7 tasks for your June home maintenance checklist

Focus your energy this month on chores that will make summer more enjoyable, or that are a lot easier to do before it gets too hot.

By Jeanne HuberJune 1, 2023

School custodian leads student chess teams to victory

David Bishop — who gets the joke about his last name — cleans classrooms, and also cleans up at chess tournaments, so to speak.

By Sydney PageJune 1, 2023

Strapped for cash? You can pay this pizza restaurant when you’re dead.

New Zealand’s Hell Pizza is allowing customers to pay for a pizza after they have died through a codicil to their wills.

By Kyle MelnickJune 1, 2023

Kotlet (Persian Meat Patties)

A popular Iranian snack, lunch, sandwich filling or road-trip picnic dish, kotlet also makes a great weeknight meal.

By G. Daniela GalarzaJune 1, 2023

Carolyn Hax: ‘Happily married’ and hounding ex from 25 years ago

A married letter-writer pines for the one who got away and makes repeated efforts to get in touch.

By Carolyn HaxJune 1, 2023

Ask Amy: My boyfriend and I don’t agree on where to live. Are we doomed?

They don’t want to do long distance again, but neither of them is willing to give up their career goals.

By Amy DickinsonJune 1, 2023

Fresh Pea Salad With Red Onion and Pecorino Romano

Freshly shucked peas are so tender there is no need to cook them at all.

By Ellie KriegerJune 1, 2023

Miss Manners: What am I supposed to do with olive pits when entertaining?

A hostess wonders how to "politely deal" with olive pits.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJune 1, 2023

Don Bateman, a force in aviation safety, dies at 91

Mr. Bateman’s invention of a cockpit warning system is credited with saving thousands of lives.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMay 31, 2023

Actor Danny Masterson found guilty on two counts of rape in retrial

Masterson previously denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty during both trials. His defense told jurors that Masterson had consensual sex with the women.

By Maham Javaid and Herb ScribnerMay 31, 2023

Project Veritas sues founder James O’Keefe over his messy departure

Conservative undercover-camera group Project Veritas sued its founder James O'Keefe on Wednesday, alleging he had broken his contract by disparaging its board.

By Will SommerMay 31, 2023

Fans say ‘The Little Mermaid’ is the latest ‘review-bomb’ target

IMDb has taken action after seeing an unusual influx of negative audience reviews on the latest Disney live action.

By Samantha CheryMay 31, 2023

Mom’s will gives away our family home. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

A letter writer is devastated by mother's decision to change her will to leave the family house to her husband.

By Carolyn Hax and Haben KelatiMay 31, 2023

A VMI student newspaper won a major prize. But now there are questions.

The Virginia Press Association is investigating whether the Cadet’s award-winning work was tainted by the involvement of an alumnus who has sued the college.

By Paul FarhiMay 31, 2023

Rock-and-roll circle of life brings Foo Fighters back to D.C. on Atlantis opening night

Foo Fighters christened Atlantis, D.C's 9:30 Club "replica," with a two-and-half-hour intimate show for 450 fans at the new, nostalgic club.

By Travis M. AndrewsMay 31, 2023

How to store bread to keep it fresher longer

Storing bread is all about moisture control, and the best method for doing so depends on the type of loaf.

By Aaron HutchersonMay 31, 2023

Use this cream biscuit dough for a variety of sweet and savory treats

This simple dough is sumptuous on its own and as a foundation for pinwheels, pull-apart muffins and pigs in a blanket.

By Jessie SheehanMay 31, 2023

Why writing in your cookbooks can make you a better cook

Don't think of writing in your cookbooks as damaging them. Think of it as a gift to yourself.

By Becky KrystalMay 31, 2023

How to refinish mid-century modern furniture as a beginner

Expert advice on wood furniture refinishing projects you can tackle yourself — plus, when you should hire a pro, and when a piece just isn't worth the effort.

By Laura FentonMay 31, 2023

Want to build a treehouse? Here’s what to consider.

An amateur can construct a safe and fun branchy bungalow with some careful planning and building.

By Nevin MartellMay 31, 2023