How terrorists became the unspoken architects of the Capitol

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

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.
  • 2 days ago
  • Perspective

Gene Weingarten: Confessions of a compassionate hit man

The last, best gift we can give our pets is a merciful one.
(Tristan Spinski/For The Washington Post)
(Tristan Spinski/For The Washington Post)

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

It didn’t go well — until it did.
  • 3 days 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
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  • 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.

The Pentagon is investing in weapons that can decide when to kill on the battlefield. But can we teach machines to fight ethically?

Maybe autonomous machines will be better than humans at making moral decisions. Or maybe they’ll be a nightmare come to life.
  • Feb 17

Bill Gates is fighting climate change and covid conspiracy theories. He’s also ‘experiencing the greatest pushback ever in my life.’

On climate: “I do not have this one solved. We need lots of people who agree with me and lots who disagree with me.”
  • Feb 16

Obsessed with Duke Ellington, one man is determined to illuminate the jazz composer’s stunning output

“Duke is the best storyteller that jazz has ever had,” says David Berger, who is working on a five-volume series on Ellington.
  • Feb 16
  • Review

Now that’s room service: What it’s like to check into a hotel just for dinner

The Riggs Hotel opened empty guest rooms to diners. So I spent a couple of hours feasting in one.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Impeaching Trump ‘was, frankly, an easy decision’

“I think you were elected to be out here with judgment and you had to swear an oath to protect against foreign and domestic enemies.”
  • Feb 11
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