How to cut cake like a pro

Tips from bakers and food stylists on how to get a perfect slice of cake.

By Aaron HutchersonMarch 24, 2023
The Home You OwnPerspective

How to make shower tile less slippery

Slippery shower floors are a huge issue. Possible solutions include different types of mats, grip tape, and coatings and etching products.

By Jeanne HuberMarch 24, 2023

Chicatana offers a front-row seat to sublime Mexican cooking in D.C.

The flavors of Guerrero figure large on the menu, which stars tacos, fancy starters and the namesake ants.

By Tom SietsemaMarch 24, 2023

An illustrated guide to how fees are making everything pricier

Follow along with a group of friends on a theoretical weekend getaway as they navigate a bevy of real-world fees

By Hamza Shaban and Hartley LinMarch 24, 2023

She was accepted by 54 colleges and got $1.3 million in scholarship offers

Daya Brown said she was astonished when her email inbox began to fill up with offers from colleges and universities.

By Cathy FreeMarch 24, 2023

Philippe Petit walks a wire across the National Building Museum

At a benefit dinner Thursday night, the famed French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, 73, traversed the expanse of a revered Washington space.

By Maura JudkisMarch 24, 2023

Ask Amy: Hair stylist left an upscale salon but kept the high prices

A hair stylist left an expensive salon to open her own. To this letter writer’s surprise, she kept her prices high. Should they still tip?

By Amy DickinsonMarch 24, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Groomsman says he’ll skip wedding if girlfriend isn’t invited

Couple's best friend has an "awful, racist" new girlfriend, and attempts to keep her off their guest list have backfired.

By Carolyn HaxMarch 24, 2023

Miss Manners: Friends and family joke our lunches are business expenses

A letter writer doesn’t appreciate their friends and family joking about how the lunches and dinners they treat them to are business write-offs.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMarch 24, 2023

NPR cancels 4 podcasts in biggest wave of layoffs in decades

NPR cuts will affect "Invisibilia" and three other podcasts, an area in which the public-radio giant had invested aggressively.

By Paul FarhiMarch 23, 2023

Are Skittles dangerous? A California bill aims to ban chemicals in candy.

A proposed bill would ban chemicals used in processed foods, including Skittles and Hot Tamales. Here's what you need to know about red dye No. 3 and titanium dioxide.

By Jennifer Hassan, Helier Cheung and Marlene CimonsMarch 23, 2023

The best Carolyn Hax columns about the division of household labor

What to do if your partner doesn't clean, won't cook but complains, doesn't want a house cleaner, is too okay with mess and other couple problems.

By Carolyn Hax and Haben KelatiMarch 23, 2023

The dirty martini has a reputation, but it cleans up nice

A cocktail that once carried a lot of subtext is now getting a makeover, with a lot more thought and a lot less grease.

By M. Carrie AllanMarch 23, 2023

Three kosher wines, including a sparkling, for your Passover seder

Three Passover wine recommendations for the week-plus-long holiday.

By Dave McIntyreMarch 23, 2023

Boston radio host suspended over ethnic slur against ESPN’s Mina Kimes

Chris Curtis, an executive producer and on-air personality for WEEI, said he meant to say actress Mila Kunis instead of Kimes. Neither is of Japanese descent.

By Timothy BellaMarch 23, 2023

A jewel-toned vegetable spread for Passover, or any occasion

Use this spread to top crackers, dip vegetables into, or as an addition to sandwiches.

By Ellie KriegerMarch 23, 2023

Don’t make the blender TikTok pasta. Just do this instead.

A TikTok user put a box of pasta in a blender to make ... pasta. But actually making it from scratch is even easier.

By Emily HeilMarch 23, 2023

Ask Sahaj: My dad refuses to consider moving to assisted living

A reader’s aging father refuses to even consider a move to assisted living for himself or his wife with dementia.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliMarch 23, 2023

This herby sesame sauce is great on noodles or straight from the spoon

Blending spinach, cilantro and scallions with tahini or sesame paste produces a vibrant sauce that's great on noodles, chicken, fish, tofu or vegetables.

By G. Daniela GalarzaMarch 23, 2023

In photos: Muslim world comes together to celebrate Ramadan

Almost 2 billion Muslims across the world will observe the fasting month of Ramadan — abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

By Morgan Coates and Adela SulimanMarch 23, 2023