Many of our lives became static during the past year. These people chose new directions.

In our year of waiting, here are stories of people who didn’t wait.
  • 2 days ago

An evangelical scientist on reconciling her religion and the realities of climate change

Katharine Hayhoe says using our voices to call for action can help change social norms.
  • 2 days ago

Bar and bat mitzvah dates have been locked in for years. When the pandemic changed everything, families got creative.

“This is a life-cycle event for a child,” says one party planner. Enter drive-by congratulations and, of course, Zoom.

Date Lab: She started the virtual date showing off her fancy tapas. He had ordered a burrito.

Otherwise, he thought it was a “pretty awesome date.”
  • 21 hours ago
  • Perspective

Gene Weingarten: Karen’s better half? Darren, obviously.

Who cares what Darren’s name is? What matters is who Darren is.
(Andrea Hernández Briceño)
(Andrea Hernández Briceño)

To survive pandemic food shortages, Venezuelans go back to the land

The U.N.’s World Food Program reports that one-third of the populace suffers from food insecurity. The answer for many is to depend on nature for food.
  • 1 day ago
  • Review

This new Azerbaijani bakery offers stories as good as its pastries

Sharbat in Adams Morgan welcomes visitors with expertly made sweet and savory baked goods from Azerbaijan.
(The Redemption of Mohammed Khalid)
(The Redemption of Mohammed Khalid)

The teen jihadist of suburban Maryland: A story of conspiracy and redemption

He was set to enter Johns Hopkins when he became one of the youngest people charged with terrorism in U.S. history. What would it take for him to rebuild his life?
  • Feb 8
  • Perspective

Gene Weingarten: Confessions of a compassionate hit man

The last, best gift we can give our pets is a merciful one.

Date Lab: It was her first date in 25 years. It made quite the impression on him.

We set up this newb with a Date Lab second-timer.
  • Feb 25

This rural liberal set out to talk to his pro-Trump neighbors

It didn’t go well — until it did.
  • Feb 24

How terrorists became the unspoken architects of the Capitol

After M19’s Capitol bombing in 1983, security tightened — and stayed that way.
  • Review

Fresh reasons to return to 1789, one of D.C.’s oldest restaurants

Chef Kyoo Eom and general manager Brian Zipin have helped revive the grande dame
  • Perspective

Gene Weingarten: I admit it. Like a lot of people, I had vaccine envy.

The Germans probably have a word for it. Call it shottennfreude.
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Art With a Point

A continuously updating collection of stand-alone illustrations from The Washington Post Magazine.
A continuously updating collection of stand-alone illustrations from The Washington Post Magazine.