of dot-coms, welfare reform and Nafta, this daughter of Appalachia still has plenty to say. June 21, 2001

• A Day at Ocean City: Experience the rides, fries, sand and sea at Maryland's most popular beach resort. May 24, 2001

• Surfing O.C. Style: John "Woody" Wood surfed the world's best breaks before returning home to open Cloudbreak Surf Shop in Ocean City, Md. May 24, 2001

• Fun in the Sun: Panoramic pictures of shore life by Post photographer Michael Robinson-Chavez. May 24, 2001

• Pumps and Pride: Miss Gay El Salvador 2001: Five young Latino men enter Ziegfield's, a Southeast Washington nightclub, ready to primp and preen for the Miss Gay El Salvador 2001 title, a contest to promote pride and HIV awareness in Washington's gay Latino community. With personal assistants helping with makeup, high heels, wigs, fake fingernails and creatively placed padding, the men transform themselves into contestants. May 04, 2001

• A Case of Conviction: Catherine Fuller was brutally murdered in 1984 in an alley near a busy Northeast Washington street. Eight young men, members of a gang, were convicted. Washington Post reporter Patrice Gaines, perplexed by the official story, spent six years investigating the case. May 04, 2001

• Belly Dancing: Post Weekend reporter Eric Brace finds a thriving belly dancing scene in the Washington area and takes some on-camera lessons himself. April 30, 2001

• Kids vs. Career: A Story of One Woman's Choice: Attorney Margaret Plank had too many blessings, she said, as she gave up the job she loved for the sake of her children she loved more. April 11, 2001

• The 73rd Academy Awards: Julia Roberts, who was the favorite, picked up the Oscar as Best Actress for "Erin Brockovich" March 25, 2001, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Gladiator," which led the field with 12 nominations, earned Best Picture honors and topped all films with five Academy Awards. March 26, 2001

• Radio Lives: Donnie Simpson: Post columnist Frank Ahrens interviews Donnie Simpson, morning man at WPGC and Washington's first million-dollar deejay. March 25, 2001

• The 43rd Grammy Awards: Eminem's duet with Elton John wasn't the only reason to watch the Grammys. Check out some of the other winners and highlights from the show. February 22, 2001

• A Party For The President: On the first evening of the George W. Bush era, Nina Berman trained her camera on the Republican party-goers set to redefine the social and political landscape in the nation's capital. January 23, 2001

• Rescuing the Holiday Spirit: Gift suggestions for the holidays from The Washington Post Sunday Magazine. November 29, 2000

• Classic Cars: Some of the world's rarest and most expensive cars were entered in the Louis Vuitton classic-car competition, held in September at Rockefeller Center in New York. September 28, 2000

• Hillwood Museum Virtual Tour: Take a panoramic tour of Hillwood Museum in upper Northwest Washington. September 15, 2000

• While Washington Sleeps: A night-shift diary in photos. August 18, 2000

• Rock Climbing: Cool gear, daring adventure and beautiful scenery all contribute to the allure of rock climbing. Watch a video of ex-Marine Joe Farley as he climbs the rocks at Great Falls, Va. August 09, 2000

• Bonsai: Watch three videos and spin through 12 panoramas of the Bonsai Museum in the U.S. National Arboretum in Northeast Washington. July 19, 2000

• Edward Norton: An Edward Norton filmography in pictures. April 10, 2000

• Oscars Night in Los Angeles: An evening filled with awards, entertainment and fashion. March 27, 2000