Serve afternoon tea, the “Downton Abbey” way

If you’re a fan of “Downton Abbey,” chances are you’re soon to be in a funk. After six seasons, PBS’s “Masterpiece” series will air its series finale March 6, leaving scores of Anglophiles crying in their crumpets. It’s been a long, slow ride where — admit it — it sometimes feels like nothing ever happens at the […]

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A day at the beach, without sand or surf

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summer is quickly coming to a close but if you’re headed to the nation’s capital before Labor Day, there’s still time to squeeze in a quick trip to the beach. Just don’t worry about packing sunscreen, a beach bag or even a bathing suit. “The BEACH” exhibit at the National Building Museum’s Grand […]

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Teacher with cystic fibrosis gears up to run Pittsburgh Marathon

Hannah Camic gets a look when she’s running that flies in the face of the chronic lung disease she was born with. She doesn’t smile so much as she glows, as if lit from within. This is no small feat when you’re double digits into an early morning workout that could include as many as […]

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Lidia Bastianich gives a lesson in Italian cooking

Lidia Bastianich has written a dozen cookbooks since arriving in America more than 40 years ago, introducing at least two generations of Americans to the delights and intricacies of regional Italian cooking. Rather than simply dazzle like so many celebrity chefs, she keeps it simple. Ms. Bastianich’s persona on TV and in print has always […]

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