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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.

At U.S. Open, free of digital devices, such as BlackBerries and iPhones

By Dan Zak
washingtonpost.com — Plush fairways crest and roll. Men swing at dimpled orbs. Spectating chorales surround immaculate greens and release Handel-esque harmonies of sighs and cheers. The scene is pastoral, precise, graceful. But every few minutes, a spectator will reflexively grope his buttocks, looking for a portal away from the golf, wanting to touch a BlackBerry that isn't there.

Night Lives - chronicling the waking hours of Washington D.C.'s nocturnal denizens - The Washington Post

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

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

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Apr 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Enjoying a bougie dinner at Neary's in midtown East and who comes over and asks how's everything? @NYGovCuomo. What a town!

Apr 25, 2015

RT @JoelAchenbach: From the archive, 2010: "Kathmandu is every bit as vulnerable as the surrounding Himalayas are majestic" washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…

Apr 25, 2015

@RealJohnConnors One time I misidentified a pullover as a cardigan in the newspaper and still haven't heard the end of it.

Apr 25, 2015

I fall between Styron and Kant in terms of outsized sleep/leisure requirements. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog… pic.twitter.com/A7s4aIU0jk

Apr 25, 2015

Ellsberg: “There’s a real danger" of war w/Iran if Clinton or any GOPer wins. A 3rd-party run in swing states increases possibility of war.

Apr 25, 2015

“Son, is that the best you can do, sticking your nose into other people’s business?” newyorker.com/magazine/2015/…

Apr 25, 2015

The way @AnupKaphle has been on the #NepalEarthquake makes his imminent departure from WaPo sting a bit more.

Apr 25, 2015

Listening to @DanielEllsberg at @peaceandplanet. When guy in audience tells him to hold mic at an angle: "You're not from the NSA, are you?"

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