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Newspaperman at @washingtonpost writing a book on bombs for @BlueRiderPress. Buffalo boy. The circus is either in town or it isn't. Same handle for Instagram.

FlackShame: The flack bites back!

By Dan Zak
storify.com — I do not enjoy receiving PR pitches for things that don't matter or aren't interesting. So I exact vengeance on Twitter. Today, a publicist proved to be a decent foil.

It's a Nerd. It's in Pain. It's Superstud

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — The first time Paul Feig was naked in front of a woman was 1986, when he was 24. After all those years, he was ready. More important, she was willing. But what followed was less a sequence from a Pat Conroy novel and more a spectacular NASCAR spinout.

Movie Review: ‘Whiteout' With Kate Beckinsale

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — "Whiteout" is so staggeringly bad that it achieves a kind of transcendent poetry. It's ignorant of how things are in the real world, of what makes a thriller a thriller, of why people seek out entertainment. It's a movie made for an irony-free world populated by impaired moviegoers who are amused...

Rapper Common performs at White House amid media controversy

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Despite the protestations of some media figures, a rapper performed in front of schoolchildren Wednesday evening at the White House. Somehow, the Earth kept turning. The Grammy-winning hip-hop stalwart Common was one of several artists who celebrated poetry and the spoken word before an audience of dozens of high-schoolers, President Obama and the first lady.

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.
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Jan 29, 2015

No, David Simon doesn't have time to listen to #Serial (see inline note #5). grantland.com/features/david…

Jan 29, 2015

"The Heart Has Plenty of People to Hunt With." #RedneckABook

Jan 29, 2015

Today's #FlackShame: Alliance Connection. BREAKING: An ex-NSYNCer had a personal butler at a hotel that can't spell. pic.twitter.com/TA6xIuwn9C

Jan 29, 2015

Convenient. MT @SIGARHQ Classification leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of $65b Afghan reconstruction sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyr…

Jan 29, 2015

Click. RT @ColeStangler: My feature @VICE on the lives of gay oil workers in North Dakota vice.com/read/gay-oil-f…

Jan 29, 2015

Stunning front-page story in my morning paper: Oklahoma had 567 earthquakes last year; it usually has no more than 2. washingtonpost.com/business/econo…

Jan 29, 2015

Good morning good morning everyone in the news this morning good morning.

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