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

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

By Dan Zak
storify.com — A Social Media Story storified by Dan Zak

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.

Oprah says goodbye after 25 years, enters her next phase

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — "The adversity of her childhood somehow gave her a sense of confidence, a sense of empowerment and a desire to help, and that's part of her basic persona," says Barbara Walters, who has interviewed Winfrey, 57, on multiple occasions. "I think Oprah is a superb performer. . . .

Has Clarendon had one too many? (Bar crawls, that is.)

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — "ANNA WHERE ARE YOU GOING." Anna forded Wilson Boulevard like the Delaware, holding out a bright yellow plastic cup as if it lit the way to a constitutional republic. Anna was wearing dog tags. Ten friends followed her through traffic, around the landscaped obstacles of suburbia, up to the door of Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill.
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Nov 27, 2014

"Well I don't know why I got it, Jan. Maybe it's because it helps me look the way I feel. Now f--- off." pic.twitter.com/uD4Ae8mxLj

Nov 27, 2014

Current and controversial post-Thanksgiving conversation topic: Mrs. Doubtfire is the villain of "Mrs. Doubtfire."

Nov 27, 2014

The people calling in to "The Splendid Table" right now sound like they're hiding in kitchen cabinets & experiencing tiny panics.

Nov 27, 2014

Mom: "Raised in a stress-free environment? Maybe I need to go there." pic.twitter.com/FbndUBLnko

Nov 27, 2014

(It's really Thankstaking, though, isn't it?)

Nov 26, 2014

@JoeHeim Would argue that our tolerance for gun violence of any kind is infinite after Sandy Hook.

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