The CritiquePerspective

Iman makes the case for fashion’s humanity

Iman is defending her image, and that of other Black models, from the forgetful fog of history.

By Robin GivhanSeptember 26, 2022

Carolyn Hax: They watched ‘The Affair,’ then the accusations began

A married couple watched “The Affair” together, and the wife now repeatedly asks if her spouse is cheating on her.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 26, 2022

Ask Amy: My wife has dementia. Should I get back with an old fling?

A husband struggles with reigniting an old fling as his wife lives with dementia in an assisted living facility.

By Amy DickinsonSeptember 26, 2022

Miss Manners: How do you say no to being in a wedding party?

Reader’s wife didn’t expect so many responsibilities when she said yes to being a bridesmaid for a friend.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinSeptember 26, 2022

At Elton John’s White House concert, tears and a trip down memory lane

The singer, who came to Washington on a farewell concert tour, performed a six-song set at the White House Friday, and was surprised to receive the National Humanities Medal

By Jada YuanSeptember 25, 2022

Art With a Point

A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world

By The Washington Post MagazineSeptember 25, 2022

Post Malone hospitalized with ‘stabbing pain,’ cancels concert

Post Malone said he had "stabbing pain" and heard "cracking sounds on the right side of my body." He canceled his Boston concert scheduled for this weekend.

By Brittany ShammasSeptember 25, 2022

A pantry-friendly veggie burger starts with canned mushrooms and beans

Canned mushrooms and black beans pack these pantry-friendly veggie burgers with umami and earthiness. Balsamic onions bring sweet acidity.

By Aaron HutchersonSeptember 25, 2022

I overachieved to mask my ADHD. It’s common for women.

ADHD can present differently in women, often leading to delayed diagnoses.

By Anika OrrockSeptember 25, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Mom’s angry at other moms for daughter’s middle-school snub

A mom is upset about her middle-school daughter's exclusion and wants to confront the moms of her now-former friends.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 25, 2022

Ask Amy: Atheist wants an honest but kind way to bow out of religious activities

An atheist isn't sure how to tell their friend that they don't want to attend her twins' Bar-Mitzvahs.

By Amy DickinsonSeptember 25, 2022

Louise Fletcher, ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ actress, dies at 88

She was known for playing Nurse Ratched in the 1975 movie that earned her an Academy Award.

By Adela SulimanSeptember 24, 2022

6 apple cake recipes that smell and taste like home

Apple cakes with sugar, spice and everything nice are just the thing for simple, homey fall desserts.

By Becky KrystalSeptember 24, 2022

Elton John ‘flabbergasted’ and teary after Biden surprises him with medal

“I will treasure this so much,” an emotional Elton John told President Biden, as he received his surprise national humanities medal at a White House concert.

By Adela SulimanSeptember 24, 2022

Carolyn Hax: ‘Your family, your responsibility’ means his folks get nothing

The couple have a "your family, your responsibility" arrangement for gift-giving, but one of them always forgets.

By Carolyn HaxSeptember 24, 2022

Ask Amy: My date said we can’t be together because her friend is in love with me

He recently went on a date with a woman who told him she can't be with him because her friend is in love with him.

By Amy DickinsonSeptember 24, 2022

Miss Manners: I want my brother to stop insulting our hometown

When their brother stays with them, he is always making negative comments about their hometown.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinSeptember 24, 2022

NPR’s news chief announces unexpected departure after four years

Nancy Barnes, who saw NPR win its first Pulitzer Prize, announced her departure the same day a corporate restructuring move was announced.

By Paul FarhiSeptember 23, 2022

Ghent is Belgium’s unsung capital of cool

Ghent, Belgium, has never gotten the love of Antwerp or Bruges. Here’s why the increasingly green destination should.

By Mary Winston NicklinSeptember 23, 2022