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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.

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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

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.
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Mar 30, 2015

Starting #GoingClear because #TheJinx didn't sufficiently creep me out.

Mar 30, 2015

The woman representing the marathon bomber: angel of mercy or defender of evil? Either way, she's a hell of a lawyer. vanityfair.com/news/2015/03/j…

Mar 30, 2015

@stephenrodrick One of my first-ever profiles (TEN YEARS AGO, when I was a 21-year-old yahoo). washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…

Mar 30, 2015

We would have served time in jail. RT @nationaljournal Obama: "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy?" buff.ly/1Dg8JTD

Mar 30, 2015

This used to be D.C.'s flophouse district. Now it has this. And an Hermès. instagram.com/p/03OnbKFd-1/ pic.twitter.com/ZHurI1ycCz

Mar 30, 2015

A source's parting words to me just now: "You're remarkably concise and unusual." New Twitter bio?

Mar 30, 2015

Prediction: Jim Webb and Elizabeth Warren announce co-candidacy this summer, tackle primary season as a ticket, steamroll Clinton.

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