California makes it harder to use lyrics as evidence against rappers

Lyrics have been used in criminal cases against rappers Snoop Dogg, Young Thug, Gunna and more. California now restricts that practice.

By Kim BellwareOctober 2, 2022

Ask Amy: Should I tell my kids the truth about their grandparents?

A mom wonders whether her adult kids should know the truth about how her parents treated her.

By Amy DickinsonOctober 2, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Evict the cat so the boyfriend can move in? Maybe ... not.

The boyfriend hates cats and won't move in with one there -- and his partner hasn't leapt to accommodate him.

By Carolyn HaxOctober 2, 2022

7 fall soup recipes starring squash, carrots, apples and more

These fall soup recipes deliver on flavor and comfort, whether you want something rich and creamy or light and brothy.

By Becky KrystalOctober 1, 2022
StylePerspective

The unbearable lightness of Elon Musk’s texts

One billion dollars for Twitter? Two billion? Whatever you think, man.

By Monica HesseOctober 1, 2022

Hurricane Ian dumped trash on the beach. These guys picked up 310 pounds of it.

They removed derelict lobster traps, marine rope and other waste on Key Biscayne Beach that washed ashore from the severe winds.

By Sydney PageOctober 1, 2022

A guide to how words like Hispanic and Latinx came about

The Washington Post consulted experts to develop a glossary explaining the history and importance of terms like Hispanic, Latino, Latinx and Latine.

By Samantha CheryOctober 1, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Neither spouse wants to work again after parental leave

Neither parent wants to go back to work as the family breadwinner. Now what do they do?

By Carolyn HaxOctober 1, 2022

Ask Amy: My brother lives in the family vacation home year-round

Reader wants to deal with their brother using the family vacation home year-round.

By Amy DickinsonOctober 1, 2022

Miss Manners: My sister brings up her grief whenever anyone complains

A reader’s sister lost her son three years ago. Now, she brings it up whenever anyone complains about their own problems.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinOctober 1, 2022

How to make better coffee, whether pour-over, cold brew or Keurig

Cozy coffee weather is coming! We share tips on brewing a better cup with an assortment of devices, from pour-over to Keurig.

By Tim CarmanSeptember 30, 2022

Baking spices add complexity to savory dishes. Here’s how to use them.

Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, star anise, cardamom and nutmeg can add great flavor complexity to savory dishes in addition to sweet ones.

By Aaron HutchersonSeptember 30, 2022
FoodReview

Tom Sietsema’s fall dining guide countdown: Tail Up Goat is No. 3

Counting down Tom Sietsema's Top 5 D.C. area restaurants of 2022.

By Tom SietsemaSeptember 30, 2022

They learned they were dating the same man. They dumped him, took a vacation together.

Three weeks after finding out about one another, the women boarded a plane to Costa Rica for a getaway.

By Avery KleinmanSeptember 30, 2022

What’s the best frozen chicken nugget? We tried 10 brands to find out.

There are a lot of frozen chicken nugget options, but a few rose above the rest in our 10-brand taste test.

By Emily HeilSeptember 30, 2022

Ask Damon: I’m terrible at keeping in touch with friends. Is something wrong with me?

A reader feels like a bad friend for struggling to keep up with their friends who live out of town.

By Damon YoungSeptember 30, 2022
FoodReview

Mi Vida 14th Street continues the Mexican fiesta started at the Wharf

There's nothing subtle, but a lot that's delicious, at this three-floor outpost, home to a 26-foot-high "Tree of Life" and a barge of an appetizer platter.

By Tom SietsemaSeptember 30, 2022

In Scotland, a city’s world-class industrial past informs its present

In Dundee, a formerly industrial city along Scotland's eastern coast, the author finds many parallels to his Baltimore hometown.

By David BrownSeptember 30, 2022
ParentingAdvice

New school mental health days? How parents can make them work for kids.

More states are allowing school mental health days. But how should parents decide if their kid needs one, and how should the child spend the day?

By Elizabeth ChangSeptember 30, 2022