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Newspaperman on leave from @washingtonpost to write a book on nukes for @BlueRiderPress (2016). Buffalo boy. The circus is either in town, or it isn't.

Nukes, torture & deontology

By Dan Zak
storify.com — From Nobuo Hayashi's speech to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on Dec. 9, 2014

Stephen Colbert, in GOP pundit character, testifies on immigration in D.C.

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The comic pundit Stephen T. Colbert, with tongue in cheek but aimed to lash, blustered his way in conservative character through a four-minute speech about immigration reform in front of a House subcommittee Friday morning, a fake blowhard before a panel of real pontificators.

Profile: Don L. Blankenship, the self-assured chief executive of Massey Energy

washingtonpost.com — Don L. Blankenship, the blunt, self-assured chief executive of Massey Energy -- parent company of the West Virginia coal mine where at least 25 miners died this week -- doesn't back down from a fight.

In western Iraq, a bloody American legacy

Bidding Farewell To a Fallen Son, Soldier

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Bidding Farewell To a Fallen Son, Soldier Family, Friends Tell Of Man's Dedication By Dan ZakWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 30, 2006; SM01 The parking lot at Patuxent Presbyterian Church was full by 12:45 p.m. Thursday, so cars began lining up along the grassy shoulder of Route 4 in California.

Haunting at Overlee pool in Arlington shows past is still part of community’s future

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The girl's strawberry blond hair bobbed in ringlets like Shirley Temple's. She wore a ruffled, light-colored dress. At first Greg York thought it was his daughter, but this girl, in addition to wearing period clothing, was older. And transparent. He could see right through her, to the wood staircase on which she was sitting.

Dorcas falls (with images, tweets) · MrDanZak · Storify

D.C. developer David von Storch is pumped to take fitness centers to a new level

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Navy suits and crisp oxfords occupy every seat except his. With the jacket fringed in fur, the red high-top Nikes with electric blue laces, the polo shirt whose slim-fit sleeves permit the right amount of biceps bulge, David von Storch is a very Logan Circle presence in this very Georgetown meeti...

Movie Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Sin Nombre'

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — "Sin Nombre" is pure filmmaking: a great story told in beautiful images. And it's amazing it exists in the first place. A 31-year-old rookie American director went to Mexico and Central America to make a movie about two lives ripped apart by gang warfare and illegal immigration.

Good News Gets a Warm Welcome at These Web Sites

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — As bad news hails from the heavens, as headlines thunder about DEBT and RAGE and DISASTER, as television narrates the crumbling of society with stunning graphics and Wagnerian music, as all manner of calamity gets the front-page top-of-the-hour treatment, know this: Good news has a safe house.
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Dec 21, 2014

We're about due for a Rebecca De Mornaissance, right?

Dec 21, 2014

I'm a baroness in a governess world.

Dec 21, 2014

Attn commenters: Writing with compassion is not antithetical to journalism; living without it is antithetical to life washingtonpost.com/sf/national/20…

Dec 21, 2014

"a time of shame and sorrow...whenever we tear at the fabric of life..." RFK speech could be said today, or any day: jfklibrary.org/Research/Resea…

Dec 21, 2014

The 107-yr-old #Bills fan, born & raised in the same parts of #Buffalo as my people. I get her. nyti.ms/1wOXNZI A+, @andreafelliott.

Dec 21, 2014

ICYMI last night, this was more significant to me than any super moon or once-in-a-millennium galactic parallax: twitter.com/mrdanzak/statu…

Dec 20, 2014

I got an apology from Gawker once, privately, so it's good to see a public mea culpa re: its reptilian knee-jerkism. gawker.com/justine-sacco-…

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