Arts and entertainment
The 10 Best Books of 2021
How the romance genre found its happily ever after
Movies to satisfy your pent-up wanderlust
Love, in all its permutations
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Video game franchises we want raised from the dead
Cherry blossoms reimagined: After uncertainty in 2020, D.C. festivals find a way forward in 2021
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Can You Pet The Dog? In many games, and in this article, you can.
What does reality TV owe Black women?
In ‘The Fortune Men,’ a corrupt legal system frames an innocent man
News and events
What were the Capitol rioters thinking on Jan. 6?
2021 March Madness Bracket
Can you eat cicadas? Yes, and here’s the best way to catch, cook and snack on them.
How 9/11 changed TV, art, sports, education, and more
Noah Lyles is ready for the moment
How to watch (some of) the Olympics online for free
They are Olympians. They are mothers. And they no longer have to choose.
What is Juneteenth
Everything you need for the return of travel
Mortality rate for Black babies is cut dramatically when Black doctors care for them after birth, researchers say
Every Cabinet job is about climate change now
Former president, private citizen and, perhaps, criminal defendant: Donald Trump’s new reality
Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up
Opinion: It wasn’t hubris that drove America into Afghanistan. It was fear.
The Gift of Eihab Falah
What does justice for Jamal Khashoggi look like? Unleashing free expression in Saudi Arabia.
Lifestyle and features
In classical music, it’s the season of ‘Fire’ and ‘Eurydice,’ among other things
Discovering Dr. Wu
Dawoud Bey, Jasper Johns and ‘Automania’ are among the many compelling reasons to visit museums this summer
Our culture fetishizes youth. I want to celebrate my successes at any age.
Tom Sietsema’s 10 favorite restaurant dishes in the D.C. area
‘Together as a family’: Multigenerational living rises in pandemic
You like to drift off to podcasts. Your partner prefers silence. Headphones offer a compromise.
8 important — and overlooked — questions to ask before buying a home
To boost immunity, forget ‘magic pills.’ Focus on sleep, exercise, diet and cutting stress.
At Montana’s Big Sky Resort, a new perspective on skiing
Blood is a respected ingredient around the world, but less so in the U.S. A new book aims to change that.
The journey from seed to harvested Christmas tree is a long, winding road
Tiny cloffices — workspaces in closets — are big, thanks to the pandemic
Issues and service journalism
Weary of turmoil and division, most teens still voice faith in future, Post-Ipsos poll finds
Is D.C. finally on the brink of statehood?
America’s workers are exhausted and burned out — and some employers are taking notice
Merriam-Webster promoted a word game littered with offensive terms — the latest reckoning over language in the puzzle world
The inclusivity trap
Art with a point
iTrapped: All the things Apple won’t let you do with your iPhone
Are striped bass doomed? Some conservationists are worried.
Vaccine etiquette: A guide to politely navigating this new phase of the pandemic
Meet the scientist teaching AI to police human speech
Art with a point
The truth about caregiving: Your determination isn’t enough
I found my stolen Honda Civic using a Bluetooth tracker. It’s the latest controversial weapon against theft.
Five tactics used to spread vaccine misinformation in the wellness community, and why they work
7 books by trans and nonbinary authors to read this Pride Month
Byron Calhoun says abortion is never necessary to save a mother’s life. He’s the only high-risk OB/GYN in central West Virginia.
Can computer algorithms learn to fight wars ethically?
Navigating the return to office
The pandemic caused a global surge in domestic violence. For victims with few options, abuse has become the new normal.
Illustrations from previous years
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