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Five ex-presidents call for unity — and donations — at hurricane benefit concert

The show of unity received praise from Trump, who has been publicly criticized by two of his former predecessors in recent days.


Winning recipes for a day of sports watching

Recipes for wings, dips, chili and more couch-friendly snacks.


A guide to spooky species: Some scary-looking animals are all fang and no bite


We bust myths about vampire squids, vampire squirrels, ghost sharks and more.


Ask Amy: Family member enjoys degrading others

Reader wants to know if those who don’t agree with extremist views should cut him off.

Carolyn Hax: They seem to be moving in together in different directions


She’s pushing for sooner; he’s hoping for a little later.

Saturday, Oct 21


Harvey Weinstein, accused by dozens, specifically disputes Lupita Nyong’o’s harassment claims

Washington Post

It’s been little more than two weeks since a pair of investigative reports, first from the New York Times and then from the New Yorker, exposed decades of sexual harassment and assault claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. In…


Report: Bill O’Reilly settled sexual harassment claim from Fox News contributor for $32 million

Despite knowledge of the settlement with a network contributor, Fox renewed its contract with Bill O’Reilly in February, paying him $25 million per year over four years, according to a published report.


GoldLink’s homecoming gig featured Mya, Shy Glizzy and a platinum plaque.

The District rapper celebrated the success of his breakout single, “Crew,” at the Fillmore


Ines Rau is Playboy’s first transgender Playmate

Ines Rau is Playboy magazine’s first transgender Playmate, appearing in the marquee centerfold spot of the magazine’s November/December issue, which will be available Oct. 31. The 26-year-old French fashion model first appeared in the…


Now that’s Italian: An easygoing, 3-star red plus 4 other wines to try

PICKS | In this week’s recommendations, prices range from $12 to $18.

Which method of chilling wine really gets the job done in 20 minutes?

WINE | Our columnist finds the tried-and-true works best.


Ask Amy: Reader wonders if parental jealousy is normal

Mother was jealous of Dad’s relationship with reader and would make nasty comments.

Hints From Heloise: Cats know their protein!

Felines will turn up their noses at food that doesn’t have the right mix.

Miss Manners: Sibling should stay far, far away from social media mess

Reader saw something sister-in-law posted about her husband and wants him to know.

Carolyn Hax: Flirtatious married friend moved in on her crush. Now what?

Her bestie obviously can’t be trusted, but how should she handle her role as an enabler?

Friday, Oct 20


Why sweat the future of jazz when you can listen to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah right now?

The New Orleans native’s triple-album feels immersive and exquisite.


Lupita Nyong’o and Sean Young join the growing list of Harvey Weinstein accusers

The list of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault continues to grow, following a series of bombshell reports and the movie mogul’s ouster from the company he co-founded. On Oct. 10, the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow…


PolitiFact ventures into Red America on an unusual outreach mission

In West Virginia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning organization's arbiters of what’s accurate meet with those who question their methods of vetting statements uttered by politicians, political organizations and pundits.

5 minutes with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger was honored for his charity work at Thursday night's Points of Light gala.


The viral story of Taiwan Jones, who learned he failed his midterms on Twitter, doesn't add up

Be very suspicious of this viral Twitter story about a professor grading exams on a plane — and the student who found out his grade in a tweet.

Melania Trump donates her inaugural ball gown to the Smithsonian

“I have had a passion for design from a very young age,” said Trump, a former fashion model, “and had a very precise idea of what I wanted for such an historic evening.”

A dozen online travel agents can no longer sell JetBlue tickets


The airline is part of growing trend pushing travelers to book directly on carrier sites.

Jay Leno, Martin Short and Al Franken on Twain winner David Letterman

A few more observations about David Letterman as the late-night host receives the 20th Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor on Sunday night. In 1975, Letterman drove his red pickup from his native Indiana to Los Angeles to take a shot…


Days before the inauguration, Melania Trump called. Now the gown he made her is part of history.

Hervé Pierre is Melania Trump’s trusted stylist. He is the man keeping watch over her aesthetic legacy. He’s the artful technician who accommodates her preference for tailored silhouettes and the veteran New York fashion guy who defends…


What school dress codes have to do with Harvey Weinstein

If girls are being told they are distracting and unprofessional, they learn boys who crossed a line would not be held responsible.


How much do you know about the United Nations?

The global work of the United Nations is celebrated on U.N. Day, which is held on October 24.

College Park goes Greek with the long-awaited arrival of Kapnos Taverna

FIRST BITE | The new branch of Mike Isabella and George Pagonis’s Arlington hot spot is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

In Venice, sampling a cocktail revolution

The city’s bar scene is buzzing, but always with an Italian accent.


What happens when the man who assaulted me pops up on Tinder

I revert to a scared college freshman, waking up covered in my own vomit and realizing my underwear is missing.